Trump shifts to new campaign phase, dismisses GOP critics
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Donald Trump, the GOP presidential nomination virtually in hand, signaled a new phase of his outsider campaign on Wednesday that includes a search for a running mate with experience governing and outreach to one-time competitors in an effort to heal the fractured Republican Party....
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Coalition vows to build up further against Islamic State
STUTTGART, Germany (AP) -- An international coalition leading the military campaign against the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq agreed Wednesday to accelerate their contributions but did not publicly specify what those would be. The group also called on Iraqi leaders to reconcile political differences....
Syrian state media say rebel shelling kills 3 in Aleppo
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Three people were killed on Wednesday in renewed shelling by Syrian rebels of government-held areas in the deeply contested northern city of Aleppo, state media and opposition activists said....
Syria's volunteer sappers improvise mine-clearing methods
BEIRUT (AP) -- Volunteers in opposition-held areas of Syria are forced to improvise as they carry out one of the world's most dangerous tasks: dismantling cluster munitions, land mines and explosive booby-traps as they work to make battle-torn areas safe for civilians to return....
Coroner IDs 2 teens killed in high-speed Pennsylvania crash
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A coroner has identified two 17-year-olds who were killed in a high-speed car crash in Pennsylvania....
Philadelphia police officer wounds armed man
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia police officer wounded a man who police say opened fire after he refused to drop his gun....
Philadelphia police shoot, kill driver during traffic stop
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police in Philadelphia shot and killed the driver of a minivan who they say drove toward them when they attempted to stop the vehicle....
Sept. 11 families seek answers in secret pages
NEW YORK (AP) -- Fifteen years after the attacks that killed her husband, Lorie Van Auken thinks she still hasn't been told the whole truth about 9/11....
DA: Pennsylvania man shot uncle at least 20 times with rifle
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecutor says a western Pennsylvania man unloaded a 30-bullet magazine when he shot his uncle with an AR-15 rifle, killing the man with at least 20 shots....
Facebook friend stole $78K from elderly Pennsylvania woman
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police say an elderly woman's Facebook friend stole her $78,000 life savings by convincing her that they needed the money to import BMWs into the United States....
Nurses, anesthetists authorize strike at Indiana Regional
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) -- A union representing registered nurses and anesthetists has voted in favor of striking at the Indiana Regional Medical Center in western Pennsylvania....
Ex-band director pleads to corrupting student now fiancee
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- The former band director at a central Pennsylvania high school has pleaded no contest to corrupting a minor - a then-17-year-old girl he's accused of having sex with and now plans to marry....
Eastern Pennsylvania district says student hacked files
NAZARETH, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania school district has revealed that a student downloaded student and teacher information from a computer server from 2011 to 2014....
Mayor fires Wilkes-Barre cop for aiming loaded gun at others
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- The mayor of a northeastern Pennsylvania town says he fired an officer for aiming a loaded weapon at his co-workers last year....
At the White House Correspondents' Dinner last weekend black comedian Larry Wilmore's in his monologue used the "N" word in referring to President Barack Obama. The president for his part also used the word in an interview last year speaking frankly about the persistence of racism in the United States saying "It's not just a matter of it not being polite to say the "N" word in public. That's not the measure of whether racism still exists or not".
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