AP sources: Gingrich, Christie being vetted for Trump VP
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has begun formally vetting prospective vice presidential picks....
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Israel: Palestinian killed after attempting to stab officer
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a Palestinian woman armed with a knife attempted to stab an officer in the West Bank who then opened fire and killed her....
Turkish official: Mastermind of Feb "terror attack" killed
ISTANBUL (AP) -- As Turkey continues to investigate the Istanbul airport bombing and track down suspects, a Turkish official says the mastermind of an earlier suicide bombing has been killed....
New Philippine president faces daunting challenges
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Rodrigo Duterte, who was sworn in as the Philippines' 16th president on Thursday, has given himself a colossal campaign promise to fulfill: eradicating crime - especially drug trafficking, smuggling, rapes and murder - in three to six months. That won him a lot of votes, but it also spurred alarm and doubts, including from police officials, who said it was an impossible feat....
Tax decisions await lawmakers as they resume work on budget
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers are returning to work on the state's spending plan for the coming year, facing decisions about tax increases a day after they sent Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf the main budget bill....
Lawyer: Up to 1,000 DUI cases affected by breath test error
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police say their breath test machines have been recalibrated and returned to service after discovering they were improperly calibrated....
Child sex abuse prosecution, lawsuits bill passes Senate
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Senate voted unanimously Thursday to lift time limits for some perpetrators of child sexual abuse to be sued by their victims and prosecuted by authorities, amid fresh Roman Catholic Church scandals in Pennsylvania that have inflamed a push for the legislation....
Turkish government lawyer: US cleric had 'unlawful conduct'
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A lawyer representing the Turkish government says he'll continue exposing what he calls the "unlawful conduct" of a reclusive Muslim cleric in Pennsylvania whom Turkey's president accuses of orchestrating a coup attempt....
OD victim's mom: Tunnel suspects 'heroes' for rescue attempt
GLEN LYON, Pa. (AP) -- The mother of a woman whose overdose death in New York City spurred a rescue attempt by three people arrested with a cache of weapons near the Holland Tunnel said the suspects are heroes for trying to help....
Woman dies, family injured in wrong-way crash on I-81
KIRKWOOD, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania woman driving the wrong way on an interstate highway has died in a head-on crash that left a family of five from New Jersey with minor injuries....
2 teens charged after boy, 13, fatally shot in face
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two teenagers have been charged in a 13-year-old boy's death after he was fatally shot in the face after the group found the gun and were playing with it in the backyard of a Philadelphia home, authorities said Thursday....
Planned Parenthood seeks repeal of abortion laws in 8 states
NEW YORK (AP) -- Planned Parenthood says it will work with its abortion-rights allies in eight states to repeal laws that may be vulnerable following the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that struck down tough abortion restrictions in Texas....
Nuts to that; Hershey rejects kiss from chocolate competitor
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hershey on Thursday rejected a takeover offer from Oreo maker Mondelez that would bring some of the world's best known cookies and chocolates under one company....
What is Mondelez? A look at the brands the cookie maker owns
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hershey rejected a $22.3 billion takeover bid Thursday that would have brought together some of the best-known cookie and chocolate brands under one company. Its wooer is Mondelez, which was spun off from Kraft in 2012....
After last weekend recapture of the Iraqi city of Fallujah, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested that the subsequent terror attack at Istanbul's Airport was a desperate act by ISIS saying "you can bomb an airport…and if your losing and want to give up your life, then obviously you can do some harm." Republican Congressman Mike McCaul slammed Kerry's assessment stating "ISIS has ramped up external operations at an unprecedented pace, and to say they're on the run absolutely defies reality".
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