North Korea detainee due back in Ohio
CINCINNATI (AP) -- News that an Ohio man had been freed from North Korea after being detained there for nearly six months triggered the same response in his wife and former co-workers: Delight....
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Tribes in tense Abu Ghraib vow to keep IS out
ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The Baghdad suburb of Abu Ghraib, best known for its infamous prison, sits close enough to Baghdad's airport that you can see the control tower in the distance. It's an enticing potential prize for Islamic State militants....
Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi
HURA, Israel (AP) -- He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern....
Hunt for 43 students highlights Mexico's missing
IGUALA, Mexico (AP) -- Long before 43 teachers college students disappeared in an attack by police, Maria Guadalupe Orozco's son went missing in the same southern Mexico city of Iguala....
Methodist panel to hear appeal over gay wedding
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Methodist pastor who became a gay rights activist after he was disciplined for officiating at his son's wedding to another man will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination....
Schools scoured in search for ambush suspect
SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) -- With two possible sightings in four days, a man charged in the deadly ambush of a state police barracks appears to have moved out of the deep woods and into a more heavily trafficked area of the Pocono Mountains....
Pakistani Nobel laureate honored in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education brought her passion for learning to Philadelphia, where she received the Liberty Medal on Tuesday....
Corbett, Wolf disagree over municipal gun-law bill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates disagreed Tuesday over legislation backed by the National Rifle Association that could unleash fresh court challenges over gun control laws in the state's largest cities....
Reputed ex-mob boss summoned for violation hearing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob could face more prison time after a judge ordered him to sit for a parole violation hearing Friday....
Judge approves sale of Pittsburgh's Wilson Center
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An Allegheny County judge has approved an $8.85 million deal by a consortium of charities to buy Pittsburgh's August Wilson Center for African American Culture....
Penn St. has pressure of No. 13 Ohio St., beyond
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State coach James Franklin says one of the biggest challenges he faces in his job is meeting high expectations of a huge fan base....
Abuse by Franciscan friar nets $8M for 88 victims
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The attorney for some of the 88 former students allegedly abused by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Pennsylvania Catholic high school says the students claims have settled for $8 million....
Real estate agent testifies about fatal carjacking
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- One stranger tapped on the passenger-side window. Another popped up at her door and jumped in the back....
Changes urged at Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An advisory panel appointed in the wake of a grand jury presentment alleging criminal activity at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is recommending changes at the agency....
Some on the 15 member Allegheny County Council say they need an increase in their 3-thousand dollar expense account. County Council members are each allotted 9-thousand dollars in annual stipends plus up to 3-thousand dollars in expenses to cover mileage, equipment and supplies. Now according to the county home-rule charter these amounts can be increased every five years by up to 5-percent. There has been no change since the year 2000.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Given the problems with the new health care law, should Congress and the president go through the law piece by piece to improve it, repeal the entire law and start over again or leave the law as it is?