Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US
HAVANA (AP) -- The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States has unleashed expectations of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings....
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No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift
HAVANA (AP) -- Amid the excitement over the thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations, one person has been conspicuously absent: Fidel Castro....
Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal
HAVANA (AP) -- The parents of convicted spy Rolando Sarraff Trujillo feared the worst when their son failed to call home from prison and they were told he had been taken away at dawn. But officials assured the couple that their son was now better off....
Pakistan: 77 militants killed after school massacre
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- Pakistani warplanes and ground forces killed at least 77 militants in a northwestern tribal region near the Afghan border, officials said Friday, days after Taliban fighters killed 148 people - most of them children - in a school massacre....
Pennsylvania jobless rate falls, hiring flattens
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's jobless rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in November for the second straight month, even as payrolls remained static....
Officer disarms man firing AR-15, drawing praise
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia's police commissioner says an officer showed "unbelievable restraint" in disarming a man firing off an AR-15 assault rifle on a city street....
1 wounded in central Pa. officer-involved shooting
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A York police officer has been placed on paid administrative leave after a shooting that left a person hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries....
Pa. couple charged in boy's death waives hearing
HONEY BROOK, Pa. (AP) -- A Philadelphia-area couple charged in the torture death of the woman's 3-year-old son will head to trial after waiving their preliminary hearings....
$500K from grant to fund 500 bikes for Pittsburgh
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Bike Share plans to spend $500,000 from a federal grant to outfit the city with 500 bicycles for the public bicycle-sharing program....
Trial continues for woman who took dying man's dog
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The trial was expected to continue for a Pittsburgh woman charged with stealing a cancer-stricken man's dog, whose attorney says she was justified in having the animal euthanized....
Day care owner pleads in boy's death in murky pool
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former Philadelphia day care owner has pleaded guilty in the drowning of a boy who attended her unlicensed center....
Imprisoned truck company owner charged with theft
DUBOIS, Pa. (AP) -- A man already serving 46 months in federal prison for a check-kiting scheme involving another trucking firm in Ohio has been charged with stealing from the employees of his central Pennsylvania trucking firm, too....
Funeral for Pennsylvania officer killed in crash
LIGONIER, Pa. (AP) -- A funeral for a western Pennsylvania police officer killed in an on-duty crash is expected to draw hundreds of fellow officers....
Cameras put Pittsburgh's bald eagles back online
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A live video feed is again turning Pittsburgh into eagle country....
Hours after U.S. authorities reported that they determined North Korea was behind the recent cyber-attack on Sony Pictures, the entertainment company announced it 's pulling the film "The Interview". Hackers threatened to attack movie theatres if the comedy about journalists who score an interview with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, was released on December 25th as scheduled.
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