State dinner offers new chef _ and chopsticks for the brave
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There was a new chef and new china on the menu for Tuesday's big White House dinner for Japan - and chopsticks at the ready for guests brave enough to go there....
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The bilingual Bush in Puerto Rico
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- Jeb Bush confronted one of the Republican Party's touchiest debates head-on Tuesday, telling Puerto Ricans that conservatives should be proud that America is "an immigrant nation" and value the contribution immigrants make to the country....
Golf course debate reflects Vietnam army's capitalist streak
HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) -- Vietnam's busiest airport, once a major gateway for thousands of U.S. troops headed for battle, is now the scene of a slow-burning controversy linked to the commercial clout of the country's powerful military....
Choppers ferry injured in Nepal; new mudslide hits village
GORKHA, Nepal (AP) -- Helicopters crisscrossed the mountains above a remote district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake in Nepal that killed more than 4,600 people, ferrying the injured and delivering emergency supplies. Officials said 250 villagers were feared missing in a new mudslide....
District attorney to add prosecutor's firing to Kane probe
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Montgomery County's district attorney is adding the circumstances surrounding the firing of a state prosecutor to her investigation into Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane....
Man held in bar fight that left Nicki Minaj crew member dead
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Nicki Minaj crew member killed outside a Philadelphia bar was stabbed after checking that a bartender had made it safely to her car, a piano player for the hip-hop star testified Tuesday....
In path of bird migration, Eastern states see possible flu
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The East Coast is bracing for migratory treks of waterfowl that could put numerous states with poultry farms and backyard chicken operations at risk of a bird flu outbreak....
Atheist group sues transit system over refusal to run ad
A Pennsylvania transit system permitted churches to advertise on the sides of its buses but then refused to allow a group that doesn't believe in God to place an ad containing the word "atheists," fearing it would offend riders, according to a federal lawsuit filed Tuesday....
State police offer assistance after Baltimore riots
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- State police in Pennsylvania say they have offered assistance following riots overnight in Baltimore but haven't been asked to come to the area....
Pens GM Rutherford bullish on future
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- When Jim Rutherford took over as Pittsburgh Penguins general manager last summer, he stressed ownership wanted a "complete change in direction," one that would return a talented if aging roster into one capable of once again lifting the Stanley Cup....
Fate of Benedict Arnold-commanded ship in Pa. city's hands
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Officials in Pennsylvania's capital must decide the fate of a ship once commanded by Benedict Arnold in the Revolutionary War....
DA wants pot-growing evidence used in fatal shooting trial
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecutor wants to introduce evidence that a Pennsylvania man charged with fatally shooting his friend didn't call police because he was afraid they'd find marijuana and psychedelic mushrooms growing in his home....
Ex-prosecutor's wife paroled in adopted children abuse case
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A judge has paroled the wife of a former Pennsylvania state prosecutor who along with her husband was convicted of abusing their adopted Ethiopian children....
Jury commissioners' organization may be done after 147 years
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The few jury commissioners remaining in Pennsylvania are deciding whether to terminate their trade organization....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you agree with the Plum High School students that the threat of prosecution for discussing the school teacher-student sex scandal violates their free speech rights? <More Info>
American Civil Liberties Union Pittsburgh staff attorney Sara Rose says Plum police were out-of-line when they told Plum High School students not to discuss the teacher-student sex scandal that has resulted in the arrest and charges filed against three Plum High School teachers. Students were told they could be prosecuted for discussing the case. Students protested saying their First Amendment free speech rights are being violated.
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