Cubans hope for better future with US-Havana deal
HAVANA (AP) -- Cubans cheered the surprise announcement that their country will restore relations with the United States, hopeful they'll soon see expanded trade and new economic vibrancy even though the 53-year-old economic embargo remains in place for the time being....
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Poll: 80 percent back Putin even as ruble falls
MOSCOW (AP) -- From a Western perspective, Vladimir Putin's days as president of Russia should be numbered: The ruble has lost more than half its value, the economy is in crisis and his aggression in Ukraine has turned the country into an international pariah....
N Korea-linked Sony hack may be costliest ever
NEW YORK (AP) -- A U.S. official says North Korea has been linked to the unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for the film at the heart of the hack, "The Interview."...
A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US
HAVANA (AP) -- The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as foreign agents....
Ax, machete, pill bottles near rampage suspect
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Former Marines who served with a man believed to have killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives said he fought constantly with her, although a Veterans Administration psychiatrist deemed him free of any suicidal or homicidal thoughts a week before the deadly rampage....
Corbett weighs options in final weeks as governor
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- His days as Pennsylvania governor numbered, Gov. Tom Corbett says his options for life outside of government could include working on a 2016 presidential campaign....
New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits....
High court reinstates teen killer's death sentence
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week reinstated the death sentence of a man who killed a church deacon as a teen and later said the victim had sexually abused him....
Steelers run defense to face test from Chiefs
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The numbers, at least by James Harrison's impeccably high standards, aren't good enough. Not by a long shot....
New charges in sting set off criticism of Kane
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Philadelphia's district attorney packaged charges against two Democratic state lawmakers with a rare recrimination of a fellow prosecutor as he chided Attorney General Kathleen Kane's earlier refusal to pursue charges in the case involving an undercover sting....
School lockdown ends after man found shot in car
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman says an elementary school lockdown has ended after police secured the scene when a man was found dead in a car parked in the school's lot....
Police: Man killed, abused corpses of mom, stepdad
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Police have charged a 47-year-old man with killing his mother and stepfather, whose abused corpses were found by officers asked to check on the couple by another relative....
Man charged in SUV crash that killed 3 teenagers
HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) -- The attorney for a man accused of having let an unlicensed teenager drive a sport utility vehicle that crashed in northeastern Pennsylvania last summer, killing three other teens, says the defense denies "every factual allegation" made by prosecutors....
$300 million Great Lakes bill stalls in Senate
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- A bill that would have continued a Great Lakes environmental cleanup program for five more years has stalled in Congress....
Following the release of American hostage Alan Gross after five years of captivity in Cuba, President Obama is calling on Congress to lift the decades old embargo. Obama also announced the start of talks with the Cuba government to normalize relations, including opening of an embassy in Havanna.
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