Crash closes part of I-79 northbound in Butler County

Travelers are being detoured onto Route 19, state police in Butler said.

 President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wave to media as they depart Sukiyabashi Jiro sushi restaurant in Tokyo Wednesday.

Obama begins Asia tour with a message to China

The president said that the uninhabited islands are administered by Japan and fall within scope of the U.S.-Japan security treaty.

 Students from Danwon high school pay tribute at a group memorial altar for victims of sunken passengers ship at the Ansan Olympic Memorial Hall on Wednesday in Ansan, South Korea.

North Korea sends condolences as mourning begins for ferry victims

South Korean high school students, relatives and other mourners laid long-stemmed white chrysanthemums before an altar in a gymnasium.

Palestinians forge unity deal, making Israel furious

The deal between Fatah and Hamas could threaten Mideast talks.


Top court rejects award for Pa. child porn victim

In a 5-4 decision, the court remands the case and instructs the lower court to come up with an amount that more closely reflects

FBI said to gather data with hackers' assistance

An informant working for the FBI coordinated a 2012 campaign of hundreds of cyberattacks on foreign websites.



Russian warning follows Ukraine's military escalation

Moscow says it is prepared to retaliate against any attack on its citizens or interests in Ukraine.

Pope John Paul II leaves legacy as sex educator

Pope John Paul II's legacy is growing in an area that got scant mention in his obituaries nine years ago: as a sex educator.


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Philly delivery man shot by cops may have feared robbery

The 20-year-old victim was in critical condition with gunshot wounds to the head, neck and leg.

Two gubernatorial candidates woo black voters

The two other Democratic contenders, Tom Wolf and Allyson Schwartz, skipped the forum.


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Schwartz presses rivals on ACA

Rep. Allyson Schwartz convened a conference call Wednesday, amplifying the message of a new commercial that touts her role in the

Wolf stumps in Bloomfield

York County businessman Tom Wolf wandered from store to shop to church to store in Bloomfield Tuesday, campaigning for the

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