Obama budget sets up battle with GOP-controlled Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a year of relative peace in Washington's budget battles, President Barack Obama will lay out a $4 trillion budget on Monday that needles Republicans with proposals for higher taxes on the wealthy and businesses to pay for education, public works projects and child care....
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Family, diplomats say no new word on Islamic State hostages
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The family of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the Islamic State group said Saturday it has received no word on his fate since the militants threatened to kill him earlier this week....
Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: "Mike 1 bingo," a code meaning they have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terror suspects, Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan....
Civilians flee east Ukraine town as fighting intensifies
DEBALTSEVE, Ukraine (AP) -- Outgoing heavy-caliber fire boomed incessantly, shaking the ground and rattling windows around the besieged town. Residents of Debaltseve, seemingly inured to the racket, listened impassively as they mustered at the town hall on Saturday to be evacuated with as many belongings as they could carry....
Illinois suspends Rice, Cosby indefinitely
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Illinois coach John Groce announced ahead of Saturday's game against Penn State that guards Rayvonte Rice and Aaron Cosby have been suspended indefinitely....
Up to foot of snow possible for Midwest, Northeast
A storm gathering steam over the southern Rockies is expected to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest and perhaps even more on Boston, which is still recovering from a winter walloping it received just a few days ago. It's also bad news for those planning to drive to Super Bowl parties....
Coroner: Researcher's cyanide death was suicide
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A coroner has concluded that the death of a western Pennsylvania medical researcher found to have cyanide in her body last fall was a suicide....
2nd man sentenced to life in deaths of 2 teens
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A second man has been sentenced to life in prison without possibility of parole in the deaths of two teenage cousins gunned down as they rode an all-terrain vehicle on a north Philadelphia street almost three years ago....
Man gets 4 1/2 to 10 years in shooting death over food
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 4 1/2 to 10 years in prison in the shooting death of a longtime friend that authorities said followed a fight over food....
Ohio State lowers ticket price for 2 non-conference games
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio State is lowering the football ticket price for two non-conference games next season, but tickets for games against Penn State and Michigan State will be more than $100....
Craig sworn in after McCord resigns as Pa. treasurer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The man who's been the top lawyer under Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord is now running the agency as executive deputy state treasurer, following McCord's resignation amid a federal criminal investigation....
Revel sale put on hold while nightclub appeals terms
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The sale of Atlantic City's former Revel casino is on hold while the company that ran its popular nightclub and beach bar appeals....
Treasurer McCord to plead guilty in campaign finance case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Rob McCord, who resigned abruptly Friday after serving six years as Pennsylvania's elected treasurer, plans to plead guilty to federal charges accusing him of using his office to threaten potential campaign donors during his failed gubernatorial primary race last year....
Following Wolf's lead, PLCB OKs gift ban for its employees
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is the latest agency to ban the acceptance of gifts by its employees....
Cuban President Raul Castro has demanded that the United States hand back its Guantanamo Bay military base before full diplomatic relations between the countries can be restored. Castro also asked for a complete lifting of the decades-old trade embargo and for compensation for its effects, saying that without these changes the recent diplomatic thaw "wouldn't make any sense."
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