Obama focusing on condolences, not gun laws, in Oregon visit
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) -- President Barack Obama is bringing words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon, muting his message about the need for new laws to stem gun violence as he visits an area where firearms are popular....
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GLANCE: Tunisia, Nobel winner, shines as Arab Spring success
The Nobel Peace Prize announced Friday pointed to the relative success of Tunisia in building toward democracy after a 2011 uprising ousted a longtime dictator. That makes it a resounding exception among the nations of the Arab Spring revolts....
Israel struggles to contain wave of stabbing attacks
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Unrest that erupted several weeks ago at Jerusalem's most sensitive holy site spread Friday to Gaza in the form of deadly border clashes with Palestinian protesters, as Israeli security forces struggled to contain a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks against civilians and soldiers....
UN high post, ensnared in alleged bribe case, ripe for risk
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and individuals, signed checks to himself and wrote on them "Salary."...
States to determine Ohio River mercury testing, panel says
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A commission monitoring pollution in the Ohio River says testing for mercury released into the water will be determined on a state-by-state basis rather than a comprehensive plan....
Ohio company buying Pennsylvania chip plant
WATERFORD, Pa. (AP) -- An Ohio snack food company has agreed to a deal that includes majority ownership of a potato chip plant in northwestern Pennsylvania....
Transit official pleads guilty in 'ghost rider' scandal
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania transit official has been spared jail time after admitting he had bus drivers inflate ridership figures to boost state funding....
Macy's agrees to donate items from former Pittsburgh home
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Macy's has agreed to donate dozens of artifacts from the iconic 13-story building that housed its shuttered downtown Pittsburgh department store to several history groups....
CDC: Transplant patients who died likely breathed in mold
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Three organ transplant patients who developed mold infections before dying at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center likely breathed in the mold spores, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said....
Officials hope to reopen part of Susquehanna River bridge
AIRVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania highway officials hope to soon reopen a part of a bridge over the Susquehanna River that's been closed since an 8-foot-long crack was discovered in a steel girder....
2 men in critical condition after Philadelphia shooting
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men are hospitalized in critical condition and two suspects are at large after a shooting in Philadelphia....
Woman pleads guilty to killing man named Paris Hilton
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman who fatally punched a 63-year-old man named Paris Hilton faces up to five years in prison....
Gender-neutral bathrooms becoming law in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia is removing gender distinctions from single-occupancy public bathrooms, a move advocates say is a small step in eliminating harassment and discrimination of transgender people....
Water main break shuts Philly street known for nightlife
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A water main break has closed part of a Philadelphia street popular for its restaurants, bars and nightlife....
Arizona Sen John McCain, who is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says the US bombing of an Afghanistan hospital is a terrible tragedy that would not have occurred if the Taliban had not attacked in Kundoz in the first place. He says it's ludicrous and insulting that people are calling this terrihle accident a war crime. He says to call this a war crime distorts the definition of a war crime.
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