Kerry tries to dampen fuss over Israeli PM's speech
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday tried to calm tensions with Israel before Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's congressional address, yet insisted the Obama administration's diplomatic record with Iran entitles the U.S. to "the benefit of the doubt" as negotiators work toward a long-term nuclear deal. On a mission to warn of the dangers of a nuclear-armed Iran, the prime minister arrived in Washington for the speech the White House didn't want him to give....
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Iraq state TV: Operation to retake Tikrit begins
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's state TV says government forces backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters have begun a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State extremist group....
30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe
MOSCOW (AP) -- For the tens of thousands bearing flowers and tying black ribbons to railings in honor of slain Russian opposition politician Boris Nemtsov, the solemn march through the Moscow drizzle on Sunday was a time for silence, not slogans....
AP Essay: 'Jihadi John' won't have the same impact unmasked
LONDON (AP) -- As "Jihadi John," he was a terrifying figure, his identity concealed by a black mask, his threatening tone backed up by his oversize, serrated knife and his willingness to use it in the name of Islamic State and its self-declared caliphate....
Covert 'body sculptor' says clients chose her over surgeons
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An aspiring hip-hop artist who boasts about her talent for underground "body sculpting" has one last chance to impress a jury before the panel weighs murder charges against her in a dancer's death....
A look at the key things to watch in Gov. Tom Wolf's budget
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf will unveil his spending plans for the 2015-16 fiscal year that starts July 1. Wolf, a Democrat, is expected to propose perhaps the biggest shake-up in the state tax system in over 40 years, although little is known thus far about the precise details of his plans. All of it would require approval by the Republican-controlled Legislature. Here is a summary of what Wolf has revealed in the six weeks since he became governor, as well as the...
Process gets underway to carve up $60 million Sandusky fine
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Now that a settlement has cleared the way for $60 million from Penn State to be spent in Pennsylvania to address child sexual abuse, potential recipients are starting to think about how that money might be put to use....
Boston falls short of season snow record _ for now
BOSTON (AP) -- It has topped more than 100 inches of snow this season, but Boston is just short of surpassing its 20-year-old snowfall record - for now that is....
Coroner: Man in wife's Christmas Eve ax slaying killed self
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man accused of killing his wife with an ax on Christmas Eve was pronounced dead after a suicide attempt left him brain-dead, authorities said....
Brrr! February brought record cold, snow to Northeast
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Hardy souls who shivered and shoveled their way through February in the Northeast now have evidence of just how brutal the weather was, with record cold in at least eight cities and record snowfall in Boston....
Winter storm causes flight cancellations, other travel woes
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The latest round of winter weather has led to cancellation of hundreds of flights and caused other travel problems in Philadelphia....
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that based on the agreement being negotiated by Iran and the six world powers. He believes they have given up on the commitment to stop Iran from getting nuclear weapons and have accepted that Iran will gradually, within a few years, develop capabilities to produce material for many nuclear weapons. Netanyahu is scheduled to address a joint meeting of Congress on Tuesday and is expected to focus his speech on U.S. nuclear negotiations with Iran.
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