Clashes sweep CAR capital ahead of French troops
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Armed Christian fighters who support the country's exiled president assaulted the capital at dawn on Thursday with rifles and machetes, leaving nearly 100 people dead. Shrouded bodies were lined up in a mosque as dozens of wounded lay on blood-stained hospital floors....
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Clashes sweep Central Africa Republic capital
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Wielding rifles and machetes, armed Christian fighters who support the Central African Republic's exiled president assaulted the capital at dawn on Thursday, leaving nearly 100 people dead. Shrouded bodies were lined up in a mosque as dozens of wounded lay on blood-stained hospital floors....
Assault on Yemen's Defense Ministry kills 52
ADEN, Yemen (AP) -- The Defense Ministry came under attack Thursday from a suicide car bomber and heavily armed gunmen, killing 52 people and wounding 167 in a fierce battle in the heart of Yemen's capital of Sanaa, the government said....
American teacher shot dead in Libya's Benghazi
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- An American chemistry teacher was shot to death as he was jogging in Benghazi on Thursday, highlighting persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year....
Husband defends wife charged in Pa. stabbing death
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) -- The husband of a central Pennsylvania woman charged this week with killing a man she met on Craigslist and dumping his body in an alley says she told him she acted in self-defense....
Kordell Stewart's divorce from his wife is final
ATLANTA (AP) -- Former Pittsburgh Steeler standout Kordell Stewart's divorce from his reality show wife is final....
Fumo hints at political comeback in court papers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Former state Sen. Vincent Fumo, a once-powerful Democratic Party figure who is finishing a federal sentence for corruption, is considering running for one of the hundreds of seats on the Democratic State Committee as the first step in a potential political comeback....
Cemetery existed near school where coffins found
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Caskets unearthed during construction at a city schoolyard might have been originally interred at a cemetery that existed at the site until the 1950s, records indicate....
Pa. inmate, 88, seeks release for '71 killing
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An 88-year-old woman serving life in a Pennsylvania state prison will get a sixth chance on Friday to convince officials she deserves to spend the rest of her life outside prison....
W. Pa. doctor to stand trial in drugs-for-sex case
CLARION, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania doctor has been ordered to stand trial on charges he overprescribed anti-addiction and anti-anxiety drugs and traded them for sex with female patients before his offices were raided and closed last year....
Pa. police video shows grinches taking decorations
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police have released surveillance video - complete with cartoon images from Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" - of two people stealing decorations outside a house last month....
5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:...
Pa. asked to bid on attracting Boeing plant
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania is among the states hoping to compete for a new Boeing aircraft assembly plant....
Church & Dwight will expand vitamin manufacturing
EWING, N.J. (AP) -- Church & Dwight said Thursday it will build a new manufacturing facility in Pennsylvania so it can make more gummy vitamins....
Do you support raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10? <More Info>
Fast-food workers in about 100 cities, including Pittsburgh, plan to walk off the job today in their push for higher pay. These strikes are intended to build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of living on the $7.25 an hour minimum wage. President Obama said he would back a Senate measure to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
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