Small Fla. city wonders who won Powerball jackpot
ZEPHYRHILLS, Fla. (AP) -- Some lucky person walked into a Publix supermarket in suburban Florida over the past few days and bought a ticket now worth an estimated $590.5 million - the highest Powerball jackpot in history....
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Syrian army pushes assault on rebel-held town
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Syrian troops backed by tanks and warplanes launched an assault Sunday on a strategic rebel-held town near the Lebanese border, pounding the area with airstrikes and artillery salvos that killed at least 30 people and forced residents to scramble for cover in basements and makeshift bunkers, activists said....
Russian TV: American accused of spying flies out
MOSCOW (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy employee accused of spying in Moscow flew out of Russia on Sunday, five days after he was ordered to leave the country, NTV television reported....
Mexico judge orders prison for suspects in killing
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A judge on Saturday issued an order for the imprisonment of two waiters accused in the beating death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of civil rights activist Malcolm X, the Mexico City attorney general's office said....
Jurors to mull death penalty in Pa. slayings of 12
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jurors return to federal court in Philadelphia on Tuesday to hear arguments and evidence on whether a drug dealer convicted in the deaths of a dozen people should be sentenced to death or to life in prison without possibility of parole....
Federal report documents inmate sex abuse in US
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails and prisons....
Ex-Pa. officer once hailed as hero faces charges
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former Philadelphia police officer once hailed as a hero and given a seat next to the first lady at a speech by President Obama has been arrested and charged with rape and other crimes....
Criticism flares around new Pa. graduation tests
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- It seemed to hit the Capitol like a brick: a sudden groundswell of criticism over a move by Gov. Tom Corbett and the Pennsylvania State Board of Education to toughen academic achievement standards and tie them to graduation tests for the state's roughly 1.7 million public and charter school students....
Philly flower show ends with million-dollar loss
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- This year's Philadelphia Flower Show ended with a loss of about $1.2 million, and officials are blaming fears of a winter snowstorm during the week of the show that they say were whipped up by television and radio reports....
Man shot dead in alleged western Pa. heroin deal
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania have charged two men in a shooting death that investigators say occurred during an attempted heroin transaction....
Defense: Pa. woman's 1999 death was accidental
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A defense attorney says a central Pennsylvania man charged with homicide in the 1999 death of his daughter-in-law says the woman's death was accidental....
Corbett gets cool reception at Pa. graduation
MILLERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett got a cool reception when he addressed a central Pennsylvania university's graduating class....
Rocky Gap Casino offers new deal in western Md.
FLINTSTONE, Md. (AP) -- The flashy jangle of slot machines is a far cry from the stillness of Rocky Gap State Park in western Maryland, but state and local leaders are betting that this week's planned casino opening will transform a struggling lakeside lodge into the economic engine its planners envisioned 15 years ago....
Landing gear issue leads to plane's belly landing
NEWARK, N.J (AP) -- An airline official says a US Airways Express flight with 34 people aboard was forced to make a belly landing at Newark International Airport after experiencing landing gear trouble. No injuries were reported....
Do you agree with Cyril Wecht, who says the Pittsburgh mayoral race has gotten so negative it's adversely affecting voters' ability to make a decision on who to support? <More Info>
Former Allegheny County Commissioner and Coroner Cyril Wecht says he's never seen a Pittsburgh mayoral campaign as negative as this one. He says the negativity is keeping voters from hearing about the issues so they can make a good decision on who to support.
Do you think the comparisons between Obama and Nixon are appropriate?