AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days
Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down - not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches....
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G-7 in sync with Japanese Prime Minister Abe's own agenda
ISE, Japan (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies began their summit Thursday by visiting Ise Shrine, the most hallowed site for Japan's indigenous Shinto religion - one of many aspects of the gathering that dovetail with Abe's long-term diplomatic and political agenda....
The Latest: G-7 leaders arrive at Japan's sacred Ise shrine
ISE, Japan (AP) -- The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):...
UN health agency gets OK for revamp of emergency response
GENEVA (AP) -- Stung by failures in its response to Ebola, the World Health Organization is revamping how it responds to emergencies to become nimbler, more reactive and more operational in "one of the most profound transformations" ever at the U.N. health agency....
Solar-powered airplane lands in Pennsylvania
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright....
Judge: US man charged in Uganda counterfeit plot could flee
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An American deported from Uganda and charged in a massive counterfeiting scheme is a major flight risk and will remain jailed until he stands trial, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled....
What a circus: Clowns beg lawmakers not to ban animal shows
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A public hearing on a proposed wild-animal entertainment ban that would keep circuses and similar shows out of the city ended up being a circus of sorts, complete with clowns who begged the City Council not to enact the measure....
Ukrainian who posed as student faces federal fraud charges
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Ukrainian man accused of faking his name and age while attending a central Pennsylvania high school and having sex with an underage girl is now facing federal passport fraud and social security fraud charges....
Jury mulling death penalty arguments in sisters' slayings
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A jury weighing whether a Pennsylvania man deserves the death penalty or life in prison for killing his next-door neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker, was asked to weigh the difference between boulders and bubbles....
PetSmart severs ties with Pennsylvania small-animal supplier
BARTO, Pa. (AP) -- Another major pet retailer has severed ties with a small-animal supplier amid a federal investigation into conditions inside its Pennsylvania facility....
Ex-owner: Jon Stewart's horse used for kids' finger-painting
KENNETT SQUARE, Pa. (AP) -- A horse adopted by Jon Stewart and his wife hadn't been shot more than 100 times by a paintball gun as previously reported but had been used as a canvas for children's finger-painting parties, its former owner said....
1 dead, 1 injured after fall at popular hiking spot
JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say one person died and another was seriously injured following a fall at a popular eastern Pennsylvania hiking spot....
School head gets 2 days to mull leave in teacher-sex scandal
PLUM, Pa. (AP) -- A district superintendent in suburban Pittsburgh has two days to consider taking paid leave while the school board investigates how he handled reports of inappropriate sexual relationships between teachers and students....
Montana power plant needs new operator by May 2018
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Owners of a coal-fired power plant in Montana say the company that keeps it running wants out within two years....
Missouri U.S. Senator Republican Roy Blunt called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald's resignation saying "Dismissing wait times when veterans can often wait months for an appointment is negligent and a clear sign that new leadership is needed" Secretary McDonald compared wait times at VA health care sites to hours people wait for rides at Disney amusement parks. GOP lawmakers and veterans' service groups slammed his remarks as insulting and inappropriate.
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