US Treasury secretary urges Greece to reach debt deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew is urging Greece to reach a deal with its creditors, warning that a default would "create immediate hardship for Greece" and damage the world economy....
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Australia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack
SYDNEY (AP) -- Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said....
Iraqi officials believe Saddam's top deputy killed
BAGHDAD (AP) -- He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives....
Amid growing migrant crisis, 20 burn victims rescued at sea
MILAN (AP) -- The unabated flow of migrants fleeing instability in Libya brought a new horror on Friday: The discovery of 20 migrants adrift at sea who had suffered grave burn injuries in a cooking gas explosion before departing Libya, and then were forced onto a smuggler's boat without treatment....
Family wins back seized gold coins that could be worth $80M
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A family was awarded the rights to 10 rare gold coins possibly worth $80 million or more on Friday after a U.S. appeals court overturned a jury verdict....
Jury in case of missing boy Etan Patz asks to view evidence
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York jury deliberating in the murder trial of a man accused of kidnapping and killing 6-year-old Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) in 1979 has asked to review a confession and other evidence....
Anti-abortion lawmakers protest Wolf nominee at State Dept.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Some Republican lawmakers who oppose abortion rights registered "serious concerns" Friday over Gov. Tom Wolf's nomination of Pedro Cortes as secretary of state, criticizing his handling of an abortion clinic that authorities dubbed a "house of horrors."...
Plumber testifies drug squad burst in, took tuition money
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A plumber told jurors in a police corruption trial that undercover agents burst into his home, took $10,000 in tuition money from a safe and planted methamphetamine and a digital scale....
Federal prosecutor to co-chair national Heroin Task Force
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The top federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh has been picked to co-chair a national Heroin Task Force as the city and its suburbs respond to 12 overdoses that killed two people this week....
Man dies in 80-foot fall at Philadelphia construction site
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A construction worker has fallen 80 feet to his death at a Philadelphia building site near the city's main railroad station....
Remains of troubled woman who leapt from car found near I-80
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The remains of a mentally ill central Pennsylvania woman whose parents told police she jumped from their moving car while driving to a psychiatric clinic last year have been found in woods near where she was last seen....
Man leaps onto subway tracks to pull fallen rider to safety
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- When a man tumbled onto the tracks at a downtown Philadelphia subway station, one passenger leaped into action....
Poconos officials want shuttered concert venue reopened
Officials in the Pocono Mountains want to bring a shuttered performing arts center back to life, seeing potential in a 12-year-old venue built with $15 million in state tax money that critics have long regarded as a mismanaged white elephant....
Democrats eye Senate primary before taking on Toomey in 2016
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's Democratic Party received its surest sign yet Friday that it will have a contested primary in next year's U.S. Senate race, and that's even before the general election contest against the potentially formidable incumbent, Republican Sen. Pat Toomey....
According to Pew Research, most Americans believe crime rates are rising and gun ownership - not gun control - makes people safer. Over the past 25 years or so, there has been a divergence between American perceptions about crime and actual crime rate holding near 20-year lows. Those who worried about crime had favored stricter gun control; now, they tend to desire keeping the laws as they are or loosening gun control.
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