Hitchhiking robot's cross-country trip in US ends in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide met its demise in the U.S....
Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms
NEW YORK (AP) -- Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier....
Social service agencies brace for budget stalemate damage
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- For the third time in a dozen years, counties and nonprofit agencies that make up Pennsylvania's social services safety net are girding to pay the price of partisan deadlock in Harrisburg....
State police probe report that trooper posted racial joke
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police officials say they are investigating reports that a trooper made a racial joke earlier this year on a social media site....
Company, FAA working on Gulfstream IV jet fail-safe problem
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The manufacturer of the jet that crashed on takeoff in Massachusetts last year, killing the co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and six other people, has reported a problem with a fail-safe system that can allow the planes to reach high speeds on the runway even if they are prevented from taking off....
Coroner: Man killed wife, then himself in Pennsylvania home
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in central Pennsylvania's York County say a man shot and killed his wife before turning the weapon on himself in the county's fourth murder-suicide this year....
Boy, 16, accused of lighting child on fire, held for trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 16-year-old youth has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he set an 11-year-old boy on fire in west Philadelphia earlier this month....
Woman found shot to death in car in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a woman was found shot to death in a car in northeast Philadelphia....
McCutchen homers, Pirates' bullpen holds a 5-4 win over Reds
CINCINNATI (AP) -- With a perfect throw and a jarring dive, left fielder Starling Marte saved the Pirates' rebuilt bullpen....
Zimbabwe intends to seek the extradition of American dentist Dr. Walter J Palmer who killed Cecil the lion after luring the lion out of a national park and shooting him with a bow and a gun. The doctor violated the Parks and Wildlife Act Which controls the use of bow and arrow hunting. Palmer released a statement early last week stating he relied on his guides to ensure the hunt was legal. There is an extradition treaty between Zimbabwe and the United States.
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