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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Suicide bombers strike Kurdish town in north Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Three suicide bombers detonated their explosives belts in a local administration building in a Kurdish town in northeastern Syria Tuesday, killing at least five people, the state-run news agency and a Kurdish official said....
Hunt for missing jet widens to distant waters
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Authorities are expanding their search for a missing Malaysia Airlines plane to the Malacca Strait, far from its last confirmed location, the airline said Tuesday, injecting new mystery into an investigation that so far has failed to come up with any answers....
Ukraine's Crimea seeks to become independent state
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The Crimean parliament on Tuesday said it would declare itself independent if its residents approve a referendum to split off from Ukraine - an ambiguous legal maneuver that could offer a way of de-escalating the standoff between Russia and the West....
Pa. congressional incumbents file petitions early
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- All of Pennsylvania's congressional incumbents who are seeking re-election avoided a deadline crunch by filing their petitions early....
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....
Trial set in black man's Pittsburgh police beating
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Opening statements were scheduled Tuesday in the retrial of three Pittsburgh police officers - one who has since quit the force - on civil rights claims that they wrongly arrested and beat a young black performing arts student in January 2010....
Man gets time served in 1980 Pa. firebomb killings
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A man who broke three decades of silence and helped authorities bring charges in a central Pennsylvania firebombing and the shooting deaths of two residents has been sentenced to time served after pleading to a lesser charge....
'Fatal Vision' author Joe McGinniss dies at age 71
NEW YORK (AP) -- Joe McGinniss wasn't one to let a story tell itself....
'Burger King baby' now seeks birth mom on Facebook
In 1986, a newborn wrapped in a red sweater was found abandoned in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant. Nearly three decades later, the baby is all grown up and looking for her biological mother, and tens of thousands of people are trying to help....
Pa. student's death probed as possible meningitis
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say the death of a student at a Philadelphia university's sorority house is being investigated as a suspected case of meningitis....
Lake Michigan ice cover breaks 37-year-old record
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Lake Michigan's ice cover has set a record....
5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday:...
W. Pa. couple left son alone during car break-ins
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania couple has been jailed on charges they left their 9-year-old son home alone while they broke into several cars....
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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