APNewsBreak: Investigators look at overdose in Prince death
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Investigators are looking into whether Prince died from an overdose and whether a doctor was prescribing him drugs in the weeks before he was found dead at his home in suburban Minneapolis, a law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Thursday....
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Casualties mount from bombardment in Syria's largest city
BEIRUT (AP) -- Airstrikes and artillery killed more than 60 people in the past 24 hours in Aleppo, including dozens at a hospital in a rebel-held neighborhood, as Syria's largest city was turned once again into a major battleground in the civil war, officials said Thursday....
Israel treads carefully with claim to Golan
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic brushfire by declaring that the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the 1967 Mideast war, is and should remain "under Israel's sovereignty permanently."...
Iran calls on UN to help with US court asset award
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Iran asked the United Nations on Thursday to intervene with the U.S. government over a Supreme Court ruling that allows nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets to be paid to victims of terrorist attacks for which the Middle Eastern country has been blamed....
Church member charged with fatal shooting at Sunday service
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A member of a suburban church was charged Wednesday in the shooting death of another churchgoer in an altercation during Sunday services....
Critics of $1 billion NFL concussion deal seek court review
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Critics of the proposed $1 billion settlement of NFL concussion claims want a full U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia to review a recent court decision that upheld the deal....
Les Waas, creator of the Mister Softee jingle, dies at 94
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Les Waas, the advertising legend behind the Mister Softee jingle heard in hundreds of ice cream trucks for more than half a century, has died. He was 94....
Turnpike announces next step in plans for Scranton Beltway
PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission says it plans to hire an engineering firm as a next step in creating a beltway in the Scranton area to ease congestion on Interstate 81....
Eagles get quarterback Carson Wentz at No. 2 overall
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- From Fargo to Philly, Carson Wentz is the latest quarterback the Eagles hope will deliver the franchise's first Super Bowl....
Steelers take Miami cornerback Artie Burns with 25th pick
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Steelers spent nearly 20 years ignoring cornerbacks in the draft....
The Latest: Church member arraigned in fatal shooting
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on a church member charged with fatally shooting another worshipper in suburban Philadelphia (all times local):...
Bill Tilden: A US tennis hero, but with a morals clause
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- In the 1920s and 1930s, Bill Tilden was to tennis what Babe Ruth was to baseball. Honoring him with a historical marker should be an ace - if not for questions about his conduct with teenage boys....
Ex-Villanova hoops player convicted in bailout fraud scheme
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two leaders of a defunct financial holding company, including a former Villanova University basketball player, have been convicted of using a circular loan scheme in an effort to defraud the U.S. Treasury Department's bank bailout program seven years ago....
State investigating 2 quakes near Pennsylvania fracking site
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- The state Department of Environmental Protection is investigating whether fracking contributed to two small earthquakes near a western Pennsylvania drilling operation....
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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