AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days
Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down - not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches....
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Japan urges G-7 to urgently tackle global economic risks
ISE, Japan (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies to unite Thursday in forging a more urgent, coordinated response to the faltering global recovery....
The Latest: Japan uses G-7 summit to hawk local specialties
ISE, Japan (AP) -- The latest news on the Group of Seven summit in Japan, where the leaders of the seven advanced economies are meeting for two days (all times local):...
Democracy helps fulfill long-dead Myanmar teen's last wish
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Dying from soldiers' bullets, the young protester told her father not to lay her soul to rest until democracy reigned in her homeland, Myanmar. It has taken 28 years, but it is done....
Philadelphia airport breached twice in 2015, once in 2016
Two intruders got past fences or gates outside Philadelphia International Airport last year, and at least one more so far this year....
1 teen killed, 1 critically hurt in plunge from waterfall
JIM THORPE, Pa. (AP) -- Police have identified two teenage hikers who fell from atop a waterfall in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing one and leaving the other in critical condition....
Shooting in Pittsburgh suburb leaves 1 dead, 1 injured
BRENTWOOD, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a shooting in western Pennsylvania has left one person dead and injured another....
Federal report finds 27 water wells had high contamination
DIMOCK, Pa. (AP) -- A new federal report says more than two dozen northeastern Pennsylvania water wells had high levels of contamination in 2012 that could've affected peoples' health, created a physical hazard or otherwise been made unfit to drink in its raw form....
Solar-powered airplane lands in Pennsylvania
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright....
Judge: US man charged in Uganda counterfeit plot could flee
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An American deported from Uganda and charged in a massive counterfeiting scheme is a major flight risk and will remain jailed until he stands trial, a federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled....
What a circus: Clowns beg lawmakers not to ban animal shows
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A public hearing on a proposed wild-animal entertainment ban that would keep circuses and similar shows out of the city ended up being a circus of sorts, complete with clowns who begged the City Council not to enact the measure....
Ukrainian who posed as student faces federal fraud charges
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Ukrainian man accused of faking his name and age while attending a central Pennsylvania high school and having sex with an underage girl is now facing federal passport fraud and social security fraud charges....
Jury mulling death penalty arguments in sisters' slayings
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A jury weighing whether a Pennsylvania man deserves the death penalty or life in prison for killing his next-door neighbors, two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker, was asked to weigh the difference between boulders and bubbles....
PetSmart severs ties with Pennsylvania small-animal supplier
BARTO, Pa. (AP) -- Another major pet retailer has severed ties with a small-animal supplier amid a federal investigation into conditions inside its Pennsylvania facility....
Missouri U.S. Senator Republican Roy Blunt called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald's resignation saying "Dismissing wait times when veterans can often wait months for an appointment is negligent and a clear sign that new leadership is needed" Secretary McDonald compared wait times at VA health care sites to hours people wait for rides at Disney amusement parks. GOP lawmakers and veterans' service groups slammed his remarks as insulting and inappropriate.
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