Guard reinforcements contain damage in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- National Guard reinforcements helped contain the latest protests in Ferguson, preventing a second night of the chaos that led to arson and looting after a grand jury decided not to indict the white police officer who killed Michael Brown....
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In Britain, US turkey dinner is big for business
LONDON (AP) -- Plump turkeys in butcher shop windows. Harvest displays of pumpkin and corn. Sandwich boards describing groaning feasts....
Hong Kong police arrest key protesters, clear site
HONG KONG (AP) -- Police arrested key student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests on Wednesday as they cleared barricades in one volatile district, throwing into doubt the future of a 2-month-old movement seeking free elections in the former British colony....
Freighter with 700 migrants being towed to Crete
IERAPETRA, Greece (AP) -- Local authorities and Red Cross volunteers on Crete were racing Wednesday to prepare shelter and food for hundreds of immigrants on a crippled freighter being slowly towed to safety by a Greek navy frigate, a rescue effort hampered by gale-force winds and high waves....
Ex-Pa. judge disbarred after prison term for fraud
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A former northeast Pennsylvania judge who served 30 months in prison for fraud has been banned from practicing law....
PennDOT warns against travel on I-81 during storm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is urging holiday drivers to avoid Interstate 81 as a storm that's bringing up to a foot of heavy, wet snow descends on the region....
Police: Man duped resort by faking being a doctor
FARMINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police say a Michigan man has been jailed on charges he stayed at a posh southwestern Pennsylvania resort by pretending to be a doctor....
Pennsylvania man charged in boat passenger's death
ENTRIKEN, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man has been charged in a boat crash at Raystown Lake which killed his best friend's girlfriend....
Some schools, Pa. offices close ahead of snowfall
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- State workers and teachers across a swath of central and northeastern Pennsylvania are staying home as cold rain changes over to snow....
Lawyer: Pennsylvania man's pipe bomb 'inoperable'
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- The attorney for a central Pennsylvania man awaiting trial on charges he built a remote-controlled pipe bomb intended to blow up his wife's paramour says the device was inoperable....
University of Nebraska hires branding firm
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- The University of Nebraska has hired a Philadelphia-based branding firm to help the university brag about its institutes, online class offerings and general educational opportunities....
5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:...
Residents asking why city smells like cat urine
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- Residents are hoping tests on air samples can explain why their western Pennsylvania city smells like cat urine....
Embattled Pa. police chief gets $200,000 to leave
BRENTWOOD, Pa. (AP) -- A Pittsburgh suburb is paying its embattled police chief nearly $200,000 to retire....
A St Louis County grand jury has decided not to bring criminal charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teen in August touched off weeks of sometimes violent protests. The officer claims Michael Brown struggled with Wilson inside his police car then reached for the officer's weapon. Some witnesses say Wilson killed Brown as he raised his hands in surrender.
Is President Obama's immigration plan based on prosecutorial discretion or Presidential overreach?