World leaders to speak at massive Mandela memorial
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa prepared Monday for a massive memorial in a soccer stadium honoring Nelson Mandela, where an eclectic mix of world leaders will eulogize the anti-apartheid icon before a crowd of nearly 100,000 mourners....
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C. African Republic mobs launch sectarian attacks
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Dozens of young men stood waiting for storm clouds to pass, as wind stirred up swirls of red dust on the largely deserted street in Central African Republic's capital. Through the drizzle, they spotted a man in a flowing white robe traditionally worn by Muslims, hand-in-hand with his adolescent son....
'Rainbow Nation' mourners swarm Mandela's mansion
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Along a street lined with walled mansions shaded by graceful jacaranda trees, mourners, black and white, by the thousands rubbed shoulders Monday outside the villa where Nelson Mandela died, placing flower bouquets and condolence notes on top of piles already knee-high. Others danced while singing praise for the anti-apartheid leader - a vivid example of the "Rainbow Nation" unity of race-blind multiculturalism championed by Mandela for South Africa....
Mandela memorial 1 of largest in generations
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Nearly 100 foreign leaders and tens of thousands of South Africans are expected to gather at a Soweto soccer stadium Tuesday to pay their last respects to former President Nelson Mandela, making the memorial service one of the largest and most prominent such gatherings in generations....
Norcross doubles holdings in Philly newspapers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Political powerbroker George Norcross now owns a majority stake in Philadelphia's top two newspapers, after buying out a partner amid a bitter court fight....
Police: Group abducts, shoots, robs man in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a group of suspects abducted, shot and robbed a man driving in Philadelphia....
Schools delay openings in western, central Pa.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A storm system that blanketed Pennsylvania with several inches of snow is moving out....
Pa.'s top teacher from southeastern Pa. school
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- A southeastern Pennsylvania educator is going to the head of the class....
Ohio trucker found dead in rig along Pa. turnpike
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a truck driver from Ohio has been found dead in the sleeping compartment of his rig after pulling off the Pennsylvania Turnpike during bad weather....
Amish school shooter's kin: Horror, then healing
STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads her stories. She can only guess what's going on inside Rosanna's mind because the girl can't talk....
Ex-constable sues FBI for drug 'protection' arrest
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former state constable acquitted of charges that he protected a Pittsburgh-area drug ring that included his childhood friend and two cousins has sued the FBI agent who led the investigation for allegedly misleading a grand jury and wrongfully arresting him....
W.Va. woman gets mandatory life in boy's drowning
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A West Virginia woman convicted of first-degree murder in the drowning of her 2-year-old son in a Pittsburgh-area hotel bathtub has been sentenced to life in prison....
Woman's 140K tapes of TV news to be digitized
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A woman who faithfully taped 35 years of TV news with the hope that one day it would prove to be valuable, searchable historical material did not live to see her dream realized....
Pa. man dressed as Santa struck and killed on I-95
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A motorist allegedly driving with a suspended license is facing charges after police say he fatally struck a man in a Santa suit on a Philadelphia highway....
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Just two months after the last government shutdown ended, lawmakers are once again struggling to meet the deadline for funding the government. Congress is giving itself until Jan 15th to pass a budget and until December 13th to reach a tentative deal at the committee level.
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