911 calls show anguish and tension in Conn. school
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- As gunfire boomed over and over in the background, a janitor begged a 911 dispatcher to send help, saying, "There's still shooting going on! Please!" A woman breathlessly reported seeing a gunman run down a hall. And a teacher said she was holed up in her classroom with her children but hadn't yet locked the door....
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Senior Hezbollah commander killed in Beirut
BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) -- The attackers waited in an olive grove around midnight. As the Hezbollah commander pulled into the garage of his nearby apartment building, they went in after him. Five bullets were pumped into his head and neck from a silencer-equipped pistol - an assassination that reverberated across the Middle East....
Boxing champ turns opposition leader in Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Towering over his fellow protest leaders, Vitali Klitschko, the reigning world heavyweight boxing champion, has emerged as Ukraine's most popular opposition figure and has ambitions to become its next president....
Possible culprits in Hezbollah commander's killing
Senior Hezbollah commander Hassan al-Laqis was assassinated early Wednesday in southern Beirut - a sharp blow to the Iranian-backed Shiite group. Hezbollah has no shortage of rivals eager to strike at its strongholds and leadership:...
Duquesne U., NC company in cancer drug deal
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Duquesne University has licensed the rights for a large group of cancer drugs to a North Carolina company....
Publisher of The York Dispatch named new president
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- The York Dispatch will have a new president in the new year....
Gov hopeful Tom Wolf to give $15,000 to food banks
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Tom Wolf says he'll donate cash to food banks instead of hosting one of the many receptions surrounding the upcoming Pennsylvania Society dinner in New York City....
Toys for Tots: woman on video in Pa. was volunteer
FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Officials from Toys for Tots say a woman seen on surveillance video picking up toys from a suburban Philadelphia store was one of their volunteers and not a thief....
US customs agents seize illegal khat in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Customs agents in Philadelphia have seized more than 100 pounds of khat (KAHT), a stimulant commonly used in parts of Africa and the Middle East but illegal in the United States....
Pa. school remembers student shot over headphones
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Staff and students at a suburban Philadelphia high school are fondly remembering a graduate allegedly killed by someone trying to steal his headphones....
Initiative aims to boost US college graduate ranks
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Twenty communities have been chosen as the first partners in a national initiative aimed at raising the ranks of college graduates....
Pa: judge: I can't help candidate left off ballot
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania judge ruled he has no jurisdiction to order a new election or otherwise rectify the fact that a township supervisor candidate's name was mistakenly left off the general election ballot....
Philly Art Commission OKs Frazier statue design
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Joe Frazier has won another decision more than two years after his death: The Philadelphia Art Commission has unanimously approved a design for a statue honoring the former heavyweight boxing champ....
Body found in W. Pa. lake, could be missing man
PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have found a body in a western Pennsylvania lake after the family of a missing man donated an underwater camera to help search efforts....
Do you believe conservation of natural habitats and water resources should be a higher priority than shale gas development, even if that would result in higher energy costs? <More Info>
Fifty-four percent of the people polled by The Nature Conservancy in the six-state Marcellus Shale gas region said conservation of natural habitats and water resources should be a higher priority than shale gas development, even if that would produce higher energy costs. Forty-two percent of those polled say creation of new natural gas industry jobs should be a higher priority.
Would you rather see state judges remain on the ballot or be appointed by the governor?