After fatal train crash, investigators seek answers
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- Federal investigators are sifting through the wreckage of a train crash in New Jersey to determine what happened before it barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier, causing a young mother to be killed by falling debris and injuring more than 100 others....
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Israelis, world leaders gather for Peres funeral
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israelis, along with dignitaries from around the world, were gathering in Jerusalem Friday for the funeral of former President Shimon Peres....
Obama arrives in Israel for Shimon Peres memorial service
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- President Barack Obama flew to Israel Friday to pay his respects to Shimon Peres, the former leader whose six decades of work shaping this tiny nation into a powerful and industrious force generated tremendous respect from Obama....
Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts....
Springsteen signs Philadelphia fifth-grader's absence note
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet rock legend Bruce Springsteen and "The Boss" gladly played along by signing the boy's absence excuse note....
The Latest: Mayor whose exit sought alleges 'witch hunt'
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the small-town Pennsylvania mayor who is being asked to resign over racist pictures on his Facebook page (all times local):...
Trains returning to schedule in Philadelphia after 3 months
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia area's commuter rail service will resume a normal schedule Monday, three months after a third of its coaches were sidelined due to defects in their suspension systems....
Cop facing state, federal charges now sued over rough arrest
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A fired Pittsburgh police sergeant criminally charged in federal and state court with wrongly beating up a drunken high school football fan then trying to cover it up is now also being sued, along with the city....
Temple University to honor Tina Fey with media award
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Temple University is honoring Tina Fey with a special media award....
Audit: Agency paid public assistance benefits to dead people
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An audit by the state's fiscal watchdog has found Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services was paying public assistance benefits to the accounts of dead people, prompting policy changes at the agency....
Pittsburgh man faces penalty if he can't catch noisy rooster
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh man has 30 days to figure out how to catch a noisy rooster or the city will penalize him....
Court expands right to sue counties over public defenders
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's highest court will allow criminal defendants to sue a county in an effort to prove a public defender's office isn't adequately funded to provide the constitutional right to an attorney, a victory for civil rights lawyers....
Man accused of trying to hide crash that killed girlfriend
VERNON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana authorities have brought charges against a Pennsylvania man who was injured in a crash that killed his girlfriend earlier this month, alleging that he initially tried to conceal that the crash even happened because he may have been trying to avoid being arrested....
Officials raise weight limit on Liberty Bridge to 30 tons
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- PennDOT has raised the weight limit on Pittsburgh's Liberty Bridge to 30 tons....
Pittsburgh will become a one-newspaper town by year's end as Trib Total Media announced Wednesday that it will no longer publish a print edition of the Tribune-Review after Nov. 30. The newspaper, which has had a Pittsburgh edition since 1992, will go online-only Dec. 1st but will maintain a Pittsburgh-based newsroom. The Trib's restructuring plan will re-emphasize local news in its key markets by adding staff and other resources to its flagship Greensburg Tribune-Review and the Valley News Dispatch while keeping printed versions.
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