South Africa names speakers for Mandela ceremony
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa says United States President Barack Obama and United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will be among world leaders speaking at a mass memorial service for Nelson Mandela....
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Native artifact sale in Paris makes $1.6 million
PARIS (AP) -- A French auction house, after ignoring a plea by the U.S. Embassy to delay an auction of sacred Hopi masks, sold them briskly Monday along with other contested Native American artifacts for $1.6 million....
Tech giants call for controls on gov't snooping
LONDON (AP) -- Major technology companies, stung by revelations that the U.S. government collects people's personal data on their networks, on Monday issued an open letter to President Barack Obama asking for tighter controls on surveillance....
'Rainbow Nation' mourners swarm Mandela's mansion
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Along a street lined with walled mansions shaded by graceful jacaranda trees, mourners, black and white, by the thousands rubbed shoulders Monday outside the villa where Nelson Mandela died, placing flower bouquets and condolence notes on top of piles already knee-high. Others danced while singing praise for the anti-apartheid leader - a vivid example of the "Rainbow Nation" unity of race-blind multiculturalism championed by Mandela for South Africa....
Ohio trucker found dead in rig along Pa. turnpike
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a truck driver from Ohio has been found dead in the sleeping compartment of his rig after pulling off the Pennsylvania Turnpike during bad weather....
Man shot and robbed after leaving Philly casino
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a group of suspects abducted, shot and robbed a man who had just left a waterfront casino in Philadelphia....
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....
Woman's 140K tapes of TV news to be digitized
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- About 35 years worth of TV news that was faithfully taped by a Philadelphia woman will now be archived in an online library....
Pa. man dressed as Santa struck and killed on I-95
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A motorist allegedly driving with a suspended license is facing charges after police say he fatally struck a man in a Santa suit on a Philadelphia highway....
Jury selection set in W. Pa. wife's 1993 drowning
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- Jury selection was set to begin for a western Pennsylvania man charged with criminal homicide in his wife's 1993 drowning death after a witness testified he saw the man hold the woman under water with a long-handled pool skimmer....
W. Pa. school bus driver killed in fire at home
DONORA, Pa. (AP) -- A longtime school bus driver has died after a fire badly damaged her home in southwestern Pennsylvania....
American Bridge Co. begins W. Pa. plant shutdown
CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) -- American Bridge Co. has begun shutting down a western Pennsylvania fabricating plant, and will eventually lay off 77 workers in the process....
Pittsburgh cop charged with DUI arriving at work
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh police officer has been charged with drunken driving after he allegedly showed up for work drunk....
5 things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania
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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?