4 Americans killed since 2009 in US drone strikes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen since 2009. The disclosure to Congress comes on the eve of a major national security speech by President Barack Obama in which he plans to pledge more transparency to Congress in his counterterrorism policy....
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Brutal attack in London heightens terror fears
LONDON (AP) -- Two men with butcher knives hacked another to death Wednesday near a London military barracks and one then went on video to explain the crime - shouting political statements, gesturing with bloodied hands and waving a meat cleaver. Soon after, arriving police shot and wounded the unidentified assailants and took them into custody....
Polish man gets quick face transplant after injury
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A 33-year-old Polish man received a face transplant just three weeks after being disfigured in a workplace accident, in what his doctors said Wednesday is the fastest time frame to date for such an operation. It was Poland's first face transplant....
Kerry: US, allies ready to step up aid to rebels
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The U.S. and several key allies looked again Wednesday for a strategy to end Syria's civil war, their united efforts unable at the moment to stem the Assad regime's military gains and Washington still unwilling to join those providing the rebels with lethal military aid....
Faith healers charged with murder after 2nd death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia couple who believe in faith healing over medicine and who were on probation in their son's pneumonia death were charged with murder Wednesday after a second young child died under what a prosecutor called "eerily similar" circumstances....
Pa. Constitution Center to display Bill of Rights
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- One of the 12 surviving copies of the Bill of Rights that may have been pilfered from Pennsylvania in the late 1800s will be on display in Philadelphia for three years, beginning with the 225th anniversary next year of the drafting of the country's highest ideals....
Corbett says distribution center will bring jobs
HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett says American Eagle Outfitters Inc. is planning a $160 million-plus distribution center near Hazleton that is projected to generate nearly 400 jobs....
Pa. control may limit Harrisburg election's impact
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's debt-laden capital city will have a new mayor next year, but he could have little role in sorting out the pressing financial problems that dragged Harrisburg to the brink of bankruptcy after an unprecedented takeover by the state....
Pa. auditor general gives layoff notices to 67
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Dozens of employees of the Pennsylvania auditor general's office are in line to be laid off because of budget cuts....
Man fatally shot outside Philly water ice shop
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police have identified a man shot and killed outside a northwest Philadelphia water ice shop....
Corbett says Latino comment taken out of context
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett defended a comment he made last week that he had no Latinos on his staff, saying Wednesday that it had been taken out of context to hurt him politically....
Ex-PSU prez seeks dismissal of criminal charges
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State President Graham Spanier has asked a county judge to throw out charges accusing him of helping cover up abuse allegations against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky....
Child killed in western Pa. picnic shooting ID'd
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania have identified a toddler killed when gunfire erupted during a backyard picnic in Pittsburgh, also injuring two women....
Occupy Easton protesters ordered to leave Thursday
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- Officials in the eastern Pennsylvania city of Easton have told Occupy protesters to leave by noon Thursday or be cited for trespassing....
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After a week dominated by stories on Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives, and subpoenaed AP phone records, President Barack Obama's job rating remains unaffected according to the latest Washington Post/ABC poll. The President has a 51 percent approval rating with 44 percent disapproving. That's largely unchanged from the past two months.
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