DIVIDED AMERICA: Minorities hopeful, whites sour on future
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Consider two women in their 70s, both residents of the Kansas City area. One is white and affluent; the other is black and working class....
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Pakistan: Indian fire kills 2 Pakistani soldiers in Kashmir
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistan on Thursday said two of its soldiers were killed in an "unprovoked" attack when India fired across the border of the disputed region of Kashmir, while India said it had carried out a "surgical strike" against terrorists, in an exchange that marks an escalation in tensions between the uneasy and nuclear-armed neighbors....
Tumult to tranquility: Migrant family finds peace in Germany
ELZACH, Germany (AP) -- They fled Iraq just ahead of an Islamic State group onslaught in which thousands of their fellow Yazidis were enslaved or slaughtered. Months as refugees on the fringes of Turkish society, a nearly fatal trip across the Aegean and a long trek through the Balkans and Austria north to Germany came next....
Afghan unity deal expires, but gridlocked government remains
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Afghanistan's unity government is expected to remain in place despite the formal expiration on Thursday of the U.S.-brokered deal between two electoral rivals whose internal feuding has undermined efforts to battle the Taliban and stabilize the country....
Police fatally shoot suspect in Philadelphia stabbings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police said officers fatally shot a man who stabbed two boys, one of them his son, and attacked three other people Wednesday night....
Philadelphia police officer injured in crash
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia police officer guarding a crime scene is in good condition after a pickup truck slammed into his patrol vehicle....
Newborn found alive in trash bin inside gas station restroom
NORTH BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a newborn baby has been found alive in a trash bin inside a gas station restroom in Pennsylvania....
Parking agency head resigns amid sexual harassment claims
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The head of Philadelphia's agency that oversees on-street parking enforcement, taxis and towing has resigned amid accusations that he sexually harassed two co-workers....
Trump planning central Pennsylvania rally for Saturday
MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump plans to hold a rally in central Pennsylvania on Saturday....
Just Born, maker of candy Peeps, sues union over strike
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania company that makes marshmallow Peeps as well as Mike and Ike candies has filed a federal lawsuit claiming a worker's strike is illegal....
Accountant pleads guilty in $8M PA Cyber school fraud
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An accountant has pleaded guilty to helping the founder and former CEO of Pennsylvania's largest online charter school avoid federal income taxes on more than $8 million that man siphoned from the school....
Coroner, troopers dig up Pennsylvania yard, won't comment
SAYLORSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A coroner spent the day at a northeastern Pennsylvania residence where state troopers were seen digging up a yard....
Bodybuilder Bill Pettis found dead along Pennsylvania creek
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A bodybuilder from California whose biceps were bigger than Arnold Schwarzenegger's has been found dead along a creek in Pennsylvania....
Police: Blind man falls onto subway tracks, killed by train
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a blind man was struck and killed by a subway train in Philadelphia after he stumbled, hit a pole and fell onto the tracks....
The United Nations Human Rights Council weighed in on U.S. domestic policy Wednesday by concluding that after 14 years of speaking with U.S. officials, activists, and families of people killed by police in major American cities "the slave trade was a crime against humanity and the government should pay reparations." The U.N. panel sighted how "it's deeply concerned at the alarming levels of police brutality and excessive use of lethal force committed with impunity against people of African descent in the United States”.
Will you drive on the Liberty Bridge during the remainder of its rehabilitation project?