In Chile, Wal-Mart adapts to local tastes to reach the top
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) -- As Wal-Mart tries to build an international juggernaut, it has had no greater success than in Chile, where even its failures show a commitment to adapting quickly to local shopping habits....
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Amid heavy clashes in Fallujah, fears rise for civilians
CAMP TARIQ, Iraq (AP) -- As Iraqi forces pressed an offensive Tuesday to dislodge Islamic State militants from Fallujah, conditions are worsening for tens of thousands of civilians trapped in the city, and a leading aid group raised alarm over an unfolding "human catastrophe."...
Mediterranean Sea disasters leave more than 1,000 dead
GENEVA (AP) -- The treacherous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claimed the lives of at least 1,083 migrants over the past week - mostly because barely seaworthy smuggling boats foundered and sank despite calm seas and sunny skies, a migration agency said Tuesday, citing new accounts from survivors....
Wanted Taiwanese fugitive dies in car accident in California
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former tycoon who was one of Taiwan's most wanted fugitives was in the middle of a decade-long fight to stay in the United States when he was killed in a California car accident, federal court records show....
Gov't report: Airports need more help keeping intruders out
While intruders routinely breach the security fences protecting runways and planes at U.S. airports, the federal Transportation Security Administration is not keeping up with the threat or doing enough to help airports identify their vulnerabilities, according to a government report released Tuesday....
Pennsylvania to write medical marijuana program rules
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's Department of Health says it expects to write temporary regulations this year creating a medical marijuana program....
Survey says budget fight inflicted damage on social services
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A new survey says non-profit organizations that carry out social services in Pennsylvania still owe interest from loans taken out during a protracted state government budget stalemate....
Police departments begin to reward restraint tactics
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A few police agencies in the U.S. have begun rewarding officers for showing restraint in the line of duty, putting the tactic on par with bravery....
Judge who refused to toss Cosby's criminal case will stay on
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia judge who refused to throw out Bill Cosby's criminal case after his arrest will keep the case through trial....
Bank robber who used sex toy as fake bomb is sent to prison
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh man who robbed a bank with a fake bomb made out of phone wires, duct tape and a sex toy has been sentenced to 1 1/2 to 3 years in prison....
Utility agency ordered to release records that led to fine
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The state's high court has ordered the release of investigative records concerning electric utility PPL's response to a 2011 power outage that resulted in a $60,000 fine from utility regulators....
Customer in McDonald's drive-thru gets run over by own car
MOUNT PLEASANT, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania woman going through the drive-thru at McDonald's dropped her bag of food at the window, fell out of her car while trying to retrieve it and then was run over by her own vehicle....
Woman's body tied to cinder block found in Pennsylvania pond
POTTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A woman's body was found tied to a cinder block in a popular swimming and fishing hole near Philadelphia, authorities said Tuesday....
Feds: Woman repeatedly dislocated shoulder to get pain pills
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman accused of purposely and repeatedly dislocated her shoulder so she could get painkillers pleaded guilty Tuesday to fraud charges....
Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said in an interview with CNN that Edward Snowden performed a "public service" in stoking a national debate about secret domestic surveillance programs, but he should still return to the U.S. to stand trial. Snowden has said he would be willing to return to the United States if the federal government would provide him a fair trial.
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