North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages
WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country's online access is "totally down." The White House and the State Department declined to say whether the U.S. government was responsible....
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Cuba says it has a right to grant asylum to US fugitives
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba said Monday that it has a right to grant asylum to U.S. fugitives, the clearest sign yet that the communist government has no intention of extraditing America's most-wanted woman despite the warming of bilateral ties....
Nicaragua breaks ground on historic canal project
MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- Nicaraguan officials and a Chinese company broke ground Monday on a $50 billion transoceanic waterway predicted to rival the Panama Canal, but which has been a source of anger and protests from citizens in recent weeks....
Wife of Cuban agent freed from US expecting baby
HAVANA (AP) -- Cuba is celebrating the return of three intelligence agents imprisoned in the United States for more than a decade, and the joyful but puzzling news that one of their wives is expecting just two weeks from now....
Corbett's plans to overhaul Medicaid challenged in court
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A legal services organization that serves the poor is asking a federal judge to stop part of Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to overhaul Pennsylvania's Medicaid program....
Trooper wounded in deadly ambush home for holidays
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania trooper wounded in a deadly September ambush outside his barracks is home for a holiday visit....
Ex-chief says video rants meant to snare threats
A former small-town Pennsylvania police chief who posted online videos of himself ranting obscenely about liberals and the Second Amendment while shooting automatic weapons secretly fed information on people he considered militia members, anti-government extremists and so-called "sovereign citizens" to the FBI and state police, according to documents he showed to The Associated Press....
Pittsburgh police doubling up patrols amid threat
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh police officers won't be patrolling alone but will be doubling up in response to a statewide FBI alert about "potential threats" against law enforcement, authorities said....
Kelly: Eagles will play to win, meaningless or not
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Meaningless or not, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he's playing Sunday's game against the New York Giants to win....
Being Santa is a family affair for Alaska man
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) -- His white ZZ-Top-style beard is real, and his jolly "ho, ho, ho" will give you goose bumps....
Acquitted traffic judge wants $90k job, back pay
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia traffic court judge acquitted in a sweeping federal corruption case wants to return to his $90,000 job and get nearly two years of back pay....
WWII vet gets honorary degree from Denver's Regis
DENVER (AP) -- A World War II Bronze Star veteran who was sent to Europe before he could graduate from college now has an honorary degree from Denver's Regis University....
South Williamsport running back grabs state honor
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Dominick Bragalone seemed to be chasing state and national records every week, two reasons why the South Williamsport senior running back was named Player of the Year Monday with the release of the 2014 Pennsylvania Football Writers' Class A All-State team....
Running back McClenton state AAA player of year
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Another state championship for Archbishop Wood and another postseason plug for senior running back Jarrett McClenton....
President Obama says the U.S. government will respond proportionately to North Korea in connection with the computer hacking of the Sony Company that led to the cancellation of its film "The Interview". Obama also says Sony made a mistake by canceling the release of the movie saying we can't have a society in which "some dictator some place can start imposing censorship in the United States." Republican House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce says Congress should pass a North Korea economic sanctions bill for starters.
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