Police detain man dressed as Zorro just before airport panic
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A false report of gunshots that sent panicked travelers fleeing from Los Angeles International Airport came right after officers with weapons drawn detained a masked man dressed in black and possibly carrying a plastic sword, officials said....
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In Brazil Senate, Rousseff proclaims innocence, blasts VP
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff proclaimed her innocence on Monday, branding her vice president a "usurper" and warning senators that history would judge them harshly if they ousted a democratically elected leader on false charges....
North Korea denounces UN condemnation, warns US of action
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea has denounced a U.N. Security Council statement condemning its four latest ballistic missile launches, calling it "a hostile act" perpetrated by the United States and warning that it could precipitate America's "self-destruction."...
Obama to juggle security, climate, rights on final Asia trip
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama faces thorny talks about the fight against the Islamic State group, climate change and human rights when he sets off this week across the Pacific for an eight-day valedictory tour through Asia....
Fire engulfs century-old Presbyterian church; no injuries
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A massive fire engulfed a century-old Gothic church that hosted many programs for young children and gay worshipers, but no injuries were reported....
Pennsylvania can do more to end marijuana arrests, Wolf says
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania needs to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday, yet he remains guarded about the kind of recreational legalization that is in place in several western states....
Mayor: City to take ownership of gate, sensor system
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The city will take over inspections and maintenance of a gate and sensor system that failed to keep people off an oft-flooded road during flash flooding, five years after four people were killed in flash floods there, Mayor Bill Peduto announced Monday....
Hearing for brother accused of impersonating twin is delayed
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A preliminary hearing for the brother of Pennsylvania twins whom welfare caseworkers haven't been able to locate for 10 years has been postponed....
Refugee students win order to let them attend high school
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Refugee students who accused a central Pennsylvania school district of diverting them into an alternative school have won a court ruling allowing them to attend the regular high school....
Foreclosed Pittsburgh Mills mall value drops to $11M
TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-area mall that was worth about $190 million a decade ago is now valued at $11 million, a real estate market research firm said....
Ex-Western Michigan football players in court on charges
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Two Western Michigan football players who were kicked off the team after their arrest have appeared in court on armed robbery charges....
Mondelez says it ended talks to buy Hershey
NEW YORK (AP) -- Oreo cookie maker Mondelez says it has ended discussions to buy The Hershey Co, a combination that would have created a global powerhouse selling some of the world's best known chocolates and snacks....
Woman charged in 2015 tire-slashing outside DA's home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A woman identified in financial disclosure statements as the girlfriend of Philadelphia's district attorney is accused of slashing tires on two of his security cars outside his home last year....
Police: Car fire suspect yelled at officers to shoot him
WILSON, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania man remains hospitalized two days after police say he yelled at police to shoot him and wouldn't surrender peacefully after he allegedly set fire to a car....
The Fraternal Order of Police is now conducting an online departmental survey about the Pittsburgh police chief Cameron McClay, with an eye toward a "no confidence" vote at its meeting Sept. 15. McClay and the union have clashed over various issues, most recently his address to the Democratic National Convention while in uniform. The chief called the effort "“background noise" and to be expected as he was hired to reform the department by the Mayor.
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