Hawaii's big-wave surf competition called off
HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) -- Legendary surfer Eddie Aikau would have gone out. But Wednesday's surf in Hawaii didn't stack up to his namesake competition's big-wave standards, and the event was called off hours before it was supposed to happen....
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AP Exclusive: Iran's drone first over US carrier since 2014
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The unarmed Iranian drone that flew over a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf last month is similar to those that can carry missiles and was the first to conduct an overflight of an American carrier since 2014, U.S. Navy records obtained Wednesday showed....
APNewsBreak: Kenyan athletes allege doping bribery
EMBU, Kenya (AP) -- Two Kenyan athletes serving four-year bans for doping at the 2015 world championships say the chief executive of Athletics Kenya, the country's governing body for track and field, asked them each for a $24,000 bribe to reduce their suspensions....
Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents
BEIRUT (AP) -- Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system in parts of the north is close to collapse....
House moves to restore prisons money vetoed by Wolf
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf says he will veto legislation passed by the state House of Representatives to restore nearly $1 billion for state prisons....
MADD: Car-locking systems stopped 1.77 million drunk drivers
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Car-locking systems have stopped more than 1.77 million people from driving drunk since states first passed laws requiring offenders to install them in 1999, Mothers Against Drunk Driving said in a first-of-its-kind report on the devices nationwide....
Pennsylvania attorney general survives vote to remove her
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's embattled attorney general survived a Senate vote to remove her from office on Wednesday as all but one of her fellow Democrats stood by her, defeating a resolution that said her lack of a valid law license had rendered her unable to perform her official duties....
Educators back Wolf, but skeptical he'll win over lawmakers
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania educators are happy to see Gov. Tom Wolf advocating this week for another big boost in aid to public schools in his second budget proposal, but say they are skeptical he will secure a significant victory from the state Legislature since he's yet to get what he wanted in his first attempt....
Turnpike head: Stranded drivers were 'safer' on turnpike
DA: Shooting of man who aimed gun at police seems justified
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Six suburban Philadelphia police officers appear to have been justified in shooting and killing a driver who aimed a gun at them after telling his cousin he was "not going back to jail," a prosecutor said Wednesday....
Philadelphia police union won't hold picnic at Dorney Park
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- One of the nation's largest police unions won't hold its annual picnic at a Pennsylvania amusement park after learning how officials treated an employee with special needs....
Man charged with involuntary manslaughter count in bar death
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped assault counts and charged a man with involuntary manslaughter in a central Pennsylvania bar fight that left a man dead last month....
Trial ordered for man accused of killing man after robbery
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he shot and killed a man after trying to rob and then wounding another man last fall....
Sacramento coach Karl says meeting with Divac positive
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sacramento Kings coach George Karl said Wednesday he has a positive outlook after meeting with team general manager Vlade Divac amid a losing streak and speculation about his job....
Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf says the state is facing a "fiscal time bomb" that if explodes would create a fliscal catastrophe the likes of which the state has never seen. He used his budget message to call on the legislature not to give up their political beliefs but to muster the courage to pass a budget and do what they were elected to do.
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