Officer who shot NY student faced harrowing choice
NEW YORK (AP) -- The police officer who accidentally killed a Long Island college student along with an armed intruder faced perhaps the most harrowing decision of a law enforcement career: choosing the split-second moment when the risk is so high that you must act to save a life....
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Syrian troops push into strategic rebel-held town
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian troops pushed into a rebel-held town near the Lebanese border on Sunday, fighting house-to-house and bombing from the air as President Bashar Assad tried to strengthen his grip on a strategic strip of land running from the capital to the Mediterranean coast....
Israeli seeks interim deal with Palestinians
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's senior coalition partner says that reaching a final peace agreement with the Palestinians is unrealistic at the current time and the sides should instead pursue an interim arrangement....
Russian TV: American accused of spying flies out
MOSCOW (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy employee accused of spying in Moscow flew out of Russia on Sunday, five days after he was ordered to leave the country, NTV television reported....
Ohio newspaper editor David Miller dead at 66
BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) -- Editor David C. Miller of The (Bowling Green) Sentinel-Tribune newspaper in Ohio died Saturday at a hospital in York, Pa., the paper said in a statement. He was 66....
In 2013 Pa. primary, most action in the cities
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- In Tuesday's Pennsylvania primary, most of the action will be in Democrat-controlled cities: Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Scranton and Harrisburg....
Paper: Drilling damage in 161 Pa. water supplies
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania newspaper has obtained state records showing that oil and gas development damaged the water supplies of at least 161 Pennsylvania homes, farms, churches and businesses between 2008 and the fall of 2012....
Jurors to mull death penalty in Pa. slayings of 12
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jurors return to federal court in Philadelphia on Tuesday to hear arguments and evidence on whether a drug dealer convicted in the deaths of a dozen people should be sentenced to death or to life in prison without possibility of parole....
Federal report documents inmate sex abuse in US
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Inmates at jails in Indianapolis, Baltimore, St. Louis and Philadelphia face the nation's highest levels of sexual abuse at the hands of guards, according to a new federal report based on surveys of inmates at U.S. jails and prisons....
Ex-Pa. officer once hailed as hero faces charges
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former Philadelphia police officer once hailed as a hero and given a seat next to the first lady at a speech by President Obama has been arrested and charged with rape and other crimes....
Criticism flares around new Pa. graduation tests
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- It seemed to hit the Capitol like a brick: a sudden groundswell of criticism over a move by Gov. Tom Corbett and the Pennsylvania State Board of Education to toughen academic achievement standards and tie them to graduation tests for the state's roughly 1.7 million public and charter school students....
Philly flower show ends with million-dollar loss
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- This year's Philadelphia Flower Show ended with a loss of about $1.2 million, and officials are blaming fears of a winter snowstorm during the week of the show that they say were whipped up by television and radio reports....
Man shot dead in alleged western Pa. heroin deal
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania have charged two men in a shooting death that investigators say occurred during an attempted heroin transaction....
Rocky Gap Casino offers new deal in western Md.
FLINTSTONE, Md. (AP) -- The flashy jangle of slot machines is a far cry from the stillness of Rocky Gap State Park in western Maryland, but state and local leaders are betting that this week's planned casino opening will transform a struggling lakeside lodge into the economic engine its planners envisioned 15 years ago....
Do you agree with Cyril Wecht, who says the Pittsburgh mayoral race has gotten so negative it's adversely affecting voters' ability to make a decision on who to support? <More Info>
Former Allegheny County Commissioner and Coroner Cyril Wecht says he's never seen a Pittsburgh mayoral campaign as negative as this one. He says the negativity is keeping voters from hearing about the issues so they can make a good decision on who to support.
Do you think the comparisons between Obama and Nixon are appropriate?