Under pressure, Hagel steps down as Pentagon chief
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced Monday he is stepping down, leaving under pressure following a rocky tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular team of national security advisers....
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Iran nuclear talks stumble, extended until July
VIENNA (AP) -- Still facing significant differences between the U.S. and Iran, negotiators gave up on last-minute efforts to get a nuclear deal by the deadline Monday and extended their talks for seven more months....
The US-Iran differences that blocked a nuke deal
VIENNA (AP) -- Renewed failure by Iran and the U.S. to reach a nuclear agreement by a Monday deadline reflects the difficulties each side has with crossing red lines they brought with them to the negotiating table....
Afghan bombings kill 2 NATO troops, 6 civilians
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Bombings across Afghanistan killed two NATO troops and six civilians Monday, authorities said, as the death toll in the country's deadliest insurgent attack this year rose to at least 50....
Mural of officer killed by Abu-Jamal dedicated
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- More than three decades after Officer Daniel Faulkner was gunned down on a city street by Mumia Abu-Jamal, officials on Monday unveiled a mural memorializing the officer at the police district headquarters to which he was assigned....
Ex-Steelers player eyes Pennsylvania high court
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pittsburgh judge who spent more than a decade playing cornerback for the Steelers said Monday he will be a candidate for the Pennsylvania Supreme Court next year....
University president quits amid rape remark furor
LINCOLN UNIVERSITY, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania university says its president has resigned after he was criticized for comments he made about women and sexual assault....
Man drowns trying to pull boy, 9, from Pa. stream
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Firefighters say a man drowned while trying to save a 9-year-old boy from an icy northeastern Pennsylvania stream....
US Steel to build new headquarters in Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- United States Steel Corp. announced Monday it will build its new world headquarters in Pittsburgh as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the former Civic Arena site by the NHL's Penguins....
5 things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday:...
Judge to consider AG motion to halt Conneaut sale
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A judge was to hear arguments by the state attorney general's office to stop the sheriff's sale of a 122-year-old amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania....
Mother, son opening Pittsburgh-area film studio
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A mother and son plan to open a 120,000-square-foot film studio in a former plastics plant in the Pittsburgh suburbs....
Jan. 8 execution set for rapper in police killing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A rapper convicted of fatally shooting a Philadelphia police officer is scheduled to be executed Jan. 8....
5 arrested for drugs after police respond to shots
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Five people have been jailed after Pittsburgh police say they found three stolen guns and drugs in an apartment after neighbors reported hearing gunshots....
The Democratic-controlled Senate last week voted 59-41 to reject construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline, one vote shy of passing the legislation. President Barack Obama is expected to veto any repeat effort next year when Republicans take over the Senate and would have the votes to push the project forward. The President is under pressure from two opposing sides. Pro-oil Democrats and some unions want him to approve the pipeline. But conservation and environmental groups, mostly, want him to reject it.
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