Alabama Supreme Court halts gay-marriage licenses
The Alabama Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the state's probate judges to stop issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, saying a previous federal ruling that gay-marriage bans violate the U.S. Constitution does not preclude them from following state law, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman....
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Yemeni leader proposes Riyadh as venue for talks with rebels
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's president on Tuesday proposed the Saudi capital of Riyadh as a possible venue for the resumption of U.N.-sponsored talks with Shiite rebels who have seized Yemen's own capital, Sanaa....
Netanyahu warns US 'bad deal' would put Iran on nuclear path
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a direct challenge to the White House, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood before Congress on Tuesday and bluntly warned the U.S. that an emerging nuclear agreement with Iran "paves Iran's path to the bomb." President Barack Obama pushed back sternly, saying the U.S. would never sign such a deal and Netanyahu was offering no useful alternative....
AP ANALYSIS: US on sidelines of key Iraqi battle against IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iranian-backed Shiite militias and Sunni tribes have joined Iraq's military in a major operation to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, while the U.S.-led coalition has remained on the sidelines....
Man charged in deadly stabbing of Nicki Minaj crew member
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia man already facing an attempted murder charge in the stabbings of two members of Nicki Minaj's tour has been charged with murder....
Pennsylvania high court to rule on death penalty moratorium
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's highest court said Tuesday it will rule on the legality of Gov. Tom Wolf's month-old death penalty moratorium....
Wolf seeks billions in higher taxes for schools, tax revamp
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- In an ambitious first budget plan, Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday proposed more than $4 billion in higher state taxes on income, sales and natural gas drilling to support a huge injection of money into schools and property tax cuts as part of an overhaul of the way public education is funded....
Republicans object to tax increases in Wolf's budget plan
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Top Republican lawmakers say Gov. Tom Wolf's new spending proposal goes too far with a 16 percent increase....
Survivor testifies about 2 friends stabbed, bound, drowned
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tam Voong was not supposed to survive the night he was beaten, bound, stripped, stabbed in the neck and kicked into the Schuylkill River....
Pitt senior Phillips-Nwankwo eyeing different path
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It would have been easy to bail. Nobody would have blamed him. Way too much work. Way too little reward. Way too much else going on in Aron Phillips-Nwankwo's life....
Wolf seeks $1-per-pack hike in cigarette tax to reap $358M
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf wants to raise Pennsylvania's cigarette tax by $1 per pack....
Man gets up to 7 years for 10th drunken-driving conviction
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh man must spend 3 1/2 to 7 years in prison for his 10th drunken driving conviction and third in the past 10 years....
Coroner IDs man who crashed into shop, possible heart issue
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A coroner has released the name of a man who died after his vehicle crashed into a southwestern Pennsylvania beauty salon, possibly because of a heart-related issue....
NE Pa. man pleads guilty in DUI crash that killed boy, 12
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A northeastern Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty in a drunken-driving crash that killed a 12-year-old boy on his way to get ice cream with his father....
Mt Lebanon has been embroiled in controversy over a planned deer kill, in which deer will be lured into corrals with food, and then shot. Commissioners claim that deer are causing property damage, and pose a collision threat to motorists. Animal rights advocates and many residents oppose the kill, stating it is inhumane to kill deer in that manner, and that deer should be rounded up and taken to state gamelands.
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