Senate holds talkathon over Obama nominees
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate began an around-the-clock talkathon Wednesday over some of President Barack Obama's nominees as embittered and outnumbered Republicans refused to let the Senate take a break given new, Democratic-driven curbs on the GOP's power....
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US, Britain halt nonlethal aid in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- The U.S. and Britain said Wednesday they were suspending deliveries to rebels in northern Syria of nonlethal aid such as communications equipment and laptops after some of the gear was seized by Islamic militants....
Mexico's lower house quickly takes up energy bill
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's lower house of Congress began a raucous, marathon debate expected to last through the night and well into Thursday on historic legislation that would open the state-run oil industry to private investment....
AP PHOTOS: Argentine slum honors 'Blue Virgin'
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- Thousands of Paraguayan immigrants living along the polluted Riochuelo river in Argentina's capital celebrate their "Blue Virgin" every year with a grueling but joyful 10-hour procession that winds through every corner of their slum. Last year, their feast day's Mass was led by none other than Buenos Aires Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who has since become their beloved "slum pope."...
Attorney: mother of abused Pa. boy to plead guilty
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say the mother of a 6-week-old Pennsylvania boy who died after severe abuse has agreed to plead guilty....
W. Pa. ice cream shop owner going to trial
MCCANDLESS, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania ice cream store owner is headed to trial on charges he molested two girls....
Body of woman found in Pa. burned car
FORTY FORT, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say the body of a woman has been found in a burned car in northeastern Pennsylvania....
More people in Pa. pick plan on insurance exchange
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Nearly 10,000 more Pennsylvanians signed up for an insurance plan in November through the federal health care law's new marketplace, the federal government reported Wednesday, and insurers expect the pace to pick up in December....
Pa. father, son charged with $580K scam
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pennsylvania father and son who had previously been charged with stealing $123,000 in a TV converter box scheme are now charged with scamming $580,000 from a Texas firm in the same manner....
Charter founder's lawyer: US obsessed with client
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia charter school founder defrauded the city and state of $6.7 million by earning multiple salaries at four schools she ran, and taking millions more in consulting fees, federal prosecutors argued Wednesday after several weeks of trial....
Pa. woman charged over drug death of boyfriend
HATBORO, Pa. (AP) -- A Philadelphia area woman is facing homicide charges after allegedly supplying heroin to her boyfriend, who died of an overdose....
Pa. lawmakers send 5 child-abuse bills to Corbett
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The first bills in the Pennsylvania Legislature's wide-ranging response to the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy scandals were sent Wednesday to Gov. Tom Corbett, a year after a commission recommended sweeping changes to the state's child abuse laws....
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Pa. burglar steals elderly woman's crochet work
JESSUP, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a burglar in northeastern Pennsylvania fled after taking an elderly woman's crochet work - possibly because the person needed a bandage....
Do you think it was a mistake for President Obama to shake the hand of Cuban leader Raul Castro even if it was spontaneous? <More Info>
Cuban-American lawmakers voiced disappointment over President Obama shaking the hand of Raul Castro during the memorial service for Nelson Mandela, calling it a "propaganda coup" for the Cuban government. The Obama administration says this was NOT a pre-planned encounter and that the day was all about honoring Nelson Mandela.
Do you think installing automatic red light cameras at certain Pittsburgh intersections will result in fewer crashes?