Obama arrives in S. Africa for Mandela tribute
CENTURION, South Africa (AP) -- President Barack Obama has arrived in South Africa to pay tribute to Nelson Mandela, the iconic leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner who died Thursday at age 95....
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World leaders to speak at massive Mandela memorial
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- An eclectic mix of world leaders including President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will eulogize Nelson Mandela before a crowd of nearly 100,000 mourners at a massive memorial service Tuesday in the World Cup soccer stadium where the anti-apartheid champion made his last public appearance....
Protesters, police in Kiev confrontations
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Riot police and anti-government protesters confronted one another throughout the night on the snow-slicked streets of Ukraine's capital and a top opposition party said heavily armed security forces broke into its offices and seized computer servers....
Thai PM insists she will not resign before polls
BANGKOK (AP) -- Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Tuesday she would not resign ahead of national elections set for Feb. 2, despite opposition demands she step down as the caretaker head of government....
Pennsylvania braces for other snow shoe to drop
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Ready or not, here comes more snow....
Pa. Senate OKs bill to up penalties for child porn
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania state Senate approved another bill in a wide-ranging response to the Jerry Sandusky and Catholic clergy molestation scandals....
Amish school shooter's kin: Horror, then healing
STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads stories. She can only guess what's going on inside Rosanna's mind because the girl can't talk....
Norcross doubles holdings in Philly newspapers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Political powerbroker George Norcross is now the majority owner of the city's two largest newspapers, although a rival holds equal power under their managing partnership....
Corbett, Kane seek dismissal in gay marriage case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Attorney General Kathleen Kane is seeking to be dismissed from a federal lawsuit pending in Philadelphia that challenges Pennsylvania's same-sex marriage ban....
Ruby Tuesday agrees to $575K settlement
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The restaurant chain Ruby Tuesday, Inc. is paying $575,000 to settle a federal age discrimination lawsuit over five locations in Pennsylvania and one in Ohio....
Flight 93 Pa. crash site valued at $1.5 million
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, is worth more than the government paid for it but far less than the former owner claimed, according to a commission report released Monday....
Pa.'s top teacher from southeastern Pa. school
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- A southeastern Pennsylvania educator who embodies his school district's focus on teaching children to create and invent was named the winner of the 2014 Pennsylvania's Teacher of the Year award on Monday....
Ohio trucker found dead in rig along Pa. turnpike
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a truck driver from Ohio has been found dead in the sleeping compartment of his rig after pulling off the Pennsylvania Turnpike during bad weather....
Ex-constable sues FBI for drug 'protection' arrest
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former state constable acquitted of charges that he protected a Pittsburgh-area drug ring that included his childhood friend and two cousins has sued the FBI agent who led the investigation for allegedly misleading a grand jury and wrongfully arresting him....
Do you agree with Newt Gingrich's admiration for former South African President Nelson Mandela who died last week at the age of 95? <More Info>
Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says he was "very surprised" at people who were critical of his decision to praise Nelson Mandela when he expressed his condolences following Mandela's death this week. Gingrich says he's standing by his admiration for Mandela's "very long, deep commitment to Freedom."
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