Protesters to target Chicago shopping area on Black Friday
CHICAGO (AP) -- Small groups of demonstrators gathered throughout the day Wednesday to protest the death of a black teen shot 16 times by a white police officer, and they urged supporters to join them in trying to shut down Chicago's famous Michigan Avenue shopping district during the Black Friday shopping bonanza....
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AP Interview: US must address waste, fraud in Afghan aid
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- With Washington set to send billions of dollars in fresh aid to Afghanistan despite the military drawdown, the U.S. official in charge of auditing assistance programs says "it's not too late" to address the fraud and mismanagement that has bedeviled the 14-year effort to rebuild the country....
Amid Syria's civil war, a James Bond-style rescue operation
BEIRUT (AP) -- In the whirlwind of Syria's civil war, two Russian pilots parachuted from their aircraft into a chaotic front-line mountainous region near the border with Turkey after their aircraft was hit by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet....
Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey
MOSCOW (AP) -- In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia said Wednesday it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey....
Under fire, Pennsylvania attorney general plans email review
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Senate moved a step closer on Wednesday to potentially removing the state's embattled attorney general from office, while she raised the possibility of criminal charges against others in a slowly unfolding scandal involving public officials exchanging sexually explicit or otherwise offensive emails....
Counties may sue Pennsylvania over 5-month budget standoff
Pennsylvania's cash-strapped counties are saying enough is enough as the budget impasse in Harrisburg nears its sixth month. They are exploring a lawsuit to force the state to release funds, and at least one already declared it will protest by withholding millions of dollars it collects in state real estate transfer taxes and court fees....
Trooper leaves hospital, teen charged in Philadelphia chase
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 17-year-old charged with shooting a trooper during a chaotic car chase that ended in a fiery crash on a downtown Philadelphia highway had been driving the car when it was stopped for an expired tag, state police said....
ACC title game will match surprising and predictable
BOSTON (AP) -- Maybe the Atlantic Coast Conference should change the names of its divisions from Atlantic and Coastal to Predictable and Surprising....
Police: Pennsylvania man working on boat killed by explosion
BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A southwestern Pennsylvania man has died after being burned in an explosion while working at an automotive business....
Minor Pennsylvania derailment causes train travel troubles
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Thanksgiving travel has hit a bump for some train passengers in central Pennsylvania after a freight train's two-car derailment blocked tracks to the Harrisburg station....
Man hurt in shooting outside Philadelphia transit center
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a 20-year-old man is hospitalized after a shooting outside a Philadelphia transit center....
Man gets 5 to 10 years for drunken motorcycle fatality
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man will spend five to 10 years in prison for a drunken motorcycle crash in which his passenger was killed....
Basketball coach to trial on charges he had sex with player
MCCANDLESS, Pa. (AP) -- A suspended Pennsylvania high school basketball coach has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges he had sex with a 16-year-old female player....
$600,000 lifeline saves historic cruise ship from scrapyard
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A historic cruise ship that once carried princes and presidents has gotten a $600,000 lifeline that will save it from the scrap heap, for now....
Several retailers have taken a stand against Thanksgiving Day openings this year, with GameStop, Lowes, TJ Maxx and Staple’s saying they will keep their doors closed until Black Friday. Although at first glance it appears encouraging for those who complain that shoppers and employees should spend the holiday with their families, a report from in-store analytics firm Shopper Trak found that Thanksgiving Day store visits in 2014 increased 27.3 percent from the year prior.
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