Kelly defends plan for Russia back channel as a 'good thing'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly is defending an alleged effort by top White House adviser Jared Kushner to create back-channel communications with Russia, describing it as a "good thing" as the Trump administration sought to quell mounting questions over secret ties to the Kremlin....
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6-day war begets 50 years of conflict for Israel
JERUSALEM (AP) -- It may well be remembered as a pyrrhic victory for Israel: in six days it stunned the world by vanquishing several Arab armies, only to be saddled with a deeply corrosive 50-year fight with the Palestinians for the Holy Land....
Putin set to visit France in hope of mending strained ties
MOSCOW (AP) -- On a trip that will likely shape Russia-France ties for years to come, President Vladimir Putin is set to visit France for talks on Monday with newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron after expressing sympathy for his rivals during the campaign....
NKorean missile launch may be testing rivals, not technology
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea's latest missile test Monday may have less to do with perfecting its weapons technology than with showing U.S. and South Korean forces in the region that it can strike them at will....
To many Americans, Memorial Day has lost its meaning
ANNVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Allison Jaslow heard it more than once as the long holiday weekend approached - a cheerful "Happy Memorial Day!" from oblivious well-wishers....
Philadelphia house fire claims lives of 2 children, 1 woman
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Sunday morning fire at a Philadelphia home claimed the lives of three people, including two children....
Modern-day revolution celebrated in Philadelphia street art
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Seeking to appeal to visitors more familiar with the words of "Game of Thrones" heroine Daenarys Targaryen than the writings of James Wilson, Philadelphia museums and historic sites are thinking differently, using creative art exhibitions and adding online components to their offerings....
New Jersey beach badges: There's an app for that
MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) -- Beach badges, as much a part of summer at the New Jersey shore as sunscreen and salt water taffy, have changed little since the practice of charging to use the public beaches began during the Great Depression....
Deaths of man, woman probed as Philadelphia double homicide
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say the deaths of a man and woman found shot in a Philadelphia row home are being investigated as a double homicide....
Man gets life plus 15 to 30 years in friend's shooting death
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia man has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole plus 15 to 30 years in the shooting death of a friend....
DA: No charges against man in accidental shooting of wife
RED LION, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a man who accidentally shot his wife in their central Pennsylvania home a week ago, fearing she was an intruder....
Man struck, killed by falling tree he cut down
BARNESBORO, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a western Pennsylvania man was killed when a tree he was cutting down fell on top of him....
Man rescued from tree house after being struck by branch
HARRISON CITY, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a man had to be rescued from a western Pennsylvania tree house after he was struck and injured by a branch....
Relatives of Flight 93 passenger, flight attendant speak
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Relatives of two people killed in the crash of United Flight 93 during the 9/11 attacks said Saturday they hope to keep the memory of the 40 passengers and crew alive for another generation....
As the country pauses today in recognition of the only American holiday dedicated to the memory of those who died while serving in our military, offering dramatic graveside ceremonies and moments of silence. Unfortunately much of the country will simply carry on as usual. According to recent surveys, less than 5 percent of Americans plan to attend a parade, be part of a memorial service or visit gravesites on what was originally called Decoration Day for its tradition of putting flowers on graves of the fallen heroes.
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