American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel
The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel....
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EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The Dutch foreign minister says the European Union is imposing new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia's actions in Ukraine....
Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on
JERUSALEM (AP) -- An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of locations along the coastal area and diplomatic efforts intensified to end the two week war that has killed more than 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis....
Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks
CAIRO (AP) -- The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary step to avoid sustained violence....
Pa. auditor cites flaws in gas drilling regulation
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Strained by the rapid expansion of natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania and limited resources, environmental regulators have failed to adequately monitor well safety or to provide clear and timely information to citizens, the state's elected auditor said Tuesday....
Hospitalized Nazi guard suspect, 89, gets bail
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A judge in Philadelphia has granted bail to an 89-year-old Nazi war crimes suspect who's been hospitalized while awaiting extradition to Germany....
More time for Pa. inmate in molestation case
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A convicted murderer accused of having persuaded a woman to bring two girls to visit him in a northeastern Pennsylvania prison so he could molest them has been sentenced to additional prison time and fined....
Comcast 2Q earnings top views on Internet hookups
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Comcast Corp.'s second-quarter net income rose 15 percent to nearly $2 billion as it added high-speed Internet customers at a faster pace than a year ago and video subscriber losses moderated....
Pennsylvania man convicted in 'leftover' pot trial
RIDGWAY, Pa. (AP) -- A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been convicted of possessing five pounds of marijuana and at least 10 live marijuana plants that he claimed were merely "leftovers" from a police raid on his home two years earlier....
Man beat 2 cats with golf club for scratching him
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A northwestern Pennsylvania man fatally beat his two cats with a golf club because he felt "betrayed" after they scratched him....
Man jailed on charges he burned 7 vehicles, stand
TIDIOUTE, Pa. (AP) -- A northwestern Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he set fire to seven vehicles and a concession stand at a community baseball field in about a three-hour span last month....
Freight train kills 2 men in eastern Pennsylvania
EMMAUS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say that two young men are dead in eastern Pennsylvania after being struck by a freight train while crossing railroad tracks....
Pennsylvania jail to offer video visits for a fee
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania county jail plans to start offering online video visits with inmates next month as a way to raise money for the county....
Man surrenders, jailed in 2 Pittsburgh-area heists
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man has surrendered to police and been jailed on charges that he robbed two Pittsburgh-area banks earlier this month....
The new state budget calls for raising almost 100 million dollars by expanding leases for natural gas drilling in state forests and allowing drilling in state parks for the first time. Environmental groups like PennFuture say the forests and state parks should not be used like an ATM.
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