Okla. residents come home to pick up the pieces
MOORE, Okla. (AP) -- With her son holding her elbow, Colleen Arvin walked up her driveway to what was left of her house for 40 years....
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Egypt: 7 security men kidnapped in Sinai freed
CAIRO (AP) -- Six Egyptian policemen and a border guard kidnapped by suspected militants in the Sinai Peninsula last week were freed by their captors Wednesday after successful mediation in the volatile region, the country's military spokesman said....
Young objector challenges Israeli army
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli military has jailed a young man for six months for refusing to serve because of his opposition to Israel's occupation of the West Bank, focusing attention on the longstanding conflict between the country's universal military service and divided political beliefs....
North Korea sends leader's special envoy to China
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korean leader Kim Jong Un dispatched a high-profile official and close confidant to China on Wednesday as Beijing faces pressure to rein in its belligerent neighbor....
Dems nominate new mayors in Pa. primary
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democrats nominated new mayors in Pittsburgh, Scranton and Harrisburg in the Pennsylvania primary election....
McVay wins Dem nom for Superior Court seat race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Allegheny County Judge Jack McVay has beaten Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Joseph Waters Jr. for the Democratic nomination for a vacant seat on the state Superior Court....
Papenfuse wins Harrisburg mayoral nom over Thomas
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic voters in financially troubled Harrisburg have denied Mayor Linda Thompson a second term, choosing bookstore owner Eric Papenfuse to help the financially-strapped capital city....
Lewis, Courtright to face off for Scranton mayor
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Republican Garett Lewis and Democrat Bill Courtright have won their respective party primaries to face each other in the general election in November....
Peduto bests Wagner, Wheatley for mayor nomination
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Longtime City Councilman William Peduto has won the Democratic nomination for mayor, defeating former state auditor general Jack Wagner and state Rep. Jake Wheatley....
Philly controller Butkovitz wins primary
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia City Controller Alan Butkovitz has faced down two challengers for the Democratic nomination in his campaign for a third term as the city's fiscal watchdog....
US: Prison can't contain Pa. drug kingpin's rage
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- No prison can contain the fury of a Philadelphia boxer-turned-drug kingpin who killed a dozen people, including two women and four children trapped in a retaliatory house fire, prosecutors told a federal jury Tuesday....
Penn State's costs for Sandusky scandal top $44M
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's costs for legal fees, consultants and other services connected to the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal have topped $44.4 million, the university's latest bill shows....
Pa. gov seeks to clarify proposed school standards
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett has asked state education officials to clarify that a set of proposed academic achievement standards for Pennsylvania public school students are not uniform national standards, a step a spokesman said Tuesday is designed to respond to criticism of the proposal....
Boy, 1, killed, 2 women injured in Pa. shooting
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a 1-year-old boy has been killed and two women injured in a shooting....
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After a week dominated by stories on Benghazi, the IRS targeting conservatives, and subpoenaed AP phone records, President Barack Obama's job rating remains unaffected according to the latest Washington Post/ABC poll. The President has a 51 percent approval rating with 44 percent disapproving. That's largely unchanged from the past two months.
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