US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a half-century of Cold War acrimony, the United States and Cuba moved on Wednesday to restore diplomatic relations - a historic shift that could revitalize the flow of money and people across the narrow waters that separate the two nations....
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N Korea behind unprecedented cyberattack on Sony
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hackers backed by North Korea perpetrated an unprecedented act of cyberwarfare against Sony Pictures that exposed tens of thousands of sensitive documents and escalated to threats of terrorist attacks that ultimately drove the studio to cancel all release plans for "The Interview," the film at the heart of the attack....
A look at 'Cuban 5' agents who were jailed in US
HAVANA (AP) -- The "Cuban Five" refers to intelligence agents whose so-called "Wasp Network" operated in Florida in the 1990s. They were arrested in 1998 and later convicted on charges including conspiracy and failing to register as foreign agents....
Analysis: 53 years on, time right for US, Cuba
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- After 53 years of hostility between the United States and Cuba, the timing to make amends was perfect for both governments....
Ax, machete, pill bottles found by rampage suspect
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former Marine suspected of killing his ex-wife and five of her relatives left an ax, a machete and two medicine bottles at the scene of his apparent suicide in woods near his suburban Philadelphia home....
Corbett weighs options in final weeks as governor
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- His days as Pennsylvania governor numbered, Gov. Tom Corbett says his options for life outside of government could include working on a 2016 presidential campaign....
New York to ban fracking; environmentalists cheer
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Handing environmentalists a breakthrough victory, New York plans to prohibit fracking for natural gas because of what regulators say are its unexplored health risks and dubious economic benefits....
High court reinstates teen killer's death sentence
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week reinstated the death sentence of a man who killed a church deacon as a teen and later said the victim had sexually abused him....
Steelers run defense to face test from Chiefs
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The numbers, at least by James Harrison's impeccably high standards, aren't good enough. Not by a long shot....
New charges in sting set off criticism of Kane
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Philadelphia's district attorney packaged charges against two Democratic state lawmakers with a rare recrimination of a fellow prosecutor as he chided Attorney General Kathleen Kane's earlier refusal to pursue charges in the case involving an undercover sting....
School lockdown ends after man found shot in car
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman says an elementary school lockdown has ended after police secured the scene when a man was found dead in a car parked in the school's lot....
Police: Man killed, abused corpses of mom, stepdad
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Police have charged a 47-year-old man with killing his mother and stepfather, whose abused corpses were found by officers asked to check on the couple by another relative....
Man charged in SUV crash that killed 3 teenagers
HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) -- The attorney for a man accused of having let an unlicensed teenager drive a sport utility vehicle that crashed in northeastern Pennsylvania last summer, killing three other teens, says the defense denies "every factual allegation" made by prosecutors....
$300 million Great Lakes bill stalls in Senate
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- A bill that would have continued a Great Lakes environmental cleanup program for five more years has stalled in Congress....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you agree with City Councilman Burgess's proposal that would prohibit the Bureau of Police from acquiring military equipment or weaponry from the Department of Defense? <More Info>
Pittsburgh City Councilman Reverend Ricky Burgess has introduced legislation that would prohibit the Bureau of Police from acquiring military equipment or weaponry from the Department of Defense. Burgess says "when armored vehicles and police carrying paramilitary equipment appear in our neighborhoods, they have a traumatizing impact and often resemble an occupying military force."
Should the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle be held responsible in the death of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School?