Health & Science


Nation


First Earth-sized planet found in star's habitable zone; liquid water may exist

The small, rocky planet orbits not too close nor too far from its star where liquid water, essential for life, could exist.



At FSU, questions about rape and a star quarterback

Colleges and universities are facing rising criticism over how they deal with sexual assault and athletes.


 

World


Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions

After lengthy talks, top leaders from the U.S., E.U., Russia and Ukraine have agreed on immediate steps to ease tensions.



Ukraine faces Russia in talks

President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday that Russia will face increasing economic penalties unless President Vladimir Putin backs off.


 
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State


Push on to bring adults back to the classroom

Pennsylvania has struggled to entice older learners without college degrees back to the classroom, but ranks nearly last by some measures.



Pa. seeks U.S. flexibility in new emissions rules

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is urging flexible new pollution emissions rules for existing coal-fired power


 

Early Returns


Quick appeal in Guzzardi case

That was quick. By 9:04 a.m. the state GOP's general counsel had filed an appeal of yesterday's order keeping Gov. Tom Corbett's


Corbett ad: rebuttal on education

Susan Corbett, the state's First Lady, is the star of a new Corbett campaign ad aiming to burnish the administration's



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