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Prosecutors: Capsized boat captain and crew member arrested
CATANIA, Sicily (AP) -- Prosecutors said Tuesday that they arrested the captain and a crew member of the boat in which as many as 900 people are feared to have drowned in the unremitting waves of migrants seeking to escape from war-torn Libya....
Bombs shatter houses in Yemen capital, hit near Iran Embassy
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Saudi-led airstrikes hit weapons caches held by Iran-backed Shiite rebels, touching off massive explosions Monday in Yemen's capital that killed at least 19 people and buried scores of others under the rubble of flattened homes....
Many migrants drawn by jobs, welfare in northern Europe
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- For tens of thousands of migrants who survive the hazardous crossing of the Mediterranean, the journey often continues as they slip through cracks in Italy's border controls and head north....
Doerr, Guirgis among Pulitzer winners in arts
NEW YORK (AP) -- Anthony Doerr's "All the Light We Cannot See," an emotional and intimate World War II novel that has been one of the top-selling literary works of the past year, has won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction....
New trial granted for woman in fatal 1972 arson case
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania woman sentenced to life in prison more than four decades ago in a fatal arson case has been granted a new trial....
Mom of abandoned quadriplegic man faces extradition hearing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia woman accused of dumping her quadriplegic son in the woods so she could visit her boyfriend in Maryland has been released from a hospital and is facing extradition....
7 Penn State trustees want access to records used by Freeh
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Seven Penn State board members asked a judge Monday for access to documents used by a team led by former FBI director Louis Freeh that produced a 2012 report on how university leaders handled child molestation allegations against Jerry Sandusky....
Police officer waives hearing in motorist's shooting death
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A police officer charged with criminal homicide in the shooting death of a motorist after a traffic stop in central Pennsylvania has waived a preliminary hearing....
2 men dead in apparent murder-suicide in NW Pennsylvania
TRANSFER, Pa. (AP) -- Township police and the county coroner were investigating after two men were found dead in an apparent murder-suicide at a home in northwestern Pennsylvania....
Trial opens for 2nd of 3 men charged in 2011 stabbing death
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Trial has begun for the second of three men charged in a stabbing death in eastern Pennsylvania more than three years ago....
Police: Body in Alabama believed to be man sought in murder
WYOMING, Pa. (AP) -- State police in northeastern Pennsylvania say authorities in Alabama have found a body believed to be that of a man being sought in the murder of his girlfriend....
Philadelphia schools chief says district can't cut anymore
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The superintendent of Philadelphia's public schools said Monday that the district, Pennsylvania's largest, cannot cut anymore services or personnel, as he lobbies state lawmakers for more aid to pull the district out of a persistent deficit....
Wolfe's 'Anthracite Fields' wins Pulitzer for music
NEW YORK (AP) -- Julia Wolfe's "Anthracite Fields" has won the Pulitzer Prize for music....
In a 240-179 vote the House repealed the 40-percent federal rate on estates. The bill now heads to the Senate, where Democrats say the estate tax is a giveaway to the rich. Republican call it the "death tax" saying it prevents small business owners and farmers from passing businesses on to their heirs. President Obama has threatened to veto the bill should it reach his desk.
Should the death penalty be taken off the table for convicted Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev?