The Latest: Biden visits Irbil, Iraq
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Casualties mount from bombardment in Syria's largest city
BEIRUT (AP) -- Airstrikes and artillery killed more than 60 people in the past 24 hours in Aleppo, including dozens at a hospital in a rebel-held neighborhood, as Syria's largest city was turned once again into a major battleground in the civil war, officials said Thursday....
AP EXPLAINS: A look at the Syrian city of Aleppo
As a two-month-old cease-fire collapses and peace talks stall, the northern city of Aleppo is once again a main battlefield in Syria's devastating civil war. More than 60 people have been killed in less than 24 hours in airstrikes and shelling on contested neighborhoods of the city....
Israel treads carefully with claim to Golan
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic brushfire by declaring that the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war, is and should remain sovereign Israeli territory....
Bill Tilden: A US tennis hero, but with a morals clause
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- In the 1920s and 1930s, Bill Tilden was to tennis what Babe Ruth was to baseball. Honoring him with a historical marker should be an ace - if not for questions about his conduct with teenage boys....
Critics of $1 billion NFL concussion deal seek court review
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Critics of the proposed $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion claims want a full U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia to review a recent court decision that upheld the deal....
Les Waas, creator of the Mister Softee jingle, dies at 94
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Les Waas, the advertising legend behind the Mister Softee jingle heard in hundreds of ice cream trucks for more than half a century, has died. He was 94....
Church member charged with fatal shooting at Sunday service
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A member of a suburban Philadelphia church has been charged in the shooting death of another churchgoer in an altercation during Sunday services....
Turnpike announces next step in plans for Scranton Beltway
PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission says it plans to hire an engineering firm as a next step in creating a beltway in the Scranton area to ease congestion on Interstate 81....
Ex-Villanova hoops player convicted in bailout fraud scheme
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two leaders of a defunct financial holding company, including a former Villanova University basketball player, have been convicted of using a circular loan scheme in an effort to defraud the U.S. Treasury Department's bank bailout program seven years ago....
State investigating 2 quakes near Pennsylvania fracking site
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- The state Department of Environmental Protection is investigating whether fracking contributed to two small earthquakes near a western Pennsylvania drilling operation....
Pennsylvania man pleads to shooting ex-girlfriend's husband
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to shooting his ex-girlfriend's husband in the face a few weeks after she married the victim last year....
Cops: Fleeing man jumps into river, runs naked from hospital
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say a Pittsburgh man driving a stolen car ditched the vehicle and jumped into a river to escape from authorities. Police say after being captured, he fled naked from a hospital and hid inside a dumpster....
Pennsylvania man to trial in neighbor's 1981 fatal shooting
PERRYOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man accused of fatally shooting his neighbor in 1981 has been ordered to stand trial....
The Supreme Court seems ready to overturn the conviction of Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on political corruption charges placing limits on the reach of federal bribery laws. Judges have expressed concerns about giving prosecutors too much power to criminalize everyday acts politicians perform for constituents. At issue is a federal law that bars public officials from accepting money or gifts. Justice Department disagreed saying for the court to rule that bribery laws in place for decades are too vague would be a recipe for corruption.
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