AP Analysis: For Republicans fearing Trump, Ryan offers out
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Within the span of a single hour, Donald Trump gave Republicans wary of his presidential nomination yet another reason to worry - and House Speaker Paul Ryan tried to give them a way out....
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Scotland's independence party scores well but no majority
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- The pro-independence Scottish National Party Friday secured another term in government with an historic third consecutive victory in Scotland's parliamentary elections but fell short of an outright majority....
Behind closed doors, North Korea opens ruling party congress
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- North Korea on Friday opened the first full congress of its ruling party since 1980, a major political event intended to showcase the country's stability and unity under young leader Kim Jong Un despite international criticism and tough new sanctions over the North's recent nuclear test and a slew of missile launches....
Canadian convoy waits for dawn, hoping to flee wildfire zone
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- Canadian officials waited for dawn Friday to see whether it will be safe for a convoy of evacuees to get out of the fire-ravaged Fort McMurray area....
Paterno's son: Supposed 1976 allegation vs. father is 'bunk'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Joe Paterno's son says an allegation made by insurers that a boy told the longtime Penn State football coach in 1976 that he had been molested by former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky is "bunk."...
Retaining wall, parking lot collapse onto businesses below
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A concrete retaining wall supporting a surface parking lot collapsed in Pennsylvania onto two businesses below, authorities said....
Penn State expected to pass plan to allow alcohol sales
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A committee of Penn State trustees says some fans should be able to buy alcohol at the university's football and basketball stadiums, as well as other athletic facilities....
Cops: Pittsburgh teacher pinned kindergartner with chair
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say a Pittsburgh teacher has been charged with shoving a kindergartner, pulling a chair out from underneath the girl and pinning her with it before throwing it down on the floor next to her....
Woman accused of kidnapping baby from mall to face trial
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia woman charged with kidnapping a newborn from a shopping mall will face a trial on all charges against her....
EPA OKs soybean-processing plant amid emissions questions
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- State environmental regulators have signed off on an air quality plan and now construction of a $59 million soybean-processing plant near Harrisburg is expected to begin next month....
Dad pleads not guilty in death of daughter shot by constable
NEW BLOOMFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- The father of a 12-year-old girl accidentally shot by a constable serving eviction papers pleaded not guilty Thursday to homicide charges....
Plea scheduled for ex-Rendell aide snared in FBI sting
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former top state official is scheduled to plead guilty to wire fraud next week in a case apparently stemming from an FBI investigation into allegations of public corruption in Pennsylvania....
Delaware man among those receiving commutations from Obama
DOVER, Del. (AP) -- A convicted drug dealer from Delaware is one of 58 people whose prison sentences are being commuted by President Barack Obama....
Part-time farm worker charged with stealing $900K from job
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a part-time painter at a Pennsylvania farm stole more than $900,000 from his employers to fund a lavish lifestyle that included luxury cars, jewelry, a trip to the Bahamas and private schools for his children....
Pittsburgh City Council is considering banning the use of wild animals in performances, outlawing Ringling Bros. and Barnum + Bailey and the Shrine Circus from appearing in town after 2016. Council President Bruce Kraus proposal prohibits the performance of wild or exotic animals for public entertainment or amusement…to protect them from cruel and inhumane treatment. Educational, research, rehabilitative venues such as the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, The National Aviary and the Animal Rescue League Shelter & Wildlife Center would be excluded.
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