Obama, Modi display bond, cite progress toward nuclear ties
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Seizing on their personal bond, President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Sunday they had made progress on nuclear cooperation and climate change, with Obama declaring a "breakthrough understanding" in efforts to free U.S. investment in nuclear energy development in India....
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Japan stunned by video claiming death of 1 of 2 IS hostages
TOKYO (AP) -- From the prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese were shocked Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed....
Obama offers condolence to Abe over slain hostage
NEW DELHI (AP) -- President Barack Obama has offered condolences to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe over the killing of a Japanese national by the Islamic State group....
Anti-bailout party the favorite as Greeks cast critical vote
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece voted Sunday in an early general election that could alter the course of the country's battle against crippling debts, with a radical left party favored to win by promising to rewrite the terms of its international bailout....
Blizzard-like conditions possible in Northeast's next storm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A major snowstorm with blizzard-like conditions could drop a foot or more of snow across most parts of the Northeast as they gear up for the workweek right after the first real storm of the winter hit them with rain, several inches of snow and messy slush....
Storm brings as much 9 inches of snow to Pennsylvania
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Mother Nature dumped as much as nine inches of snow on parts of Pennsylvania overnight, with the heaviest totals occurring in the center and eastern parts of the commonwealth - and forecasters say there is more to come....
Charities, cities at odds over constitutional amendment
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- In just a few months, state voters could find themselves picking sides in a long-running dispute about who decides which charities should be exempt from taxes, a decision with significant financial implications for the charities and the cities and towns where many of them are based....
Last Iowa caucus victor says GOP must retool message
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The winner of Iowa's 2012 Republican presidential caucuses says his party needs to do a better job convincing working Americans that the GOP is on their side....
Resident charged with arson in business district fire
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man claiming to hear voices set the fire that gutted and damaged five buildings in the mains business district of the poor Pittsburgh suburb of Homestead, police said....
Randolph's double-double leads Grizzlies past Sixers 101-83
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- The experience of the Memphis Grizzlies was just too much for the young Philadelphia 76ers....
Man gets 15 1/2 to 31 years in social club shooting
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to 15 1/2 to 31 years in a shootout at an eastern Pennsylvania social club that killed a woman and injured other people two years ago....
Escape attempt charge filed in murder case
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) -- A man awaiting trial in the shooting death of a western Pennsylvania gun shop owner is now accused of having tried to escape from the county jail....
Teen flashed fake ID at bar claiming to be a cop, police say
ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say a teenager hanging out at a suburban New York bar used an unusual form of fake identification - a phony police ID....
DA: No execution sought in elderly mother's slaying
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors in central Pennsylvania have decided against seeking the death penalty against a woman charged in the shooting death of her elderly mother last month....
The Academy Awards nominees were announced last week, and for only the second time since 1998 no black actors or actresses were nominated. All 20 Oscar nominations went to white actors and actresses. Reverend Al Sharpton, an outspoken civil rights activist said “the lack of diversity in today’s Oscar nominations is appalling and is calling an emergency meeting of his diversity taskforce to discuss taking action against the Academy.
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