Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet....
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France: IS has threatened coalition civilians
PARIS (AP) -- France's top security official says militants from the Islamic State group have threatened to kill civilians in the coalition of countries arrayed against the extremists....
New Afghan leader to name woman to Supreme Court
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's new president-elect says he wants Afghan women represented at the highest levels of government, including on the Supreme Court....
Has Sierra Leone shutdown slowed Ebola's spread?
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Life is returning to normal in the capital of Sierra Leone after an unprecedented three-day lockdown during which officials said more 1 million households were checked for Ebola patients and given information on the deadly disease....
Police find rifle carried by ambush suspect
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have had no confirmed sightings of the alleged gunman who is accused of a deadly ambush at a police barracks 10 days ago, but they say they have found an assault rifle he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail in the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods....
Engineers call for national approach to flooding
An organization of civil engineers is calling for a national strategy for mitigating flood risks, saying the U.S. has not fully heeded lessons from Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy....
Wolf holds cash edge with 7 weeks left in campaign
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democrat Tom Wolf headed into the final seven weeks of Pennsylvania's gubernatorial race with a more than $1.5 million cash advantage over Republican incumbent Tom Corbett, according to figures the campaigns disclosed Sunday to The Associated Press....
Police: 4 kids killed in crash weren't restrained
EFFORT, Pa. (AP) -- Four children killed in a multi-vehicle crash in northeastern Pennsylvania were not in booster seats or wearing seatbelts when the car in which they were traveling caused a high-speed, four-car crash, police said Sunday....
Judge: Man in 9/11 airport hoax should be freed
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man accused of creating a hoax that closed down a busy terminal at Kansas City International Airport on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks might go free without ever standing trial, after a federal judge recommended the court allow the mentally ill man to be released....
Large freighter runs aground, gets stuck in Duluth
DULUTH, Minn. (AP) -- The largest freighter on the Great Lakes was stuck for about three hours after it ran aground near Bayfront Park in Duluth....
Senate resolution opposes Canadian nuke waste plan
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- U.S. Sen. Carl Levin has introduced a resolution urging the Obama administration to oppose a Canadian proposal to bury radioactive waste less than a mile from Lake Huron....
Fire destroys building at former Md. naval station
ELKTON, Md. (AP) -- State and federal authorities are investigating the cause of an early morning fire that destroyed a building at a former naval station in Cecil County....
A new bill being proposed in Harrisburg would allow teachers and employees in public schools in Pennsylvania to carry guns. Senator Donald White, the author of the bill, told the Senate Education Committee that the bill is meant to settle the minds of those worried about school shootings. The measure would authorize school boards to permit administrators and staff to arm themselves as long as they are properly licensed and trained to carry a concealed weapon.
Do you agree with the Nigerian human rights lawyer who says terrorism has spread because the Obama Administration has downplayed religion in its foreign policy?