Malaysian premier: plane debris to be sent to France
PARIS (AP) -- A sea-crusted wing part washed up on an island in the western Indian Ocean may be the first trace of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 since it vanished nearly a year and a half ago, and a tragic but finally solid clue to one of aviation's most perplexing and expensive mysteries....
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For some, hunting lions in Africa is the ultimate experience
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- It is, for some well-heeled foreign visitors, the ultimate African experience: the thrill of hunting a lion, one of the so-called "Big Five" animals whose habitats are under increasing pressure from human encroachment. Now an American dentist's killing of a celebrity lion in Zimbabwe has triggered global revulsion, highlighting what critics say is an industry of trophy hunting that threatens vulnerable species across sub-Saharan Africa....
AP Investigation: Olympic teams to swim, boat in Rio's filth
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Athletes in next year's Summer Olympics here will be swimming and boating in waters so contaminated with human feces that they risk becoming violently ill and unable to compete in the games, an Associated Press investigation has found....
5 things to know about filthy water awaiting Rio Olympians
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- The Associated Press commissioned a study of the virus and bacteria levels in the waters where Olympic athletes will compete next year in Rio de Janeiro. The testing found dangerously high levels of pathogens from human sewage waste....
Suspect in Cape Cod camp child abuse case withdraws plea
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man charged with sexually abusing three boys at a Christian summer camp on Cape Cod has withdrawn his guilty plea and now faces trial....
Police: Drag racing crash kills 3, injures 1 in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say an apparent drag-racing crash in Philadelphia has left three people dead, one person in critical condition and a car split in half....
Mob associate sentenced for racketeering
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- A federal judge in New Jersey has sentenced a mob associate to 30 years in prison for his role in the hostile takeover of a publicly-held company in Texas....
Heat warning remains for Philadelphia, suburbs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Thunderstorms could briefly cool things down as hazy, hot and humid conditions persist throughout Philadelphia and its suburbs....
SEPTA to make repairs to trolley tunnel
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- SEPTA is set to make repairs to the Center City tunnel over 16 days....
Feds accuse Philadelphia congressman Fattah of corruption
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah paid off an illegal $1 million campaign loan with federal grants and charitable donations, funneled campaign funds toward his son's student loans and disguised a lobbyist's bribe as payment for a Porsche his TV anchor wife never sold, prosecutors said Wednesday in announcing a racketeering indictment against him....
The Latest: Congressman's wife mentioned in indictment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The latest developments surrounding the indictment of U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (all times local):...
Wolf meets with Republican leaders about Pennsylvania budget
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- There's been another meeting aimed at resolving Pennsylvania's state budget standoff, but participants aren't reporting any breakthroughs....
Driver faces charges in hit-and-run that killed boy
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say they've arrested the woman behind the wheel of a sport utility vehicle that struck and killed a boy in southwest Philadelphia in April....
University employee tests positive for Legionnaires' disease
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Officials at a suburban Philadelphia university say an employee has tested positive for Legionnaires' disease and eight campus buildings had higher-than-acceptable levels of the bacteria....
Convicted spy Jonathan Pollard, a former U.S. Navy intelligence officer, will be granted parole in November. Pollard, who served 30 years of a life sentence for spying for Israel, will be required to remain in the United States for five years. The Obama Administration has dismissed the notion that Pollard’s release is tied to any other foreign policy issues, including the Iran nuclear deal.
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