Newtown 911 dispatcher urged callers to take cover
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Recordings released Wednesday of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting show town dispatchers urged panicked callers to take cover, mobilized help and asked about the welfare of the children as the boom of gunfire could be heard at times in the background....
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Senior Hezbollah commander killed in Beirut
BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) -- The attackers waited in an olive grove around midnight. As the Hezbollah commander pulled into the garage of his nearby apartment building, they went in after him. Five bullets were pumped into his head and neck from a silencer-equipped pistol - an assassination that reverberated across the Middle East....
Possible culprits in Hezbollah commander's killing
Senior Hezbollah commander Hassan al-Laqis was assassinated early Wednesday in southern Beirut - a sharp blow to the Iranian-backed Shiite group. Hezbollah has no shortage of rivals eager to strike at its strongholds and leadership:...
US-China: Talks but no consensus on air zone row
BEIJING (AP) -- In candid, face-to-face talks, Vice President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping traded arguments Wednesday over China's contentious new air defense zone, with no consensus about how to defuse an issue that's raising anxieties across Asia and beyond....
Gov hopeful Tom Wolf to give $15,000 to food banks
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Tom Wolf says he'll donate cash to food banks instead of hosting one of the many receptions surrounding the upcoming Pennsylvania Society dinner in New York City....
Toys for Tots: woman on video in Pa. was volunteer
FAIRLESS HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Officials from Toys for Tots say a woman seen on surveillance video picking up toys from a suburban Philadelphia store was one of their volunteers and not a thief....
US customs agents seize illegal khat in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Customs agents in Philadelphia have seized more than 100 pounds of khat (KAHT), a stimulant commonly used in parts of Africa and the Middle East but illegal in the United States....
Pa. school remembers student shot over headphones
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Staff and students at a suburban Philadelphia high school are fondly remembering a graduate allegedly killed by someone trying to steal his headphones....
Initiative aims to boost US college graduate ranks
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Twenty U.S. communities have been chosen as the first partners in a national initiative aimed at increasing the ranks of college graduates....
Pa: judge: I can't help candidate left off ballot
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania judge ruled he has no jurisdiction to order a new election or otherwise rectify the fact that a township supervisor candidate's name was mistakenly left off the general election ballot....
Philly Art Commission OKs Frazier statue design
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Joe Frazier has won another decision more than two years after his death: The Philadelphia Art Commission has unanimously approved a design for a statue honoring the former heavyweight boxing champ....
Body found in W. Pa. lake, could be missing man
PORTERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have found a body in a western Pennsylvania lake after the family of a missing man donated an underwater camera to help search efforts....
W. Pa. woman sentenced in murder headstone scam
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- A southwestern Pennsylvania woman has been sentenced to 89 days she's already spent in jail for falsely soliciting donations to buy a headstone for a murder victim....
Pa. slay trial ends when juror faints over blood
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The trial for three young men charged with fatally shooting a western Pennsylvania college student during a drug-related robbery ended abruptly when one juror fainted because of a bloody crime scene photo and another remembered knowing one defendant's relative....
Do you believe conservation of natural habitats and water resources should be a higher priority than shale gas development, even if that would result in higher energy costs? <More Info>
Fifty-four percent of the people polled by The Nature Conservancy in the six-state Marcellus Shale gas region said conservation of natural habitats and water resources should be a higher priority than shale gas development, even if that would produce higher energy costs. Forty-two percent of those polled say creation of new natural gas industry jobs should be a higher priority.
Would you rather see state judges remain on the ballot or be appointed by the governor?