White House task force urges limit on NSA snooping
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A presidential advisory panel has recommended sweeping changes to government surveillance programs, including limiting the bulk collection of Americans' phone records by stripping the National Security Agency of its ability to store that data in its own facilities. Court orders would be required before the information could be searched....
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C. African Republic sisters orphans after attack
BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) -- Armed fighters stormed the family's house at 3 a.m., demanding money and taking everything of value. Then they fatally shot Belvia Salo's father in front of the 11-year-old who had awoken amid the commotion....
Syrian air raids exact high toll on Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- In a withering four-day air assault, the Syrian government pummeled opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city of Aleppo, leveling apartment buildings, flooding hospitals with casualties and killing nearly 200 people....
Egypt's Morsi to face new trial on terror charges
CAIRO (AP) -- Egyptian prosecutors on Wednesday announced a new trial of ousted President Mohammed Morsi and the top leaders of his Muslim Brotherhood, accusing them of conspiring with Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran's Revolutionary Guard and militant groups to carry out a wave of terrorism to destabilize the country....
Part-time Pa. officer charged with drug buys
AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) -- A part-time police officer in western Pennsylvania has been charged with buying drugs and passing on information about investigations to local drug dealers....
Trial for Pa. man charged with threatening officer
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man who allegedly tried to run over a Pittsburgh police office is scheduled to stand trial....
Allies of briefly freed Pa. inmate seek dismissal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A prison inmate who was released from a life sentence only to be sent back behind bars for a murder he says he didn't commit is making a new bid for freedom....
Board clears 2 groups in Philly lobbying complaint
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia officials say that a philanthropy and a consulting firm did not violate lobbying regulations in their work with the school district....
Penn St. lawyer outlines alleged Spanier lies
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State general counsel Cynthia Baldwin said in grand jury testimony released Wednesday that the university's then-president made a series of lies and misleading statements before and after Jerry Sandusky was arrested....
Jimmy Stewart Museum in Pa. is rebounding
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Jimmy Stewart Museum in western Pennsylvania is rebounding, after flirting with disaster....
Pa. Rabbi facing circumcision lawsuit
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A couple has filed a lawsuit against a Pittsburgh rabbi, alleging that he seriously hurt an 8-day-old infant during a circumcision ceremony....
Police: Utah man caught with $1.2M of pot in Pa.
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a Utah man who was allegedly transporting marijuana worth $1.2 million in a plane was caught at a western Pennsylvania airport....
Pa. county seeks funds for Amtrak station
ROCKWOOD, Pa. (AP) -- Officials in western Pennsylvania have hired a former state representative to seek funds for a new Amtrak station....
Audit: W. Pa. sheriff gave free gun permits
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- A county audit of a western Pennsylvania sheriff's office found that authorities gave out free gun permits and may have broken state law....
Do you agree with Federal Judge Richard Leon that the NSA's bulk collection of phone records likely violates the Constitution? <More Info>
A federal judge ruled Monday, that the National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records likely violates the Constitution. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon granted a preliminary injunction against the NSA but he delayed his ruling pending an appeal by the government.
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