Protests turn violent outside Trump rally in New Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- In one of the presidential campaign year's more grisly spectacles, demonstrators at a Donald Trump rally in New Mexico threw burning T-shirts, plastic bottles and other items at police officers, injuring several, and toppled trash cans and barricades. Authorities labeled it a "riot."...
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Afghan Taliban appoint new leader after Mansour's death
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that their leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour was killed in a U.S. drone strike last week and that they have appointed a successor - a scholar known for extremist views who is unlikely to back a peace process with Kabul....
Israeli official says deal reached to expand government
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reached a deal to expand his coalition government by bringing in the ultranationalist Yisrael Beitenu party and appointing its leader Avigdor Lieberman as the new defense minister, a government official said Wednesday....
Rights group: Israeli army probes of soldiers a fig leaf
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A leading Israeli rights group said Wednesday it will stop seeking investigations of Israeli soldiers suspected of abusing Palestinians, arguing that internal military probes have failed to deliver justice and effectively help whitewash half a century of occupation....
Cosby lawyers outline defense as case heads to trial
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Bill Cosby's lawyers gave a blistering preview of the questions the actor's accuser will face at trial, as a judge refused to dismiss the sex-assault case at a preliminary hearing....
Teen pleads not guilty to threat against military personnel
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A teenager accused earlier of trying to assist the Islamic State group has pleaded not guilty to accusations he tweeted out the names and addresses of military personnel with threats of violence....
Wolf pushes gas pedal on letting stores sell gas and beer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf wants Pennsylvanians to be able to buy six-packs of beer and gasoline in the same place, despite a pending court challenge....
Texas man ID'd as victim hit, killed by Philadelphia train
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities have identified a Texas man killed by a train in Philadelphia during the evening rush hour after having just visited the Liberty Bell....
Bills to expand gambling to internet, bars and airports fail
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Legislation that would expand casino-style gambling to airports, bars, off-track betting parlors and casino-run websites is stalling in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives....
After delay, solar plane will fly from Ohio to Pennsylvania
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- After a delay to check for possible damage, a solar-powered airplane will take off Wednesday for its planned flight from Ohio to Pennsylvania....
Man pleads guilty in Pennsylvania in celebrity hacking case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man pleaded guilty Tuesday to hacking into the email and online accounts of several female celebrities and stealing private information, including nude photos and videos....
Auditor says child-abuse hotline plagued by problems in 2015
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's secretary for human services says his agency is fixing high rates of unanswered calls to the state's ChildLine child abuse reporting hotline....
Notre Dame assistant Ingelsby to lead Delaware men's hoops
NEWARK, Del. (AP) -- The University of Delaware has hired Notre Dame assistant Martin Ingelsby as its new men's baskeball coach....
Complaint alleges Texas charter schools abusing visa program
A complaint filed Tuesday with Texas education officials accuses a charter-school network of abusing a visa program to import large numbers of Turkish teachers and violating state and federal laws by paying them more than American teachers....
Officer Edward Nero the Baltimore cop who failed to buckle Freddie Gray into a seat belt before his 2015 spinal injury death was found not guilty of assault, misconduct and reckless endangerment, circuit judge Barry Williams ruled Monday. Nero, one of six officers charged in Gray's death, opted for a bench trial rather than a jury trial. Baltimore's Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake calling for patience and calm saying "police officers must be afforded the same justice system as every other citizen in this city, state and country."
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