Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down
NEW YORK (AP) -- Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue....
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UN seeks probe of alleged chlorine gas in Syria
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.N. Security Council called for an investigation Wednesday into reports of alleged chlorine gas use in some Syrian towns, causing deaths and injuries....
Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side....
Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bid
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A Syrian lawmaker registered as a candidate Wednesday for the country's June 3 presidential election, becoming the first official contender in a vote that will take place during the country's civil war and one that embattled President Bashar Assad likely will win....
Businessman charged with violating Iran export ban
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The owner of a Pennsylvania company that makes steel-processing equipment has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on a charge he conspired to illegally sell an $800,000 machine to an Iranian firm....
Feds: home health company paying $150M settlement
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Amedisys Inc., a Baton Rouge-based home health company, will pay $150 million to resolve allegations that it inflated Medicare billings and had improper financial relationships with referring physicians, the U.S. Department of Justice said Wednesday....
Penn St. fans plan new statue of Joe Paterno
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university....
Prosecutor: ID theft scheme cost US Treasury $10M
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal prosecutor in Pennsylvania said Wednesday that a massive identity theft and fake tax return scheme cost the U.S. Treasury an estimated $10 million....
3 charged with sending chemical equipment to Syria
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. prosecutors have charged a Pennsylvania man and two foreign citizens with conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and laboratory equipment to Syria, authorities said in a case that was under seal for 17 months until Wednesday....
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:...
Deliveryman shot by police may have feared robbery
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a pizza deliveryman shot and wounded by plainclothes officers may have mistaken them for robbers....
Council hears pro, con testimony on parks drilling
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- County council members heard testimony for and against a proposal to drill for natural gas under a Pittsburgh-area park, with supporters touting the economic benefits and opponents worried about environmental damage....
Pa. township, firm settle suit over seismic tests
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania township has settled a lawsuit over seismic testing following a federal judge's ruling that it couldn't interfere with a Texas company using public roads for the tests....
Man accused of painting swastikas on building
WEST AMWELL, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities have accused a Pennsylvania man of painting swastikas and curse words on a building in New Jersey....
In an election year memo, James Carville and other political strategists tell Democratic candidates to avoid talking about the economic recovery. The advice comes at a time Democrats are working to maximize turnout, particularly among women, for the fall elections. The strategists say using the economy as a message was tested and beaten by a Republican strategy championed by Karl Rove.
Do you think the Administration decision to delay the pipeline indefinitely was due to environmental concerns or politically motivated concerns?