Obama orders military to review sexual assault
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Friday gave the military one year to make progress on an epidemic of sexual assault or face potential tougher reforms, hours after Congress sent a sweeping defense bill for his signature that cracks down on the crime in its ranks....
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India demands apology for diplomat arrest in NYC
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's information minister lashed out at the United States on Friday and demanded an apology for the treatment of a diplomat who was arrested in New York, saying America cannot behave "atrociously" and get away with it....
Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky a free man
BERLIN (AP) -- After spending 10 years in Russian jails for what many in the West believe were trumped-up offenses, Mikhail Khodorkovsky left prison a free man Friday and immediately flew to Germany....
In Cuba, clock ticking just a bit faster for some
HAVANA (AP) -- In Cuba, time is in the eye of the beholder....
Newlywed pleads not guilty in Craigslist death
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) -- One of two newlyweds accused of having lured a stranger through a Craigslist ad, stabbing him to death and dumping his body in an alley has pleaded not guilty....
Conservative aiming to oppose Corbett in primary
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A conservative activist says he's planning to challenge Gov. Tom Corbett for the Republican nomination next year....
2 in NH are Carnegie Heroes for rescue of MA man
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- The Carnegie Hero Fund Commission has honored two New Hampshire men for pulling a Massachusetts man from a burning car....
Pa. pastor appeals defrocking over gay wedding
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A United Methodist pastor defrocked for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding has appealed the decision, a move that offered the latest evidence of a split in the nation's largest mainline Protestant denomination and came as yet another state legalized gay marriage....
Pa. gas drilling decision leaves future uncertain
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The energy industry and policy makers in Pennsylvania, the heart of the nation's gas drilling boom, are thinking about their next moves after the state's highest court threw out significant portions of a law that limited the power of cities and counties to regulate the industry....
Wausau police dog comes from Steelers quarterback
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) -- The funding for a new police dog in a city where most residents are Green Bay Packers fans is coming from an unlikely source....
New betting option for W.Va. table games approved
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The West Virginia Lottery Commission has approved the use of electronic touch screens at the state's racetrack casinos as an option for betting on live table games....
Man pleads guilty in daughter-in-law's '99 slaying
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man faces up to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to third-degree murder in the death of his daughter-in-law almost 15 years ago....
20- to 46-year term in Pa. crack house slaying
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to 20 to 46 years in prison in the death of a man who authorities said complained about the quality of drugs he was sold at a York crack house....
Trial ordered for Pa. man in attack on elderly nun
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he beat and sexually assaulted an elderly retired nun last week....
Do you think Congress should implement reforms now to save the disability program rather than pull funds from another program? <More Info>
It is reported the Social Security Disability Trust Fund will be depleted by 2016. The number of Americans receiving benefits has increased 20 percent over the last five years yet oversight of the program has decreased, leaving the agency vulnerable to fraud and abuse. Earlier this year it was reported that the Social Security Administration made an estimated 1.29 billion in overpayments. Should SSDI default in 2016 as predicted, Congress would likely draw from the Social Security Trust Fund which also has its own unsustainability issues.
Do you support reducing the size of the Pennsylvania legislature?