After break, Senate to reconsider Patriot Act extension
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records....
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Syrians try to build case against Assad in chlorine attacks
BEIRUT (AP) -- With only a cloth mask for protection, Firas Kayali rushed to try to rescue the residents of a house in a village in rebel-held northern Syria after a barrel bomb, suspected to be filled with chlorine gas, hit nearby....
AP Analysis: At Mideast forum, hopes for future amid chaos
SOUTHERN SHUNEH, Jordan (AP) -- Against a backdrop of Iraq and Syria in flames, Middle Eastern political and business leaders sought to focus on a future of growth and investment for a region that for long has lagged behind. But present-day reality proved rather difficult to ignore, with the Islamic State group wreaking havoc not far from these Dead Sea shores....
UN chief says save migrants, deal with cause of flight
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday urged Southeast Asian nations to deal with the causes behind a growing humanitarian crisis that has forced thousands of Rohingya from Myanmar and Bangladeshi migrants to flee by sea, leaving many still stranded in boats....
Gay couple has adoption vacated now that they can marry
When Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur moved to the Philadelphia suburbs nearly 20 years ago, they were dismayed to learn that Pennsylvania would not recognize their domestic partnership from New York....
Police: Woman smoked synthetic marijuana with child in car
PRINGLE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania woman was high on synthetic marijuana with her child dazed and confused in the car....
Train accident kills pedestrian
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) -- A pedestrian was killed by a freight train in western Pennsylvania....
Lawyer: Teen may plead guilty in Temple student hit-and-run
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia teen has waived his preliminary hearing and will likely plead guilty in connection with the hit-and-run accident that critically injured a Temple University lacrosse player....
Pirates star McCutchen laughs off leaked pay stub
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Good thing Andrew McCutchen has direct deposit....
Police: Trooper killed burglar who pointed BB gun at him
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- A state trooper investigating a burglary at a western Pennsylvania grocery store Friday fatally shot the suspect when he pointed what turned out to be a BB gun at him, police said....
Prosecutors: Professor offered China data on US-made device
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The chairman of Temple University's physics department schemed to provide U.S. technology secrets to China in exchange for prestigious appointments for himself, federal authorities said in charging him with four counts of wire fraud....
Pennsylvania shows biggest 1-month jobs gain since 1990s
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania recorded its biggest one-month jobs gain in nearly two decades in April, while its unemployment rate stabilized after rising for three straight months, the state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday....
2nd analysis paints less perilous image of Buckeye Lake dam
BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio (AP) -- An engineering firm that analyzed a deteriorated dam at Buckeye Lake suggested Friday that changes could be made to raise the water level and keep boats and surrounding businesses afloat without decreasing safety, though state officials have some concerns about the proposals....
Circus accused of violating law in treatment of elephants
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A circus violated an animal welfare law by allowing three elephants to briefly get loose in Missouri and watering them too close to a Pennsylvania show's public area where a child managed to pose for a photo behind one of them, a federal agency alleges in a complaint....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you think Patriots owner Robert Kraft's decision NOT to appeal the Leagues punishment will lead Commissioner Roger Goodell to reduce the penalty to Tom Brady? <More Info>
New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft has decided NOT to appeal the teams punishment for using deflated footballs in last seasons NFL playoffs. The league hit the team with a One Million dollar fine and the loss of two draft picks. Kraft said the agenda of one team should not outweigh the collective good of all other teams. His decision, however, does not affect the appeal by Quarterback Tom Brady of his four game suspension for his role in the scandal. That appeal continues.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you agree with Pentagon officials that the current U.S. approach to combating ISIS in Iraq is still a viable?