Another American hostage at risk by Islamic State
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say....
National & World News
Israel, Gaza militants trade fire after talks fail
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Palestinian militants launched dozens of rockets and Israel responded with airstrikes on Wednesday after Egyptian efforts to mediate a lasting truce in the monthlong Gaza war collapsed in a hail of fire a day earlier....
Ukraine's rebel capital seeks ersatz normality
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- It has been weeks since Donetsk last had a traffic jam....
Chinese, Russian media turn criticisms back on US
BEIJING (AP) -- Chinese and Russian state media have seized on the U.S. police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old and ensuing protests to fire back at Washington's criticisms of their own governments, portraying the United States as a land of inequality and brutal police tactics....
Mandatory Pa. casino theft fine ruled tossed out
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled unconstitutional a mandatory $75,000 fine imposed on a Pittsburgh casino poker dealer convicted of having stolen $200 worth of chips....
Man wins release after '90 arson-murder rap tossed
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A New York City man who has spent 24 years in prison for setting a fire that killed his daughter will be released from custody while prosecutors decide whether to retry him....
Body of NW Pa. kayaker found
SPARTANSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Search teams have found the body of a northwestern Pennsylvania kayaker who was missing....
Youth groups get $65k from swim club bias case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Funds from a swim club discrimination settlement have been distributed to six youth groups in the Philadelphia area....
Teen testifies against pal in rock-throwing case
LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- One of four young men charged with throwing a rock onto a darkened central Pennsylvania interstate testified Tuesday that they intended to do some damage during a night of mayhem last month but did not anticipate their actions would cause severe injuries to an Ohio teacher....
Philly shooting leaves suspect dead, officer hurt
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A police officer was grazed by a bullet in an exchange of gunfire that left a suspect dead early Tuesday in northeast Philadelphia, authorities said....
Man charged in 3-state crime spree faces judge
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A man accused of waging a violent, three-state crime spree that ended when he crashed near the George Washington Bridge made his first court appearance Tuesday and remained held without bail....
Ravenstahl grand jury expires; feds mum on probe
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal grand jury that heard testimony from several staff members and police officials linked to former Mayor Luke Ravenstahl has expired without returning indictments....
Public funeral set for former mayor Sophie Masloff
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A public funeral was set for former Pittsburgh Mayor Sophie Masloff, who died Sunday at age 96....
Woman gets prison in husband's 'surprise' shooting
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- A woman has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison for shooting her husband in their western Pennsylvania home, which the victim told police occurred after the defendant told him to close his eyes for a "surprise."...
Throughout the last week violence has erupted in Ferguson Missouri after sunset pitting protesters against police. Senator Claire McCaskill said the biggest problem in Ferguson is that a small minority of violent individuals has “invaded” protests in the city.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you think Governor Perry was right to use his veto power to cut the District Attorney's funding?