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Death toll mounts in Ukraine coal mine blast; 17 dead
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- A methane explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least 17 workers, officials said....
UN: World eating too much sugar; cut to 5-10 percent of diet
LONDON (AP) -- Put down the doughnut. And while you're at it, skip the breakfast cereal, fruit juice, beer and ketchup....
Microsoft co-founder says he found sunken Japan WWII warship
TOKYO (AP) -- Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday....
Sestak kicking off 2016 Senate campaign with walk across Pa.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Former Pennsylvania congressman Joe Sestak began a 422-mile walk across the state Wednesday to kick off his campaign to capture the U.S. Senate seat occupied by Republican Pat Toomey....
Student arrested while photographing cop takes suit to trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A college student arrested as he photographed a Philadelphia police encounter with a homeless woman has taken his lawsuit against police to trial....
Wolf defends budget, says he's solving decades-old problems
DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Fresh off his first budget proposal to the Legislature, Gov. Tom Wolf is questioning how Republican lawmakers can be so adamantly opposed to or critical of its elements....
Weather closes Penn State for first time in 8 years
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's main campus is closed for the first time in eight years due to icy roads and forecasts for more snow....
Prosecutors, lawmakers speak against death penalty hiatus
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors and members of the Pennsylvania Legislature on Wednesday attacked Gov. Tom Wolf's decision to impose a moratorium on executions in a state that last carried out the death penalty in 1999....
Avalanche's Alex Tanguay set to play 1000th NHL game
DENVER (AP) -- Colorado Avalanche forward Alex Tanguay (TAN'-gay) is about to reach an important milestone....
Autopsy: Stricken firefighter had coronary artery disease
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- An autopsy shows a volunteer firefighter died from severe coronary artery disease and that fighting a garage fire in November was only a contributing factor....
5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:...
PNC to scale back financing for mountaintop mining companies
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group says it will further scale back financing of companies that cut off mountaintops to mine coal....
4 from Philadelphia family drown off Dominican Republic
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) -- Authorities in the Dominican Republic say four people from a Philadelphia family drowned in an incident along the country's eastern coastline....
Gov. Tom Wolf proposed more than $4 billion in taxes on income, sales and natural gas drilling to support new spending on schools and to cut property taxes as part of an effort to overhaul the way public education is funded. Included in his proposal is a flat tax increase on income from 3.07 percent to 3.7 percent.
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