AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's new prime minister said Wednesday that foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in his country's fight against the Islamic State group, flatly rejecting the idea a day after the top U.S. general recommended that American forces may be needed if current efforts to combat the extremists fail....
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Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people Wednesday and wounded three others, municipal authorities said....
Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks?...
Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out....
Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania....
Separate trials denied in Philly building collapse
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A judge has denied a defense request for separate trials for two men charged in last year's Philadelphia building collapse that killed six people inside a thrift store....
Pa. lawmaker's staffer pleads guilty in gun case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Pennsylvania congressman's press secretary has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor weapons charges, acknowledging that he accidentally carried an unloaded gun and ammunition into a federal office building in Washington....
5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:...
Feds: Pittsburgh-area man selling heroin supplies
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-area man already indicted on charges that he illegally sold materials used to dilute and package heroin to alleged members of a violent street gang is set to appear before a federal magistrate on charges he continue to peddle those items while awaiting trial on the original charges....
Priest on leave as feds probe Pennsylvania church
CENTRAL CITY, Pa. (AP) -- A parish priest has been placed on leave after federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials searched the rectory of a central Pennsylvania church and a private residence where he's listed as having a phone number....
Girl, 8, dies after nine-story fall from apartment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say an 8-year-old girl who fell nine stories from a west Philadelphia apartment building has died....
HJ Heinz to make jarred baby food in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The H.J. Heinz Co. will resume food production in Pittsburgh for the first time since 2002, when the ketchup giant sold its production plant to Del Monte Foods....
Auxilium Pharma board adopts anti-takeover plan
The board of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. has adopted a "poison pill" shareholder rights plan to ward off a hostile takeover after Endo International PLC announced an unsolicited offer worth about $1.41 billion for its fellow drugmaker....
2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled
CHICAGO (AP) -- A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."...
21-year old Leon Ford Junior of East Liberty was found not guilty of assaulting police officers during a November 2012 traffic stop in Highland Park. The jury deadlocked on 5 misdemeanor charges including reckless endangerment, and escape. The Allegheny County District Attorney's office must decide whether or not to refile those misdemeanor charges and re-try Ford. He was shot 5 times by police during the traffic stop and is now paralyzed.
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