Trump says he was surprised by Paul Ryan's rebuff
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump said Friday he was surprised by House Speaker Paul Ryan's rebuff of him as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee....
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Scotland's independence party scores well but no majority
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- The pro-independence Scottish National Party Friday secured another term in government with an historic third consecutive victory in Scotland's parliamentary elections but fell short of an outright majority....
Behind closed doors, North Korea opens ruling party congress
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980 behind closed doors Friday, in an anticlimactic start to what officials have portrayed as a showcase of the country's stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un despite tough new sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs....
Canadian convoy begins, hoping to flee wildfire zone
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- A convoy of evacuees began the long drive out work camps north of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area Friday morning....
Paterno's son calls 1976 allegation about father 'bunk'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Joe Paterno's son said Friday that an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State University football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is "bunk."...
DA: Aunt, uncle killed boy; parents held on related charges
RIDGWAY, Pa. (AP) -- The aunt and uncle of a 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy found beaten to death in his bed are charged with killing him, while his parents - who left the boy in their care - face related charges....
Retaining wall, parking lot collapse onto businesses below
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A concrete retaining wall supporting a surface parking lot collapsed in Pennsylvania onto two businesses below, authorities said....
Turbulence diverts Pittsburgh Allegiant flight to Florida
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-bound flight from Punta Cana had to be diverted to Florida after four crew members and three passengers were injured due to unexpected turbulence....
Police: Student sold LSD from East Stroudsburg U. dorm room
EAST STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a student has confessed to buying LSD from a secretive site on the internet then selling the drugs from his East Stroudsburg University dorm room....
Judge tells Philly Gas Works to stop targeting landlords
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal judge has told Philadelphia Gas Works to stop targeting landlords whose tenants don't pay their utility bills....
Car crashes into parked vehicles, 3 killed in resulting fire
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a car crashed into three parked vehicles and burst into flames, killing three people inside in eastern Pennsylvania....
Green, oily substance spotted on Philly's Schuylkill River
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Emergency crews found a green, oily sheen on the Schuylkill (SKOOL'-kil) River in Philadelphia, the second time this week there appears to have been some kind of spill into the river....
Cops: Pittsburgh teacher pinned kindergartner with chair
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say a Pittsburgh teacher has been charged with shoving a kindergartner, pulling a chair out from underneath the girl and pinning her with it before throwing it down on the floor next to her....
Penn State expected to pass plan to allow alcohol sales
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A committee of Penn State trustees says some fans should be able to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities....
Pittsburgh City Council is considering banning the use of wild animals in performances, outlawing Ringling Bros. and Barnum + Bailey and the Shrine Circus from appearing in town after 2016. Council President Bruce Kraus proposal prohibits the performance of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment or amusement…to protect them from cruel and inhumane treatment. Educational, research, rehabilitative venues such as the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, The National Aviary and the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center would be excluded.
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