Obama defends US intelligence after hostage deaths
MCLEAN, Va. (AP) -- A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Barack Obama on Friday praised the nation's spying operations as the most capable in the world while promising a review aimed at preventing future mistakes....
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Night train kills 14 migrants `sleeping' on Macedonia tracks
VELES, Macedonia (AP) -- A group of migrants trying to reach European opportunity via what's billed by smugglers as a "safe" route - trekking along train tracks through the Balkans - was hit by an overnight train in a remote river gorge in Macedonia, killing 14....
Italian authorities: Terror suspects planned Vatican attack
MILAN (AP) -- Islamic extremists suspected in a bomb attack in a Pakistani market that killed more than 100 people had also planned an attack against the Vatican in 2010 that was never carried out, an Italian prosecutor said Friday....
UN: High civilian toll in Yemen conflict; at least 550 dead
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- With combatants fighting in neighborhoods and Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounding Iran-backed rebels from the sky, Yemen's war is wreaking a particularly bloody toll among civilians: more than 550 have been killed in the past month, including 115 children, the U.N. said Friday....
Wolf administration to begin reorganizing Medicaid plans
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf's administration plans to begin transferring more than a million adult Medicaid enrollees into a single, new benefits program that it touts as a more efficient and effective way of providing health care for the poor, disabled and elderly....
Wolf's tax plan will hit all income levels, analysis says
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The sprawling package of tax changes Gov. Tom Wolf is seeking may not necessarily spare lower-income households, as his administration contends, the Legislature's fiscal analysis arm said this week....
Paul McCartney to play in Philly, first time in 5 years
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Paul McCartney is returning to Philadelphia for the first time since playing at the Wachovia Center five years ago....
Woman granted new trial wins bail after 4 decades in jail
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania woman who won a new trial after being sentenced to life more than four decades ago in a double-murder arson case was granted bail Friday, but wasn't immediately released....
US rests in corruption case against Philadelphia ex-officers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal prosecutors rested their monthlong case Friday against six former Philadelphia police officers who are accused of robbing dealers of large sums of drugs and cash, beating them to get information, planting evidence and lying in court to win unjust convictions....
Prosecutor: Video of man shot in back by police to go public
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecutor said Friday that he intends to make public a video of a police officer fatally shooting an unarmed man in the back as he lay face down....
Police: McDonald's owner attacked after locking out 40 teens
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- Police say the owner of a McDonald's restaurant in central Pennsylvania was attacked after locking out a group of unruly teenagers....
Pa. high school naming auditorium for murdered music teacher
COUDERSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A northern Pennsylvania high school is naming its auditorium after a murdered music teacher....
FBI: Korean firm scammed out of $375K for fake Pharrell show
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man scammed a South Korean steel company out of $375,000 by claiming he worked with a Japanese talent agency that could help the company book a concert by musician Pharrell Williams, FBI agents in Pennsylvania said....
Unisys cutting 1,800 jobs amid quarterly loss, stock slide
BLUE BELL, Pa. (AP) -- Unisys says it'll reduce its global workforce by about 8 percent after reporting a $43.2 million first-quarter loss and seeing its stock price lose a quarter of its value since the beginning of the year....
John Hinckley Jr. found not guilty by reason of insanity for attempting to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been in "full and stable remission" for more than two decades. Now 60 years of age Hinkle is allowed 17-days of freedom a month at his 89 year old mother’s home. His lawyer and hospital officials are requesting “convalescent leave” on the outside while meeting regularly with psychiatrist and therapists.
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