AP sources: Cops' killer angry at chokehold death
NEW YORK (AP) -- A gunman who announced online that he was planning to shoot two "pigs" in retaliation for the police chokehold death of Eric Garner ambushed two officers in a patrol car and shot them to death in broad daylight Saturday before running to a subway station and killing himself, authorities said....
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Sony saga blends foreign intrigue, star wattage
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The hackers who hit Sony Pictures Entertainment days before Thanksgiving crippled the network, stole gigabytes of data and spilled into public view unreleased films and reams of private and sometimes embarrassing executive emails....
Christmas 1914: The day even WWI showed humanity
PLOEGSTEERT, Belgium (AP) -- With British and German forces separated only by a no-man's land littered with fallen comrades, sounds of a German Christmas carol suddenly drifted across the frigid air: "Stille Nacht, Heilige Nacht" ("Silent Night, Holy Night")....
A chance to breach divide for young in Cuba and US
HAVANA (AP) -- Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life in Cuba and join her uncle in the United States, but after the events of the last few days, the 18-year-old medical student thinks exile may not be her only choice....
4 teens die in fiery head-on crash in Pennsylvania
PALMERTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say speed was a factor in a fiery head-on crash in eastern Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of four teens and left one car upside-down and another split in two....
Philly police commissioner concerned after 2 NYC cops killed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey is calling on his officers to be careful and alert following the fatal shooting of two New York City officers and says he's concerned about the current environment for police....
New lawmakers bring fresh eyes to Pa.'s problems
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Twenty-eight are Republicans, five are Democrats. Six are women. And once they're sworn in next month, all of them will get a vote in the Pennsylvania Legislature....
Man involved in crash that killed officer dies
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities say a man involved in a crash that killed a western Pennsylvania police officer almost a week ago has died....
Man gets 3 1/2 to 10 years in stabbing death of friend
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia man has been sentenced to 3 1/2 to 10 years in prison for the murder of a friend that authorities said was committed while the defendant was under the influence of hallucinogenic mushrooms....
Trial ordered for woman in mother's shooting death
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania woman has been ordered to stand trial in the shooting death of her 71-year-old mother last month....
Man gets life on sex trafficking convictions
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A southeastern Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to life in federal prison on a conviction of trafficking women and a minor for prostitution....
Man dies in apartment fire; cause of blaze sought
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a man who died following a fire at a western Pennsylvania apartment complex....
According to results of a national poll by the Robert Morris University Polling Institute and Trib Total Media, nearly half of Americans support a ban on youth playing contact football prior to entering high school. In addition to encouraging children to ban football prior to high school and middle school, nearly 47-percent of respondents would be very or somewhat likely to encourage their own child or another child to avoid playing contact football altogether.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you think the 346-million dollar cut of the IRS' budget was warranted, in retaliation for past misdeeds or both?