US special ops tried but failed to find hostages
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say....
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Israeli airstrike kills 3 senior Hamas leaders
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- An Israeli airstrike in Gaza killed three senior commanders of the Hamas military wing Thursday, delivering a likely blow to the organization's morale and highlighting the long reach of Israel's intelligence services....
Some see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left....
Liberia slum calm; American recovers from Ebola
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Calm returned Thursday to the slum of West Point in Liberia's capital that was sealed off in the government's attempt to halt the spread of Ebola, a day after clashes erupted between residents and security forces enforcing the quarantine. In the United States, an aid worker who was infected in Liberia has recovered and was to be discharged from a hospital....
After 24 years, man to be freed in Pa. arson case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An elderly man who has spent 24 years in prison for his daughter's fire-related death is set to be released, weeks after his Pennsylvania conviction was overturned....
Pa. girl, 12, struck by train, loses part of leg
MAHANOY, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Schuylkill County say a 12-year-old girl has lost part of her leg after being struck by a train....
Corbett: I kept no-new tax pledge the 'best I can'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday that he believes he fulfilled the spirit of his 2010 campaign pledge not to raise taxes or fees, but he will not renew that sweeping vow in his current bid for a second term....
Pa. hopes to put out underground fire near airport
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pennsylvania officials hope to extinguish an underground coal waste fire burning near Pittsburgh International Airport....
2 charged in Philly collapse want mayor as witness
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two contractors charged in a fatal Philadelphia building collapse have a lengthy witness list that includes Mayor Michael Nutter....
Ambulance, SUV crash injures 6 in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities in Philadelphia say six people have been injured, one critically, in a three-vehicle crash involving an ambulance....
Mandatory Pa. casino theft fine ruled tossed out
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that a mandatory $75,000 fine imposed on a Pittsburgh casino poker dealer convicted of having stolen $200 worth of chips is unconstitutional....
Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart....
Victims sue bar, suspect, mother in fatal shooting
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Two seriously injured patrons and the parents of a karaoke DJ who was fatally shot have sued a Pittsburgh-area tavern, the convicted gunman who shot up the business, and his mother, who's in prison for illegally providing the weapon used that night....
All Pittsburgh schools students to get free lunch
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Public Schools officials say all 25,000 students in its 54 schools will receive free lunches when the new school year begins next week....
Earlier this month, the president said the U.S. military would launch strikes to protect American military and civilian personnel working in Iraq. The objectives have already stretched to include broader definitions of protection including preventing humanitarian crises in Iraq. THE U.S. is now giving air support to the Kurds in their attempt to push back the insurgency of the terrorist group ISIS.
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