Report: US-led strikes in Iraq, Syria killed 459 civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S.-led airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The coalition had no immediate comment....
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Turkey, Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflict
LICE, Turkey (AP) -- The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary powder on a raging brush fire - igniting a massive conflagration that raced through the mountains, devouring orchards and livestock. For Kurds living in nearby Lice, the recent Turkish operation brought back memories of the traumatic days in the 1990s when the army twice burned the town to the ground....
Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can't leave
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Most tables are empty at Walter Martin's coffee shop in San Juan's colonial district. His brow is furrowed with concern and glistens with sweat in the sweltering Caribbean morning....
Zimbabwean operator says American hunter didn't break law
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- A Zimbabwean safari operator accused of facilitating an illegal lion hunt for an American citizen in April denies the bow and arrow kill was unlawful and says his client acted in "good faith."...
DA: Police fatally shoot man who stole guns, opened fire
CAMPBELLTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecutor says police have shot and killed a man who opened fire on officers after he stole guns from a Pennsylvania gun shop....
Budget missing, but Pennsylvania collects $2B-plus in taxes
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania may not have a state budget, but tax revenues are pouring into the state treasury by the billions....
2 vehicles in sinkhole after Pittsburgh water main break
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A water main break has caused a sinkhole that swallowed two vehicles in Pittsburgh and cut service to dozens of homes....
Alpha Natural files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
NEW YORK (AP) -- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country's biggest coal producers, became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection amid an historic shift in the electric power sector brought on by cheap natural gas prices and pollution regulations....
FBI names counterterrorism veteran to lead Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The head of the FBI's counterterrorism unit in New York has been tapped to run the agency's operations in the Philadelphia region....
Things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday....
Lottery starts for regional rail passes for papal visit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An online lottery for special rail passes to be used by commuters during Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia has started....
Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July....
Party on, Abe: Illinois named top party school in the US
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- The University of Illinois stakes claim to 23 Nobel Prize winners and tech prowess that contributed to the creation of YouTube, Netscape, Java and light-emitting diodes, or LED....
Police: Visiting 'pastor' cut electric meter from parsonage
CENTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a man claiming to pastor a small northwestern Pennsylvania church has tried to force out the minister who owns and founded the church by cutting the electrical meter off the founder's home....
Education Secretary Arne Duncan and Attorney General Loretta Lynch have announced a pilot program that would allow prisoners eligible for release to apply for Pell Grants. Prisoners could begin receiving federal student aid to take college courses as soon as 2016-17 school year. The Education Department does not know what the participation rate or cost of this program will be. In 1994 Congress excluded federal and state prisoners from obtaining the low-income grants that do not have to be repaid.
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