Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday that if President Barack Obama's expanded military campaign to destroy Islamic extremists fails, he would recommend that the United States consider deploying American ground forces to Iraq....
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US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed to isolate and treat victims of the epidemic....
UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola
GENEVA (AP) -- The number of Ebola cases in West Africa could start doubling every three weeks and it could end up costing nearly $1 billion to contain the crisis, the World Health Organization warned Tuesday....
Scotland took long road to independence vote
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring - and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago....
Police: Progress in barracks ambush investigation
Authorities say they've made progress in their effort to catch the gunman who ambushed two Pennsylvania State Police troopers, killing one and injuring the other....
Treasury loan props up Pennsylvania operating fund
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's state treasurer is loaning money to the government's main bank account because operating funds are at a 10-year low....
Bill would let Pa. school employees carry guns
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Teachers and other school employees in Pennsylvania could carry guns at work under a bill that's before a state legislative committee....
Police: Drunk prowler stole only couple's candy
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a central Pennsylvania couple saw a man urinating with his pants down around his ankles moments before he broke into their home and grabbed a handful of Chick-O-Sticks from their candy bowl....
Prosecutor reviewing stance on gun case
MAYS LANDING, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey prosecutor is reviewing how to handle the case of a woman who is facing prison time after bringing into the state a gun she owns legally in Pennsylvania....
Man pleads to stealing from church's African fund
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 from a church charity that benefits Sudanese children....
Jail guard charged with selling drugs suspended
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania county jail guard charged with selling drugs to an undercover informant during a work break has now been suspended without pay....
Penn student accused of vandalism in New Jersey
TEANECK, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities have accused a University of Pennsylvania student of going on a vandalism spree in his hometown in New Jersey....
5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday:...
Man to argue 2 others committed double murder
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia man accused of having killed a baby and her grandmother in a botched kidnapping plot has indicated that he will argue that two other people committed the crimes....
Voters in Scotland will go to the polls later this week to decide whether or not Scotland should be an independent nation. Queen Elizabeth the Second made her first comments about Scottish independence urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future." But the popular British monarch didn't indicate a preference on how Scots should vote, carefully maintaining the neutrality that is her constitutional obligation.
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