AP Sources: Hagel resigning as Defense secretary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team....
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Iran nuclear talks to be extended until July
VIENNA (AP) -- Nuclear negotiators have failed to meet a Monday deadline for a deal that would ease international concerns about Iran's atomic program and are poised to extend the negotiations for a comprehensive agreement until July 2015, diplomats said....
In razing homes, Israel revives tough punishment
JERUSALEM (AP) -- In razing family homes of Palestinian attackers, Israel is reviving a draconian punishment it largely halted a decade ago as ineffective and counterproductive....
Israel leader vows to pass nationality law
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's prime minister has vowed to pass a contentious nationality law, but is leaving the door open to negotiations to soften the language....
5 things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday:...
Man drowns trying to pull boy, 9, from Pa. stream
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Firefighters say a man drowned while trying to save a 9-year-old boy from an icy northeastern Pennsylvania stream....
Judge to consider AG motion to halt Conneaut sale
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A judge was to hear arguments by the state attorney general's office to stop the sheriff's sale of a 122-year-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania....
Mother, son opening Pittsburgh-area film studio
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A mother and son plan to open a 120,000-square-foot film studio in a former plastics plant in the Pittsburgh suburbs....
Jan. 8 execution set for rapper in police killing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A rapper convicted of fatally shooting a Philadelphia police officer is scheduled to be executed Jan. 8....
5 arrested for drugs after police respond to shots
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Five people have been jailed after Pittsburgh police say they found three stolen guns and drugs in an apartment after neighbors reported hearing gunshots....
Fire 'suspicious' as Pittsburgh storage facility
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Fire investigators have been trying to figure out what caused seven rental units at a Pittsburgh storage facility to burn....
Man shot dead as argument spills outside Erie bar
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a 21-year-old man was shot and killed after an argument between two women outside an Erie hotel bar....
Interstate 95 reopens in Pa. after fatal crash
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A busy section of Interstate 95 outside Philadelphia has reopened after a fatal crash....
NY couple killed in crash on I-80 in central Pa.
HOWARD, Pa. (AP) -- A New York couple was killed in a chain-reaction crash on Interstate 80 in central Pennsylvania....
The Democratic-controlled Senate last week voted 59-41 to reject construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, one vote shy of passing the legislation. President Barack Obama is expected to veto any repeat effort next year when Republicans take over the Senate and would have the votes to push the project forward. The President is under pressure from two opposing sides. Pro-oil Democrats and some unions want him to approve the pipeline. But conservation and environmental groups, mostly, want him to reject it.
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