Senator: CIA improperly searched computer network
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA Tuesday of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investigations during the Bush administration....
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Malaysian military says missing jet changed course
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The Malaysian military has radar data showing the missing Boeing 777 jetliner changed course and made it to the Malacca Strait, hundreds of kilometers (miles) from the last position recorded by civilian authorities, according to a senior military official....
Suicide bombers strike Kurdish town in north Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Three suicide bombers detonated their explosives belts in a local administration building in a Kurdish town in northeastern Syria Tuesday, killing at least five people, the state-run news agency and a Kurdish official said....
Ukraine's Crimea seeks to become independent state
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- The Crimean parliament on Tuesday said it would declare itself independent if its residents approve a referendum to split off from Ukraine - an ambiguous legal maneuver that could offer a way of de-escalating the standoff between Russia and the West....
Proposal would let Pa. universities exit system
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Some Pennsylvania state lawmakers think universities should be able to leave the State System of Higher Education and are proposing legislation to allow it....
Pa. turnpike crash exposed gaps, officials say
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania state senators are warning that a Valentine's Day pileup on the Pennsylvania Turnpike was a lesson in chaos and gridlock that needs to be corrected....
Pa. jury begins hearing about black man's beating
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The attorney for a performing arts student who alleges he was wrongly arrested and beaten by Pittsburgh police says the case is about "an abuse of power."...
Pa. congressional incumbents file petitions early
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- All of Pennsylvania's congressional incumbents who are seeking re-election avoided a deadline crunch by filing their petitions early....
Schwartz, McCord, file for Pa. Dem gov primary
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The number of candidates for governor who have filed petitions for the primary election ballot continues to grow with the deadline only hours away....
Search on for biting suspect in parking spot brawl
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) -- The search is on for a woman suspected of biting another woman's finger amid a dispute over a parking spot at a southern New Jersey mall....
Man gets time served in 1980 Pa. firebomb killings
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A man who broke three decades of silence and helped authorities bring charges in a central Pennsylvania firebombing and the shooting deaths of two residents has been sentenced to time served after pleading to a lesser charge....
'Fatal Vision' author Joe McGinniss dies at age 71
NEW YORK (AP) -- Joe McGinniss wasn't one to let a story tell itself....
'Burger King baby' now seeks birth mom on Facebook
In 1986, a newborn wrapped in a red sweater was found abandoned in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant. Nearly three decades later, the baby is all grown up and looking for her biological mother, and tens of thousands of people are trying to help....
Pa. student's death probed as possible meningitis
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say the death of a student at a Philadelphia university's sorority house is being investigated as a suspected case of meningitis....
Pittsburgh is one of six cities selected to receive funds and technical assistance from the national Green Lanes Project to create five miles of protected bike lanes. These lanes would place curbs, planters, and posts to separate traffic from the bike lanes. This is being done to encourage more people to ride their bikes in the city.
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