Recent News

Ukraine, Russia aim to defuse crisis (Yesterday)
GENEVA -- The United States, Russia, Ukraine and the European Union reached an agreement Thursday evening that called for armed pro-Russian bands in eastern Ukraine to surrender the government buildings they have seized and that outlined other steps to defuse a crisis that has rattled the international community.


Putin lays claim to swaths of southeastern Ukraine (Yesterday)
MOSCOW -- Even as the world's top diplomats were gingerly drafting a tentative accord to "de-escalate tensions" in Ukraine, President Vladimir Putin was on national television, declaring Russia's historical claims over Ukrainian territory, reiterating a threat to use military force and generally sounding a defiant, even mocking, tone toward the United States.


Detention of Taliban commander disrupts Afghan peace talks (Yesterday)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A top Taliban commander in the midst of peace negotiations with the Afghan government has been detained in the United Arab Emirates, according to Afghan officials -- an action that thwarts long-term reconciliation efforts between insurgents and President Hamid Karzai's government.


Philly GOP fights ballot question pushed by Council Republican (Yesterday)


Local NAACP names new president, officers (2 days ago)


Water damage to elevators closes city office tower (2 days ago)
The city office building at the foot of the Ben Franklin Parkway will be closed through the weekend because of elevator damage caused by a broken water pipe.


Nutter signs order limiting city cooperation with ICE (2 days ago)


Fight over Democratic committeeman spots to resume in South Philadelphia (2 days ago)
A slate of committeeman candidates allied with longtime Democratic ward leader Anna C. Verna will face petition challenges organized by developer Ori Feibush.


Council hears pros and cons of city's methadone clinics (3 days ago)


Court: Corbett challenger Guzzardi to stay on ballot (3 days ago)
Gov. Corbett's sole challenger will remain on the primary ballot. That was the ruling by Commonwealth Court Judge Mary Hannah Leavitt today who found that there was not enough evidence to knock off Ardmore businessman and conservative activist Bob Guzzardi.


Union League breakfast lures potential donors for papal visit (3 days ago)


Corbett says he never made a judgment on sting case (3 days ago)


Libertarian City Council candidate facing new federal drug troubles (4 days ago)
Richard Tamaccio, a.k.a. Nikki Allen Poe, has to see a federal judge about drug test troubles before he can face the city's voters as the Libertarian Party's candidate for a May 20 special election to fill a vacant at-large City Council seat.


Milton Street Wants Another Shot at Mayor (4 days ago)


Milton Street: I'm running for mayor in 2015 (4 days ago)
T. Milton Street Sr., the 73-year-old former state legislator who served time in federal prison for unpaid taxes, says he will run for mayor in 2015.


Election inflames many of city's Indian residents (7 days ago)
Chitra Teredesai hasn't voted in India since she moved to Pittsburgh in 1978, but she still remembers the chaotic excitement of elections there.


Policy disagreement? Or old-fashioned bar fight? (4/10/2014)


Bipartisan group of lawmakers calls for gas tax (4/9/2014)
Citing a projected budget deficit, a bipartisan group of lawmakers from the House and Senate joined today to call on their colleagues to pass a Marcellus Shale gas drilling tax. The lawmakers said the state could generate close to $1 billion with a shale tax of as much as 6 percent.


Settlement reached in egg sandwich dispute (4/8/2014)
It could be the world's most expensive egg sandwich. A long-running court battle between a Harrisburg restaurant owner and a former membre of Gov. Corbett's cabinet over the preparation of an egg sandwich ended with a $75,000 settlement, the news website PennLive reports.


Corbett signs child protection legislation (4/7/2014)
Gov. Corbett today signed into law three child protection bills, moving efforts to transform the way the state handles child abuse cases in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky case, closer to the finish line


Discussion focuses on Sudan violence (4/7/2014)
It has been 25 years since Ismail Omar has seen his family.

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