Baltimore mayor, in reversal, asks for federal police probe
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Baltimore's mayor was emphatic last week: She did not want federal oversight of her police department....
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Teen survivor tells of panic during deadly migrant rescue
NICOLOSI, Sicily (AP) -- Calloused and stained, Baboucar Lowe's hands tell the story of a difficult life, one that nearly ended at 17 when the rubber dinghy he was on deflated within sight of a rescue ship, drowning dozens of migrants trying to reach Europe....
Germanwings co-pilot practiced descents hours before crash
PARIS (AP) -- The co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 appears to have practiced sending the jetliner into a deadly descent on another flight, just two hours before he intentionally crashed it into the French Alps, investigators said Wednesday....
Analysis: Despite Saudi strikes, Yemen rebels remain dug in
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- More than a month of relentless airstrikes by a coalition led by Saudi Arabia has inflicted painful damage on Shiite rebels in Yemen, but they show little sign of collapse....
GOP seeks end to traditional pensions, employee concessions
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican senators want to end Pennsylvania's debt-ridden pension plans for state and public school employees and require concessions from many current workers to provide immediate taxpayer savings, according to details released Wednesday....
Struggling suburban Pittsburgh district outlining its future
WILKINSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The head of a struggling suburban Pittsburgh school district is expected to outline its plans for next school year at a community meeting Thursday....
Police: HS coach gave alcohol to, partied with minors
PALMYRA, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a central Pennsylvania high school softball coach played drinking games with students, provided them alcohol and belittled those who wouldn't drink....
Education Management to close 15 Art Institute campuses
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-based for-profit college company has announced plans to close 15 of its Art Institute campuses nationwide, one quarter of the total, over the next two or three years....
Exterminator goes on trial in Philadelphia doctor's death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A pediatrician researching tuberculosis, HIV and other infectious diseases was strangled by an exterminator after she questioned his work and was then tied up with equestrian gear and set on fire, a prosecutor said Wednesday in opening statements at his murder trial....
Winter proves tough on deer, states weigh hunting limits
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) -- Wildlife regulators in states where deer hunting is a way of life and an important tourism draw are implementing or considering deep cuts to hunting permits after a tough winter killed off many of the animals....
Latest on GOP pension plan: Democrats say it's unfair
Crash probe continues as officer's funeral set for Saturday
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The K-9 partner of a western Pennsylvania police officer killed in an unusual wrong-way crash was recovering from surgery Wednesday as state police continued to investigate the circumstances of the collision....
EPA suggests triggers for warning of algae in drinking water
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing guidelines to help state and local officials detect dangerous levels of algal toxins in drinking water....
Police: Officer shoots suspect in stranger's basement
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a central Pennsylvania officer shot a suspect in the basement of an apparent stranger after a report of gunfire elsewhere....
New research indicates the U.S. birth rate remains at an all-time low. Experts attribute the low birth rate to reduced teen pregnancies, weak economy and women postponing motherhood to establish careers.
From what you know about this group of candidates, who would you most likely vote for...Dr. Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina or Senator Bernie Sanders?