Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press....
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Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment....
AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say....
Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle....
Illini field goal sinks Penn State, 16-14
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Backup quarterback Reilly O'Toole led Illinois on a late drive that set up a game-winning David Reisner field goal, delivering a 16-14 win over Penn State on Saturday....
Reading to replace 'ugly' Christmas tree
READING, Pa. (AP) -- A 50-foot spruce Christmas tree in downtown Reading is coming down after Scrooge-like complaints that it was pathetic and ugly....
Western Pa. drivers hit by icy conditions
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Freezing rain in western Pennsylvania is creating headaches for drivers and business for tow trucks and body shops....
Top Pa. officials' salaries grow with inflation
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- No one at the state Capitol has advocated pay raises for hundreds of Pennsylvania's top elected and appointed officials since the 2005 debacle that enraged voters and ultimately cost two dozen legislators and a Supreme Court justice their seats....
Sites face uncertain future after casino decision
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The future of two valuable properties in Philadelphia is unclear after they weren't selected for a casino license....
Children removed from filthy West York apartments
WEST YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Police in West York say two adults face charges and three others were taken into custody after they found two apartments where seven children lived in unsafe, filthy and unsanitary conditions....
Ex-Pa. state worker charged with stealing helmets
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former Pennsylvania state worker faces federal charges for allegedly stealing 610 combat helmets....
Jury convicts driver in Pa. fire chief's death
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A York County jury has convicted a central Pennsylvania man in the death of a fire chief who was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic last year....
Men want new trial on university sex-abuse claims
Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims....
Army officer convicted of sex trafficking in Texas
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- An Army officer from New Hampshire has been convicted of sex trafficking of a minor while on temporary duty last year in Texas....
The city Parking Authority, at a cost of $350,000, will waive parking fees at 11 garages on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and on Saturdays until Christmas in an attempt to attract shoppers. Next week City Council will vote on extending the free parking to street meters.
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