Search for Okla. tornado survivors nearly complete
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives, including those of nine children....
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North Korean leader sends 'special envoy' to China
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- A "special envoy" for North Korean leader Kim Jong Un left Pyongyang on Wednesday for China, the North's only major political and economic benefactor. State media released few details, but the trip comes at a rocky time in ties between the allies....
Top figures barred from Iran's June ballot
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran's election overseers removed potential wild-card candidates from the presidential race Tuesday, blocking a top aide of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and a former president who revived hopes of reformers....
Iran candidate list for presidential race
The eight candidates approved Tuesday for Iran's June 14 presidential election to replace Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who cannot run again because of term limits....
Papenfuse wins Harrisburg mayoral nom over Thomas
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic voters in financially troubled Harrisburg have denied Mayor Linda Thompson a second term, choosing bookstore owner Eric Papenfuse to help the financially-strapped capital city....
Lewis, Courtright to face off for Scranton mayor
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Republican Garett Lewis and Democrat Bill Courtright have won their respective party primaries to face each other in the general election in November....
Peduto bests Wagner, Wheatley for mayor nomination
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Longtime City Councilman William Peduto has won the Democratic nomination for mayor, defeating former state auditor general Jack Wagner and state Rep. Jake Wheatley....
Dems settle races in Pittsburgh, Philly
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democrats on Tuesday nominated veteran city Councilman William Peduto for Pittsburgh mayor and gave longtime Philadelphia city Controller Alan Butkovitz the nod for a third term in two of the most hotly contested races in Pennsylvania's primary....
Philly controller Butkovitz wins primary
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz has faced down two challengers for the Democratic nomination in his campaign for a third term as the city's fiscal watchdog....
US: Prison can't contain Pa. drug kingpin's rage
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- No prison can contain the fury of a Philadelphia boxer-turned-drug kingpin who killed a dozen people, including two women and four children trapped in a retaliatory house fire, prosecutors told a federal jury Tuesday....
Penn State's costs for Sandusky scandal top $44M
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's costs for legal fees, consultants and other services connected to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal have topped $44.4 million, the university's latest bill shows....
Pa. gov seeks to clarify proposed school standards
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett has asked state education officials to clarify that a set of proposed academic achievement standards for Pennsylvania public school students are not uniform national standards, a step a spokesman said Tuesday is designed to respond to criticism of the proposal....
Boy, 1, killed, 2 women injured in Pa. shooting
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a 1-year-old boy has been killed and two women injured in a shooting....
Trial opens for Pa. bride-to-be in fiancé's death
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania woman is on trial on a criminal homicide charge in the slaying of her husband-to-be just hours before their scheduled wedding....
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