Obama again faces tug of military action in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For three years, President Barack Obama has resisted the pull of potential U.S. military action in Syria....
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US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A senior White House official raised the possibility Friday of a broader American military campaign that targets an Islamic extremist group's bases in Syria, saying the U.S would take whatever action is necessary to protect national security....
Iraq family's flight reveals depth of Sunni grief
BAGHDAD (AP) -- For nearly a decade Abu Omar has been fleeing Iraq's many conflicts, but they always seem to catch up to him....
Russian aid trucks leave; highlight dire needs
DONETSK, Russia (AP) -- Hundreds of Russian aid trucks returned home from rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Saturday, highlighting a dire need for long-term assistance to the region where homes and livelihoods have been destroyed by months of fighting....
Teen suspect in fatal shooting had fled detention
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a 15-year-old accused of fatally shooting his cousin had recently escaped from juvenile detention....
Job No. 1 for the next governor? A huge budget gap
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Job No. 1 for whoever wins this fall's election for Pennsylvania governor likely will be trying to solve the state government's messy fiscal situation....
Cops: 3 gunmen kill woman, hurt mom in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Three gunmen fired at least 20 shots into a home, killing a woman and wounding her mother inside their garage, police said Saturday....
W. Pa. police searching for alligator
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A police department near Pittsburgh has issued an alligator alert....
Police: man claims to have shot would-be robber
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police are investigating a fatal shooting and a man's claim that he shot the victim after a robbery attempt....
Entenmann's bakery exits Long Island
BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) -- A famed bakery has left Long Island after nearly a century....
Police: Steelers' Bell, Blount admitted buying pot
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le'Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount told police they "pitched in" to buy a bag of marijuana with a female friend shortly before they were pulled over - and Bell acknowledged smoking some, though he told the officer who pulled them over he felt OK to drive, police said in court papers....
Altered fireworks, chickens found in W.Va. crash
AMMA, W.Va. (AP) -- Altered fireworks, weapons, live chickens and marijuana were found inside an SUV that wrecked Friday on Interstate 79 in West Virginia, and a Pennsylvania man was arrested, police said....
Driver of overweight big rig nabbed in Vermont
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A trucker carrying part of a giant crane to a state bridge job had too much weight on his rig and too much alcohol in his system, the state Department of Motor Vehicles said Friday....
According to a recent Gallup Poll Americans now mention a non-economic issue, such as dissatisfaction with government, immigration, or ethical and moral decline-than an economic one as the top problem. The renewed focus on non-economic issues was first evident in May 2013, and the gap between economic and non-economic mentions has now widened to 33 points, with 71- percent of Americans mentioning non-economic issues and 38-percent citing economic issues.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Considering the Governor's comments, if indicted do you think there can be a fair trial in the Michael Brown wrongful death case in Missouri?