Rubio's presidential bid boosted by secret-money commercials
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Voters are beginning to learn about Republican presidential hopeful Marco Rubio....
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Svetlana Alexievich of Belarus wins Nobel literature prize
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Belarusian writer Svetlana Alexievich won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday for works that chronicled the great tragedies of the Soviet Union and those that followed in the wake of its 1991 collapse....
The Latest: Thomas Bach says 'enough is enough' at FIFA
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest from the FIFA investigation (all time local):...
Amid new attacks, Israel bars ministers from Jerusalem site
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Arab attacker stabbed four Israelis with a screwdriver on Thursday before a soldier shot and killed him amid fresh violence that prompted Israel's premier to bar Cabinet ministers and lawmakers from a sensitive Jerusalem holy site at the heart of the latest tensions....
Companies reach first union pact with security guards
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A group of security companies have agreed to the first-ever collective bargaining agreement covering hundreds of security guards who patrol dozens of buildings in Pittsburgh....
Bathroom fire forces evacuation at Philadelphia high school
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- No injuries were reported in a small fire that interrupted classes at a Philadelphia public high school....
Amid FBI probe, Allentown bars donors from no-bid contracts
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Allentown's City Council has passed an anti-pay-to-play ordinance amid an FBI probe into city contracting....
Things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday....
Police sergeant jailed for hiding computer files from feds
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police have suspended a sergeant after a federal judge jailed him on a contempt charge for refusing to turn over personal computer files....
Warden resigns at jail where inmate murder suspect escaped
KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) -- A county jail warden is resigning after the escape of an inmate who is charged with killing a woman while he was on the run....
Judge dismisses bankruptcy case related to Erie Otters sale
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A federal bankruptcy judge has dismissed the Chapter 11 bankruptcy case filed by the former owner of the Erie Otters junior hockey team....
30 federal prisoners to be released in western Pennsylvania
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Thirty federal prisoners will be released in western Pennsylvania at the end of the month as part of a change in sentencing guidelines....
Rome mayor under pressure to resign over new expense scandal
ROME (AP) -- Rome's embattled mayor, Ignazio Marino, was under mounting pressure to resign Thursday following a scandal over his expense accounts that threatened to be the final straw in a months-long campaign by opponents inside and out of his party to force him from office....
Convict to trial on charges he bound, abused girl in woods
GREENVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who spent 14 years in prison for a 1997 rape conviction must now stand trial on charges that he lured a girl into the woods, where he tied her up and forced her to perform sex acts....
A tentative trade agreement with the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations has been reached. President Obama said that "Congress and the American people will have months to read every word" before he signs the deal. He further states the pact includes "the strongest commitments on labor and the environment of any trade agreement in history." Critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership pounced quickly, saying the deal will lead to American Job loss.
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