Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now
GENEVA (AP) -- In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea....
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Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) -- Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian activists....
Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead....
Grief in town of students missing in ferry sinking
ANSAN, South Korea (AP) -- The most poignant reminders of what's been lost here are the most ordinary....
Pa. man sentenced for selling counterfeit goods
BALTIMORE (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who pleaded guilty to selling thousands of counterfeit goods, including military-grade integrated circuits, has been sentenced to 21 months in prison....
9 Pennsylvania colleges target of gender complaint
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A women's legal organization has filed discrimination complaints against nine universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education, alleging the schools have repeatedly failed to provide equal athletic opportunities for female students over several decades....
Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison....
Democrat Tom Wolf reports $2.2M in 2012 income
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Tom Wolf, a Democratic candidate for governor who took out a multimillion-dollar loan to help finance his campaign, reported nearly $2.2 million in adjusted income in 2012, according to two pages of his 2012 tax return he released Thursday....
4 bids made for debt-ridden August Wilson Center
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Four buyers have submitted bids for the city's debt-ridden August Wilson Center, a court-appointed receiver said Thursday....
UPMC wants city to bill subsidiaries for taxes
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The city should send tax bills to subsidiaries of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center if officials really believe the hospital network shouldn't be a tax-exempt nonprofit, an attorney is arguing....
NFL, lawyers at work on $765M concussion deal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A judge overseeing thousands of NFL concussion-linked lawsuits says lawyers are still working to address her concerns about a proposed $765 million fund....
Police ID 4 dead in Pennsylvania head-on crash
SOUTH BEND, Pa. (AP) -- Police have identified three teenagers and a 41-year-old woman killed in a head-on crash on a rural western Pennsylvania highway....
Philly armored car robbed of $105,000; no injuries
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities in Philadelphia say two men armed with rifles robbed an armored car of $105,000 in northeast Philadelphia, but no injuries were reported....
3 to run marathon to help school stabbing victims
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Three people from the western Pennsylvania town where 21 students and a security guard were wounded in a high school stabbing rampage hope to raise money for the victims by running the Boston Marathon....
A disorderly conduct conviction against a South Fayette teenager who recorded an alleged bullying incident with his iPad has been dismissed. The 15-year-old is a special needs student and he recorded his alleged tormentors in class. The Allegheny County District Attorney's office dismissed the citation, saying the teen's activity didn't rise to disorderly conduct.
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