Gov. Corbett discloses gifts, free travel for 2012

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A new ethics filing by Gov. Tom Corbett reports he accepted travel subsidies worth more than $18,000 last year, including trips to Europe and Las……

Philip Roth receives ‘Literary Service’ award

NEW YORK (AP) — Philip Roth’s latest honor was as much for what he has done for other writers as for his own work. Roth received the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award Tuesday night. He was cited for…

Coursera to offer new MOOC options for teachers

A leading platform for the popular “massive open online courses” offered by elite universities is moving into a new realm: the expansive field of continuing education for teachers. Coursera, the California-based for-profit platform for MOOCs from 62 leading…

IBM makes tiny movie by pushing molecules around

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Scientists have taken the idea of a film short down to new levels. Molecular levels. IBM says it has made the tiniest stop-motion movie ever — a one-minute video of individual carbon monoxide…

No policy changes are expected as Fed ends meeting

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is widely expected Wednesday to stick with its aggressive efforts to strengthen a still-subpar economy. The Fed will likely end a two-day meeting with a statement noting that job growth remains modest…

Sex-offender registries: Should kids be listed?

NEW YORK (AP) — Government authorities should end the practice of placing juveniles’ names on publicly accessible sex-offender registries, Human Rights Watch says in a report warning of lasting and unwarranted harm to some youths. Some law enforcement…

Today in History

Today is Wednesday, May 1, the 121st day of 2013. There are 244 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On May 1, 1963, James W. Whittaker became the first American to conquer Mount Everest as…

AP source: Obama naming NC’s Watt for housing post

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama intends to nominate Rep. Melvin Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government regulator that oversees lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a White House official said Tuesday. If…
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April Weather Was Normal

As May approaches, it's time to look back at the weather of April. …

Woman killed in 2-alarm central Pa. house fire

ELIZABETHTOWN, Pa. (AP) — State fire marshals are trying to find out what started a two-alarm blaze that claimed the life of a central Pennsylvania woman as it destroye……
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Phantoms Force Decisive Game Five

The Youngstown Phantoms score two goals in the 3rd period to defeat Dubuque in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Finals.…
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Fundraiser Helps Injured Farmer

A Greenford couple organized a donkey basketball game as a fundraiser to help a local man recently injured in a farming accident.…

Police: Ky. girl, 2, accidentally shot, killed

BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in southern Kentucky say a 2-year-old girl has been accidentally shot and killed by her 5-year-old brother, who was playing with a .22-caliber rifle he received as a gift. Kentucky State Police said…
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Suit Targets Internet Cafes

Winners Palace II, 1698 S. Raccoon Road, and its operator, Gino A. Maurizio, were one of three Internet cafes sued by DeWine for failing to file affidavits of existence after a statewide moratorium went into effect in 2012. …

New trial ordered in 1992 Pa. murder-for-hire case

POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — An evenly divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling ordering a new trial for a man who has been on death row in what prosec……

Woman who reported finding baby on beach arrested

HONOLULU (AP) — A day after a woman reported finding an abandoned newborn crying in the sand on a Hawaii beach, police arrested her and revealed she’s the baby’s mother. Keala Simeona, 21, of Honolulu, was arrested Tuesday…