Probe begins after Conn. commuter trains crash
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- Officials described a devastating scene of shattered cars and other damage where two trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in Connecticut, saying Saturday it's fortunate that no one was killed and that there weren't even more injuries....
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Syria's Assad says he won't step down
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad says he won't step down before elections are held in his war-ravaged country....
Plane catches fire landing in Moscow; no injuries
MOSCOW (AP) -- Part of an airliner carrying more than 130 people caught fire as it was landing in Moscow, and passengers evacuated the plane by jumping off one of its wings and shooting down an evacuation slide....
Afghan lawmakers block law on women's rights
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Conservative religious lawmakers in Afghanistan blocked legislation on Saturday aimed at strengthening provisions for women's freedoms, arguing that parts of it violate Islamic principles and encourage disobedience....
Incumbent-less race lets 'Burgh his reset button
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Mayor Luke Ravenstahl's decision not to seek re-election has given whoever succeeds him an opportunity to shine a national spotlight on a city that continues to reinvent itself as a post-industrial 21st century success story, say political experts and the leading candidates to replace him....
Ex-Pa. officer once hailed as hero faces charges
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former Philadelphia police officer once hailed as a hero and given a seat next to the first lady at a speech by President Obama has been arrested and charged with rape and other crimes....
Defense: Pa. woman's 1999 death was accidental
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A defense attorney says a central Pennsylvania man charged with homicide in the 1999 death of his daughter-in-law says the woman's death was accidental....
Man sentenced in 1994 eastern Pa. slaying
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A man called one of the commonwealth's 10-most-wanted fugitives has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison in the stabbing death of a man during a game of dominoes nearly two decades ago in eastern Pennsylvania....
Landing gear issue leads to plane's belly landing
NEWARK, N.J (AP) -- An airline official says a US Airways Express flight with 34 people aboard was forced to make a belly landing at Newark International Airport after experiencing landing gear trouble. No injuries were reported....
Police: Boy, 6, kicked by pony on Pa. farm dies
NEW HOLLAND, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a 6-year-old boy died after he was kicked in the throat by a pony on a south-central Pennsylvania farm....
Former W. Pa. pharmacist gets 15-year sentence
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A judge has sentenced a former Pittsburgh pharmacist to over 15 years in prison for illegally possessing a shotgun....
Man injured in western Pa. domestic shooting dies
HILLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a western Pennsylvania man injured in a shooting stemming from a domestic dispute has died of his injuries....
W. Pa. toddler suffers severe injuries
BLAIRSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities are investigating the case of a 20-month-old western Pennsylvania child who has life-threatening injuries....
Harrisburg paper endorses mayor's foe
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Harrisburg region's newspaper is endorsing one of Harrisburg Mayor Linda Thompson's re-election challengers....
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President Barack Obama is dealing with several scandals at once, including the fallout from the Benghazi terror attack, the Justice Department's seizing of phone records from the Associated Press, and the IRS program of singling out Tea Party and other conservative groups for more scrutiny. Critics are making comparisons between Obama and former President Richard Nixon who resigned in disgrace.
Do you think states should lower their blood alcohol threshold for drunk driving to .05 percent from the current .08 percent?