Job gain despite winter blast lifts economic hopes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn't faze U.S. employers, who added 175,000 jobs, far more than the two previous months....
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Report: Ukraine base in Crimea under siege
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- A Russian military truck broke down the gates of a Ukrainian base in the Crimean port city of Sevastopol and the installation is under siege by Russians on Friday, the Interfax news agency reported. No shots have been fired....
Russia, Ukraine feud over sniper carnage
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- One of the biggest mysteries hanging over the protest mayhem that drove Ukraine's president from power: Who was behind the snipers who sowed death and terror in Kiev?...
Pistorius trial hears damaging testimony
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- In a day of damaging testimony, a former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius said at his murder trial Friday that he once shot his gun out of a car sunroof and later cheated on her with the woman he killed last year, and a security guard recalled the athlete telling him everything was "fine" after neighbors reported gunshots coming from Pistorius' house on the night of her death....
DEP says radiation normal at Pa. well blast site
DILLINER, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania officials say testing shows that radiation levels aren't above normal near the site of a recent Chevron natural gas well fire....
Chevron pizza 'scandal' isn't one in small town
BOBTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Critics are raging after an energy giant offered pizza coupons to a community near a natural gas well that exploded last month, killing a worker....
Jury returns for 2nd day of priest deliberations
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia jury is deliberating for a second day in the trial of a Roman Catholic priest charged with molesting an altar boy in 1997....
Pa. leaders expect pope may visit Philly in 2015
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Top officials from Philadelphia will meet with Pope Francis this month and invite him to attend a huge Roman Catholic gathering planned for the city next year....
Pa. man settles lawsuit against Md. State Police
BEL AIR, Md. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has agreed to a $10,000 settlement of his lawsuit accusing Maryland State Police officers of roughing him up after he raced past a traffic stop on his motorcycle....
Pa. girl, 15, gets juvenile confinement in crash
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A 15-year-old northwestern Pennsylvania girl who was driving more than 100 mph when she crashed an SUV that killed her 8-year-old brother and injured three other children must spend at least 30 to 60 days confined to a juvenile facility....
120 Pa. homes boiling water after plant damaged
SIX MILE RUN, Pa. (AP) -- Some 120 homes, with about 300 residents, were still boiling their drinking water more than three weeks after heavy snow caused the roof of the local water company plant to collapse in southwestern Pennsylvania....
Pa. jobless rate falls again, hiring flat in Jan.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in January to its lowest rate since 2008, although hiring remained flat, according to new figures released Friday....
NW Pa. man gets life in crack dealer's bat beating
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A northwestern Pennsylvania man will spend life in prison for fatally beating his crack cocaine supplier with a baseball bat, after the dealer took $500 - nearly all of the defendant's pay check - to settle a drug debt....
NE Pa. optical plant to close, lay off 145 workers
SIMPSON, Pa. (AP) -- An optical firm has announced plans to close a northeastern Pennsylvania plant this fall, laying off all 145 workers....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you agree with Rutgers University's decision to stand by its invitation to former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to be this year's commencement speaker? <More Info>
Rutgers University professors and students are crying foul over the school's decision to invite former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to speak at this year's commencement. The Faculty Council passed a resolution calling on the university's board of governors to rescind its invitation to Rice because of her role in the Iraq War and the Bush Administration's policy of enhanced interrogation techniques such as waterboarding. The university says it will not rescind the invitation.
Do you agree that lawmakers should stand firmly behind their Commander-in-Chief and present a united front to the world during this international crisis?