Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing need for programs that address racial inequality in America....
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Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. vice president told Russia to defuse tensions in Ukraine, Putin had few reasons to listen....
Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China
TOKYO (AP) -- President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the center of gravity for global growth....
AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety
MOUNT HERMON, Lebanon (AP) -- As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the rugged frontier into neighboring Lebanon....
Schwartz ad highlights her role in health care law
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is airing a new TV campaign commercial that aggressively touts her involvement in President Barack Obama's signature health care law....
Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless in Philadelphia....
Ex-Pitt player pleads guilty to bank robbery
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former University of Pittsburgh football player has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank....
Heisse named editor of The Times in Munster
MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) -- A veteran editor and manager has been named editor of The Times Media Co. in Munster....
USDA awards $6 million for climate change study
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes....
17-year-old shot to death in Pittsburgh area
MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) -- A 17-year-old boy has been shot to death in a Pittsburgh-area community....
Public school advocates call for funding changes
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Advocates for Pennsylvania public schools are demanding more money and a fairer funding formula....
School district evacuated after bomb threat
LEECHBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania school district has evacuated nearly 1,000 students after a bomb threat....
Mayor questions bid for August Wilson Center
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A dispute erupted Tuesday over efforts to save Pittsburgh's bankrupt August Wilson Center for African American Culture....
Investigators: Plane 'wobbling' before fatal crash
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Federal investigators say a witness saw a small plane flying low and "wobbling" moments before it crashed at a southwestern Pennsylvania airport last month, killing a former Ukrainian champion figure skater....
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.
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