Riots in Baltimore raise questions about police response
BALTIMORE (AP) -- National Guard troops fanned out through the city, shield-bearing police officers blocked the streets and firefighters doused still-simmering blazes early Tuesday as a growing area of Baltimore shuddered from riots following the funeral of a black man who died in police custody....
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Helicopters ferry injured from Nepal villages near epicenter
GORKHA, Nepal (AP) -- Helicopters crisscrossed the skies above the mountains of Gorkha district Tuesday near the epicenter of the weekend earthquake, ferrying the injured to clinics, and taking emergency supplies back to remote villages devastated by the disaster in Nepal that killed more than 4,400 people across the region....
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Ukraine's rebels mete out rough justice in authority vacuum
KRASNYI PARTYZAN, Ukraine (AP) -- A bruised rebel fighter in battle fatigues is tied to a traffic pole, avoiding glances as a crude message hung about his neck flutters in the wind: "I am a marauder. I beat up and robbed my countrymen."...
Entrepreneurs hatch hen-rental idea for fans of fresh eggs
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) -- The name of Jenn Tompkins' company sends customers into fits of laughter....
Police: Man punches cop, harasses woman in road rage case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania surgeon is headed to trial on charges that he punched a police officer after a road rage incident....
Judge upholds $1M fine against lawyer over banned testimony
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A judge has rejected a request to reverse his nearly $1 million sanction against a Philadelphia-area lawyer who he says intentionally elicited banned testimony that caused a mistrial....
Doctor who attacked son-in-law in Ohio gets early release
CLEVELAND (AP) -- A Pennsylvania anesthesiologist imprisoned in Ohio for attacking his daughter's estranged husband with a clawed pry bar has apologized in court and been granted early release....
Authorities seek person who fatally shot bald eagle
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities are looking for the person who shot and killed a bald eagle in eastern Pennsylvania last week....
Pennsylvania top court reinstates monsignor's conviction
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The state's highest court on Monday reinstated the landmark child-endangerment conviction of a Roman Catholic monsignor who was the first U.S. church official ever prosecuted over his handling of sex abuse complaints....
Hearing ordered before fatal police shooting video released
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge says prosecutors can't release a video showing a police officer shooting to death an unarmed man until after a hearing has been held....
Mother charged after 4 kids locked in basement for 13 hours
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A mother was charged Monday with locking her four children in the basement for more than 13 hours without food or a bathroom as punishment....
Grand jury: AG Kane was not 'truthful,' engaged in cover-up
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Attorney General Kathleen Kane engaged in a cover-up and lied about her role in an alleged unlawful leak of information from a 2009 investigation, according to a report by the grand jury that recommended she face criminal charges....
Key testimony in a leak investigation into state prosecutors
A summary of the key testimony in a 27-page grand jury report unsealed Monday on an investigation into allegations that the state attorney general's office gave a newspaper information about a 2009 investigation that should have been kept secret:...
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you agree with the Plum High School students that the threat of prosecution for discussing the school teacher-student sex scandal violates their free speech rights? <More Info>
American Civil Liberties Union Pittsburgh staff attorney Sara Rose says Plum police were out-of-line when they told Plum High School students not to discuss the teacher-student sex scandal that has resulted in the arrest and charges filed against three Plum High School teachers. Students were told they could be prosecuted for discussing the case. Students protested saying their First Amendment free speech rights are being violated.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you think the U.S. reliance on drone strikes in Pakistan has been effective?