Opening statements due in Boston Marathon bombing trial
BOSTON (AP) -- Two dramatically different portraits of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are expected to emerge when prosecutors and Tsarnaev's lawyers give their opening statements at his federal death penalty trial....
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US, Iran resume nuclear talks after Netanyahu speech
MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) -- Undeterred by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's scathing speech against an Iran nuclear deal, U.S. and Iranian negotiators resumed work Wednesday on an agreement meant to crimp Iran's atomic program in exchange for sanctions relief....
N. Korea shifts more responsibility to factories, farmers
TOKYO (AP) -- North Korea is trying to invigorate its hidebound economy by offering more control and possibly more personal rewards to key sectors of its workforce in the country's biggest domestic policy experiment since leader Kim Jong Un assumed power....
Coal mine blast in eastern Ukraine kills 1, traps dozens
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- An explosion ripped through a coal mine before dawn Wednesday in war-torn eastern Ukraine, killing at least one miner and trapping more than 30 others underground, rebel and government officials said. One injured miner reported seeing five bodies....
Man found shot dead near western Pennsylvania park
WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Police in western Pennsylvania are investigating the fatal shooting of a man whose body was found in an alley near a playground....
Police searching for suspect in fatal Pittsburgh shooting
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police are searching for a suspect in a fatal shooting in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood....
Cops: Pa. man offered baby sitter cash to kill unborn child
MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a suburban Pittsburgh man offered a baby sitter $100 to assault his ex-girlfriend and cause her to miscarry their unborn child....
With McCoy trade, Kelly proves every player expendable
Chip Kelly's latest bold move is another example of his coaching philosophy: "Culture beats scheme."...
Man charged in deadly stabbing of Nicki Minaj crew member
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia man already facing an attempted murder charge in the stabbings of two members of Nicki Minaj's tour has been charged with murder....
Pennsylvania high court to rule on death penalty moratorium
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's highest court said Tuesday it will rule on the legality of Gov. Tom Wolf's month-old death penalty moratorium....
Wolf seeks billions in higher taxes for schools, tax revamp
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- In an ambitious first budget plan, Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday proposed more than $4 billion in higher state taxes on income, sales and natural gas drilling to support a huge injection of money into schools and property tax cuts as part of an overhaul of the way public education is funded....
Republicans object to tax increases in Wolf's budget plan
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Top Republican lawmakers say Gov. Tom Wolf's new spending proposal goes too far with a 16 percent increase....
Survivor testifies about 2 friends stabbed, bound, drowned
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tam Voong was not supposed to survive the night he was beaten, bound, stripped, stabbed in the neck and kicked into the Schuylkill River....
Pitt senior Phillips-Nwankwo eyeing different path
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It would have been easy to bail. Nobody would have blamed him. Way too much work. Way too little reward. Way too much else going on in Aron Phillips-Nwankwo's life....
Gov. Tom Wolf proposed more than $4 billion in taxes on income, sales and natural gas drilling to support new spending on schools and to cut property taxes as part of an effort to overhaul the way public education is funded. Included in his proposal is a flat tax increase on income from 3.07 percent to 3.7 percent.
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