City: 2 gunmen killed outside Muhammad cartoon contest
GARLAND, Texas (AP) -- Two gunmen were killed Sunday after opening fire on a security officer outside a provocative contest for cartoon depictions of Prophet Muhammad in Texas and a bomb squad was called in to search their vehicle as a precaution, authorities said....
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With rescue near, Boko Haram stoned Nigerian girls to death
YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Even with the crackle of gunfire signaling rescuers were near, the horrors did not end: Boko Haram fighters stoned captives to death, some girls and women were crushed by an armored car and three died when a land mine exploded as they walked to freedom....
Arab coalition 'reconnaissance' troops land in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- With helicopter gunships hovering overhead, at least 20 troops from a Saudi-led Arab coalition came ashore Sunday in the southern port city of Aden on what military officials called a "reconnaissance" mission, as fighting raged between Iranian-backed Shiite rebels and forces loyal to the nation's exiled president....
Nepal shuts airport to big jets; more bodies found
KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- Runway damage forced Nepalese authorities to close the main airport Sunday to large aircraft delivering aid to millions of people following the massive earthquake, but U.N. officials said the overall logistics situation was improving....
Survey: States spent heavily to clear winter snow and ice
BOSTON (AP) -- Winter's full fury arrived late in much of the country but once it did it was relentless, quickly exhausting snow removal budgets and pushing the resources of state transportation agencies to their limit as they fought to keep highways safe and passable, according to a first-of-its-kind survey....
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Man says he didn't let 6-year-old daughter's teeth rot
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- The father who pleaded guilty after his daughter's teeth were found so rotten her life was endangered now says he didn't neglect his 6-year-old....
Slain trooper's parents say they forgive suspected ambusher
TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) -- The parents of a slain Pennsylvania State Police trooper said Sunday they have forgiven his alleged killer and are relying on their deep faith to get them through the loss....
Police: Crash that injured lawmaker may be DUI case
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A motorcycle crash on an eastern Pennsylvania interstate that injured a powerful state senator is being investigated as a possible case of driving under the influence, authorities said....
Trial opens for man in 2012 murder of estranged girlfriend
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Trial opens Monday for a western Pennsylvania man charged in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend more than three years ago....
Police: Mother threw baby off bridge into river, then jumped
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a mother and baby were rescued after witnesses reported seeing her throw the 1-year-old boy into an eastern Pennsylvania river and then jump from a bridge....
Woman gets 17 to 34 years after plea in 2013 slaying case
WELLSBORO, Pa. (AP) -- A woman has been sentenced to 17 to 34 years in state prison in the shooting death of an elderly man during a 2013 home invasion and robbery in northern Pennsylvania....
Kennywood ends opening day early after disturbances
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say disturbances involving several large groups of teenagers prompted a western Pennsylvania amusement park to end its opening day early....
Baltimore's top prosecutor announced criminal charges Friday against all six officers suspended after a man suffered a fatal spinal injury in police custody, saying "no one is above the law." "Mr. Gray's death was a homicide," State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby declared. His arrest was illegal and his treatment in custody amounted to murder and manslaughter, she said.
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