Trump's open path to nomination causes agony for some in GOP
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's last Republican foe, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, ended his quixotic presidential campaign Wednesday, cementing Trump's remarkable triumph as his party's presumptive nominee and launching him toward a likely fall battle with Hillary Clinton. Some Republican leaders began reluctantly rallying around Trump, but others agonized over their party's future....
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Reutersward, Swedish sculptor of twisted gun barrel, dies
HELSINKI (AP) -- Carl Fredrik Reutersward, one of Sweden's best-known modern artists and the creator of the iconic statue of a revolver barrel tied in a knot, has died at the age of 81....
US declares Aleppo cease-fire, Syria says only for 48 hours
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Sporadic violence persisted in Aleppo on Wednesday as U.S. officials announced an agreement had been reached with Russia to extend Syria's fragile cease-fire to the deeply contested northern city. The Syrian military said the truce would last only 48 hours....
Alberta declares emergency as fires threaten Canada oil town
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee....
Study: Pennsylvania had backlog of 1,850 untested rape kits
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania police agencies had a backlog of just over 1,850 untested rape kits at the end of last year, according to the first statewide study under a 2015 law that revamped procedures for handling sexual assault evidence and aimed to qualify the state for federal funding....
Philadelphia police kill unarmed driver fleeing traffic stop
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The police commissioner says he's "not making any judgments" pending an investigation into the shooting death of an unarmed driver by an officer during a traffic stop, one of two police shootings the same night....
Possible flaw in weld coating cited in pipeline blast
Investigators have found evidence of corrosion on a natural gas pipeline that exploded in a massive fireball in Pennsylvania last week, scorching trees a quarter-mile away, damaging homes and burning a fleeing homeowner, the federal pipeline safety agency said Wednesday....
Cosby tries again to delay criminal case, get charges tossed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby is trying again to delay hearings in his criminal case while he fights to get the sex-assault charges in Pennsylvania dismissed....
Gettysburg park gets 3,000 artifacts from Civil War museum
Gettysburg National Military Park is taking ownership of some 3,000 items from an American Civil War museum in Philadelphia that's been closed for eight years under an agreement announced Wednesday....
Coroner IDs 2 teens killed in high-speed Pennsylvania crash
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A coroner has identified two 17-year-olds who were killed in a high-speed car crash in Pennsylvania....
The Latest: Police kill unarmed driver fleeing traffic stop
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on a police officer shooting during a Philadelphia traffic stop (all times local):...
Man sentenced to 12 to 30 years in shooting outside school
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 12 to 30 years in a shooting outside a Pittsburgh high school 2½ years ago....
Woman gets jail in complaints over loud sex, music, threats
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman is in jail after pleading guilty to charges stemming from having loud sex, blasting loud music, and responding to a neighbor's requests to quiet down with threats....
Sept. 11 families seek answers in secret pages from inquiry
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fifteen years after the attacks that killed her husband, Lorie Van Auken thinks she still hasn't been told the whole truth about 9/11....
At the White House Correspondents' Dinner last weekend black comedian Larry Wilmore's in his monologue used the "N" word in referring to President Barack Obama. The president for his part also used the word in an interview last year speaking frankly about the persistence of racism in the United States saying "It's not just a matter of it not being polite to say the "N" word in public. That's not the measure of whether racism still exists or not".
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