Obama buys out cinnamon rolls at Anchorage cafe
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- How many cinnamon rolls does it take to feed a presidential entourage? If you're President Barack Obama and you're unsure, you err on the safe side and take the whole bunch....
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Pope: Priests in Holy Year can absolve 'sin of abortion'
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis is applying his vision of a merciful church to women who have had abortions, easing their path toward forgiveness and saying he realizes some felt they had no choice but to make "this agonizing and painful decision."...
A look at what migrants are carrying with them to Europe
ROSZKE, Hungary (AP) -- To survive days on end of walking and improvised camping in harsh weather, they must concentrate on essentials: pain medicine, foot powder and first aid, food and personal hygiene items. The savviest have smartphones with backup battery power and SIM cards that work in the countries they're passing through. Otherwise, they can end up walking in circles without satellite navigation, particularly at night, when many travel to avoid police....
Hungary bars migrants from trains; smugglers wait in wings
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Hungary stunned migrants and European partners Tuesday by blocking asylum-seekers from its westbound trains, a move that raised new challenges for the EU's passport-free travel zone and could drive many into the reckless hands of cross-border smugglers....
Wolf administration wraps up overhaul of Medicaid benefits
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Wolf administration said Tuesday that it had completed the transfer of more than 1 million adult Medicaid enrollees into a single, new benefits package it had created as the program expands to record numbers under the 2010 federal health care law....
Mayors to talk government and families ahead of papal visit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The mayors of Rome, New Orleans and Puebla, Mexico are headed to Philadelphia for an event tied to Pope Francis' visit that'll focus on the role of local governments in strengthening and sustaining families....
Wrestler 'Superfly' Snuka charged in girlfriend's 1983 death
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Former professional wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter in the death of his mistress more than three decades ago....
Steelers bumpy preseason leaves plenty of questions
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Oh, for the days of late July, when the biggest question surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers was whether Antonio Brown's custom-wrapped Rolls Royce would avoid the occasional pothole at Saint Vincent College....
Funeral director charged after decomposing bodies found
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A funeral director is facing charges after authorities reported finding decomposing bodies and human organs in a west Philadelphia funeral home, the second such incident in two weeks....
Supporters of Iran deal near key vote total to back up Obama
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supporters of the Iran nuclear deal are on the cusp of clinching the necessary Senate votes to keep the contested agreement alive and hand President Barack Obama a major foreign policy victory, in spite of furious opposition....
Auditor general: School audits will reflect budget impasse
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania audits of its school districts will highlight unscheduled expenses resulting from the state government's budget impasse now in its third month, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Tuesday....
Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl linebacker Tom Scott dies at 84
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tom Scott, a two-time Pro Bowl linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, has died, team officials said Tuesday. He was 84....
Judge acquits man earlier convicted by jury in wife's death
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has acquitted a man earlier convicted by a jury of murder in the death of his wife three years ago....
Pennsylvania Turnpike whistleblower lawsuit given new life
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former Pennsylvania Turnpike employee is getting another chance to pursue his claim that he was improperly fired in retaliation for blowing the whistle on agency practices....
Ohio Republican lawmakers are upset with President Obama's plan to formally rename Alaska's Mt. McKinley, to "Denali" during his trip to Alaska this week. Denali is the Native American name for the peak. Alaska has a longstanding petition to rename the mountain to Denali. It's been called Mt McKinley after the nation's 25th President for over 100 years. Ohio Congressman Bob Gibbs calls the move a political stunt that is insulting to all Ohioans. McKinley never visited Alaska.
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