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 government says elections Feb. 2
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's government said Monday it has proposed new elections be held Feb. 2, hours after the prime minister dissolved the lower house of parliament in a bid to calm the country's deepening political crisis....
South Africans of all faiths pray for Mandela
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- In death, Nelson Mandela unified South Africans of all races and backgrounds Sunday on a day of prayer for the global statesman - from a vaulted cathedral with hymns and incense to a rural, hilltop church with goat-skin drums and barefoot dancing....
Ukraine sees largest anti-govt protest since 2004
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Hundreds of thousands of protesters poured into the streets of Ukraine's capital on Sunday, toppling a statue of former Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin and blockading key government buildings in an escalating standoff with the president over the future of the country....
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?