Obama and the Kurds: Turkish strikes vex Islamic State plan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Turkey's dramatic air campaign against the Islamic State and Kurdish forces has created a bit of a conundrum for President Barack Obama, who is leading the fight against one of Turkey's targets while relying heavily on the other target....
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Parole for Pollard revisits divisions over extent of harm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The arrest of Jonathan Pollard for spying for Israel touched off one of the most sensational spy cases in recent American history, stoking fierce international passions and decades of legal and diplomatic wrangling....
Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Moammar Gadhafi's son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 uprising....
Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle against the Islamic State group....
Man indicted for negligent manslaughter in car crash
SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) -- A Philadelphia man has been indicted on charges of negligent manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol in a crash that left a woman dead and left him and two children injured....
Gay accuser questions Cosby's ability to 'read' sexual cues
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lawyer for Bill Cosby's first accuser on Tuesday questioned his self-described ability to "read" people's sexual cues given that her client is gay....
Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday....
Police: Pregnant woman, 26, shot, killed in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say a 26-year-old pregnant woman has died after she was shot multiple times in Pittsburgh....
Lottery to be held for regional rail passes for papal visit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Special rail passes to be used by commuters during Pope Francis' visit to the city in September will be sold via an online lottery, officials announced Tuesday, a week after overwhelming demand forced a halt to sales....
Scott Walker orders American on cheesesteaks, avoiding gaffe
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The governor of the nation's top cheese-producing state visited the capital of cheesesteaks on Tuesday and ordered two topped with American, skipping the customary Cheez Whiz but avoiding the blunder of a former presidential candidate who was ridiculed for wanting his with Swiss....
4th man enters plea in rock-throwing that hurt Ohio teacher
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An 18-year-old man pleaded no contest Tuesday to participating in a rock throwing episode from an interstate overpass last year that caused grave head and brain injuries to an Ohio middle school teacher....
5 white men accused of throwing black man onto tracks
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Five white men have been ordered to stand trial in western Pennsylvania in what prosecutors allege was a racially motivated attack on a black man allegedly thrown onto tracks at a Pittsburgh commuter rail station....
Trial opens in robberies, slayings linked to Craigslist ads
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia man is on trial in the shooting death of a man apparently killed after answering an advertisement on a social media site for sale of an all-terrain vehicle....
VA doctor regrets post telling gun advocate to 'off' himself
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Department of Veterans Affairs psychiatrist said Tuesday he regrets a Facebook post suggesting that a gun-rights supporter "off" himself....
The Boy Scouts of America announced yesterday an end to its ban on gay scout leaders and employees. The Mormon Church said it is "deeply troubled" by the announcement and said it might leave the organization. LGBT rights groups applauded the decision as a step in the right direction, but say there is still more to be done. The new policy does still allow for church-sponsored units to choose its own leaders, even if they are restricted to heterosexual men.
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