Former DC Mayor Marion Barry dies at 78
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Divisive and flamboyant, maddening and beloved, Marion Barry outshone every politician in the 40-year history of District of Columbia self-rule. But for many, his legacy was not defined by the accomplishments and failures of his four terms as mayor and long service on the D.C. Council....
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Afghan parliament approves US, NATO agreements
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's parliament approved agreements Sunday with the U.S. and NATO allowing international troops to remain in the country past the end of this year amid a renewed offensive by Taliban militants....
37 homes collapse, dozens injured in Japan quake
TOKYO (AP) -- Helicopter surveys on Sunday showed more extensive damage than earlier thought from an overnight earthquake in the mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 Winter Olympics....
Iraq premier orders aid for Islamic State fight
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered more aerial support and weapons for fighters battling the Islamic State militant group in Anbar province as a curfew took effect Sunday in the provincial capital, Ramadi, amid intense clashes....
Top Pa. officials' salaries grow with inflation
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- No one at the state Capitol has advocated pay raises for hundreds of Pennsylvania's top elected and appointed officials since the 2005 debacle that enraged voters and ultimately cost two dozen legislators and a Supreme Court justice their seats....
Cops: Philadelphia officer hit by fleeing vehicle
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a Philadelphia officer responding to a report of a person with a gun has been hit by a vehicle....
City's 'ugly' Christmas tree prompts public outcry
READING, Pa. (AP) -- A Christmas tree that might make Charlie Brown think twice is getting kicked to the curb a little early after residents of a Pennsylvania town complained it was too ugly....
Plans to sell closed western Pa. prison hit snag
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- Plans to sell off a closed state prison near Altoona are running into difficulty over the sales price and other issues....
Illini field goal sinks Penn State, 16-14
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Late in the fourth quarter Saturday, Illinois kicker David Reisner lined up for a 50-yard field goal and watched as a hard wind pushed it wide left of the target....
Western Pa. drivers hit by icy conditions
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Freezing rain in western Pennsylvania is creating headaches for drivers and business for tow trucks and body shops....
Sites face uncertain future after casino decision
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The future of two valuable properties in Philadelphia is unclear after they weren't selected for a casino license....
Children removed from filthy West York apartments
WEST YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Police in West York say two adults face charges and three others were taken into custody after they found two apartments where seven children lived in unsafe, filthy and unsanitary conditions....
Army officer convicted of sex trafficking in Texas
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- An Army officer from New Hampshire has been convicted of sex trafficking of a minor while on temporary duty last year in Texas....
The U.S. Postal Service is the nation's second-largest employer and an agency virtually all Americans interact with to some extent in their daily lives. While the Postal Service has recently withstood a barrage of negative attention, from getting hacked to announcing continued multi-billion dollar deficits, it enjoys the most positive image of 13 high-profile government agencies, according to a recent Gallup Poll. Younger Americans are more likely than older Americans to review the Postal Service favorably.
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