Bipartisan budget deal sets off some grumbling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Backers of a narrowly drawn budget deal are selling it as a way to stabilize Congress' shaky fiscal practices and mute some of the partisan rancor that has helped send lawmakers' public approval ratings plummeting. But the bipartisan pact doesn't solve long-term tax and spending issues, leaving liberals and conservatives alike grumbling....
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Mandela ceremony interpreter called a 'fake'
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A man who provided sign language interpretation on stage for Nelson Mandela's memorial service, attended by scores of heads of state, was a "fake," the national director of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said on Tuesday....
Ukraine police stand down after protest grows
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukrainian police on Wednesday pulled back as protesters claimed victory after an overnight face-off in which authorities removed barricades and tents and scuffled with demonstrators occupying Kiev's main square....
World leaders bow, pray at Nelson Mandela's casket
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- World leaders bowed and prayed Wednesday before the flag-draped casket containing the body of Nelson Mandela, having a final look at the anti-apartheid icon in the amphitheater where he was sworn in 19 years earlier as South Africa's first black president....
Pa. Lottery's new Penny not so lucky after all
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Looks like this Penny wasn't so lucky after all....
Unhappy athletes snubbed by Temple U trustees
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Trustees at Temple University snubbed dozens of athletes who tried to speak with them about the decision to cut seven sports....
Pittsburgh officials approve red-light cameras
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Scofflaws who run red lights in Pittsburgh will soon run the risk of being caught on camera....
NC limousine driver charged in wreck that killed 2
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Police in Asheville have charged the driver of a limousine driver involved in a wreck that killed a Pennsylvania couple....
Police probing man's arrest death at Pa. hospital
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh police are investigating the death of a man during his arrest by a University of Pittsburgh police officer at one of the school's affiliated hospitals....
Coroner: Man dies trying to rescue dog in Pa. fire
SHELOCTA, Pa. (AP) -- A deputy coroner says a man who tried to rescue a dog from a rural western Pennsylvania house fire has died....
3-day deer hunt begins on Erie's Presque Isle
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A three-day deer hunt at Presque Isle State Park in Erie is on....
Pa. pensions board meets amid probe into employee
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The board of Pennsylvania's state employee pension fund is convening in Harrisburg amid questions about an investigation into its chief investment officer....
No bail for 2 charged in Philly collapse
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A judge has ruled that two men facing charges in a Philadelphia building collapse that killed six people will remain behind bars until their next court date in February....
House advances child-abuse reforms
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's House of Representatives on Tuesday advanced several pieces of a child-abuse reform package stemming from the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy scandals....
Do you think installing automatic red light cameras at certain Pittsburgh intersections will result in fewer crashes? <More Info>
Motorists who run certain red lights in Pittsburgh next year could be caught by an automatic traffic camera and fined $100 for the violation. Revenues from the traffic fines will be used to make road improvements. Opponents say there's no proof that the red light cameras will result in improved traffic safety.
Do you agree with Newt Gingrich's admiration for former South African President Nelson Mandela who died last week at the age of 95?