Iraqi forces evacuate 1,000 civilians from Mosul front lines
KHAZER, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi special forces have moved more than 1,000 people from villages near the front lines of the battle to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul and surrounding areas, where the U.N. says militants have committed a number of atrocities in recent days, officials said Wednesday....
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Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's city of Quetta was completely shut down Wednesday following a militant rampage at a police academy the day before while families buried 60 police cadets and an army officer killed in the attack - one of the deadliest targeting Pakistani security forces in recent years....
Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 20 people
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban insurgents have killed at least 20 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said Wednesday....
Turkey says barrel bombs have hit Syrian opposition fighters
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkey's state-run news agency says a helicopter believed to belong to Syrian government forces has dropped barrel bombs in a deadly attack on Turkey-backed opposition forces in the border area....
Pennsylvania lawmakers try anew to overhaul public pensions
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican lawmakers in the Pennsylvania Legislature launched a new push Tuesday night to overhaul benefits in Pennsylvania's two large public pension systems as the state grapples with tens of billions of dollars in pension debt....
Pennsylvania lawmakers eye extension to fix local casino tax
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Senate is preparing legislation to temporarily reinstate a mandate that casinos pay millions of dollars to host communities, after it was struck down by the state's highest court....
Police: $45K in men's clothes stolen from high-end store
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say tens of thousands of dollars in clothing was stolen in a smash-and-grab at a high-end department store in Philadelphia....
Decision in McDonald's payroll card suit is upheld on appeal
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- An appeals court has upheld a judge's decision that the owners of 16 McDonald's restaurants in Pennsylvania violated state law by paying hourly employees strictly with fee-laden debit cards....
Washed-out bridge blamed for pipeline rupture, gas spill
TROUT RUN, Pa. (AP) -- A bridge washed out by flooding traveled the length of a football field and ruptured a pipeline last week, spilling about 55,000 gallons of gasoline into a Pennsylvania creek, pipeline officials said Tuesday....
Prince Albert II visits new purchase: mom Grace Kelly's home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Prince Albert II of Monaco was in Philadelphia on Tuesday inspecting a house he recently bought: the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from his father, Prince Rainier III....
Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day....
3 US senators want women's golf open moved from Trump course
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) -- The United States Golf Association is continuing its plan to hold the 2017 U.S. Women's Open at a New Jersey course owned by Donald Trump....
Plane lands safely after hitting deer in Pennsylvania
LANCSTER, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a small plane landed safely in central Pennsylvania despite damage to its landing gear after it hit a deer during takeoff from a suburban Philadelphia airport....
Toomey, McGinty campaigning with out-of-state senators
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With their debates over, Democrat Katie McGinty and Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey are getting campaign help from U.S. senators coming in from other states....
Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and lying about it under oath. Kane was also sentenced to eight years of probation by a Montgomery County judge who said Kane's ego drove her to take down enemies and break the law.
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