7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- For the first time ever, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star - and these new worlds could hold life....
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Brazil prison slaughter exposes gang war, banality of evil
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) -- On New Year's Eve, some 1,200 inmates enjoyed funk music and danced with family members inside the walls of Complexo Penitenciario Anisio Jobim, the largest prison complex in Brazil's northern state of Amazonas...
AP PHOTOS: Brazil's crowded prisons feed gangs, violence
BOA VISTA, Brazil (AP) -- First, dominate overcrowded prisons. Then, control the streets and international drug routes....
New hope for Yazidi women raped and tortured by IS fighters
DOHUK, Iraq (AP) -- It's been less than two weeks since Perwin Ali Baku escaped the Islamic State group, after more than two years in captivity, bought and sold from fighter to fighter and carted from Iraq to Syria and then back again....
Immigrants change up their routines, brace for arrest
In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrants have signed powers of attorney authorizing relatives and friends to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents....
With repeal in air, Wolf gives robust defense of health law
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is making a big public push to emphasize the number of people getting insurance under the 2010 federal health care law, and the cost to Pennsylvania if Congress repeals the Medicaid expansion that's currently insuring about 700,000 Pennsylvanians....
Industry: Philadelphia soda tax killing sales, layoffs loom
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Some Philadelphia supermarkets and beverage distributors say they're gearing up for layoffs because the city's new soda tax has cut beverage sales by 30 percent to 50 percent, worse than the city predicted....
College Board to boost SAT security to combat cheating
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years....
Girl to be tried as adult in slaying after Facebook feud
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that a teenage girl charged in a stabbing death that authorities said stemmed from a Facebook feud will be tried as an adult....
Delays possible during cleanup of commuter trains crash
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- Officials say some delays are possible while the cleanup continues in suburban Philadelphia at the scene an accident involving three out-of-service commuter trains that injured four people....
American Airlines resolves computer troubles in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- American Airlines says its computers are again working at Philadelphia International Airport and the airline has also lifted a ground stop that kept its flights from heading to the city for hours....
DC-based for decades, Apollo 11 capsule to go on road trip
CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) -- The Apollo 11 command module, which traveled more than 950,000 miles to take Americans to the moon and back in 1969, is going on a road trip, leaving the Smithsonian for the first time in more than four decades....
Smoker accidentally lights sweatshirt on fire, burns himself
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a man accidentally lit his hooded sweatshirt on fire while smoking outside a Pennsylvania mall and badly burned himself....
Man killed in work site trench collapse in Pennsylvania
WEST NEWTON, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been killed in a trench collapse at an unspecified work site in southwestern Pennsylvania....
State Sen. John Eichelberger a Republican chairman of the Education Committee is under fire for comments suggesting that minority students in inner city public schools struggling to succeed in college, should instead be encouraged to pursue vocational careers. His remarks drew fire from Democratic colleagues, calling them demeaning and alarming for someone with influence over educational policies for the state. Eichelberger says he blames failing urban school systems, not their students' skin color for why graduates falter in college.
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