Russia's gains cloud Obama's assurances to Baltics
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For the second time this year, President Barack Obama will travel to Russia's backyard to assure nervous nations of his ironclad commitment to their security. But his objectives will be clouded by the West's inability to halt the Russian aggression in Ukraine that has stoked fears in other former Soviet republics....
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Ukraine: Russian forces in major rebel cities
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Russian military forces have been spotted in both major rebel-held cities in eastern Ukraine, an official said Tuesday, prompting Ukraine to declare that it now has to fight the Russian army, not just the separatists....
Syrian rebels issue demands for captive UN troops
BEIRUT (AP) -- Al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels holding 45 Fijian peacekeepers hostage have issued a set of demands for their release, including the extremist group's removal from a U.N. terrorist list and compensation for the killing of three of its fighters in a shootout with international troops, an official said Tuesday....
6 militants killed in US Somalia strike
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Al-Shabab's top leader was traveling in one of two vehicles hit Monday night in a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday....
9-foot Joe Frazier statue rising in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Busloads of tourists line up every day in Philadelphia to take photos with a statue of Rocky Balboa, the fictional heavyweight fighter made famous by Sylvester Stallone....
5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday:...
Fewer black Pittsburgh cops since ACLU bias suit
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The city of Pittsburgh has a smaller percentage of black police officers since the American Civil Liberties Union sued two years ago alleging hiring discrimination....
Trial set for man shot by Pittsburgh officer
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Opening statements were expected in the criminal trial of a man charged with assaulting a police officer by dragging him with a vehicle before the officer shot and paralyzed him....
Amish couple killed when car strikes their buggy
ALEXANDRIA, Pa. (AP) -- State police were continuing to investigating a crash that killed an Old Order Amish couple whose buggy was hit by a car in central Pennsylvania....
Penn State student gains rep as squirrel whisperer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A Penn State student is gaining an Internet reputation as a "squirrel whisperer" for feeding, befriending and dressing up a furry little friend she's named "Sneezy."...
Off-duty officer, woman charged in domestic fight
GRINDSTONE, Pa. (AP) -- An off-duty municipal police officer has been charged with simple assault and harassment along with a woman after an apparent domestic dispute....
Friends work to 'save' Pennsylvania bucket bear
PARKER, Pa. (AP) -- A group of friends has tracked down and helped to save a western Pennsylvania bear that got its head stuck in a bucket-like contraption....
Cops: Groom, 2 others charged after wedding brawl
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania groom spent his wedding night in the back of a police car after allegedly harassing a waitress at the reception then resisting arrest after an altercation with the pregnant woman's boyfriend....
Counselors offered after 3 sophomores die in crash
NEWTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Students and parents gathered at a school district on Monday to mourn three high school sophomores who were killed in an SUV crash....
U.S. General Martin Dempsey, The Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staff insists the Islamic State terror group formerly known as ISIS...... is a regional threat. Dempsey says he would not recommend U.S. airstrikes in Syria until he determines that they have become a direct threat to the United States.
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