Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) -- A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region....
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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic....
UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola
GENEVA (AP) -- The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could cost nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization said Tuesday....
Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a third of the country....
Band teacher suspended after teen sex allegations
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A high school band director in suburban Philadelphia has been suspended following allegations of sexual misconduct with a student....
Warrant issued in shooting of pregnant woman, baby
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities in Philadelphia are seeking a 26-year-old man in the shooting death of a pregnant woman and her baby....
Official: Suspect identified in police ambush
Pennsylvania State Police have identified a suspect in the killing of a trooper and the critical wounding of another outside a rural barracks, a law enforcement official said Tuesday....
Ex-prosecutor, wife sentenced in abuse of adoptees
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An ex-prosecutor and his wife have been sentenced for endangering the welfare of two adopted Ethiopian children after county welfare officials found the boy had been underfed and the girl physically abused....
Cyanide murder trial delayed by experts' meeting
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The trial of a Pittsburgh medical researcher charged with fatally poisoning his neurologist wife with cyanide is being delayed by a national conference of toxicology experts....
Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania....
Treasury loan props up Pennsylvania operating fund
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's state treasurer says he's loaning money to the state government's main bank account after the balance hit a 10-year low and dropped below zero....
Pirates studio voice Tekulve has heart transplant
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Former Pittsburgh Pirates relief pitcher Kent Tekulve (teh-KUL'-vee) is recovering from heart transplant surgery....
Response mixed on bill to let teachers carry guns
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A bill to allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work is drawing a mixed reaction....
Police: Drunk prowler stole only couple's candy
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a central Pennsylvania couple saw a man urinating with his pants down around his ankles moments before he broke into their home and grabbed a handful of Chick-O-Sticks from their candy bowl....
Voters in Scotland will go to the polls later this week to decide whether or not Scotland should be an independent nation. Queen Elizabeth the Second made her first comments about Scottish independence urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future." But the popular British monarch didn't indicate a preference on how Scots should vote, carefully maintaining the neutrality that is her constitutional obligation.
Should the U.S. get the backing of the United Nations before launching air strikes against ISIS in Syria?