Races for governor carry 2016 implications
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans looking for early clues to the 2016 elections might find some in this year's governor races....
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Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son....
Exclusive election body at heart of HK protests
HONG KONG (AP) -- It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide who leads Hong Kong every five years....
US: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a day from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday....
Feds end probe into fees paid to Pa. judge's wife
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal authorities in Philadelphia say they won't file charges after investigating referral fees paid by law firms to the wife of suspended Pennsylvania Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery....
Eric Frein lookalike: I've been stopped repeatedly
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) -- A northeastern Pennsylvania resident said he's been stopped and questioned more than 20 times by authorities who have mistaken him for a man sought in the killing of a state trooper, including one encounter at gunpoint that left him fearing for his life....
Pennsylvania town can keep Jim Thorpe's body
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The remains of famed athlete Jim Thorpe will remain in the Pennsylvania town where he was laid to rest six decades ago....
DA challenges AG's reasons for dropping case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia's top prosecutor is criticizing the attorney general's reasons for dropping a corruption sting and has filed what he calls "the first, but not the last" charges in the case....
Juror search halts openings in doc's cyanide trial
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The search for two new jurors delayed opening statements in the homicide trial of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher charged with poisoning his neurologist wife....
No bids for taxi medallions in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Officials say there were no bidders for new taxi medallions offered by the Philadelphia Parking Authority, and they suspect uncertainty surrounding the efforts of ride-sharing companies to enter the Pennsylvania market could be the reason....
AG to prosecute abuse case against DA's boyfriend
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The state attorney general's office will handle the domestic violence case against the boyfriend of an assistant Allegheny County prosecutor who's handling the homicide trial of a medical researcher accused of poisoning his physician wife with cyanide....
Rock attack victim overwhelmed on return to Ohio
UNIONTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- A middle school teacher from Ohio who was severely injured when a rock was dropped from a Pennsylvania highway overpass onto her vehicle said she was overwhelmed by family and friends who welcomed her home....
Cops: Pennsylvania surplus store sold stolen items
CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) -- The owner of a western Pennsylvania Army-Navy surplus store and his nephew have been charged with selling items that were stolen from the Marine Corps base at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina last year....
Man pleads guilty to selling fake cellphone cases
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who sent a shipment of fake OtterBox cellphone cases to a reseller in Maine has pleaded guilty to federal charges of conspiracy to traffic in counterfeit goods....
According to a new AP/ GFK poll most of the nation’s likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate. The economy remains the top issue for likely voters followed by health care, terrorism and the threat posed by the Islamic Sate group and Ebola. On Foreign affairs, Republicans have the upper hand. Voters trust the GOP more to protect the country, and they give the Republicans a 10-point lead as more trusted to handle international crises.
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