Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks
BOSTON (AP) -- Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack....
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Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising
KRAMATORSK, Ukraine (AP) -- In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist operation" to try to restore authority over the restive region....
South Korea says 295 missing in ferry disaster
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Nearly 300 people were still missing Wednesday several hours after a ferry carrying 477, most of them high school students, sank in cold waters off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring seven, officials said....
Robot sub returns to water after 1st try cut short
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- A robotic submarine looking for the lost Malaysian jet continued its second seabed search on Wednesday as up to 14 planes were to take to the skies for some of the final sweeps of the Indian Ocean for floating debris from the ill-fated airliner....
Classes to resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-area high school is to resume classes one week after a student stabbed 21 others and a security guard, leaving four students still hospitalized....
Another GOP lawmaker backs drilling industry tax
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Another Republican state lawmaker in the Republican-controlled Legislature is lining up behind a proposal to impose a new tax on Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry....
Union PAC donations, not names, ordered released
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's open records agency has ruled that the state government must disclose the amounts of donations to political action committees that are taken directly out of public-sector union workers' paychecks, but it does not have to make the donors' names public....
Philly's 13th St. brings good luck to great food
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tourism officials will tell you the restaurant-rich area at the heart of downtown is called Midtown Village, but that moniker hasn't entirely caught on with the locals....
Judge keeps GOP opponent to Gov. Corbett on ballot
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The lone Republican running against Gov. Tom Corbett in next month's primary election won a court decision Tuesday that lets him stay on the ballot....
Corbett signs 4 more child-abuse prevention bills
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Four more bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals are now law in Pennsylvania....
Obama, Biden to visit western Pa. college
OAKDALE, Pa. (AP) -- The president and vice president will be in western Pennsylvania on Wednesday to talk about job training....
Google VP to become new Carnegie Mellon dean
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Google vice president will become the new dean of Carnegie Mellon University's School of Computer Science....
NW Pa. DA reviews statements in student's death
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A northwestern Pennsylvania prosecutor is reviewing video statements and other material in the shooting death of a college student over the weekend, which officials say appears to have been accidental....
Pa. man ordered to trial in fatal road rage case
NANTICOKE, Pa. (AP) -- A northeastern Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial in what authorities characterize as the road rage death of a pedestrian....
The Social Security Administration is suspending a controversial program that goes after adult children of deceased taxpayers who the government claims received overpayments more than a decade ago. The move to halt the three-year-old program came after members of Congress complained. The policy led to the seizure of $55 million worth of tax refunds.
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