Obama delivers frank words about Africa's problems
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) -- President Barack Obama arrived in East Africa with no big American aid packages, no ramped up U.S. military resources for fighting terror groups and no new initiatives with billions in government backing....
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Pollard to be freed; US analyst spied for Israel
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jonathan Pollard, the former Naval intelligence analyst whose conviction of spying for Israel stoked fierce international passions, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in November after nearly 30 years....
Libya court sentences Gadhafi son to death for 2011 killings
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) -- Moammar Gadhafi's son and onetime heir apparent was convicted and sentenced to death on Tuesday by a court in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on charges of murder and inciting genocide during the country's 2011 uprising....
Iraqi militias train young teens to face the threat of IS
BAGHDAD (AP) -- In the steamy Baghdad night, sweat poured down the faces of the Iraqi teens as they marched around a school courtyard, training for battle against the Islamic State group....
Philadelphia newspapers offer buyouts to 170 guild members
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The company that owns The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News is offering buyouts to news guild members with at least 25 years of experience....
Interstate gas pipeline re-routed to avoid fragile NY forest
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- A section of the planned Constitution Pipeline, designed to bring natural gas to New York City and New England, has been redrawn to avoid a 1,000-acre private forest with fragile wetlands....
Gay accuser questions Cosby's ability to 'read' sexual cues
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lawyer for Bill Cosby's first accuser on Tuesday questioned his self-described ability to "read" people's sexual cues given that her client is gay....
Scott Walker orders American on cheesesteaks, avoiding gaffe
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The governor of the nation's top cheese-producing state visited the capital of cheesesteaks on Tuesday and ordered two topped with American, skipping the customary Cheez Whiz but avoiding the blunder of a former presidential candidate who was ridiculed for wanting his with Swiss....
4th man enters plea in rock-throwing that hurt Ohio teacher
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An 18-year-old man pleaded no contest Tuesday to participating in a rock throwing episode from an interstate overpass last year that caused grave head and brain injuries to an Ohio middle school teacher....
Lottery to be held for regional rail passes for papal visit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Special rail passes to be used by commuters during Pope Francis' visit to the city in September will be sold via an online lottery, officials announced Tuesday, a week after overwhelming demand forced a halt to sales....
Boy who lost limbs to infection gets double-hand transplant
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Surgeons in Philadelphia have performed a double-hand transplant on a boy believed to be the youngest patient to undergo the procedure....
Trial opens in robberies, slayings linked to Craigslist ads
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia man is on trial in the shooting death of a man apparently killed after answering an advertisement on a social media site for sale of an all-terrain vehicle....
Gay Catholic teacher says firing felt 'like a death'
MERION, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia Catholic educator says being fired over her same-sex marriage felt like a death inside....
Pennsylvania expands notice for victims of sexual predators
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Victims of some of Pennsylvania's most horrific sexual crimes are getting better information about offenders' status under a new partnership between the state police and the Office of Victim Advocate....
Two Inspector generals have requested the Justice Department to launch a criminal probe into whether Hillary Rodham Clinton mishandled sensitive government information on a private email account she used as Secretary of State. According to the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community, an internal review of Clinton's emails included intelligence material that should have been "secret", the second highest level of classification.
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