Medicare hospital fund to last 4 years longer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate....
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Strike hits Gaza park, killing at least 10
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A Gaza park was attacked Monday, killing at least 10 Palestinians, including children, a Palestinian health official said. Israelis and the Palestinians traded blame for the strike....
UN chief reinforces call for Gaza cease-fire
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reinforced the Security Council's call for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian cease-fire in the Gaza war on Monday and demanded that Israel and Hamas end the violence "in the name of humanity."...
Police team turns back from Ukraine crash site
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Heavy fighting raged Monday around the Malaysia Airlines debris field, once again preventing an international police team charged with securing the site from even getting there....
2 questioned in search for Philly carjackers
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The manhunt for two suspects in a fatal carjacking is on hold as detectives question two men believed to have information, Philadelphia's police commissioner said Monday....
Pa. police: Man who killed son, shot mother dies
FOLSOM, Pa. (AP) -- Officials say a man who police say shot and killed his 5-year-old son and critically wounded the boy's mother before turning the weapon on himself has died....
Candidates rush to respond to flurry of attack ads
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A flurry of new TV ads is airing in Pennsylvania's campaign for governor, and candidates are scrambling to counter attacks....
Boy victim identified in Presque Isle Bay drowning
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- The coroner has identified a 17-year-old boy who drowned in Presque Isle Bay near Erie, but police aren't sure if his death is connected to the rescue of two other teens who had to be rescued from a jetty last week....
1 of 3 suspects in Pennsylvania home invasion held
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) -- One of at least three suspects in a western Pennsylvania home invasion that left two people critically injured has been arrested in Ohio....
Attorney disbarred for abandoning support cases
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania attorney has been disbarred after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Office of Disciplinary Counsel determined he abandoned three clients in domestic relations cases and didn't respond to attempts to discipline him....
Owner: Lumber yard reopens after $350,000 fire
INDIANA, Pa. (AP) -- The owner of a western Pennsylvania lumber yard says it's "fully operational" two days after fire crews prevented a $350,000 storage building blaze from spreading to the business' main facility....
Group honors third Kennywood coaster as 'landmark'
WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) -- The group American Coaster Enthusiasts has named the Thunderbolt a "Coaster Landmark" - the third roller coaster to be so recognized at the Kennywood amusement park near Pittsburgh....
Pennsylvania home invader hurts woman, nets $5
HERMITAGE, Pa. (AP) -- Police have been searching for a man who forced his way into a western Pennsylvania home and cutting an elderly woman with a utility knife before stealing $5 from her purse....
Small town sues Philadelphia over fire boat damage
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- A small New Jersey town is asking a court to find Philadelphia responsible for an accident that caused damage to a fire boat....
The administration is considering creating a pilot program giving refugee status to young people from Honduras. The plan would screen youths in their home country to determine whether they qualify and would be limited to Honduras but could be expanded to other Central American countries. Under the in-country screening program , the legal standard for youths to qualify for refugee status would remain the same as it is for those who seek the status after arriving in the U.S.
Do you agree with the U.S. Sentencing Commission decision allowing felons already serving time, eligible for early release?