House Republicans signal support for budget deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans signaled support Wednesday for a budget deal worked out a day earlier, a plan narrowly drawn but promoted as a way to stabilize Congress' erratic fiscal efforts, avert another government shutdown and mute some of the partisan rancor that has damaged Americans' attitudes about their lawmakers....
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World leaders bow, pray at Nelson Mandela's casket
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- World leaders and thousands of South Africans on Wednesday filed past 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 the country's first black president....
Mandela ceremony interpreter called a 'fake'
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A man who appeared to provide 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 Wednesday....
New Obama adviser will not work on Keystone XL
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says a new senior adviser to President Barack Obama will recuse himself from deliberations on the Keystone XL oil pipeline....
Family sues Greek entities over Marine son's heart
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The parents of a Marine whose body came back from Greece missing a heart have amended their federal lawsuit to add the Greek government and an Athens hospital as defendants....
PATCO unveils new train cars
LINDENWOLD, N.J. (AP) -- A southern New Jersey-to-Philadelphia commuter train line has received its first prototypes for refurbished cars....
Retired Villanova professor stabbed to death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police in Philadelphia say they don't yet know why a retired Villanova University professor was fatally stabbed in her apartment....
Women sentenced in fatal shooting of Pa. musician
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Two women will spend time in custody for participating in a botched robbery that left a Philadelphia-area musician dead....
Same-sex marriage activists kick off Pa. campaign
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Proponents of same-sex marriage are launching a campaign to legalize it in Pennsylvania - the last holdout among the Northeast states....
Dad: Pa. boy hurt by stove likely going to be OK
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man whose son was hurt when a stove tipped over onto him says the boy's mother performed CPR and likely helped keep him from suffering irreversible brain damage....
Pa. Scholastic Football Rankings
Pennsylvania high school football rankings from PennLive.com, with school's district in parentheses, followed by record and position in last week's rankings. NR means not ranked. Teams with an asterisk are the 2012 PIAA champions....
Pa. Dem gov hopeful Wolf says he's raised $2.9M
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Tom Wolf has become the first Democratic gubernatorial candidate in Pennsylvania to reveal his 2013 fundraising total....
More people in Pa. pick plan on insurance exchange
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Nearly 10,000 more Pennsylvanians signed up for an insurance plan in November through the federal health care law's new marketplace, the federal government reported Wednesday, and insurers expect the pace to pick up in December....
Closings under way in PA charter school fraud case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have asked a jury to convict a Philadelphia charter school operator of defrauding taxpayers of more than $6 million....
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?