Ukraine kills 2, Russia ramps up exercises
SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian forces moved in and killed at least two pro-Russia insurgents in the country's tumultuous east Thursday, an escalation that prompted new threats from Russian President Vladimir Putin....
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Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers
NEW YORK (AP) -- The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law....
Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse, officials said....
Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Israeli government on Thursday cut off Mideast peace talks and threatened to impose new sanctions against the Palestinians in response to a unity agreement between rival Palestinian factions, pushing an embattled U.S. peace initiative to the brink of collapse....
Former state Sen. Raphael Musto dies at 85
PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) -- A former state senator from northeastern Pennsylvania has died after a long illness, leaving pending corruption charges against him unresolved....
Group committed to Afghanistan despite shooting
LEMOYNE, Pa. (AP) -- Officials at a U.S. health care nonprofit say they are working closely with authorities investigating a shooting at their Kabul hospital that killed three American physicians and wounded a U.S. nurse....
NW Pa. woman convicted of 3rd-degree murder
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A northwestern Pennsylvania jury has convicted a woman of third-degree murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend last summer, rejecting defense arguments that the gun went off accidentally....
Pa. township approves permits for airport drilling
IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) -- Supervisors in a western Pennsylvania township have approved permits for a company to drill for natural gas at Pittsburgh International Airport with almost two dozen conditions....
Father, son killed in NE Pa. home identified
HUNLOCK CREEK, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have released the names of a father and son found shot to death in their northeastern Pennsylvania home....
Judge rejects bid to move Pa. slaying trial
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania judge has rejected a request to move the trial of a man charged in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend two years ago....
NJ, Pa. lawmakers propose bridge agency changes
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- Lawmakers from New Jersey and Pennsylvania are proposing changes to the Delaware River Port Authority, which runs four bridges connecting the two states in the Philadelphia area....
Landmark designation for Pa. woodworker's complex
SOLEBURY, Pa. (AP) -- The former suburban Philadelphia home of a celebrated furniture designer and woodworker has been designated a national historic landmark....
2 school stabbing victims released from hospitals
MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Two students injured in a stabbing and slashing rampage at a western Pennsylvania high school have been released from the hospital....
Divers find body of missing woman in lake
NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- Emergency divers have recovered the body of a Pennsylvania woman whose boat capsized while she was fishing with her husband....
Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and County Executive Rich Fitzgerald have petitioned the administrative judge of Allegheny County Courts to remove the receiver appointed by the court to oversee the August Wilson Center bankruptcy. The mayor and the county executive charge that receiver Judith Fitzgerald has "not maintained the public interest of preserving the center as a public asset" and favor a bid to make the center a commercial enterprise.
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