US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi city under siege
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says the U.S. military has conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Iraqi city of Amirli, where thousands of Shiite Turkomen have been cut off from food and water for nearly two months by Islamic State militants....
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EU threatens Russia with more sanctions
BRUSSELS (AP) -- Despite tough rhetoric decrying Russia's increasing military involvement in Ukraine, European Union leaders on Sunday stopped short of imposing new sanctions against Moscow right away....
All Filipino peacekeepers escape Golan standoff
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine military chief says more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels....
Pro-Russia rebels confident after making gains
STAROBESHEVE, Ukraine (AP) -- As the survivor of a tank attack on a Ukrainian army truck was being carried into an ambulance, he was showered with verbal abuse by a rebel fighter....
3 juveniles killed, 3 hurt in SUV rollover
LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say three juveniles are dead and three others hurt after an SUV crash in northeastern Pennsylvania....
Utility investigating strange odor around Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A utility company serving the Philadelphia area has received hundreds of phone calls from residents reporting a gas smell, but crews have not found the source....
'Made In America' concert rocks downtown Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The "Budweiser Made in America" concert has been rocking Philadelphia for more than four hours, with several more to go on its first day....
ATV crash in northeastern Pa. kills 1, injures 3
MESHOPPEN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in northeastern Pennsylvania say an all-terrain vehicle carrying four people struck a rock wall and rolled over, killing one of them....
Man sentenced for killing girlfriend after crash
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man will serve 28 to 56 years behind bars for suffocating his girlfriend after she survived his deliberate, high-speed car crash....
2 killed after pickup truck runs off road in Pa.
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a pickup truck ran off the road and hit a utility pole in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing the driver and passenger....
Johnstown schools to provide free breakfast, lunch
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- All public school students in a low-income district in western Pennsylvania will receive free school breakfasts and lunches....
Jumper threat closes Pittsburgh highway for hours
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Officials in Pittsburgh closed part of a major interstate for hours while trying to coax down a man who threatened to jump from a sign onto the highway....
GOP hopes to keep power under new redistricting
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- For the past 3 1/2 years, Republicans have controlled all three power centers in Pennsylvania government - the governorship, both chambers of the Legislature and a majority of the seven-seat Supreme Court....
Official: Weather caused bird kill during storm
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Wildlife officials say an unusual, sudden surge of severe weather killed at least 150 birds in central Pennsylvania last month....
President Obama wants an international agreement to cut fossil fuel emissions. Such a deal would require a two thirds majority vote in the Senate. Republicans currently hold 45 Senate seats and are opposed the agreement. The White House is working with other countries on a plan that would be "politically binding". U.S. negotiators would blend legally binding rules from a 1992 treaty and new voluntary promises, which would not require senate ratification.
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