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Thousands of police attend funeral for the slain New York City patrolman.
The Post-Gazette staff voted the following as the top 10 stories of the year carrying local significance.
Greek and Italian rescue helicopters and vessels struggled to reach the stricken ferry, battered by 55 mph winds.
Each year, about 3 million tourists visit Cuba, led by Canadians drawn to the country by discount tour packages.
North Korea accuses U.S. of shutting down its internet, uses racist slurs against President Obama.
How the U.S. negotiates to free hostages.
Amazon and authors dispute over e-books.
The trend is occurring amid deep cuts in state aid under Republican-controlled Harrisburg and long-delayed pension obligation payments.
Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 disappeared on March 8 and Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over rebel-held eastern Ukraine in July.
The flight carrying 162 people was flying from western Indonesia to Singapore on a scheduled two-hour flight.
Plus: Papal assailant’s visit; Swedish political deal; minority Muslim slain; stimulus package pushed.
Plus: PlayStation problems; Ex-governor’s case; Mental hospital killing; 2 snowmobilers die
Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget office projected 2,000 taverns would get a tavern gaming license, but Pennsylvania has received 47 applications.
The pilots asked to change course to avoid bad weather during a flight from the Indonesian city of Surabaya to Singapore.
The lawyer forbade the union from talking to a bus driver and instructed her not to attend a disciplinary hearing.
Serving 17 years as president, she boosted Carlow’s academics and placed a special focus on advancing opportunities for women.
Ms. Kane, in a complaint filed Friday in Lackawanna County Family Court, said her 14-year marriage is irretrievably broken.
New military doctrine signed Friday by President Vladimir Putin marks NATO as Russia’s chief military threat.
Oil-dependent states such as Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Alaska face budget squeezes with the dropping oil prices.
The project was sponsored by Saturday Light Brigade Radio and the African American Men and Boys initiative of the The Heinz Endowments.
A Syrian youth, 14, who surrendered himself to Iraqi guards while wearing an explosives vest said he was indoctrinated.
A panel of Ireland’s top court has allowed doctors to shut off life support to a clinically dead pregnant woman.
The White House aims to enlist Republican partners in pushing the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.
Ceremonies across Asia marked the 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami in which nearly a quarter-million people died
An effort by bipartisan legislators and professional groups seeks to change how state attorneys general and lobbyists interact.
A wake was held Friday for Officer Rafael Ramo, one of the two New York policemen killed Saturday as they sat in their patrol car.
He spent years on the West Mifflin and Allegheny County councils. He also ran for the Pa. Legislature eight times — losing every time.
Such as: A parrot that spoke English with a British accent went missing for four years; he returned to his California home speaking Spanish.
Plus: “The Interview” release; Threat made at border; Ferguson memorial; Teen shot in Fla.; Christmas delivery.
Plus: U.S. drone kills 7 militants; Turkish teen freed; Libyan oil port attacked.
The survey counts 23,213 households statewide that will enter winter without heat-related utility service compared to 19,653 in 2013.
The movie about the assassination of North Korea’s leader has netted tepid reviews but strong response after attempts to shut it down.
She served as a faculty member, department chair, academic vice president and president for more than three decades.
Police need more data analytics and mining software to monitor social media sites, say law enforcement officials and security experts.
Online shopping is on pace to rise 16 percent to $61 billion for the November to December period, according to researcher ComScore Inc.
Trees can be dropped off through Jan. 17. The trees will be mulched and used in the county parks.
The film opened in more than 300 independent movie theaters Christmas Day, drawing many sell-out audiences.
The officers coached the woman through the delivery, unwrapped the umbilical cord from the baby’s neck and placed the boy in her arms.
Thursday’s incidents are the latest part of a series of escalating attacks against Sony.
Water levels in lakes Superior, Huron, Michigan, Erie and Ontario are all above seasonal averages for the first time in 16 years.
Nationally, the student-counselor ratio in large public high schools is nearly 500-to-1.
The move comes even though new fighting there has chased more people from their homes this year than during any other in the past decade.
As he considers running for president in 2016, Jeb Bush has begun to unwind some of his financial affairs.
As fervor for the trappings of Western-style Christmas enveloped this nation, the defenders of traditional Chinese culture have fought back.
Andy Pugh managed a child protection program and then an Ebola treatment center.
The pope emphasized the plight of children in areas of conflict, while Britain’s monarch advocated reconciliation, especially in Scotland.
Tens of thousands of workers have been drawn to the region’s shale oil boom in recent years.
The investigation comes as that department and others around the nation are accused of brutality.
They and their advocates call it “the second battle” — with a bureaucracy they say is stuck in the past.
Life’s too short to be anything but real. Besides, fakery never fools anybody.