WASHINGTON (AP) — Talks between two influential senators have emerged as the most promising route for a bipartisan breakthrough on expanding federal background checks for gun buyers.
LEWIS RUN, Pa. (AP) — Wesley Snipes has been released from a federal prison in Pennsylvania. Snipes was convicted in 2008 on tax charges. He was released Tuesday and placed under home confinement.
CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — The oldest person in the United States has died at age 113, just weeks before her 114th birthday. A spokeswoman from Elsie Thompson’s church in Clearwater, Fla., said she died March 21.
YORK, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania say a dog that was left in an unattended vehicle knocked it into gear and the car struck a pedestrian.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both inside and outside the Supreme Court today, both sides of the gay marriage debate have been heard. Click here to listen to a recording of the hearing and to download the transcript.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Ohio prosecutor who has light-heartedly filed charges against the famous Pennsylvania groundhog who fraudulently “predicted” an early spring says he may consider a pardon now that the animal’s handler is taking the blame.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Winter storm warnings and advisories have been issued as far east as Pennsylvania as a storm system moves across the country after dumping up to 15 inches of snow on parts of Colorado and Kansas.
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The parents of a young Pennsylvania girl who was sexually molested by their neighbor have sued the man in a bid to force him to buy their house.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A medical assistant told a jury that she snipped the spines of at least 10 babies during unorthodox abortions at a West Philly clinic, at the direction of the clinic’s owner. And she said others did the same to terminate pregnancies.
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who initially recanted sex abuse allegations against the former puppeteer of the “Sesame Street” character Elmo has sued him, alleging the entertainer lured him into drug-fueled sex when he was 16.
DURYEA, Pa. (AP) — A colony of troublesome honeybees will settle into new digs in northeastern Pennsylvania after being removed Friday from a back alley in Duryea, where the queen and thousands of her loyal subjects had taken up residence in an old tree.
WILMERDING, Pa. (AP) — Police say a western Pennsylvania mother seeking a “fresh start” abandoned her 8-month-old daughter in the woods with a bottle of milk.