Tsarnaev goes on trial in Boston Marathon bombing
BOSTON (AP) -- His life on the line, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev went on trial Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing, with prosecutors saying he used a backpack to plant a bomb designed to "tear people apart and create a bloody spectacle."...
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US says Iran far off from a working nuke, others differ
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- One burning question in the global effort to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power is this: How long would it take for the Islamic Republic to build a bomb?...
Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner, rebel and government officials said. An injured miner reported seeing five bodies....
Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship
TOKYO (AP) -- Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday....
Weather closes Penn State for first time in 8 years
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's main campus is closed for the first time in eight years due to icy roads and forecasts for more snow....
Avalanche's Alex Tanguay set to play 1000th NHL game
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado Avalanche forward Alex Tanguay (TAN'-gay) is about to reach an important milestone....
5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:...
PNC to scale back financing for mountaintop mining companies
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group says it will further scale back financing of companies that cut off mountaintops to mine coal....
4 from Philadelphia family drown off Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Authorities in the Dominican Republic say four people from a Philadelphia family drowned in an incident along the country's eastern coastline....
Wing restaurants collecting money for police dog memorial
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Several Pittsburgh-area Buffalo Wild Wings restaurants were collecting money to help pay for a statue to memorialize a city police dog that was fatally stabbed last year....
Spirit Airlines to offer Chicago flights from Palmer airport
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) -- Spirit Airlines plans to add daily flights between Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in southwestern Pennsylvania and Chicago starting May 7....
Pittsburgh police forming Office of Professional Standards
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh's police chief is moving forward with plans to open an Office of Professional Standards....
Man found shot dead near western Pennsylvania park
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in an alley near a playground....
Police searching for suspect in fatal Pittsburgh shooting
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood....
Gov. Tom Wolf proposed more than $4 billion in taxes on income, sales and natural gas drilling to support new spending on schools and to cut property taxes as part of an effort to overhaul the way public education is funded. Included in his proposal is a flat tax increase on income from 3.07 percent to 3.7 percent.
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