Nepal troops ready aid for remote quake-hit villages
GORKHA, Nepal (AP) -- Preparing to make a push into the most isolated parts of quake-devastated Nepal, soldiers on Tuesday were readying food, water and other emergency supplies to be loaded onto helicopters in this small town near the earthquake's epicenter....
Greek PM says initial deal in bailout talks 'very close'
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- Greece's prime minister voiced hope that bailout talks between the cash-strapped country and its international creditors are "very close" to an initial deal, and ruled out early elections if the dragging negotiations fail....
The Latest on Nepal Quake: Death toll 4,438 in 3 countries
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Nuclear attack survivors, 70 years later, now fading away
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- What a nuclear attack didn't take from them, old age will....
Gunman shouting Allahu akbar in Bosnia storms police station
SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) -- A gunman stormed into a police station in a northeastern Bosnian town shouting "Allahu akbar" on Monday, killing a policeman and wounding two others, authorities said....
Cash handoffs, extortion fuel Mediterranean trafficking
PALERMO, Sicily (AP) -- Fleeing war, persecution and poverty, migrants desperate to reach Europe are paying thousands of dollars apiece to become pawns in a multimillion-dollar trafficking network that stretches from the Sahara to Sweden....
Jamaica woman brings attention to rapes targeting lesbians
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- When Angeline Jackson and a friend were ambushed at gunpoint and sexually assaulted on a wooded trail outside the Jamaican capital, police initially seemed less concerned about the attack than the fact she is a lesbian....
Captain of doomed ferry sentenced to life in prison
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The South Korean ferry captain responsible for last year's disaster that killed more than 300 people, mostly school children, was given an increased sentence of life in prison Tuesday by an appellate court that convicted him of homicide....
UN: Israeli military killed 44 Palestinians at UN shelters
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A U.N. inquiry has found that at least 44 Palestinians were killed and at least 227 injured by direct mortar strikes and other "Israeli actions" while sheltering at U.N. locations during last year's Gaza war. The Palestinians said they would give the findings to the International Criminal Court....
Report: Journalists face deadliest time 'in recent history'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Extremist groups and the governments that restrict liberties to combat those militants have created "the most deadly and dangerous period for journalists in recent history," according to a new report released Monday....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you agree with the Plum High School students that the threat of prosecution for discussing the school teacher-student sex scandal violates their free speech rights? <More Info>
American Civil Liberties Union Pittsburgh staff attorney Sara Rose says Plum police were out-of-line when they told Plum High School students not to discuss the teacher-student sex scandal that has resulted in the arrest and charges filed against three Plum High School teachers. Students were told they could be prosecuted for discussing the case. Students protested saying their First Amendment free speech rights are being violated.
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you think the U.S. reliance on drone strikes in Pakistan has been effective?