Ukrainian militia rejects calls to leave buildings
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Pro-Russian insurgents in Ukraine's east who have been occupying government buildings in more than 10 cities said Friday they will only leave them if the interim government in Kiev resigns....
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Prosecutors seek arrest warrant for ferry captain
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Prosecutors say they've asked a court to issue an arrest warrant for the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead....
Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead....
12 killed, 3 missing in avalanche on Everest
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) -- An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak....
Pa. man sentenced for selling counterfeit goods
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to selling thousands of counterfeit goods, including military-grade integrated circuits, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison....
9 Pennsylvania colleges target of gender complaint
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A women's legal organization has filed discrimination complaints against nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, alleging the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students over several decades....
Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison....
Democrat Tom Wolf reports $2.2M in 2012 income
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Tom Wolf, a Democratic candidate for governor who took out a multimillion-dollar loan to help finance his campaign, reported nearly $2.2 million in adjusted income in 2012, according to two pages of his 2012 tax return he released Thursday....
4 bids made for debt-ridden August Wilson Center
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Four buyers have submitted bids for the city's debt-ridden August Wilson Center, a court-appointed receiver said Thursday....
UPMC wants city to bill subsidiaries for taxes
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The city should send tax bills to subsidiaries of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center if officials really believe the hospital network shouldn't be a tax-exempt nonprofit, an attorney is arguing....
NFL, lawyers at work on $765M concussion deal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A judge overseeing thousands of NFL concussion-linked lawsuits says lawyers are still working to address her concerns about a proposed $765 million fund....
Police ID 4 dead in Pennsylvania head-on crash
SOUTH BEND, Pa. (AP) -- Police have identified three teenagers and a 41-year-old woman killed in a head-on crash on a rural western Pennsylvania highway....
Philly armored car robbed of $105,000; no injuries
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities in Philadelphia say two men armed with rifles robbed an armored car of $105,000 in northeast Philadelphia, but no injuries were reported....
3 to run marathon to help school stabbing victims
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Three people from the western Pennsylvania town where 21 students and a security guard were wounded in a high school stabbing rampage hope to raise money for the victims by running the Boston Marathon....
A disorderly conduct conviction against a South Fayette teenager who recorded an alleged bullying incident with his iPad has been dismissed. The 15-year-old is a special needs student and he recorded his alleged tormentors in class. The Allegheny County District Attorney's office dismissed the citation, saying the teen's activity didn't rise to disorderly conduct.
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