Number of military suicides dropped last year
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Suicides across the military dropped by more than 15 percent last year, but new detailed data reveals an increase in the number of Army National Guard and Reserve soldiers who took their own lives....
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Divers battle darkness and fear to find bodies
JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- Divers grope their way slowly through the dark corridors and cabins of the sunken Sewol ferry. Bodies appear suddenly, floating by in the murky water, buoyed by life-jackets or the bloat of decomposition, their faces etched with fear or shock....
Obama visit to South Korea tinged by mourning
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- President Barack Obama says he is visiting South Korea at "a time of great sorrow."...
Analysis: Beyond Kerry, seeking new Mideast ideas
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Nine months of U.S.-driven diplomacy have left Israelis and Palestinians less hopeful than ever about a comprehensive peace agreement to end their century of conflict. Although a formula may yet be found to somehow prolong the talks past an end-of-April deadline, they are on the brink of collapse and the search is already on for new ideas....
Builder in 'kids for cash' scandal to be sentenced
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A developer at the center of one of the biggest judicial scandals in U.S. history is scheduled to be sentenced in northeastern Pennsylvania....
Corbett ramps up pitch to education, women voters
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett is attacking two of his weakest polling points, his job approval by women voters and his efforts on education, with possibly just token opposition in the Republican primary and the general election looming less than seven months away....
Pa. township approves permits for airport drilling
IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) -- Supervisors in a western Pennsylvania township have approved permits for a company to drill for natural gas at Pittsburgh International Airport with almost two dozen conditions....
Christian leader: Attack not motivated by religion
LEMOYNE, Pa. (AP) -- The leader of a Christian organization that operates a hospital in Afghanistan where three people were shot dead by a security guard says he does not believe the shootings were motivated by religion....
Police say jealousy may be behind NE Pa. slayings
HUNLOCK CREEK, Pa. (AP) -- Investigators say jealousy might be behind the slayings of a father and son in their northeastern Pennsylvania home....
2 due in NJ court on murder-for-hire charges
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- A Philadelphia auto shop owner and one of his employees are charged with orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot in New Jersey....
Former state Sen. Raphael Musto dies at 85
PITTSTON, Pa. (AP) -- Former state Sen. Raphael Musto died Thursday at his house in northeastern Pennsylvania after a long illness, leaving pending corruption charges against him unresolved. He was 85....
NJ, Pa. lawmakers propose bridge agency changes
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- Lawmakers from New Jersey and Pennsylvania on Thursday announced plans to change the mission and rules of the Delaware River Port Authority, permanently banning the agency that runs bridges and a commuter train line in the Philadelphia area from engaging in economic development....
Woman convicted of murder in boyfriend's slaying
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A jury convicted a woman of murder in the shooting death of her boyfriend last summer, rejecting defense arguments that the gun went off accidentally....
Group committed to Afghanistan despite shooting
LEMOYNE, Pa. (AP) -- Officials at a U.S. health care nonprofit say they are working closely with authorities investigating a shooting at their Kabul hospital that killed three American physicians and wounded a U.S. nurse....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you agree with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision upholding Michigan's voter-approved law banning racial preferences in determining college admissions? <More Info>
On Tuesday the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a voter-approved Michigan law that banned racial preferences in higher education admissions. The court emphasized that it was not deciding the larger and divisive question of whether affirmative action admission policies can be lawful. Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, "This case is not about how the debate about racial preferences should be resolved," he says, "It is about who may resolve it."
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you believe the court-appointed receiver for the August Wilson Center should be removed?