Obama seals Iran deal win as Senate Democrats find 34 votes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Overcoming ferocious opposition, President Barack Obama secured a legacy-defining foreign policy victory Wednesday as Senate Democrats clinched the necessary votes to ensure the Iran nuclear agreement survives in Congress....
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Guatemala prosecutor gets judge's order to detain president
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) -- Guatemala's attorney general says a judge has granted her request for an order to detain President Otto Perez Molina in connection with a government corruption case that has thrown the country into turmoil....
Migrant tempers fray as Hungary blocks trains for 2nd day
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) -- Tempers flared among the thousands trapped in a makeshift refugee camp in the heart of Budapest on Wednesday as Hungary played hardball with its unwelcome visitors for a second day, blocking train ticket-clutching migrants from traveling deeper into Europe....
In Alaska, Obama becomes 1st president to enter the Arctic
KOTZEBUE, Alaska (AP) -- President Barack Obama crossed the Arctic Circle on Wednesday in a first by a sitting U.S. president, telling residents in a far-flung Alaska village that their plight should be the world's wake-up call on global warming....
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....
Pitt quarterback Voytik eyeing expanded role for Panthers
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Chad Voytik isn't offended by the term "game manager," though the Pittsburgh quarterback might be the only one....
Feds confirm probe of $15M theft from Matthews International
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh have confirmed they're investigating roughly $14.8 million stolen from a city firm that makes memorials, cremation urns and other burial products....
Penn State relying on young players up and down depth chart
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The anxiety Marcus Allen felt on the eve of Penn State's showdown with Ohio State last season wasn't uncommon for a rookie. The sudden responsibility was....
Ex-Sen. Jane Orie appeals conviction to federal court
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Jane Orie filed a federal appeal Wednesday of her state criminal conviction and prison sentence, arguing as she has previously without success in state court that a second trial amounted to double jeopardy....
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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