Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016....
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AP NewsBreak: Canada to criminalize public terror threats
TORONTO (AP) -- Canada will introduce new anti-terror laws that will make it a crime to promote terrorism against Canadians online or elsewhere, a senior government official said Friday....
Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Chad sent a warplane dropping bombs and ground troops to drive Islamic extremists from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday....
Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Artillery fire in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed at least 12 civilians on Friday afternoon, the city hall in the rebel stronghold said, as fighting intensifies between pro-Russia separatists and government troops....
Regulators reject addition of river herring to fishing plan
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- In a decision lauded by state regulators and decried by environmentalists, federal regulators ruled this week that a plan to extend conservation efforts to river herring is not necessary at this time....
35 years after Etan Patz vanished, boy's murder trial opens
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thirty-five years after a 6-year-old boy disappeared in Manhattan in a case that shaped the nation's approach to missing children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping....
5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:...
Death penalty sought in Pennsylvania math teacher's killing
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania prosecutor says he'll seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a sixth-grade math teacher during a burglary at her home....
Pro wrestler cheats at Wing Bowl, hides food in fanny pack
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack....
Brothers waive hearing on charges in fatal canoeing accident
JOHNSONBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Two brothers have waived a preliminary hearing on charges they were drunk when their canoe capsized in Pennsylvania, killing the fiancée of one of the men....
Medical examiner says suicide ended post-shooting standoff
PLEASANT HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- The Allegheny County medical examiner says a man found dead in the Pittsburgh suburbs after an armed standoff with police had fatally shot himself....
District attorney ends lie detector deal in molestation case
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A district attorney has rejected a proposed lie detector deal for a man charged with molesting two young girls at a day care center operated by his wife....
Louisiana firm plans to sell Albemarle plant in Pennsylvania
TYRONE, Pa. (AP) -- A Louisiana chemical company plans to sell a central Pennsylvania plant that makes fertilizer additives and other products....
Pot charge dropped against Patriots' Blount near Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le'Veon Bell....
In her confirmation hearing, nominee for US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said numerous times to questions that she was not Eric Holder Jr who is the current Atty General. Lynch backs President Obama on immigration but disagrees with the President on the legalization of marijuana.
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