Obama to pay tribute to Mandela in South Africa
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama will pay tribute this week to Nelson Mandela, making the long trip from Washington to South Africa Monday to attend a national memorial service for the anti-apartheid icon....
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Thai PM dissolves Parliament, calls elections
BANGKOK (AP) -- Desperate to defuse Thailand's deepening political crisis, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra on Monday said she is dissolving the lower house of Parliament and called for early elections. But the moves did nothing to stem a growing tide of more than 150,000 protesters vowing to overthrow her in one of the nation's largest demonstrations in years....
Officials: Police buses head to Kiev amid protests
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A column of police buses headed toward the Ukrainian capital on Monday, and opposition activists have begun evacuating a government building they have been occupying for days....
South African police prepare for Mandela ceremony
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A police spokesman in South Africa says that "thousands" of police officers will be on hand for a ceremony honoring Nelson Mandela in a Soweto soccer stadium....
Governor to name Pa.'s top teacher on Monday
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- One Pennsylvania educator is going to the head of the class....
Big storm dumps snow on East Coast, travel dicey
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the unsuspecting Mid-Atlantic region threatened to make roads dicey in the northeast corridor for Monday's commute while travel disruptions continued to ripple across the country days after the same system first began wreaking havoc in the skies....
Amish school shooter's kin: Horror, then healing
STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads her stories. She can only guess what's going on inside Rosanna's mind because the girl can't talk....
1 dead in snowy turnpike crash, roadway reopens
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A large storm brought heavy snow to parts of Pennsylvania on Sunday, wreaking havoc on the turnpike, contributing to at least one traffic fatality and covering the fields of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Philadelphia Eagles in white....
Charter-school bill moving through Pa. legislature
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The first major overhaul of Pennsylvania's charter-school law is making its way through the Legislature....
Environmentalists, unions seek to fix gas leaks
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Unions and environmentalists have found one point of agreement in the bitter debate over the natural gas drilling boom: fixing leaky old pipelines that threaten public health and the environment. It's a huge national effort that could cost $82 billion....
Pa. police probe '68 death of Marine ID'd in 2012
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- More than four decades after her brother vanished from the Philadelphia Naval Hospital, Virginia Cleary learned the young Marine's body was found along the Pennsylvania Turnpike in 1968 and buried in an unmarked grave....
Scientists test ideas in bird botulism outbreaks
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- For more than a decade, people walking along Great Lakes beaches have come upon a heartrending sight: dozens, or even hundreds, of dead loons, gulls and other waterfowl - victims of food poisoning that paralyzed their muscles and eventually caused them to drown....
Do you think Congress will reach a budget deal before the House goes on recess on December 13th <More Info>
Just two months after the last government shutdown ended, lawmakers are once again struggling to meet the deadline for funding the government. Congress is giving itself until Jan 15th to pass a budget and until December 13th to reach a tentative deal at the committee level.
Do you agree with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to refuse to hear Liberty University's challenge of ObamaCare?