Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws....
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Canadian official IDs Ottawa gunman
TORONTO (AP) -- A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau....
Ottawa hospital says it treated 3 shooting victims
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A hospital says it has received three victims from the shootings in Canada's capital....
Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days....
US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
ATLANTA (AP) -- All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country....
Pennsylvania in Ebola-monitor program
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pennsylvania health officials said Wednesday they will have protocols in place within days for a new federal program that asks travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa to monitor themselves for symptoms of the deadly virus....
Pennsylvania lawyers torn over judge's suspension
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's legal community is torn over the suspension of state Supreme Court Justice Seamus McCaffery by his fellow justices amid a pornographic email scandal and a nasty feud between justices that has stunned court watchers....
Methodist panel hears appeal over gay wedding
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A Methodist pastor who was disciplined for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nation's second-largest Protestant denomination....
Versatile Le'Veon Bell driving Steelers offense
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Another time, another life and maybe Le'Veon Bell wouldn't be a running back....
Schools reopen as ambush suspect manhunt continues
SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) -- Schools in a northeastern Pennsylvania district have reopened after authorities did a precautionary search to make sure they weren't harboring the suspect in last month's deadly ambush of a state police barracks....
Gay pride parade arrestee pleads to tickets, fined
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman who was punched in the side as she was arrested at Pittsburgh's gay pride parade pleaded guilty Wednesday to harassment citations after prosecutors dropped more serious charges that she assaulted the officer and a protester....
Man gets 6 to 12 years in NE Pennsylvania slaying
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to six to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty in the shooting death of another man following a fight between their teenage sons on a northeastern Pennsylvania basketball court....
$2.5M from state to help Children's Hospital grow
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A $2.5 million state grant will help Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC to expand and make more room for patients needing certain specialized treatments....
Jury issues may remain in doc's cyanide trial
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Two alternate jurors picked for the trial of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher charged with killing his neurologist wife with cyanide are claiming they have hardships which could prevent them from serving....
Some on the 15 member Allegheny County Council say they need an increase in their 3-thousand dollar expense account. County Council members are each allotted 9-thousand dollars in annual stipends plus up to 3-thousand dollars in expenses to cover mileage, equipment and supplies. Now according to the county home-rule charter these amounts can be increased every five years by up to 5-percent. There has been no change since the year 2000.
Given the problems with the new health care law, should Congress and the president go through the law piece by piece to improve it, repeal the entire law and start over again or leave the law as it is?