Mandela to be buried Dec. 15
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Flags were lowered to half-staff across South Africa and people in black townships, in upscale mostly white suburbs and in the country's vast rural grasslands commemorated Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers on Friday while pledging to adhere to the values of unity and democracy that he embodied....
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Mandela to be buried Dec. 15
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Here is the schedule of arrangements for the laying to rest of Nelson Mandela, as announced by South African President Jacob Zuma and the government communications office on Friday:...
Biden: Asia's growth 'a chance to bend history'
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Seeking to reassure wary allies, Vice President Joe Biden on Friday pushed back against those who question America's commitment to Asia, which has at times been obscured by an array of distractions at home and abroad....
World mourns Mandela, struggles to find the words
For most of the world, his name is synonymous with courage and perseverance. Leaders and citizens, athletes and artists remembered Nelson Mandela on Friday - though many struggled to find words big enough to describe the man who changed the face of South Africa and inspired a continent and a world: a colossus, a father figure, a giant baobab tree providing shade for an entire nation....
Pa. Medicaid plan panned by health care advocates
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Health care advocates who are reading Gov. Tom Corbett's proposal to bring billions of federal health care dollars to Pennsylvania are criticizing it as punitive and bureaucratic....
Man gets probation for 105 animals in mobile home
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man faces two years of probation after pleading guilty to charges for living with his 1-year-old grandson in a mobile home that also housed 105 animals....
Cops: Careless smoker left mom in burning Pa. home
FEASTERVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A man who police contend has a history of careless smoking while drinking has been charged with endangering his mother after a cigarette caused a small fire in their eastern Pennsylvania home....
Pa. Pardons Board to take up 88-year-old's request
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's Pardons Board is taking up the case of an 88-year-old woman who's been jailed for nearly half her life for masterminding the killing of a doctor in 1971....
5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:...
Edward Hopper painting sells for over $40M
NEW YORK (AP) -- Edward Hopper's "East Wind Over Weehawken" has sold for $40.5 million - an auction record for the artist....
Corbett recalls Mandela as 'colossus of freedom'
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's chief executive remembered former South African President Nelson Mandela on Thursday as "a colossus of freedom."...
Driver: Sneeze caused corn syrup spill in W. Pa.
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a tanker truck driver apparently blacked out after sneezing causing the vehicle to overturn, spilling corn syrup which blocked Interstate 70 in southwestern Pennsylvania, and snarled traffic on nearby Interstate 79....
Pa. man charged with manure spreader hit-and-run
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State police have charged a truck driver with leaving the scene after a manure spreader he was hauling ran over a pedestrian at the university's Ag Progress Days in August....
W. Pa. judge bars jury commissioners over probe
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania judge has barred his county's two lame-duck jury commissioners from the jury selections process, citing an unspecified attorney general's investigation....
Do you think the 39-year prison sentence for David Kwiatkowski, a traveling medical technician convicted of infecting dozens of patients with hepatitis C, is too lenient, too harsh, or appropriate? <More Info>
A traveling medical technician was sentenced this week to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes. Prosecutors had pushed for a 40-year sentence, saying 34-year-old David Kwiatkowski created a "national public health crisis." Defense lawyers argued that a 30-year sentence would better balance the seriousness of the crime against his mental and emotional problems and his addiction to drugs and alcohol, which clouded his judgment.
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