Prominent Russian opposition figure Boris Nemtsov shot dead
MOSCOW (AP) -- Boris Nemtsov, a charismatic Russian opposition leader and sharp critic of President Vladimir Putin, was gunned down Saturday near the Kremlin, just a day before a planned protest against the government....
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US rescinds rule requiring judges to move to Guantanamo
MIAMI (AP) -- A new rule that required military judges presiding over the war crimes tribunals at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to relocate to the remote installation has been rescinded, the Pentagon said Friday....
Mexico drug lord captures change but don't lower trafficking
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- It's another big score for the Mexican government, which has been tearing through its list of most-wanted drug lords in recent years....
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Authorities arrest 2, seek another in fatal heroin overdose
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have arrested two people and are looking for a third in connection with several fentanyl-laced heroin overdoses that killed 22 people in western Pennsylvania last year....
Black Madam: Amber Rose hired me to plump her posterior
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Gothic hip-hop artist charged with killing a London break dancer with an illegal buttocks injection name-dropped her way through testimony Friday, saying one of the celebrities who sought her out became "a walking billboard" for her work....
Priest placed on leave due to sexual misconduct allegations
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest in western Pennsylvania has been placed on leave due to sexual misconduct allegations dating back more than three decades....
Bank fined $1.5M for ignoring judge's suspicious activity
DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) -- A bank in northeastern Pennsylvania has been fined $1.5 million for failing to file suspicious activity reports linked to a juvenile justice scandal....
Woman who stole, euthanized dog of man with cancer gets jail
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman who stole her cancer-stricken neighbor's dog and paid to have it euthanized was sentenced Friday to three to six months in jail....
Toronto-bound jet with smoke in cabin lands in Pennsylvania
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Toronto-bound jet with 35 people aboard has made an emergency landing in Pennsylvania over smoke from a shorted-out cabin light....
Penn State athletic director says finances top priority
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Six months into her tenure, Penn State athletic director Sandy Barbour is focused on keeping the school's 31 sports financially healthy....
Wolf proposes increasing in-home health care for seniors
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf said Friday he wants more seniors to obtain health care in their home instead of a nursing facility...
Net neutrality fans use Grumpy Cat in aerial jab at Comcast
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Internet activists took an aerial jab at Comcast to celebrate new government rules affecting the Philadelphia-based corporation....
Bill Cosby asks judge to dismiss 3 accusers' defamation suit
BOSTON (AP) -- Bill Cosby's lawyers asked a federal judge on Friday to throw out a defamation lawsuit filed by three women accusing the comedian of decades-old sexual offenses....
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved Loretta Lynch's nomination to be attorney general. Some republicans say Lynch's support for the legality of the president's executive actions on immigration disqualify her. But GOP Sen. Orrin Hatch voted in her favor saying critics are ignoring Lynch's long record of distinction.
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