Over 120 people buried by massive southwest China landslide
BEIJING (AP) -- More than 120 people were buried by a landslide that caused huge rocks and a mass of earth to come crashing into their homes in a mountain village in southwestern China early Saturday, officials said....
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UK finds 34 high-rise apartment buildings with unsafe siding
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's fire-safety crisis expanded substantially Saturday as authorities said 34 high-rise apartment blocks across the country had cladding that failed fire safety tests. London officials scrambled to evacuate four public housing towers after experts found them "not safe for people to sleep in overnight."...
Jordan to cancel 'marry the victim' clause shielding rapists
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A pregnant 15-year-old who had been raped by a brother-in-law decided to marry her attacker, hoping this would shield her from other male relatives who might kill her in the name of "family honor."...
Egypt's president ratifies disputed Saudi islands pact
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president on Saturday ratified a disputed 2016 agreement under which his country would transfer control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia, following through on his assertion earlier this week that the matter was closed....
Meal program bridges cultural divisions, 1 plate at a time
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- On the menu, the flavor profiles seemed incongruous: Chinese dumplings, Italian-style roast pork and a Mexican chicken dish featuring an edible weed....
Teenager slain in Pittsburgh, 4 arrested after standoff
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say a teenager was found shot to death in Pittsburgh and four people were taken into custody nearby, two after a standoff that lasted for hours....
Woman found slain in park behind Philadelphia high school
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a woman was found stabbed to death in a park behind a Philadelphia high school....
Police: Man, woman fired at police, then barricaded selves
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a man and woman fired at police in Pennsylvania and then barricaded themselves in a home....
Man pleads in burglary that left 1 suspect with severed hand
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- An alleged accomplice of a man whose hand was severed during what authorities called a home invasion last summer in Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to aggravated assault and burglary....
Cindy causes minor flooding across South as rain continues
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- Floodwaters from Tropical Storm Cindy covered timberland and fields across the rural Deep South on Saturday, but the sun peeked out enough to offer hope that the worst was over....
Man sentenced to 14 to 28 years in beating death
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to 14 to 28 years in prison in the death of a Pennsylvania man whose beating was recorded on a cellphone....
Tornado confirmed in Pennsylvania, some property damage
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Weather officials have confirmed that a tornado touched down in Pennsylvania during Friday's storms, causing some property damage but no reported injuries....
Man found alive after 4 days missing in Montana wilderness
CHOTEAU, Mont. (AP) -- Authorities say a U.S. Forest Service official found a Pennsylvania man who had been missing in Montana's Bob Marshall Wilderness since Monday....
Pennsylvania Legislature eyes wider DNA sampling of convicts
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers moved closer this week to mandating that DNA samples be collected from people who have been convicted of crimes, something supporters predict will help solve serious crimes....
Last week the Pa. Pension Reform Act became law changing retirement savings plans for future state government and public school employees hired after 2018. The plans move away from guaranteed pensions to a part or whole 401(k)-style platform much like those in the private sector. Employees will have three retirement savings options but once decided, it's final. Some critics say it doesn't address the present $70 billion unfunded liability while others believe it will result in no savings and hurt future recruitment of qualified applicants.
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