Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said....
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N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter....
Bodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters found in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi authorities on Thursday found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in the restive western province of Anbar, an official said....
Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps....
Philly upping hate crime law after same-sex attack
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia's city council has passed a bill authorizing added penalties for gender identity and sexual orientation hate crimes that aren't covered under state law....
Severed arm grabs spotlight at Civil War museum
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- A well-preserved human forearm purportedly found shortly after the 1862 Battle of Antietam is grabbing the Halloween spotlight at the National Museum of Civil War History in Frederick....
A look at claims in Pennsylvania's governor race
Some of the most prominent claims being made in the race for Pennsylvania governor between Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democrat Tom Wolf, and a look at the facts behind them....
Halloween canceled as police continue manhunt
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- There won't be any trick-or-treating in the northeastern Pennsylvania area where authorities continue searching for a suspect accused of killing a state trooper....
Alabama pastor: College official touched me, too
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A Baptist minister from Alabama says he was inappropriately touched by a man now accused of sexually assaulting students at a state university in northeastern Pennsylvania....
Hall of fame for mustaches? Why not?
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- There are halls of fame for everything from baseball to rock `n' roll, so why shouldn't those with a hairy upper lip get their just rewards?...
Pa. coroner auctioning off guns used in suicides
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania coroner is auctioning off about 100 guns used in suicides and accidental shooting deaths....
Pa. lawmaker expected in court for corruption plea
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A state lawmaker accused of pressuring her legislative staff to organize an annual "birthday party" fundraiser is expected in court for a plea hearing....
Couple face hearing in son's starvation death
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Harrisburg couple charged in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son face a preliminary hearing on charges of criminal homicide....
Ex-coach: Ending season over hazing 'overreaction'
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The championship-winning former football coach at a Philadelphia-area high school rocked by hazing allegations says canceling the rest of the season was an "overzealous, knee jerk, overreaction."...
Three Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justices have left the bench under a cloud including Joan Orie Melvin and Seamus McCaffery. McCaffery left amid a scandal over pornographic e-mails. Melvin was convicted last year of illegally using state paid court employees to perform campaign work for her.Their departures have renewed the debate over elected verus appointed justices.
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