South African parliament honors Nelson Mandela
CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) -- South Africa's parliament has begun a special session honoring Nelson Mandela....
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Thai PM dissolves Parliament, calls elections
BANGKOK (AP) -- Desperate to defuse Thailand's deepening political crisis, Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra dissolved the lower house of Parliament on Monday and called for early elections. But the moves did nothing to stem a growing tide of more than 150,000 protesters vowing to overthrow her in one of the nation's largest demonstrations in years....
Purge sends chilling message to NKorea's elite
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- While the rest of North Korea's top brass leaped to their feet before Kim Jong Un, clapping wildly in a requisite show of respect at high-level meetings, his uncle, Jang Song Thaek, often seemed nonchalant, at times even bored. Once considered the force behind the young leader, he displayed a bold insouciance that seemed calculated to show he was beyond reach....
Riot police deploy near protest sites in Kiev
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Hundreds of police in full riot gear flooded into the center of Kiev on Monday as mass anti-government protests gripped the Ukrainian capital for yet another week, raising fears of an imminent crackdown....
Woman's 140K tapes of TV news to be digitized
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- About 35 years worth of TV news that was faithfully taped by a Philadelphia woman will now be archived in an online library....
Pa. man dressed as Santa struck and killed on I-95
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A motorist allegedly driving with a suspended license is facing charges after police say he fatally struck a man in a Santa suit on a Philadelphia highway....
Pa. man, 109, cites unlisted number for longevity
JERMYN, Pa. (AP) -- What's the secret to a long life? Having an unlisted number....
Police: Western Pa. hunter dies in 'tragic mishap'
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has died in what appears to be a hunting accident....
Pitt frats introduce fines to boost pledge GPAs
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Fraternities that fail to help pledges keep up their grades could be fined under a new policy being introduced by the school's Intrafraternity Council....
Amish school shooter's kin: Horror, then healing
STRASBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Once a week, Terri Roberts spends time with a 13-year-old Amish girl named Rosanna who sits in a wheelchair and eats through a tube. Roberts bathes her, sings to her, reads her stories. She can only guess what's going on inside Rosanna's mind because the girl can't talk....
Schools delay openings in western, central Pa.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A storm system that blanketed Pennsylvania with several inches of snow is moving out....
Governor to name Pa.'s top teacher on Monday
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- One Pennsylvania educator is going to the head of the class....
Big storm dumps snow on East Coast, travel dicey
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A plodding storm that dumped heavy snow on the unsuspecting Mid-Atlantic region made roads slippery in the Northeast for Monday's commute while travel disruptions continued to ripple across the country days after the same system first began wreaking havoc in the skies....
State-by-state look at wintry weather
For days, temperatures have plunged across a large portion of the United States, accompanied by a storm system that's brought sleet, snow, ice or a combination of all three. The weather has been a factor in several deaths and has caused treacherous travel conditions and the cancellation of thousands of flights....
Do you think Congress will reach a budget deal before the House goes on recess on December 13th <More Info>
Just two months after the last government shutdown ended, lawmakers are once again struggling to meet the deadline for funding the government. Congress is giving itself until Jan 15th to pass a budget and until December 13th to reach a tentative deal at the committee level.
Do you agree with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to refuse to hear Liberty University's challenge of ObamaCare?