Wildlife officials hunt for bear that killed mountain-biker
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Wildlife officials set traps, installed wilderness cameras and scouted the woods by helicopter Thursday for the bear that attacked and killed a U.S. Forest Service employee as he rode a mountain bike along a trail outside Glacier National Park....
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Official: Airport attackers from Russia, Central Asia
ISTANBUL (AP) -- As the death toll from the Istanbul airport attack rose Thursday to 44, a senior Turkish official said the three suicide bombers who carried it out were from Russia, Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan, and Turkish police raided Istanbul neighborhoods for suspects linked to the Islamic State group....
The Latest: Video in Turkey shows man being shot at airport
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The Latest on the attack on Istanbul's main international airport (all times local):...
Istanbul airport attack victims mourned, honored, praised
ISTANBUL (AP) -- An adoring father of his four "princesses." A weeping bride-to-be, bent over her fiance's coffin. Two women looking forward to a few days' vacation with their husbands and their infant children. Victims of Tuesday night's attack at Istanbul's main airport have left behind mourning friends and relatives who are now struggling to deal with their loss. Here are some of their stories:...
Highlights of Pennsylvania budget legislation
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Highlights of budget legislation under consideration in the Pennsylvania Legislature ahead of the start of the state government's 2016-17 fiscal year on Friday....
Child sex abuse prosecution, lawsuits bill passes Senate
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Senate voted unanimously Thursday to lift time limits for some perpetrators of child sexual abuse to be sued by their victims and prosecuted by authorities, amid fresh Roman Catholic Church scandals in Pennsylvania that have inflamed a push for the legislation....
Turkish government lawyer: US cleric had 'unlawful conduct'
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A lawyer representing the Turkish government says he'll continue exposing what he calls the "unlawful conduct" of a reclusive Muslim cleric in Pennsylvania whom Turkey's president accuses of orchestrating a coup attempt....
OD victim's mom: Tunnel suspects 'heroes' for rescue attempt
GLEN LYON, Pa. (AP) -- The mother of a woman whose overdose death in New York City spurred a rescue attempt by three people arrested with a cache of weapons near the Holland Tunnel said the suspects are heroes for trying to help....
Woman dies, family injured in wrong-way crash on I-81
KIRKWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania woman driving the wrong way on an interstate highway has died in a head-on crash that left a family of five from New Jersey with minor injuries....
15-year-old charged after boy, 13, fatally shot in face
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 15-year-old boy will face charges after pointing a gun at a 13-year-old boy and fatally shooting him in the face in the backyard of a Philadelphia home, authorities said Thursday....
Planned Parenthood seeks repeal of abortion laws in 8 states
NEW YORK (AP) -- Planned Parenthood says it will work with its abortion-rights allies in eight states to repeal laws that may be vulnerable following the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down tough abortion restrictions in Texas....
Nuts to that; Hershey rejects kiss from chocolate competitor
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hershey on Thursday rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez that would bring some of the world's best known cookies and chocolates under one company....
What is Mondelez? A look at the brands the cookie maker owns
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hershey rejected a $22.3 billion takeover bid Thursday that would have brought together some of the best-known cookie and chocolate brands under one company. Its wooer is Mondelez, which was spun off from Kraft in 2012....
Man who helped cop subdue gunman is among 23 Carnegie heroes
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A civilian who helped a New York police officer subdue a gunman who had already fatally shot another officer is one of 23 people being honored with Carnegie medals for heroism announced Thursday....
A Pew Research Center report released Monday suggests there is still a stark difference in attitudes about race relations among racial and ethnic groups. Eight years after electing a black president, two-thirds of blacks and hispanics think President Barack Obama at least tried to make race relations in the United States better while about half of whites think Obama made race relations better or at least tried to, but a third saying the president made race relations worse.
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