Debate field is set: Trump, Bush in; Santorum, Fiorina out
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Billionaire businessman Donald Trump will be front and center in the Republican Party's leadoff presidential debate, scoring the top spot in Thursday's prime-time faceoff where he'll be joined by former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and seven other White House hopefuls who made the campaign's first cut....
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Germany's top prosecutor fired over treason probe
BERLIN (AP) -- A treason investigation against two German journalists claimed its first casualty Tuesday - the country's top prosecutor who ordered the probe....
After deadly attack, Israel arrests extremist in crackdown
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli authorities kicked off a promised crackdown on Jewish extremists following last week's deadly arson attack on a Palestinian family, arresting a high-profile activist accused of leading a new movement of defiant settler youths who embrace violence and reject the rule of law in the name of the purity of the Holy Land....
Q&A: A look at the history of Jewish extremism in Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The arrest of a well-known Jewish extremist marks Israel's first concrete step in its new "zero tolerance" approach toward what the government describes as Jewish terrorism. A recent pair of attacks brought into the open long-standing fears about a radicalized and ultraconservative fringe that had been operating below the radar but now appears to be intensifying its violence....
Democrat Katie McGinty running for US Senate in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Katie McGinty, the former top aide to Gov. Tom Wolf, said Tuesday she is running for U.S. Senate, setting the stage for a 2016 Democratic primary showdown over Republican Sen. Pat Toomey's seat in a state Democrats see as crucial to their goal of recapturing a Senate majority....
American doctor defends lion hunt, says he followed rules
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An American doctor accused of killing a lion in an illegal hunt in Zimbabwe said Tuesday that he had complied with all rules and regulations, filled out all the necessary paperwork and obtained the correct permits....
Philanthropist, GOP powerbroker Elsie Hillman dies at 89
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Elsie Hillman, a philanthropist and political activist who helped propel moderate Republicans to state and national offices, died Tuesday. She was 89....
Man convicted, sentenced to life in Craigslist murder case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia man was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder in the shooting death of a man who was killed after answering a Craigslist ad for an all-terrain vehicle....
PennEnvironment threatening ArcelorMittal pollution suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- ArcelorMittal's western Pennsylvania coke plant violated the federal Clean Air Act hundreds of times by showering nearby residents with soot and other pollutants, an environmental activist group said Tuesday....
More jail time imposed for threatening letter to president
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man serving time in molestation case is now facing 15 more months behind bars for a threatening letter to the president that authorities said was sent to the wrong address....
Investigators probe escape of inmate suspected in killing
KITTANNING, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities plan to investigate what led up to the escape of a prison inmate suspected of having strangled an acquaintance while on the run in western Pennsylvania last week....
Choir begins rehearsals for pope's Philadelphia Mass
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Those fretting about how Philadelphia will accommodate huge crowds when Pope Francis visits are now hearing some soothing sounds....
State police nominee: 'Room for improvement' in diversity
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf's new nominee to lead the Pennsylvania State Police said Tuesday that he sees room for improvement in the diversity of troopers and that better recruiting practices could help....
Trial to open next week in slaying at party last summer
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A northeastern Pennsylvania man is scheduled to go on trial next week in a shooting death at a party last summer....
72-year old Vice President Joe Biden is reportedly considering jumping into the 2016 race for the democratic nomination for president. Biden would join former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders, and Rhode Island Gov Lincoln Chafee, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley and Virginia Senator Jim Webb.
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