Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) -- When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's ideas....
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Family, diplomats say no new word on Islamic State hostages
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- The family of a Jordanian fighter pilot held by the Islamic State group said Saturday it has received no word on his fate since the militants threatened to kill him earlier this week....
Spanish radical left party gets boost with huge Madrid rally
MADRID (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of people marched through Madrid on Saturday in a show of strength by a fledgling radical leftist party, which hopes to emulate the success of Greece's Syriza party in the Spanish general election later this year....
Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: "Mike 1 bingo," a code meaning they have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terror suspects, Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan....
Coroner: Researcher's cyanide death was suicide
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A coroner has concluded that the death of a western Pennsylvania medical researcher found to have cyanide in her body last fall was a suicide....
Craig sworn in after McCord resigns as Pa. treasurer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The man who's been the top lawyer under Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord is now running the agency as executive deputy state treasurer, following McCord's resignation amid a federal criminal investigation....
Revel sale put on hold while nightclub appeals terms
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The sale of Atlantic City's former Revel casino is hold while the company that ran its popular nightclub and beach bar appeals....
Treasurer McCord to plead guilty in campaign finance case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Rob McCord, who resigned abruptly Friday after serving six years as Pennsylvania's elected treasurer, plans to plead guilty to federal charges accusing him of using his office to threaten potential campaign donors during his failed gubernatorial primary race last year....
Following Wolf's lead, PLCB OKs gift ban for its employees
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is the latest agency to ban the acceptance of gifts by its employees....
Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate new Pa. treasurer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate a successor to Rob McCord, who announced he's resigning as Pennsylvania state treasurer amid a federal investigation....
Fitness email stirs controversy at Pennsylvania college
BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) -- A small suburban Philadelphia college apologized Friday after it stirred controversy with an email advertising a fitness program to overweight students....
PUC gives Uber 2-year Pennsylvania license _ except Philly
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The state Public Utility Commission has given ride-sharing service Uber a two-year experimental license to operate anywhere in the state except Philadelphia, where it has been operating despite a local ban....
DA: May be illegal for mayor to give 'Undercover Boss' money
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It may have been illegal for the mayor to promise $155,000 in gifts to needy city employees as part of his appearance on the CBS show "Undercover Boss," and the state Ethics Commission has been contacted about the matter, the district attorney said....
Bernice Gordon, crossword puzzle constructor, dies at 101
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bernice Gordon, a prolific crossword constructor whose puzzles were published in major newspapers and brain-teaser books, has died at the age of 101....
Cuban President Raul Castro has demanded that the United States hand back its Guantanamo Bay military base before full diplomatic relations between the countries can be restored. Castro also asked for a complete lifting of the decades-old trade embargo and for compensation for its effects, saying that without these changes the recent diplomatic thaw "wouldn't make any sense."
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