Nearly week of frigid temperatures for West
DENVER (AP) -- The jet stream hunkered to the south Wednesday, promising to bring nearly a week of temperatures that could dip to minus 20 or worse in the northern midsection of the country, and forcing much of the rest of the nation to deal with unexpectedly cool temperatures....
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Mexico plans how to safely box up recovered cobalt
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexican troops and federal police kept a nighttime watch on a rural field where thieves abandoned a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60, while officials began planning the delicate task of recovering the dangerous material....
Senior Hezbollah commander killed in Beirut
BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) -- The attackers waited in an olive grove around midnight. As the Hezbollah commander pulled into the garage of his nearby apartment building, they went in after him. Five bullets were pumped into his head and neck from a silencer-equipped pistol - an assassination that reverberated across the Middle East....
China gives no ground to Biden in air zone dispute
BEIJING (AP) -- Giving no ground, Chinese President Xi Jinping and U.S. Vice President Joe Biden traded strong arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with little indication of progress toward defusing a situation that is raising anxieties across Asia and beyond....
Pa. asked to bid on attracting Boeing plant
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania is among the states hoping to compete for a new Boeing aircraft assembly plant....
Pa. transportation chief defends new road-revenue
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch said Wednesday that opposition to a new law that raises billions of dollars in higher fees and taxes to fund transportation needs has not surprised him, and has been countered by support from those who believe passage of the legislation was the right thing to do....
Duquesne U., NC company in cancer drug deal
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Duquesne University has licensed the rights for a large group of cancer drugs to a North Carolina company....
Publisher of The York Dispatch named new president
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- The York Dispatch will have a new president in the new year....
Gov hopeful Tom Wolf to give $15,000 to food banks
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Tom Wolf says he'll donate cash to food banks instead of hosting one of the many receptions surrounding the upcoming Pennsylvania Society dinner in New York City....
Toys for Tots: woman on video in Pa. was volunteer
FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Officials from Toys for Tots say a woman seen on surveillance video picking up toys from a suburban Philadelphia store was one of their volunteers and not a thief....
US customs agents seize illegal khat in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Customs agents in Philadelphia have seized more than 100 pounds of khat (KAHT), a stimulant commonly used in parts of Africa and the Middle East but illegal in the United States....
Pa. school remembers student shot over headphones
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Staff and students at a suburban Philadelphia high school are fondly remembering a graduate allegedly killed by someone trying to steal his headphones....
Initiative aims to boost US college graduate ranks
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Twenty communities have been chosen as the first partners in a national initiative aimed at raising the ranks of college graduates....
Pa: judge: I can't help candidate left off ballot
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania judge ruled he has no jurisdiction to order a new election or otherwise rectify the fact that a township supervisor candidate's name was mistakenly left off the general election ballot....
Do you support raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10? <More Info>
Fast-food workers in about 100 cities, including Pittsburgh, plan to walk off the job today in their push for higher pay. These strikes are intended to build on a campaign that began about a year ago to call attention to the difficulties of living on the $7.25 an hour minimum wage. President Obama said he would back a Senate measure to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10.
Do you believe conservation of natural habitats and water resources should be a higher priority than shale gas development, even if that would result in higher energy costs?