Obama refocuses terror threat to pre-9/11 level
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some call it wishful thinking, but President Barack Obama has all but declared an end to the global war on terror....
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Anti-Muslim actions rise in UK over slain soldier
LONDON (AP) -- Police, politicians and activists in Britain are warning of rising anti-Muslim sentiment following the slaughter of an off-duty British soldier in a London street, an apparent act of Islamic extremism that has horrified the nation....
2-child limit for Muslims in parts of Myanmar
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Authorities in Myanmar's western Rakhine state have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing in the aftermath of sectarian violence....
Hezbollah chief commits to victory in Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group vowed to help propel President Bashar Assad to victory in Syria's bloody civil war, warning that the fall of the Damascus regime would give rise to extremists and plunge the Middle East into a "dark period."...
Police: Knife-wielding man shot, killed in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Officers shot and killed a man they say was armed with a butcher knife Saturday, the fourth police-involved shooting in the city in as many days and the third one to result in a suspect's death....
Budget season may bring passage of other Pa. laws
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- State lawmakers will soon return to the Pennsylvania Capitol with the state budget as the top order of business, accompanied by three marquee issues: liquor system privatization, public pension changes and transportation infrastructure funding....
Ex-Penn State assistant wants firing decision date
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former Penn State assistant football coach who was a key witness in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case is disputing the university's assertion that he was fired as part of a routine changing of the guard under a new head football coach....
Pa. prisons could outsource mental health services
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Some Pennsylvania lawmakers are opposing a state Department of Corrections proposal to outsource mental health services at 27 state prisons in the commonwealth....
Survivor, rescuer reunite at Maine B-52 crash site
ELEPHANT MOUNTAIN, Maine (AP) -- After surviving a deadly B-52 bomber crash and a night on a frozen mountainside, Gerald Adler, injured and frostbitten, could recall only the red handlebar mustache of his rescuer....
Youth, 16, charged in slaying of teenage Pa. girl
BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) -- Police in western Pennsylvania say a teenager has been charged and a second suspect is being sought in the shooting death of a 16-year-old girl at a Pittsburgh-area housing complex....
Dead Pa. baby's dad believes in 'divine healing'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After their 2-year-old son died of untreated pneumonia in 2009, faith-healing advocates Herbert and Catherine Schaible promised a judge they would not let another sick child go without medical care....
State AG settles cent. Pa. mobile home park suit
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The state attorney general's office says the owners of a central Pennsylvania mobile home park have agreed to pay more than $26,000 to settle a lawsuit over relocation expenses due to residents who had to move after the park closed....
Do you think the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay should be closed or remain open? <More Info>
President Barack Obama promised to close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay both while he was a candidate during the 2008 campaign and as President. But a new poll finds 63 percent of Americans want to keep the military prison open because they feel it has made the United States safer. 28 percent say it should be closed and the terrorist suspects should be moved to federal prisons in the U.S.
Do you think the wounds suffered by the Fort Hood massacre victims should be reclassified as injuries suffered in combat?