China shows off rising power marking WWII defeat of Japan
BEIJING (AP) -- With fighter jets roaring overhead, China's leader presided Thursday over a massive parade of tanks, missiles and troops that displayed growing military might, but also pledged to reduce the army by 300,000 troops in a bid to show his country poses no expansionist threat....
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Guatemala president resigns amid corruption probe
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina has resigned in the face of a corruption scandal that has brought his government to the brink, a spokesman said early Thursday....
Police open Budapest rail station, but no trains to the West
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Migrants poured into Budapest's Keleti rail station on Thursday as police stopped blocking its main entrance, piling into trains despite announcements that there was no service to Western Europe....
Canada woman had tried to sponsor boy who drowned off Turkey
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- A lawmaker says a woman in Canada had tried to sponsor Syrian relatives who drowned off the coast of Turkey, including a 3-year-old boy whose lifeless body was shown in photographs that are galvanizing debate around the world....
AP survey: How cities are handling surge in oil trains
Mile-long trains carrying millions of gallons of crude have become a common sight in cities around the U.S., raising concern about the possibility of a catastrophic derailment near crowded neighborhoods or critical infrastructure....
US Muslims hope new billboards reclaim Islam's message
BOSTON (AP) -- Dozens of billboards with Muslim themes are sprouting nationwide, proclaiming what organizers say is the true message of Islam and its prophet, Muhammad: peace and justice, not extremism and violent jihad....
Big cities scramble to be prepared for an oil train disaster
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- They rumble past schools, homes and businesses in dozens of cities around the country - 100-car trains loaded with crude oil from the Upper Midwest....
3 to be sentenced for rock throwing that injured teacher
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Three young men will soon learn their sentences for a rock-throwing incident last year that caused severe brain trauma to an Ohio schoolteacher as she passed through Pennsylvania in the dead of night....
Police: Officer assaulted, thrown down embankment
NEW RINGGOLD, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a police officer in eastern Pennsylvania has been hospitalized following an assault....
Judge OKs gender surgery opposed by 48-year-old's parents
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A judge on Wednesday cleared the way for a 48-year-old transgender woman to undergo gender-reassignment surgery, rejecting her parents' effort to block the operation because they say she's mentally incompetent....
Postal inspectors, police probe packages sent to girls
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Five suspicious packages addressed to girls who had been in touch with a California man on social media were intercepted and destroyed at a post office in the Pittsburgh suburbs....
Selfie sticks not allowed at pope's Philadelphia events
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- If you want to see Pope Francis in Philadelphia later this month, you'll have to leave your selfie stick at home....
Hospital, prosecutors spar over fate of confiscated wine
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A dispute between state prosecutors and a suburban hospital over the fate of nearly 1,400 bottles of confiscated wine will play out in a southeastern Pennsylvania courtroom Thursday, as a county judge decides whether the contraband ends up going down the hatch or down a drain....
Regulators reject DeNaples bid to do business with casino
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania gambling regulators are rejecting a second bid by a northeastern Pennsylvania billionaire to do business with the casino that he founded but relinquished in a deal to drop perjury charges....
Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis is refusing to surrender in a battle over who can and can't be wed. She invoked "God's authority" Tuesday as she defied a series of federal court orders and once again denied marriage licenses to same-sex couples. After the Supreme Court's landmark decision on same-sex marriage in June, Davis announced she would issue no more marriage licenses. County taxpayers pay Davis $80,000 as the elected clerk.
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