Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet
PERTH, Australia (AP) -- A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet, as data from the sub's previous missions turned up no evidence of the plane....
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SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base
JUBA, South Sudan (AP) -- An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least 12 people, officials there said....
Opposition cries fraud in Algerian election
ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- The main opposition candidate in Algeria's presidential elections cried foul late Thursday night hours after voting ended, alleging massive fraud and vowing to reject any results announced....
Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast....
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....
The Supreme Court will hear arguments in a case challenging an Ohio law that makes it a crime to lie during an election. This law forbids candidates, issue groups or anyone else from knowingly or recklessly making false statements about someone on the ballot - whether the untruths are intended to help elect or defeat the candidate. Opponents claim enforcement of this law infringes on one’s First Amendment Rights of Freedom of Speech.
Do you think the Social Security Administration's policy of seizing tax refunds to repay decades-old Social Security overpayments is fair?