NYC building explodes, 16 injuries reported
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New York City apartment building has exploded in huge flames and billowing black smoke, leading to the collapse of at least one building and 16 injuries....
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Kerry to see Russian minister on hasty London trip
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry says he will travel to London to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SEHR'-gay LAHV'-rahf) on Friday in a last-ditch bid to avert a new crisis over Ukraine....
Malaysia defends search for missing jet
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia defended its handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday but acknowledged it is still unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared, highlighting the massive task facing an international search now in its fifth day....
Existing Afghan deal would cover US post-2014
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says al-Qaida is in "survival mode," but that if all international forces left this year, the terrorist network would regroup and use the region to plan and conduct operations against the West....
Editorials from around Pennsylvania
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Pa. official to audit state's use of tobacco money
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pennsylvania's auditor general says his agency will audit the state Department of Health's management of tobacco settlement money that helps finance health research in the state....
Sandusky's wife: Victims manipulated over money
NEW YORK (AP) -- The wife of former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky says she "definitely" believes her husband is innocent despite being convicted of sexually abusing 10 boys and that the victims' financial gain was at play....
Curtain call: Final wintry blast due to hit Pa.
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A frigid, snowy winter is set to make a curtain call - at least in western Pennsylvania - where rain is forecast to turn to snow as winds drive wind chills below zero when cold artic air collides with moisture arriving from the southwest....
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:...
Man gets 10-20 years for shooting aide near school
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A military veteran claiming to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder has been sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison for shooting his ex-girlfriend outside a northwestern Pennsylvania school where she worked as a teacher's aide....
W. Pa. Democratic Rep. Gary Haluska retiring
PATTON, Pa. (AP) -- State Rep. Gary Haluska is retiring and will avoid running against another incumbent in western Pennsylvania's redrawn 72nd House District....
W. Pa. school district rejects $1M drilling deal
MARS, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania school board has unanimously rejected an energy firm's $1 million, five-year offer to drill for natural gas under school district property from a well pad nearly a mile away from school property....
Pogo championships part of Pittsburgh regatta
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pogopalooza 2014 - an event to crown world champions in various "extreme" pogo stick events - is coming to Pittsburgh as part of the EQT Three Rivers Regatta, which climaxes July 4....
DA: W. Pa. priest stole $124,000 from ex-parish
YUKON, Pa. (AP) -- District attorney's detectives say a western Pennsylvania priest stole $124,000 from the parish he headed....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you feel that by imprisoning Nate Harper it "reinforces to young African-American males the fact that the system is legally rigid, unforgiving and not to be trusted?" <More Info>
On Tuesday, Former Pittsburgh Police Chief Nate Harper unsuccessfully appealed his 18-month federal sentence for using $32,000 in public money and for tax evasion. His new attorney, Milton Raiford, filed a motion with the sentencing judge saying, "to imprison him reinforces to young African-American males the fact that the system is legally rigid, unforgiving and not to be trusted." Raiford says Harper is not a danger to the community, has no prior record, accepted responsibility for his actions and cooperated fully with government officials in the investigation. A federal judge quickly denied the appeal.
Would you be more likely to ride a bike in the city if there were protected bike lanes like the ones proposed by the Green Lanes project?