IS buried thousands in 72 mass graves, AP finds
HARDAN, Iraq (AP) -- Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die....
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US evaluating Taliban video of captive couple
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department said it is evaluating a video released by the Afghan Taliban showing a Canadian man and his American wife warning that their Afghan captors will kill them unless the Kabul government ends its executions of Taliban prisoners....
Crossbow suspect alleged to have killed mother, brothers
TORONTO (AP) -- A man who allegedly used a crossbow in a triple homicide in Toronto last week killed his mother and two brothers, according to police....
Clashes subside in Syria between Turkish, Kurdish forces
BEIRUT (AP) -- Clashes between Turkey's military and Kurdish-backed Syrian forces subsided Tuesday evening after days of fighting between the two had frustrated efforts by a U.S.-led coalition to drive the Islamic State group from northern Syria....
Pennsylvania's convicted ex-top prosecutor swiftly replaced
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers made a hasty return to the state Capitol from their summer recess on Tuesday as they rushed through a replacement for the state's convicted ex-attorney general....
The Latest: New attorney general: Difficult times under Kane
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the confirmation of a new Pennsylvania attorney general to replace the convicted Kathleen Kane (all times local):...
Cops: Man out on bond for beating wife has now kidnapped her
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man free on bond while awaiting trial on charges he abducted and beat his wife while holding her captive for nearly two weeks earlier this summer kidnapped her again Tuesday and is on the run, state police said....
Contract for Pennsylvania government workers nears approval
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Members of the largest union in state government were close to approving a new contract Tuesday that would raise pay by 7.25 percent over three years and increase their contributions toward health insurance....
State OKs use of gas drilling waste on hunting club road
MARIETTA, Pa. (AP) -- State regulators are allowing nearly 4,000 tons of natural gas drilling waste to be used in a road project in north-central Pennsylvania....
1st professional circus school in US coming to Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- No clowning around: The first full-time, professional training school for circus artists in the United States is set to open in Philadelphia next year, officials announced Tuesday....
3 arrested in death of man dumped after alleged overdose
DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) -- Three people are in custody in the death of a Pennsylvania man authorities allege was strangled with a pair of jumper cables and dumped over an embankment after an apparent heroin overdose....
Flood leaves more than 50 families homeless in Pennsylvania
CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- More than 50 families are homeless in and around a western Pennsylvania city hit by flash floods and its schools won't open until next week....
Obama coming to Pittsburgh for tech conference in October
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- President Barack Obama is scheduled to co-host a conference highlighting technical innovations along with the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, the White House announced Tuesday....
Man accused of threatening mental hospital nurses extradited
LEBANON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a man accused of threatening two nurses at gunpoint to spring his girlfriend from a mental health care hospital has been returned to Pennsylvania from South Carolina to face charges....
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refused to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest of what he deems are wrongdoings against African Americans saying “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color". Kaepernick said that he is aware that this will not sit well with a lot of people, including the 49ers."
Do you think Chief McClay has a credibility issue with the members of the Pittsburgh police staff?