House Republicans get behind budget agreement
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans are rallying behind a modest budget pact that promises to bring a temporary halt to budget brinkmanship in Washington and ease automatic budget cuts that would otherwise slam the Pentagon and domestic agencies for a second straight year....
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Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, suffers from schizophrenia and has been violent in the past....
Mandela's body lies in state for second day
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- For a second day, droves of mourners filed past the body of Nelson Mandela on Thursday as it lay in state in South Africa's capital, Pretoria....
Putin defends Russian conservative values
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin used his state-of-the-nation address on Thursday to defend conservative values, referring obliquely to his government's anti-gay stance as he chided the West for treating "good and evil" equally....
Pa. House OKs bill to allow $25 bounty on coyotes
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A bill that would authorize the Pennsylvania Game Commission to set a bounty on coyotes is advancing in the Legislature after winning the approval of the state House of Representatives....
Philadelphia's hungry on rise, report says
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A national report on hunger and homelessness says the number of people needing emergency food from Philadelphia's pantries rose 7 percent over the last year....
Work starts on Newtown-inspired 'Child's Requiem'
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Composer Steven Sametz has written dozens of pieces in his long and prolific career, perhaps none so personal as the one he's about to begin: a requiem for the victims of the schoolhouse massacre in Newtown, Conn....
Pittsburgh cops see 2 pizza robberies in 1 minute
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- In a city recently plagued by food delivery robberies, Pittsburgh police are dealing with something new: two pizza-related robberies in the same minute....
Pa. man to trial on charges he shot ex near kids
DERRY, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has ordered to stand trial on charges he entered his ex-girlfriend's home and shot her nine times while she was in bed watching television with her 15-year-old daughter, while three other siblings were at home....
Police: Pa. panhandler claimed to be state trooper
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say an unruly, drunken panhandler charged with harassing the customers of a western Pennsylvania business falsely claimed to be a state trooper, too - but was found out when he claimed to work at a nonexistent barracks....
Complete statewide Pa. school grade data released
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania education officials say they have released the remaining performance scores for all 3,200 traditional, charter, cyber and technical schools after complaints about inaccurately entered data delayed some for two months....
Cops: Homeless man stabbed Pa. couple who fed him
MANOR, Pa. (AP) -- A homeless man has been jailed on charges that he stabbed the western Pennsylvania couple who took him in with a kitchen knife after an argument about dirty dishes....
W. Pa. VFW post closes amid internal investigation
NANTY GLO, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars post has close after falling behind on its bills and failing to elect new officers to manage the club at its last meeting....
Pittsburgh cops to offer domestic violence surveys
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh police will soon begin asking victims of domestic violence an 11-question survey that seeks to predict the likelihood that the victim could be killed by their partner in the future....
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?