'Yep, I'm Gay': Happy 20th out anniversary, Ellen DeGeneres
NEW YORK (AP) -- With a headline of "Yep, I'm Gay" on the cover of Time magazine and the same declaration on her sitcom, Ellen DeGeneres made history 20 years ago as the first prime-time lead on network TV to come out, capturing the hearts of supporters gay and straight amid a swirl of hate mail, death threats and, ultimately, dark times on and off the screen....
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Israeli strikes inside Syria pick up tempo in proxy war
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's military said Israel struck a military installation southwest of Damascus International Airport before dawn Thursday, setting off a series of explosions and raising tensions further between the two neighbors....
Analysis: Finally, crystal-clear clarity in French election
PARIS (AP) -- When France's presidential election turned into a political boxing match this week at the gates of an appliance factory threatened with closure, the far-right populist Marine Le Pen showed that she wields a mean right hook. Her centrist rival, Emmanuel Macron, a political neophyte contesting his first election, demonstrated that he can take a solid punch to the chin....
Taliban announce start of spring offensive
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Afghanistan's Taliban have announced the start of a spring offensive, promising to build their political base in the country while focusing military assaults on coalition and Afghan security forces....
The Latest: Governor believes ambush killer is 'monster'
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the trial of a sniper who shot two Pennsylvania state troopers at their barracks (all times local):...
Slain trooper's young sons in court as killer gets death
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- With his victim's two young sons in court for the first time, a gunman who shot and killed a Pennsylvania trooper was formally sentenced to death Thursday, one day after a jury determined he should receive a lethal injection for the ambush at a state police barracks....
Cops: Pit bull kills owner during attack outside home
BREINIGSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a pit bull mix killed its owner during an attack on the deck of the woman's Pennsylvania home....
Gay legislator hits back at online troll by calling grandma
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An openly gay Pennsylvania politician has hit back at an internet troll who posted a slur on his Facebook page - by calling the troll's grandmother....
Scientists investigate large number of humpback whale deaths
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Government scientists launched an investigation Thursday into an unusually large number of humpback whale deaths from North Carolina to Maine, the first such "unusual mortality event" declaration in a decade....
Grand jury recounts Harrisburg's ill-fated incinerator deal
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A grand jury says the passage of time and limits in state law made it difficult to investigate financial deals surrounding a trash incinerator that Harrisburg loaded up with so much debt it nearly bankrupted the city....
Ex-Penn St officials to be sentenced in June over Sandusky
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Sentencing has been scheduled for three former top officials at Penn State University who were convicted of child endangerment in the Jerry Sandusky molestation scandal....
Student to stand trial over fraternity brother's death
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has ordered an Indiana University of Pennsylvania student to stand trial on felony homicide and assault charges over a deadly fight with his fraternity brother....
Train delays likely this summer over work at Penn Station
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rail travelers who have endured major disruptions recently at Penn Station, the nation's busiest rail station, are likely to see more delays this summer because it's in dire need of repair work, Amtrak officials said Thursday....
Dad accused of using pushups as punishment heads to trial
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania father accused of forcing his 10-year-old son to do pushups as punishment and then throwing him across a room is heading to court....
President Trump is calling for a 20% tariff on softwood lumber coming from Canada. This long standing dispute centers on Canadian provinces that have allegedly allowed loggers to cut down trees at reduced rates and sell them at low prices. Claiming Canada has for years been improperly subsidizing its softwood exports causing great harm to the US industry. therefore duties will be applied retroactively for 90 days. Canadian Prime Minister warned that thickening this border between us will be hurting people on both sides.
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