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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, who rose to fame as the mayor of Newark, N.J., by once personally shoveling residents' snow, is offering again.
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) - A senior Palestinian official on Monday railed against U.S. attempts to broker a broad outline of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, saying Secretary of State John Kerry is breaking a promise to try to negotiate a final agreement in the current round of talks.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned Pakistani leaders Monday that if they don't resolve protests stalling some military shipments across the border with Afghanistan, it could be difficult to maintain political support in Washington for an aid program that has sent billions of dollars to Islamabad, defense officials said.
A rule requiring ships to travel at reduced speeds to protect endangered North Atlantic right whales in certain areas along the East Coast has been made permanent, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced.
Karen Heller: Philadelphia City Council President Darrell Clarke is an accomplished old-school pol, a disciple of John Street. He is a master of prerogatives, mostly for the self-important body he governs.
NORTHFIELD, N.J. Vince Mazzeo has been to nearly 40 Bruce Springsteen concerts in Philadelphia and North Jersey. The chorus in one of the Boss' songs, "No Surrender," played over and over in the back of his mind for the last month:
WASHINGTON - Under pressure from the wind-power industry, the Obama administration said Friday that it would allow companies to kill or injure eagles without the fear of prosecution for up to three decades.
Its sponsors say it is an urgently needed and long-overdue package of reforms for a burgeoning system, but critics contend that Pennsylvania's hotly debated charter-school bill would speed the decline of some conventional public schools.
Gov. Corbett's plan for a market version of the Medicaid expansion envisioned by Obamacare seeks far more change than any other state has tried, health experts said Friday, raising questions about its effectiveness and likelihood of federal approval.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Anti-government protesters have toppled the statue of Bolshevik leader Vladimir Lenin in central Kiev amid huge protests gripping Ukraine.
A deal for hundreds of millions of dollars in public money to draw the Atlanta Braves north of their downtown home is pitting conservative tea party activists against the elected and civic leaders in the staunch Republican county, with opponents saying the use of public money to help a private business is not what American capitalism should be about.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Fresh from shackling the traditional blocking ability of the Senate's minority party, Democrats are ready to muscle through President Barack Obama's nominees for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs.
As New Jersey's fourth consecutive bear hunt begins Monday, state game officials say the hunts have helped stabilize a growing population and seem to be culling the most troublesome bears.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an established incumbent who has brought billions of dollars to his home state against a tea party-backed challenger who says federal spending is out of control.
NEW YORK - A week after four people died in a New York commuter-train derailment, two federal lawmakers proposed Sunday that trains nationwide be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.
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