Police evict oil pipeline protesters from private land
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Law enforcement officers dressed in riot gear and firing bean bags and pepper spray evicted protesters Thursday from private land in the path of the Dakota Access oil pipeline, dramatically escalating a months-long dispute over Native American rights and the project's environmental impact....
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Libya's navy says 90 migrants perished after boat fell apart
CAIRO (AP) -- The Libyan navy said on Thursday that at least 90 migrants are believed to have perished when their rickety boat started to fall apart in the Mediterranean Sea, after leaving the Libyan coast....
Iraqis find bomb factory, tunnels on long road to Mosul
KHAZER, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi forces explored a network of tunnels and uncovered a bomb-making facility on Thursday in a village near Mosul that was recently retaken from the Islamic State group, offering a glimpse of the challenge they will face as they move closer to the city....
Countries OK world's largest marine reserve in Antarctica
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The countries that decide the fate of Antarctica reached an historic agreement on Friday to create the world's largest marine protected area in the ocean next to the frozen continent....
The Latest: Jury awards ex-Penn St. assistant coach over $7M
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on a former Penn State assistant football coach's defamation suit (all times local):...
Amtrak to pay $265M for Philadelphia crash that killed 8
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a crash last year that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others when a speeding train derailed on a curve....
House wraps up, after votes on casinos and police shootings
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives adjourned Thursday after a busy pre-election legislative agenda that included passing a bill that would allow casino-style gambling in Pennsylvania to expand to the internet and reinstate a provision that casinos pay tens of millions of dollars to host communities....
Diocese, priest deny claims sisters were abused as children
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania Catholic diocese and a priest are denying allegations by two sisters who say the priest repeatedly molested them as girls, including one at her First Communion party....
Feds: Pooper scooper pretended to be Secret Service agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man whose company scoops up pet poop has been charged with flashing a fake Secret Service ID and badge during a traffic stop and using it to get the "government rate" for a hotel room....
Worth it? A faster transplant but a kidney with hepatitis C
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A bold experiment is giving some patients a chance at cutting years off their wait for a kidney transplant if they agree to a drastic-sounding option - getting an organ almost sure to infect them with hepatitis C....
Former township solicitor gets probation for stealing funds
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania township's former solicitor was sentenced to four years' probation for stealing more than $105,000 of a developer's funds....
Pennsylvania college coaches reach contract deal sans strike
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Coaches at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities have reached a tentative contract agreement with the state's higher education system, avoiding a previously authorized walkout....
Altria to close 2 tobacco facilities affecting 580 workers
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, said Thursday that it will close manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania and Illinois by early 2018, affecting about 580 workers....
UPMC partners to expand cancer care network in Ireland
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center is expanding its cancer care network in Ireland by entering a partnership on a new radiation therapy center in the country....
Pittsburgh Parking Authority decided last week to suspend planned increase in all-day rates and monthly parking leases downtown for next August 1st. Executive Director David Onorato said "We want to make sure we're doing the right thing based on demand". Affecting demand are two new private garages planned in 2017, but also fewer people driving daily to downtown because of mass transit, ride share services and the exodus of some retailers and businesses from the Golden Triangle.
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