Gunman's hashtag hinted at Texas plot
PHOENIX (AP) -- About 20 minutes before the shooting at a Texas cartoon contest that featured images of the Prophet Muhammad, a final tweet posted on an account linked to one of the gunmen said: "May Allah accept us as mujahideen," or holy warriors....
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Germanwings co-pilot tried slow descent hours before crash
PARIS (AP) -- The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appeared to have practiced a controlled descent on his flight into Barcelona just two hours before he intentionally crashed the A320 jet into a mountainside on the return flight to Duesseldorf, air accident investigators said Wednesday....
Analysis: Despite Saudi strikes, Yemen rebels remain dug in
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- More than a month of relentless airstrikes by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia has inflicted painful damage on Shiite rebels in Yemen, but they show little sign of collapse....
Kerry hopes to win pause in Yemen war as he heads to talks
DJIBOUTI (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said he hopes to secure a pause in Yemen's war as he prepared for talks in Saudi Arabia Wednesday, citing increased shortages of food, fuel and medicine that are adding to a crisis that already has neighboring countries bracing for a mass exodus of refugees....
APNewsBreak: GOP seeks end to traditional pension plans
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican senators want to end Pennsylvania's debt-ridden pension plans for state and public school employees and require concessions from many current workers to provide immediate taxpayer savings, according to details provided Wednesday to The Associated Press....
Pa. officer charged with homicide in high-speed chase crash
NESQUEHONING, Pa. (AP) -- A northeastern Pennsylvania police officer faces charges of homicide by vehicle and involuntary manslaughter for an on-duty crash a year ago during which investigators say he reached speeds of more than 110 mph....
Truck driver seeks to withdraw plea in fatal 2014 crash
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A tractor-trailer driver sentenced to prison in a fiery fatal crash on Interstate 78 in northeastern Pennsylvania is asking a judge to allow him to withdraw his plea, citing medication he was taking....
Trial opening in slaying of Philadelphia pediatrician
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia judge has refused to throw out an exterminator's statement to police in the slaying of a pediatrician after he was hired to work on a rodent problem in her residence....
5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday....
Crash probe continues as officer's funeral set for Saturday
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- State police investigating an unusual wrong-way crash that killed a western Pennsylvania police officer as his funeral arrangements were announced....
Pro-gun signs, posted to deter crime, stolen from Pa. town
BAINBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) -- Several pro-gun rights signs that a rural Pennsylvania township posted to discourage crime have been stolen....
Noble Energy will increase Colorado investments
GREELEY, Colo. (AP) -- Noble Energy will reduce spending on its Marcellus gas drilling program in Pennsylvania and invest more in Colorado's Weld County, which has become its headquarters for U.S. onshore operations....
Pa. police: 1 thief, 4 TVs, 3 car stereos and a coffee maker
TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. (AP) -- State police are searching for a husky thief who made off with four 32-inch LED televisions, three car stereos and a coffee maker from a Wal-Mart store in Northeastern Pennsylvania....
Pa. school candidate loses GOP support over offensive posts
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia school board candidate has lost a party endorsement after racist and anti-Semitic posts appeared under his name on social media....
New research indicates the U.S. birth rate remains at an all-time low. Experts attribute the low birth rate to reduced teen pregnancies, weak economy and women postponing motherhood to establish careers.
From what you know about this group of candidates, who would you most likely vote for...Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina or Senator Bernie Sanders?