Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on hospital
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. gunship attack on a hospital in Afghanistan that killed 42 people occurred because of human errors, process errors and equipment failures and none of the crew knew they were striking a trauma center, a top U.S. general said Friday....
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The Latest: MSF says Syria hospital bombing killed 50
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on developments in Syria's civil war (all times local):...
North Korea sends another US citizen to prison
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Friday sentenced a U.S. citizen of Korean heritage to 10 years in prison with hard labor after convicting him of espionage and subversion, the second American it has put behind bars this year....
11 dead, 2 missing after oil-rig helicopter crash off Norway
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- An oil-rig helicopter crashed Friday on an island off the coast of western Norway, killing 11 people and leaving two others missing, a rescue official said....
Flames shoot into sky as natural gas explosion injures 1
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A natural gas explosion at a pipeline complex in Pennsylvania burned one person on Friday, but officials said a well fire that erupted at the site was under control....
Expert: Freshman died of nosebleed, not attack by boyfriend
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A defense expert says a Pennsylvania college freshman who prosecutors say was beaten and strangled by her boyfriend in her dorm room actually died from a "massive nosebleed" caused by a previous fracture of her eye socket....
FAA: Smoke in jet cabin, cockpit leads to emergency landing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal safety investigators say a regional jet made an emergency landing in Philadelphia after smoke was reported in the cabin and the cockpit....
Police: Boy, 13, in custody after taking gun into school
LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A 13-year-old boy has been taken into custody after police say he took a loaded gun into a western Pennsylvania school....
Jury: Firm not liable for burns blamed on exploding body wax
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A jury says a New York company isn't responsible for burns a northeastern Pennsylvania woman said were caused by a bottle of exploding body wax....
Philadelphia police officer facing charges in break-in
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia police officer is accused of breaking into his girlfriend's apartment, stealing something and chasing her outside....
Harrisburg bishop hospitalized after not feeling well
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Roman Catholic bishop of Harrisburg is in a hospital after not feeling well....
State hoping rain will aid fighting brush fire in Poconos
MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) -- A brush fire is still burning in the Pocono Mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, but state conservation officials hope rains forecast will help crews put out the fire this weekend....
Harrisburg teacher buttons note 1,400 days without contract
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- School teachers in Pennsylvania's capital are wearing buttons to note that they've now worked without a contract for more than 1,400 days....
Firefighters battle blaze at central Pennsylvania saw mill
LEBANON, Pa. (AP) -- Firefighters have been battling a blaze at a central Pennsylvania saw mill....
The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure requiring women to register for the military draft, this after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units. An amendment by Republican Congressmen and former Marine Duncan Hunter would prohibit women being drafted into combat duty, disallowing their entry into infantry and special operations positions. Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier supporting Hunter's measure added "If we want equality in this country for women and not be discriminated against, then we should be willing to support a universal conscription".
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