House Republicans signal support for budget deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress' erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and mute some of the partisan rancor that has damaged Americans' attitudes about their lawmakers....
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NSA: No better way to protect US than surveillance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The NSA chief says he knows of no better way his agency can help protect the U.S. from foreign threats than with spy programs that collect billions of phone and Internet records from around the world....
India's Supreme Court upholds anti-gay sex law
NEW DELHI (AP) -- India's Supreme Court struck down a 2009 lower court decision to decriminalize homosexual conduct, dealing a blow Wednesday to gay activists who have fought for years for the chance to live openly in India's deeply conservative society....
World leaders bow, pray at Nelson Mandela's casket
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past 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 the country's first black president....
Pa. burglar steals elderly woman's crochet work
JESSUP, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a burglar in northeastern Pennsylvania fled after taking an elderly woman's crochet work - possibly because the person needed a bandage....
Centre Daily Times in Pa. names new publisher
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The Centre Daily Times in Pennsylvania has named a new publisher....
Same-sex marriage activists kick off Pa. campaign
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Proponents of same-sex marriage launched a campaign Wednesday to build public support for legalizing gay marriage in Pennsylvania - the last holdout among the Northeast states....
Marine's family sues Greek entities for lost heart
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The parents of a Marine whose body came back from Greece missing his heart amended their federal lawsuit Wednesday to add the Greek government and an Athens hospital as defendants....
Studies: Some cancer treatments can be skipped
SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer - which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation - without greatly harming their odds of survival, new research suggests....
NYC college freshman dies in Pa. fraternity ritual
BRODHEADSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Pennsylvania are investigating the death of a New York City college student during a fraternity ritual....
Seed farm cited for actions that led to Pa. fire
EMMAUS, Pa. (AP) -- Environmental officials say that improper burning at a seed company led to a much larger fire in eastern Pennsylvania....
Family sues Greek entities over Marine son's heart
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The parents of a Marine whose body came back from Greece missing a heart have amended their federal lawsuit to add the Greek government and an Athens hospital as defendants....
PATCO unveils new train cars
LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) -- A southern New Jersey-to-Philadelphia commuter train line has received its first prototypes for refurbished cars....
Retired Villanova professor stabbed to death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police in Philadelphia say they don't yet know why a retired Villanova University professor was fatally stabbed in her apartment....
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?