Some in GOP say DHS funding lapse not a big deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican leaders eager to avert a partial government shutdown are getting heat from conservative colleagues who ask what the fuss is all about....
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2 inmates accused in killing of 10 tourists flee from jail
MANSEHRA, Pakistan (AP) -- A senior police officer in Pakistan says two prisoners believed to be involved in the 2013 slaying of 10 foreign climbers at the base of one of the world's tallest mountains have escaped from jail....
Ukraine rebels seen withdrawing heavy weapons front line
NOVOAMVROSIIVSKE, Ukraine (AP) -- Separatist fighters in east Ukraine moved rocket launchers to a location 70 kilometers (43 miles) back from the front line with government troops Friday in the first confirmed compliance with a cease-fire agreed earlier this month....
Despite spat with US, Israeli leader fighting Iran nuke deal
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu heads to Washington next week on a last-gasp effort to seal what he hopes will become his signature achievement: preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon. But the centerpiece of the visit, a much-hyped speech to Congress arguing against the international community's emerging nuclear deal with the Islamic Republic, has been overshadowed by a damaging battle with the White House and electoral intrigue back home....
Car crashes into Philadelphia firehouse, damaging ambulance
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A suspected drowsy driver is hospitalized with cuts to the face after crashing his car through Philadelphia firehouse door and damaging an ambulance....
Lights, camera, blossom! Disney films inspire floral fantasy
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Lights, camera ... blossom!...
'Black Madam' testifies at buttocks-injection murder trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Gothic hip-hop artist charged in the death of a London break-dancer she injected with silicone is set to resume testimony at her trial....
Single mom arrested in bomb threat bank heist held for court
BELLEVUE, Pa. (AP) -- The case against single mother who police say tried to rob $40,000 from a Pennsylvania bank by claiming to have a bomb in her car at a drive-thru teller window is headed for court....
Woman accused of killing Ohio chief's brother to get autopsy
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An autopsy is scheduled for a woman accused of killing the brother of Cleveland's police chief before shooting herself in the head on a Pennsylvania highway....
Pennsylvania House takes new stab at privatizing liquor sale
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- For the second time in two years, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Thursday sent a proposal to privatize the operations of much of the state-controlled wine and liquor store system, but it faces an uncertain fate and is challenged as a long-term fiscal loser for the state government....
Judge: Keeping Sandusky lawsuit in Philadelphia not a burden
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A judge presiding over a civil lawsuit against Penn State and ex-assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky by one of the accusers who testified in Sandusky's criminal child sex abuse trial says keeping the case in Philadelphia doesn't present a burden to potential witnesses or to the university....
Fog machine in art installation prompts false fire alarms
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Where there's smoke, there's fire. But fog signals art, as Pittsburgh firefighters are quickly learning....
US Steel to idle Gary Works coke plant, displacing 300
GARY, Ind. (AP) -- U.S. Steel has announced it will close the coke-making plant at its Gary Works, displacing about 300 workers....
Lawmakers renew push for measures to stop invasive carp
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Members of Congress proposed legislation Thursday calling for additional obstacles to prevent Asian carp from reaching Lake Michigan through an Illinois waterway and a renewed push toward a permanent strategy for shielding the Great Lakes from the destructive fish....
The Federal Communication Commission has adopted new Internet regulations sought by President Obama that would bar providers from creating paid "fast lanes" on the Internet which consumer advocates worry would edge out cash-strapped startups and smaller Internet based businesses.
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