SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher
JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching a new, more complicated phase, with an official saying divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims....
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Gaza official: Israeli airstrike wounds 3
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday agreed to form a unity government and hold new elections, making a new attempt to overcome a seven-year split that has left them divided between two governments....
FM vows response if Russians attacked in Ukraine
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine - a vow that came after Ukraine announced a renewal of its "anti-terror" campaign against those occupying buildings in its troubled east....
Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea
MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships....
Restaurant plans new statue of Joe Paterno
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Fans of the late Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno are planning to commission a new bronze statue of him, and place it across from the school....
DA says ID theft scheme cost US Treasury $10M
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal prosecutor in Pennsylvania says a massive ID theft and fake tax return scheme cost the U.S. Treasury an estimated $10 million....
3 charged with sending chemical equipment to Syria
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. prosecutors have charged a Pennsylvania man and two foreign citizens with conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and other lab equipment to Syria....
5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:...
Deliveryman shot by police may have feared robbery
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a pizza deliveryman shot and wounded by plainclothes officers may have mistaken them for robbers....
Council hears pro, con testimony on parks drilling
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- County council members heard testimony for and against a proposal to drill for natural gas under a Pittsburgh-area park, with supporters touting the economic benefits and opponents worried about environmental damage....
Pa. township, firm settle suit over seismic tests
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania township has settled a lawsuit over seismic testing following a federal judge's ruling that it couldn't interfere with a Texas company using public roads for the tests....
Man accused of painting swastikas on building
WEST AMWELL, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities have accused a Pennsylvania man of painting swastikas and curse words on a building in New Jersey....
Schwartz ad highlights her role in health care law
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is airing a new TV campaign commercial that aggressively touts her involvement in President Barack Obama's signature health care law....
Rutgers names new chancellor for Camden campus
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) -- The dean of the University of Maryland's law school has been named the new chancellor for Rutgers University's Camden campus....
In an election year memo, James Carville and other political strategists tell Democratic candidates to avoid talking about the economic recovery. The advice comes at a time Democrats are working to maximize turnout, particularly among women, for the fall elections. The strategists say using the economy as a message was tested and beaten by a Republican strategy championed by Karl Rove.
Do you think the Administration decision to delay the pipeline indefinitely was due to environmental concerns or politically motivated concerns?