Senator: CIA improperly searched computer network
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA Tuesday of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investigations during the Bush administration....
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Malaysian military says missing jet changed course
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The Malaysian military has radar data showing the missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course and made it to the Malacca Strait, hundreds of kilometers (miles) from the last position recorded by civilian authorities, according to a senior military official....
Crimea's parliament pushes for independence
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Crimea's Parliament said Tuesday that if the public votes to become part of Russia, the peninsula will declare itself independent and propose becoming a Russian state. That could offer a way of de-escalating the standoff between Russia and the West....
2 airlines to check passports on Interpol database
LYON, France (AP) -- Interpol is allowing two airlines to check passenger passports against its vast database of lost and stolen travel documents - in a test project aimed to let private sector companies help authorities crack down on criminals who travel with fake documents, the police organization's leader said Tuesday....
Mom sues after failed drug test over poppy seeds
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A first-time mother who says she failed a drug test while in labor because she ate poppy seeds has sued a Pittsburgh hospital, saying officials defamed her and violated her doctor-patient confidentiality by sharing the results with a child welfare agency....
Proposal would let Pa. universities exit system
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Some Pennsylvania state lawmakers want state-owned universities to be able to leave the 14-member State System of Higher Education and on Tuesday outlined the details of a proposal to allow it....
Pa. turnpike crash exposed gaps, officials say
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania state senators warned Tuesday that a Valentine's Day pileup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike was a lesson in chaos and gridlock that needs to be corrected before another one happens with more serious consequences....
Pa. jury begins hearing about black man's beating
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Three white plainclothes police officers concocted a story about mistaking a soda bottle for a weapon as an excuse for beating a black Pittsburgh performing arts student, the man's lawyer told jurors Tuesday at the start of a second civil rights trial linked to the plaintiff's 2010 arrest....
Model-train club, 1 of nation's oldest, chugs on
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. (AP) -- In many other homes, it would be a dark and cluttered closet. But the door at the bottom of Bob Gross' basement steps opens to another world....
Lawyers ramp up the drama in TV, Internet ads
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh criminal defense attorney Daniel Muessig raised eyebrows with his unorthodox, slickly-produced, YouTube video commercial with a hip-hop soundtrack last week -- in no small part because he said, among other things, "Laws are arbitrary."...
Most Pa. candidates for major offices file papers
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and six Democrats seeking the nomination to challenge his re-election bid have filed petitions for Pennsylvania's May 20 primary ballot....
First-time mom sues UPMC over faulty drug test
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A first-time mother is suing the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center saying hospital officials defamed her and violated her doctor-patient confidentiality by telling a county child welfare agency the woman failed a drug test the day her baby was born, even though the results were due to bread she ate containing poppy seeds....
Schwartz, McCord, file for Pa. Dem gov primary
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The number of candidates for governor who have filed petitions for the primary election ballot continues to grow with the deadline only hours away....
Search on for biting suspect in parking spot brawl
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- The search is on for a woman suspected of biting another woman's finger amid a dispute over a parking spot at a southern New Jersey mall....
Pittsburgh is one of six cities selected to receive funds and technical assistance from the national Green Lanes Project to create five miles of protected bike lanes. These lanes would place curbs, planters, and posts to separate traffic from the bike lanes. This is being done to encourage more people to ride their bikes in the city.
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