Officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US
DALLAS (AP) -- A patient being treated at a Dallas hospital has tested positive for Ebola, the first case of the disease to be diagnosed in the United States, federal health officials announced Tuesday....
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No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media
BEIJING (AP) -- China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events....
Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray
SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping....
US Ebola labs, health equipment arrive in Liberia
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- American mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and U.S. troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the disease....
Police on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- State police searching for a man accused of killing a trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt that were capable of causing significant damage....
Brain injury group: Concussion award scheme flawed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A national brain injury group says the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion-related injuries is "deeply flawed."...
Judge OKs alternative for 2 turnpike defendants
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A judge is giving two defendants in the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission corruption case an opportunity to have the charges against them dropped....
Psych hospital won't treat school stabbing suspect
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A psychiatric hospital has cited security concerns in its decision to refuse treatment to a teenager awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his high school....
Steelers defense looking for consistency
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- James Harrison expected his body to be sore while working his way back into football shape following a nine-month break....
Man convicted in murder-for-hire plot
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- A federal jury has convicted a Philadelphia auto shop owner for orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot that led to the shooting of his daughter's boyfriend in Atlantic City....
Pa. prisons chief objects to Abu-Jamal recording
FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's prisons chief is angry over a Vermont college's decision to give convicted Philadelphia cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal (moo-MEE'-ah AH'-boo jah-MAHL') a role in a commencement ceremony....
Corbett signs bill to help lower fatal overdoses
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett signed a bill Tuesday that supporters say will reduce the number of fatal heroin overdoses in Pennsylvania in part by making an antidote more available to police and the public....
2 more Pa. ironworkers plead in intimidation case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two more ironworkers have pleaded guilty in a union violence case that involves the arson of a Quaker meetinghouse in Philadelphia....
Borough pays $350K over violent traffic stop suit
WHITAKER, Pa. (AP) -- A tiny borough near Pittsburgh is paying $350,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who said an officer smashed her window with a handgun after she drove away from a traffic stop because the officer was wearing shorts and a T-shirt and no badge....
An agreement worked out by attorneys from all sides and Common Pleas Judge Lawrence O'Toole will allow a group of non-profits, headed by the Pittsburgh Foundation to purchase the financially troubled August Wilson Center. In the process, the 980 Development Group will not develop a hotel at the site, Dollar Bank will get $7.9 million of money that it is owed, and smaller debtors will not be paid. The August Wilson Center will continue to operate as a center for African American Culture under a Foundation Board.
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