Alibaba surges in its stock market debut
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alibaba's stock is surging as the Chinese e-commerce powerhouse begins its first day trading as a public company....
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France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq
PARIS (AP) -- France is back at America's side in conducting military strikes in Iraq....
Sierra Leone begins 3-day Ebola lockdown
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone confined its 6 million people to their homes Friday for the next three days as the Ebola-ravaged West African country began what was believed to be the most sweeping lockdown against disease since the Middle Ages....
After vote to stay in UK, Scots must heal divide
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Following a long night that brought floods of relief for some and bitter disappointment for others, Scotland awoke with a hangover Friday after voting to reject independence....
Ambush suspect could be aided by dense woods
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- He could be anywhere. Crouching behind boulders the size of tractor trailers. Concealing himself in a cave. Taking cover in thick brush....
Pa. drug kingpin's underling gets life in slayings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A co-defendant of Philadelphia drug kingpin Kaboni Savage has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in a firebombing that killed six people....
US rig count unchanged at 1,931
HOUSTON (AP) -- Oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. says the number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. was unchanged this week, holding at 1,931....
Correction: Newlyweds-Craigslist Killing story
SUNBURY, Pennsylvania (AP) -- SUNBURY, Pennsylvania (AP) - In a Sept. 18 story about the sentencing of a couple who lured a stranger to his death with a Craigslist ad, The Associated Press erroneously reported how The Daily Item newspaper interviewed one of the defendants. It was conducted in person, not by telephone. The story also incorrectly reported when an earlier interview by the newspaper with the same defendant took place. It was in February, not April....
5 guards settle lawsuits over prison abuse claims
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Five guards from the state prison in Pittsburgh who were disciplined over allegations they hazed or abused inmates - particularly those serving child-sex sentences - have settled lawsuits against the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections for a total of $132,500....
Police: 3 killed, 2 injured in Pennsylvania crash
GAP, Pa. (AP) -- A crash involving a tractor-trailer and a pickup truck Friday killed three people and injured two others, authorities said....
Man charged in ex-girlfriend's strangulation death
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- The former boyfriend of a woman found strangled in her southeastern Pennsylvania home, who authorities said was arrested in Florida while driving a car used by the victim, has been charged with murder in her death....
Planned luxury rail resort service ends in auction
POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The dream of establishing a luxury train service between The Greenbrier resort in West Virginia and the nation's capital has ended in an auction of nine rail cars and other assets....
OB/GYN gets probation for fondling patient, worker
SMETHPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A former northwestern Pennsylvania gynecologist must spend nearly two years on probation for fondling a patient female patient and a woman who worked for him....
Man confirmed dead in Pennsylvania house fire
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A 60-year-old man has died in a southwestern Pennsylvania house fire....
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