Air Force nuke crew failings worse than reported
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Failings exposed last spring at a U.S. nuclear missile base, reflecting what one officer called "rot" in the ranks, were worse than originally reported, according to Air Force documents obtained by The Associated Press....
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Hamas in worst cash crisis since seizing Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Gaza's Hamas rulers have been hit by the worst economic crisis since seizing the territory seven years ago and face growing discontent, even among core supporters, because there's no sign of relief from a blockade enforced not only by Israel but also by a suddenly hostile Egypt....
Malaysia widens search for missing plane
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysian authorities expanded their search for the missing jetliner westward toward India on Thursday, saying it may have flown for several hours after its last contact with the ground....
Kerry: US, EU will react if Crimea annexed
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Russia that it will face an immediate, "very serious series" of steps from the United States and Europe if it annexes Ukraine's strategic Crimea region....
Family uses corn crops for home heating
RINGTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Farmers seeking an alternative fuel to heat their homes might save a few dollars by burning feed corn, according to Ronald C. Fetterman, Union Township....
Well-known Pa. bartender toasts 100th birthday
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- At midnight on April 7, 1933, the bell at the Allegheny library on Pittsburgh's North Side struck. Prohibition ended, and Angelo Cammarata's career began....
Hanger exits Democratic race for Pa. governor
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Democratic race for Pennsylvania governor is down to five candidates following John Hanger's announcement that he is dropping out....
US Rep. Fattah says he'll fight subpoena
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah, a Philadelphia Democrat, said a subpoena seeking documents from his congressional offices encroaches on the constitutional and legal rights of a congressman and he will fight it....
Beaten man's lawyer grills Pa. officer over bottle
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The attorney for a young black man grilled one of three white Pittsburgh officers being sued for wrongful arrest and excessive force about a pop bottle police claim they thought was a gun causing a bulge in the man's coat pocket....
Video released in apparent Pa. road rage slaying
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- State police have released a video in connection with the apparent road-rage slaying of a Maine man along a Pennsylvania interstate four days into the new year....
5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:...
Northeast digs out from late winter storm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A late-season storm dumped more than 2 feet of snow on parts of northern New England before finally tapering off Thursday to end a trek that dashed hopes of spring, caused deadly pileups in Ohio and left numbing cold in its wake....
Cops: Couple stole 23 guns from central Pa. stores
CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania couple has been jailed on charges they stole 23 handguns by breaking into two stores - one of which was allegedly burglarized twice in five days....
Pa. turnpike agency retiree charged for child porn
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A retired employee of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has been charged by federal authorities in Pittsburgh with conspiring to create child pornography, and with sharing and receiving child pornography on his computer....
Cheese makers in Italy and other European countries want their product names protected. They say American-made cheeses unfairly cut into the sales and identity of European cheeses. As part of trade talks, the European Union is considering a proposal to ban the use of names like parmesan, feta, and gorgonzola on cheese made in the United States. U.S. dairy producers, cheese makers, and food companies are all fighting the idea.
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