Senate investigation of CIA dogged by controversy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A marathon Senate investigation into allegations of CIA torture during the Bush-era war on terror is veering toward partisan political territory and possibly the federal courts after unusually pointed accusations against the spy agency, including potential criminal wrongdoing....
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Iranian president makes first Arab trip to Oman
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is visiting nearby Oman on his first trip to an Arab country since taking office last year....
India asked to join hunt for missing plane
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia asked India to join the expanding search for the missing Boeing 777 near the Andaman Sea - far to the northwest of its last reported position and a further sign Wednesday that authorities have no idea where the plane might be more than four days after it vanished....
Pistorius trial: cricket bat, toilet door shown
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- A South African forensic analyst has said at the Oscar Pistorius murder trial that a cricket bat was used to strike the toilet door at the athlete's home, in testimony focusing on the events of the night when Pistorius fatally shot his girlfriend....
Cold and snow returns after brief period of warmth
CHICAGO (AP) -- The Midwest and the Eastern Seaboard are bracing for another blast of below-normal temperatures and heavy snowfall after a few days of temperatures that moved slightly above normal for this time of year....
Police: 3 hurt when vehicle slams into shoe store
WAYNE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a man suspected of being under the influence injured three people when he drove a late model Cadillac into a shoe store in the Philadelphia suburbs....
Pilot killed in small plane crash at Pa. airport
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a former Ukrainian champion figure skater was killed in the crash of a small plane at a southwestern Pennsylvania airport....
Corbett orders flags to half-staff for Guarnere
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has ordered that U.S. and state flags in Harrisburg and Philadelphia be lowered to half-staff in memory of William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, a World War II veteran whose story was dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers."...
Feb. insurance sign-ups in Pa. jump 30 percent
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The number of Pennsylvanians signing up for insurance under the 2010 federal health care law rose by 30 percent in February, reaching a total that is equal to one in 10 Pennsylvanians who were estimated to have been uninsured....
Mom sues after failed drug test over poppy seeds
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A first-time mother who says she failed a drug test while in labor because she ate poppy seeds has sued a Pittsburgh hospital, saying officials defamed her and violated her doctor-patient confidentiality by sharing the results with a child welfare agency....
Proposal would let Pa. universities exit system
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Some Pennsylvania state lawmakers want state-owned universities to be able to leave the 14-member State System of Higher Education and on Tuesday outlined the details of a proposal to allow it....
Pa. turnpike crash exposed gaps, officials say
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania state senators warned Tuesday that a Valentine's Day pileup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike was a lesson in chaos and gridlock that needs to be corrected before another one happens with more serious consequences....
Pa. jury begins hearing about black man's beating
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Three white plainclothes police officers concocted a story about mistaking a soda bottle for a weapon as an excuse for beating a black Pittsburgh performing arts student, the man's lawyer told jurors Tuesday at the start of a second civil rights trial linked to the plaintiff's 2010 arrest....
Model-train club, 1 of nation's oldest, chugs on
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) -- In many other homes, it would be a dark and cluttered closet. But the door at the bottom of Bob Gross' basement steps opens to another world....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you feel that by imprisoning Nate Harper it "reinforces to young African-American males the fact that the system is legally rigid, unforgiving and not to be trusted?" <More Info>
On Tuesday, Former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper unsuccessfully appealed his 18-month federal sentence for using $32,000 in public money and for tax evasion. His new attorney, Milton Raiford, filed a motion with the sentencing judge saying, "to imprison him reinforces to young African-American males the fact that the system is legally rigid, unforgiving and not to be trusted." Raiford says Harper is not a danger to the community, has no prior record, accepted responsibility for his actions and cooperated fully with government officials in the investigation. A federal judge quickly denied the appeal.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Would you be more likely to ride a bike in the city if there were protected bike lanes like the ones proposed by the Green Lanes project?