Police departments on alert after cop killings
NEW YORK (AP) -- Big-city police departments and union leaders around the country are warning the rank and file to wear bulletproof vests and avoid making inflammatory posts on social media in the days after a man ambushed two officers and shot them to death inside their patrol car....
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North Korea skipping UN Security Council meeting
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- An angry North Korea, now on the defensive over a U.S. accusation of hacking, is refusing to take part in a groundbreaking U.N. Security Council meeting Monday where the country's bleak human rights situation will be discussed for the first time....
Pope in blistering critique of Vatican bureaucrats
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Pope Francis issued a blistering critique Monday of the Vatican bureaucracy that serves him, denouncing how some people lust for power at all costs, live hypocritical double lives and suffer from "spiritual Alzheimer's" that has made them forget they're supposed to be joyful men of God....
Abandoned asbestos mines still a hazard in India
RORO VILLAGE, India (AP) -- Asbestos waste spills in a gray gash down the flank of a lush green hill above tribal villages in eastern India. Three decades after the mines were abandoned, nothing has been done to remove the enormous, hazardous piles of broken rocks and powdery dust left behind....
2014 names in the news: Frein, Cosby and Mo'ne
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A search for the biggest headlines in Pennsylvania this year yields ... a very big search....
Pittsburgh mayor goes 'Undercover' in reality show
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh's mayor has gone undercover for a reality show....
1 in custody after reported Philadelphia abduction
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- One person is in custody after a reported overnight abduction and beating in Philadelphia left a man hospitalized....
SEPTA train strikes, kills man near Philly station
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A SEPTA regional rail train struck and killed a man as it approached Philadelphia's 30th Street Station....
1 dead in western Pa. house fire deemed suspicious
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- Firefighters say one person has died in a suspicious, two-alarm house fire in western Pennsylvania....
Philly's top cop warns officers after NYC slayings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey and other officials condemned the shooting deaths of two New York City officers, and the commissioner warned officers to be careful and alert....
Autopsies slated on 4 teenagers killed in crash
PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania coroner says autopsies are scheduled Monday on the four teenagers killed in a fiery head-on collision over the weekend....
No compromise on Pittsburgh abortion clinic zones
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Attorneys for the city of Pittsburgh and anti-abortion activists have been unable to reach a compromise on an ordinance that establishes a 15-foot buffer zone for protesters around abortion clinic entrances....
Teen gets life without parole in girlfriend's slaying
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has sentenced a teenager to life in prison without possibility of parole in the stabbing death of his girlfriend on a suburban Philadelphia hiking trail last year....
Man sentenced to life in woman's slaying
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to life in prison in the shooting death of his longtime girlfriend at their Philadelphia-area home last year....
President Obama says the U.S. government will respond proportionately to North Korea in connection with the computer hacking of the Sony Company that led to the cancellation of its film "The Interview". Obama also says Sony made a mistake by canceling the release of the movie saying we can't have a society in which "some dictator some place can start imposing censorship in the United States." Republican House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce says Congress should pass a North Korea economic sanctions bill for starters.
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