House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria....
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Excitement and relief in landmark Fiji election
SUVA, Fiji (AP) -- Fiji's military ruler for the past eight years appeared to be headed to a decisive victory Thursday to become the South Pacific nation's elected leader....
AP Interview: Iraq premier nixes US ground troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the "puzzling" exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group....
Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea trips
ABASSAN, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars....
Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor
Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks....
Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces....
Trial lawyer gives $50M to Drexel law school
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia lawyer Thomas R. Kline has amassed a fortune during a long career representing people harmed in unusual, and unusually tragic, ways....
Dog missing from Pennsylvania found in Oregon
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A Jack Russell terrier that went missing from its Pennsylvania home has turned up at an animal shelter nearly 3,000 miles away....
Police: Video shows man used banana to rob store
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police in Philadelphia say a man used a banana he swiped from a convenience store counter to simulate a gun while he robbed the place....
Judge placed on leave pending crash investigation
BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania judge will be placed on paid leave while state police investigate her alleged involvement in a hit-and-run....
Production of Lincoln Logs toy returning to US
BURNHAM, Maine (AP) -- Lincoln Logs, the popular toy created nearly a century ago by a son of Frank Lloyd Wright, is coming home to the U.S.A....
House OKs bill to help save drug overdose victims
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A bill that would provide immunity from criminal prosecution for "good Samaritans" who assist victims of drug overdoses has been overwhelmingly passed by the Pennsylvania House of Representatives....
Bill to change welfare agency's name sent to gov
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- State lawmakers are changing the name of the Department of Public Welfare, and some supporters hope it'll help remove a stigma sometimes associated with public assistance and welfare....
Teacher suspended over 'Redskins' newspaper flap
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) -- The faculty adviser for a student newspaper embroiled in a battle over the word "Redskins" has been suspended for two days without pay....
21-year old Leon Ford Junior of East Liberty was found not guilty of assaulting police officers during a November 2012 traffic stop in Highland Park. The jury deadlocked on 5 misdemeanor charges including reckless endangerment, and escape. The Allegheny County District Attorney's office must decide whether or not to refile those misdemeanor charges and re-try Ford. He was shot 5 times by police during the traffic stop and is now paralyzed.
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