Massive, sloppy storm system snarls holiday travel
CHICAGO (AP) -- Those who got a jump on their holiday travels this year apparently got it right. Those who didn't may have to wait a bit....
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Al-Qaida in Yemen apologizes for hospital attack
CAIRO (AP) -- In a rare public apology, the militant leader of al-Qaida's branch in Yemen has said that one of his fighters disobeyed orders and attacked a hospital attached to the Defense Ministry during a December assault that killed 52 people....
3 US military aircraft hit in S. Sudan, 4 wounded
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Gunfire hit three U.S. military aircraft trying to evacuate American citizens in a remote region of South Sudan that on Saturday became a battle ground between the country's military and renegade troops, officials said. Four U.S. service members were wounded in the attack in the same region where gunfire downed a U.N. helicopter the day before....
Early end-life plan for elderly in aging Japan
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's Emperor Akihito surprised the nation last month when palace officials announced plans for his funeral. His wishes for a relatively modest one - and the act of planning ahead - were widely seen as a good example in this rapidly aging country....
Baldwin told feds in 2012 Spanier was trustworthy
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Records from a federal investigation show a lawyer whose role in the Jerry Sandusky investigation has held up the criminal prosecutions of three former top administrators praised one of them effusively just months before testifying he was "not a person of integrity."...
Dying Pa. girl gets Christmas carol wish granted
WEST READING, Pa. (AP) -- Thousands of Christmas carolers are gathered to sing outside the home of a terminally ill Pennsylvania girl....
Ex-Pa. prison guard gets probation in assault
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former western Pennsylvania prison guard who pleaded guilty to punching an inmate has been sentenced to five years of probation....
NYC, Philly set weather record, more warmth Sunday
NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City, Philadelphia and Atlantic City, N.J., have broken temperature records during a brief December heat wave....
Penn State student dies in jump from garage
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a Penn State University student died when he jumped from a parking garage in downtown State College....
Man dies, 3 others injured in W. Pa. crash
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An 86-year-old man died in a Pittsburgh car crash, and a police officer and a paramedic were injured during the response....
DOJ settles Reading parking authority bias case
READING, Pa. (AP) -- The Department of Justice has reached a settlement in a lawsuit that accused the Reading Parking Authority in southeastern Pennsylvania of discriminating against Hispanic employees....
Pa. Catholic groups win health care act ruling
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Catholic groups in western Pennsylvania received another favorable legal ruling in their fight over mandates in the federal health care overhaul law....
Auditor general questions Johnstown schools aid
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says the Greater Johnstown School District can't properly document $8.7 million in state funds....
Officer shoots, kills Pa. man
LITITZ, Pa. (AP) -- A police officer has shot and killed a 22-year-old man inside a Pennsylvania home....
Do you support the elimination the blackout rules preventing NFL games from being televised in markets where home teams failed to sell out their stadiums? <More Info>
The Federal Communications Commission wants to eliminate its sports blackout rules, which 40 years ago served primarily to prevent NFL games being televised in markets where the home team failed to sell out the stadium, thus protecting their primary source of revenue. Today the primary source of revenue is through broadcast rights and merchandise.
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