US official: More airstrikes in Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second American captive in retribution for any continued attacks....
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Beheading spurs news attacks on Islamic militants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq as President Barack Obama vowed to be relentless in pursuit of the terrorist group that beheaded an American journalist and is holding other U.S. citizens hostage....
Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel's prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza will continue until rocket fire out of the Palestinian territory stops....
AP Analysis: Steep obstacles to any Gaza deal
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Renewed Israel-Hamas fighting after the collapse of truce talks in Cairo highlights the steep obstacles to ending the Gaza war. Israel's leadership is under domestic pressure not to hand achievements to Hamas after the Islamic militant group fired thousands of rockets at Israel in the past six weeks. Hamas feels it can't afford to settle for vague Israeli promises about an easing of the blockade of the strip after a war that killed more than 2,000 Gazans an...
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....
Geneva College to cut spending
BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) -- Geneva College in western Pennsylvania is laying off 14 employees and cutting spending by 5 percent....
Throughout the last week violence has erupted in Ferguson Missouri after sunset pitting protesters against police. Senator Claire McCaskill said the biggest problem in Ferguson is that a small minority of violent individuals has “invaded” protests in the city.
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