The Latest: Israel woos Russian tourists after crises
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- The latest on the war in Syria, including a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey. All times local:...
National & World News
Amid Syria's civil war, a James Bond-style rescue operation
BEIRUT (AP) -- In the whirlwind of Syria's civil war, two Russian pilots parachuted from their aircraft into a chaotic front-line mountainous region near the border with Turkey after their aircraft was hit by a Turkish F-16 fighter jet....
Putin sends air-defense missiles to Syria to deter Turkey
MOSCOW (AP) -- In a move raising the potential threat of a Russia-NATO conflict, Russia says it will deploy long-range air defense missiles to its base in Syria and destroy any target that may threaten its warplanes following the downing of a Russian military jet by Turkey....
From lashes to death: Artist caught in tangles of Saudi law
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- When Palestinian artist Ashraf Fayadh was tried last year on blasphemy-related charges, the Saudi judges overseeing the case rejected the prosecution's request for a death sentence for apostasy. Instead, he was sentenced to 800 lashes and four years in prison over a book of poetry he wrote and for allegedly having illicit relations with women....
Christie pardons Philadelphia man with drug record
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Gov. Chris Christie has pardoned a 61-year-old Philadelphia man with a record of drug use, saying the man turned his life around after a 1972 robbery conviction in Atlantic City....
Pennsylvania counties fight back against state's stalemate
Pennsylvania's cash-strapped counties are saying enough is enough as the state government's budget impasse nears its sixth month....
Trooper leaves hospital, teen charged in Philadelphia chase
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 17-year-old charged with shooting a trooper during a chaotic car chase that ended in a fiery crash on a downtown Philadelphia highway had been driving the car when it was stopped for an expired tag, state police said....
ACC title game will match surprising and predictable
BOSTON (AP) -- Maybe the Atlantic Coast Conference should change the names of its divisions from Atlantic and Coastal to Predictable and Surprising....
Under fire, Pennsylvania attorney general plans email review
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Senate moved a step closer on Wednesday to potentially removing the state's embattled attorney general from office, while she raised the possibility of criminal charges against others in a slowly unfolding scandal involving public officials exchanging sexually explicit or otherwise offensive emails....
Police: Pennsylvania man working on boat killed by explosion
BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A southwestern Pennsylvania man has died after being burned in an explosion while working at an automotive business....
Minor Pennsylvania derailment causes train travel troubles
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Thanksgiving travel has hit a bump for some train passengers in central Pennsylvania after a freight train's two-car derailment blocked tracks to the Harrisburg station....
Man hurt in shooting outside Philadelphia transit center
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a 20-year-old man is hospitalized after a shooting outside a Philadelphia transit center....
Man gets 5 to 10 years for drunken motorcycle fatality
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man will spend five to 10 years in prison for a drunken motorcycle crash in which his passenger was killed....
Basketball coach to trial on charges he had sex with player
MCCANDLESS, Pa. (AP) -- A suspended Pennsylvania high school basketball coach has waived his right to a preliminary hearing on charges he had sex with a 16-year-old female player....
The United States issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans amid concerns that terror groups and individuals plan more attacks after the Paris massacres. The alerts does not instruct Americans to avoid travel, but it does urge U.S. citizens to "exercise vigilance when in public places or using transportation."
Do you trust Hillary Clinton to handle the threat of terrorism more than any of the leading Republican candidates for president?