Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council....
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Islamic State group recruits, exploits children
BEIRUT (AP) -- Teenagers carrying weapons stand at checkpoints and busy intersections in Iraq's second-largest city, Mosul. Patched onto the left arms of their black uniforms are the logos of the Islamic Police....
Iraqi premier, US look to aid Islamic State battle
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces battling the Islamic State group focused their offensive Sunday on the city of Ramadi, backed by Sunni tribal fighters that the U.S. plans to arm....
Diplomats: Iran atomic talks move toward extension
VIENNA (AP) -- The U.S. and five other nations trying to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran are turning away from attempting to reach an agreement by deadline and have started internal discussions on extending the talks, diplomats said Sunday....
A rising star, Kane now beset by battles, probe
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- When Kathleen Kane ran for Pennsylvania attorney general, she campaigned as a corruption-buster who would be independent of Gov. Tom Corbett and find out why it took more than three years to investigate Jerry Sandusky....
Top Pa. officials' salaries grow with inflation
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- No one at the state Capitol has advocated pay raises for hundreds of Pennsylvania's top elected and appointed officials since the 2005 debacle that enraged voters and ultimately cost two dozen legislators and a Supreme Court justice their seats....
Man killed in eastern Pennsylvania townhouse fire
HORSHAM, Pa. (AP) -- A man has died in a townhouse fire in southeastern Pennsylvania, but officials have yet to identify him or pinpoint the cause of the blaze....
Philly tire slasher arrested again in SEPTA try
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police say a self-proclaimed neighborhood watchman who was convicted in May of slashing tires has been caught trying to puncture tires on a Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority vehicle....
Yale student from Philadelphia a Rhodes Scholar
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Philadelphia man pursuing a degree in African American Studies and Political Science at Yale has been named one of 32 U.S. Rhodes Scholars....
Woman guilty of stealing guns friend used in heist
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The girlfriend of a western Pennsylvania man killed after a standoff with police last year has pleaded guilty to stealing two guns she gave him that day....
Police: Man robs bank after losing pay at casino
AVOCA, Pa. (AP) -- A supermarket butcher is behind bars after telling police that he robbed a northeastern Pennsylvania bank after blowing his paycheck at a popular casino....
Pennsylvania man jailed in fatal phone shooting
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that fatally shot an Ohio woman during a drug-related argument over his cellphone....
Cops: Philadelphia officer hit by fleeing vehicle
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a Philadelphia officer responding to a report of a person with a gun has been hit by a vehicle....
Police: Burglars take money, video system from bar
WINDBER, Pa. (AP) -- State police have been trying to figure out who broke into a western Pennsylvania bar, but they won't be able to check its video surveillance system for clues....
The U.S. Postal Service is the nation's second-largest employer and an agency virtually all Americans interact with to some extent in their daily lives. While the Postal Service has recently withstood a barrage of negative attention, from getting hacked to announcing continued multi-billion dollar deficits, it enjoys the most positive image of 13 high-profile government agencies, according to a recent Gallup Poll. Younger Americans are more likely than older Americans to review the Postal Service favorably.
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