US employers add 175K jobs despite harsh weather
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. employers stepped up hiring in February despite a blast of harsh winter weather, likely renewing hopes that the economy will accelerate this year....
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Top lawmaker: Russia would welcome Crimea
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia rallied support Friday for a Crimean bid to secede from Ukraine, with Russia's top lawmaker assuring her Crimean counterpart that the region would be welcomed as "an absolutely equal subject of the Russian Federation." Across Red Square, 65,000 people waved Russian flags, chanting "Crimea is Russia!"...
Ukraine oligarchs get key posts in bid for unity
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- In a surprising move after Russia flexed its military might in the Crimean Peninsula, Ukraine's new leadership has reached out to oligarchs for help - appointing them as governors in eastern regions where loyalties to Moscow are strong....
Guard: Pistorius told me 'everything is fine'
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius told a concerned security guard on the phone that everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from the athlete's house the night he shot dead his girlfriend, according to testimony in the South African murder trial Friday....
Pa. jobless rate falls again, hiring flat in Jan.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in January to its lowest rate since 2008, although hiring remained flat....
Chevron pizza 'scandal' isn't one in small town
BOBTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Critics are raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker....
NE Pa. optical plant to close, lay off 145 workers
SIMPSON, Pa. (AP) -- An optical firm has announced plans to close a northeastern Pennsylvania plant this fall, laying off all 145 workers....
5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:...
Pa. probation officer charged with groping client
WARREN, Pa. (AP) -- A northwestern Pennsylvania probation officer has been suspended without pay after state police charged him with groping and sending lewd text messages to a woman he was supervising....
Pittsburgh man creating normally proportioned doll
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh artist has designed a Barbie-like doll that is normally proportioned, and his efforts to fund the project and market it are paying off....
Police: Jailed man referenced Pa. clinic shooting
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh man has been jailed on charges he threatened to stab and shoot a security guard at a psychiatric hospital, and made a reference to a fatal shooting there two years ago....
Teen, 14, struck by dump truck in western Pa. dies
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities say a teenage girl struck by a dump truck near Pittsburgh in western Pennsylvania has died....
I-70 reopens in W. Pa. after crash kills Ohio man
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Interstate 70 has reopened in western Pennsylvania, after being closed for several hours when an Ohio man was killed in a violent crash....
NYC exhibit showcases basketball's Black Fives Era
NEW YORK (AP) -- Just a few years after the invention of "Basket Ball," black players in segregated America formed leagues of their own, eventually creating a barnstorming circuit featuring such teams as the New York Renaissance, the Washington Bears and the Harlem Globetrotters....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you agree with Rutgers University's decision to stand by its invitation to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be this year's commencement speaker? <More Info>
Rutgers University professors and students are crying foul over the school's decision to invite former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak at this year's commencement. The Faculty Council passed a resolution calling on the university's board of governors to rescind its invitation to Rice because of her role in the Iraq War and the Bush Administration's policy of enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboarding. The university says it will not rescind the invitation.
Do you agree that lawmakers should stand firmly behind their Commander-in-Chief and present a united front to the world during this international crisis?