Bipartisan budget deal sets off some grumbling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Backers of a narrowly drawn budget deal are selling it as a way to stabilize Congress' shaky fiscal practices and mute some of the partisan rancor that has helped send lawmakers' public approval ratings plummeting. But the bipartisan pact doesn't solve long-term tax and spending issues, leaving liberals and conservatives alike grumbling....
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World leaders bow, pray at Nelson Mandela's casket
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- World leaders bowed and prayed Wednesday before the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as South Africa's first black president....
Mandela ceremony interpreter called a 'fake'
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A man who appeared to provide sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Wednesday....
Pope Francis is Time's Person of the Year
NEW YORK (AP) -- Time magazine selected Pope Francis as its Person of the Year on Wednesday, saying the Catholic Church's new leader has changed the perception of the 2,000-year-old institution in an extraordinary way in a short time....
Pa. Scholastic Football Rankings
Pennsylvania high school football rankings from PennLive.com, with school's district in parentheses, followed by record and position in last week's rankings. NR means not ranked. Teams with an asterisk are the 2012 PIAA champions....
Pa. Dem gov hopeful Wolf says he's raised $2.9M
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Tom Wolf has become the first Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Pennsylvania to reveal his 2013 fundraising total....
More people in Pa. pick plan on insurance exchange
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- More people are signing up for insurance through the federal health care law's new marketplaces, with nearly 12,000 Pennsylvanians signed up through the end of November....
Closings under way in PA charter school fraud case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have asked a jury to convict a Philadelphia charter school operator of defrauding taxpayers of more than $6 million....
Pa. police: Team bus driver not awake for crash
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Investigators have concluded that the bus driver for a Pennsylvania college lacrosse team was unconscious when the vehicle crashed in March, killing him and a pregnant coach....
W. Pa. firefighter fired after union theft charges
SHARON, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania firefighter has been fired in the wake of charges that he stole $5,150 from the labor union where he had been secretary....
Investigators still unsure why Pa. couple died
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Investigators in central Pennsylvania are still working to determine who, or what, killed a couple found dead in their home on Thanksgiving....
Pa. Lottery's new Penny not so lucky after all
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Looks like this Penny wasn't so lucky after all....
Unhappy athletes snubbed by Temple U trustees
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Trustees at Temple University snubbed dozens of athletes who tried to speak with them about the decision to cut seven sports....
Navy's Blue Angels commit to W. Pa. air shows
LATROBE, Pa. (AP) -- The Navy's Blue Angels have committed to perform at one of western Pennsylvania's biggest air shows the next two years....
Do you think installing automatic red light cameras at certain Pittsburgh intersections will result in fewer crashes? <More Info>
Motorists who run certain red lights in Pittsburgh next year could be caught by an automatic traffic camera and fined $100 for the violation. Revenues from the traffic fines will be used to make road improvements. Opponents say there's no proof that the red light cameras will result in improved traffic safety.
Do you agree with Newt Gingrich's admiration for former South African President Nelson Mandela who died last week at the age of 95?