On-air gunman became increasingly volatile before killings
MONETA, Va. (AP) -- Vester Flanagan appeared to become increasingly volatile in recent years, picking fights with co-workers and others he encountered over seemingly mundane events or perceived slights and culminating with the on-air slaying of two former colleagues who he believed had wronged him....
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Austria finds 20, maybe up to 50, migrants dead in truck
PARNDORF, Austria (AP) -- Austrian police on Thursday discovered the decomposing bodies of at least 20 - and possibly up to 50 - migrants stacked in a truck parked on the shoulder of the main highway from Budapest to Vienna....
A look at the latest developments in Europe's migrant crisis
Record numbers of migrants fleeing violence and poverty in countries such as Syria, Afghanistan and Eritrea are trying to reach Europe this year, despite the risks of perilous sea crossings and little humanitarian assistance. Here are the latest developments Thursday:...
Scientists squabble while Africa's only penguins perish
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- They're cute, knee-high, they bray like donkeys and are a tourist attraction near Cape Town. But African Penguins - the continent's only species of the flightless bird - are at risk of extinction....
CD shop owner accused in $2M scheme with shoplifting addicts
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A record store owner is charged with using heroin addicts to shoplift more than $2 million worth of books, videos, and other products that he then resold online....
Cops: Man with bucket of cash and gun threatens car dealer
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man who appeared to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol walked into a car dealership with a bucket containing $39,000 then threatened to blow up the place and pulled a gun while claiming a worker shorted him some cash, police said....
Pennsylvania lighter maker to pay $186K for violations
BRADFORD, Pa. (AP) -- Zippo, the Pennsylvania maker of iconic cigarette lighters best known for their distinctive metal cases, has agreed to pay $186,000 to settle allegations it violated federal hazardous waste laws....
Philadelphia 76ers owner donates $3.5M to local nonprofit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The owner of the Philadelphia 76ers has pledged a $3.5 million donation to the Philadelphia Police Athletic League - the largest amount ever recorded by the nonprofit youth group....
DA: Courthouse attacker had mental health, behavior issues
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecutor says a man fatally shot at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse after attacking a deputy sheriff had a history of bizarre behavior....
Former student sues teacher imprisoned in child porn case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former student says she was impregnated at age 13 and forced to seek an abortion by a central Pennsylvania teacher who's now imprisoned on child pornography and child sexual abuse charges....
Worker awarded $586,860 in religious discrimination suit
CLARKSBURG, W.Va. (AP) -- A judge has awarded more than $586,000 in pay and benefits to a retired CONSOL Energy worker who had accused the company of religious discrimination....
Pennsylvania is 23rd state with online voter registration
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania is now the 23rd state to provide online voter registration....
Penn State hopes Hamilton's success at wideout trickles down
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- When DaeSean Hamilton made his college football debut last season, he looked like a man trying to make up for lost time....
Things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday....
For months, White House officials expected Clinton to be the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election. With Biden weighing his own presidential run more seriously amid signs of weakness in Clinton's campaign, much of the President's legacy is contingent on a Democratic president maintaining his policies on immigration, health care and climate change, as well as the nuclear agreement with Iran.
Do you think cities have the authority to adopt so called gun taxes to offset some of the cost of gun violence?