US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports....
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Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government....
IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds
BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday....
North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained
WASHINGTON (AP) -- North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held....
Schools scoured in search for ambush suspect
SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) -- With two possible sightings in four days, a man charged in the deadly ambush of a state police barracks appears to have moved out of the deep woods and into a more heavily trafficked area of the Pocono Mountains....
Corbett, Wolf disagree over municipal gun-law bill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates disagreed Tuesday over legislation backed by the National Rifle Association that could unleash fresh court challenges over gun control laws in the state's largest cities....
Reputed ex-mob boss summoned for violation hearing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob could face more prison time after a judge ordered him to sit for a parole violation hearing Friday....
Judge approves sale of Pittsburgh's Wilson Center
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An Allegheny County judge has approved an $8.85 million deal by a consortium of charities to buy Pittsburgh's August Wilson Center for African American Culture....
Penn St. has pressure of No. 13 Ohio St., beyond
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State coach James Franklin says one of the biggest challenges he faces in his job is meeting high expectations of a huge fan base....
Abuse by Franciscan friar nets $8M for 88 victims
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The attorney for some of the 88 former students allegedly abused by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Pennsylvania Catholic high school says the students claims have settled for $8 million....
Real estate agent testifies about fatal carjacking
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- One stranger tapped on the passenger-side window. Another popped up at her door and jumped in the back....
Changes urged at Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An advisory panel appointed in the wake of a grand jury presentment alleging criminal activity at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is recommending changes at the agency....
Sproles, Kendricks back to practice
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Back from a bye, the Philadelphia Eagles added some reinforcements....
Law signed to curb Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ignoring the chants of protesters on the block where a police officer was killed and the cause célèbre of Mumia Abu-Jamal was born, Gov. Tom Corbett signed into law Tuesday a measure he said would curb the "obscene celebrity" cultivated by convicts at the expense of victims....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll 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? <More Info>
According to the latest Rasmussen Report national survey 39-percent of likely U.S. voters want Congress to repeal Obamacare in its entirety and start over again. While 40-percent think Congress should go through the law piece-by-piece and improve it. 15-percent want to leave the law as is.
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