12 missing after flooding in Texas sweeps away vacation home
WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) -- Recovery teams were resuming the search early Tuesday for 12 members of two families who are missing after a rain-swollen river in Central Texas carried a vacation home off its foundation, slamming it into a bridge downstream....
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Iraq launches operation to drive IS from Anbar
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq on Tuesday announced the launch of a military operation to drive the Islamic State group out of the western Anbar province, where the extremists captured the provincial capital, Ramadi, earlier this month....
The Latest on IS: Syria's Palmyra calm after air raids
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For an IS fighter, a paid honeymoon in caliphate's heart
BEIRUT (AP) -- The honeymoon was a brief moment for love, away from the front lines of Syria's war. In the capital of the Islamic State group's self-proclaimed "caliphate," Syrian fighter Abu Bilal al-Homsi was united with his Tunisian bride for the first time after months chatting online. They married, then passed the days dining on grilled meats in Raqqa's restaurants, strolling along the Euphrates River and eating ice cream....
Pennsylvania prison inmates heard shouting about sandwiches
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Inmates at a central Pennsylvania prison who were heard shouting "We're hungry!" through windows were apparently upset because they were served sandwiches without cheese....
Pennsylvania man jailed in hit-and-run of teen on skateboard
NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has been jailed in a hit-and-run crash that left a teenage skateboarder in critical condition....
Philly police seek suspects who shot 2 19-year-old men
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police have been trying to find whoever fatally shot two 19-year-old men in separate incidents late on Memorial Day....
DA, coroner investigate man's death under railroad bridge
CATASAUQUA, Pa. (AP) -- The coroner and district attorney are investigating the death of a man beneath a railroad bridge in eastern Pennsylvania....
Small plane crashes while attempting to land in Pennsylvania
HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) -- A pilot is recovering after the single-propeller plane he was trying to land in northeastern Pennsylvania crashed into a swampy area near the runway....
Knotty exhibit planned for pope symbolizes life's challenges
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A knotty exhibit being created for Pope Francis' upcoming trip to Philadelphia will honor the pontiff's teachings by letting visitors acknowledge the challenges in their daily lives....
Cops: Man fires BB gun at 11-year-old, said boy shot his son
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man shot an 11-year-old boy in the chest with a BB gun on a playground because he said the boy had previously shot his own young son with the same kind of weapon, authorities said Monday....
Roller coaster fan notches 5,000th ride on historic coaster
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) -- An 82-year-old fan of a historic Pennsylvania roller coaster celebrated his 5,000th ride on it over the holiday weekend - sitting for more than eight hours straight and logging 95 spins around the wooden ride in a single day....
Neighbor arrested after fire damages vacant, occupied homes
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a neighbor was arrested after a fire that damaged a vacant home and an occupied structure next door....
Husband, wife riding motorcycle killed in crash with SUV
FLEETWOOD, Pa. (AP) -- Police in eastern Pennsylvania say a collision between a motorcycle and a sport utility vehicle killed a husband and wife riding on the motorcycle....
The Patriot Act expires at the end of the month. Republican Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky opposes the law and calls it an unconstitutional intrusion on Americans' privacy. He spoke against the National Security Agency's domestic spying program for nearly 11 hours on the Senate floor last week, to protest the proposed renewal of the Patriot Act.
Do you believe Americans given all the events that occurred in this the 21st century are more or less patriotic today?