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NYPD: Cop ambush killer told passers-by to watch

By The Associated Press 5:30 p.m.
NEW YORK — The gunman who fatally ambushed two New York City police officers in their squad car had a long criminal record, a hatred ...

Muhammad Ali hospitalized with pneumonia

By The Associated Press
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Boxing great Muhammad Ali was hospitalized with a mild case of pneumonia that was caught early and should result in a short hospital stay, an Ali spokesman said Saturday night. The three-time world heavyweight champion, who is battling ...

Pakistan fervent about anti-blasphemy law

By Ishtiaq Ahmed Special To The Tribune-Review
ISLAMABAD — Clad in a pink bridal dress, actress and model Veena Malik celebrated a mock wedding on a morning TV show this year, never ...

Trib continuing annual effort to help feed families for Christmas

By Mary Pickels
As it has for three decades, Trib Total Media’s Operation Santa Claus will be assisting area families this season by providing all the ingredients for nourishing and tasty holiday meals. Since 1984, readers have stepped up to donate to the campaign, ...

Sony hack signals new, public front in cyber warfare

By Andrew Conte
Even if Sony’s movie “The Interview” was as unspeakably bad as some reviewers suggest, it would have been every American’s patriotic duty to go see ...

Christmas in Western Pa. predicted to be ‘slightly white’

By Chris Fleisher
A storm sweeping through the region Wednesday isn’t likely to deliver a white Christmas, but will certainly bring a wet one. “The rain amounts could be pretty significant. From a half-inch to an inch of rain,” said Chris Leonardi, a meteorologist ...

Licensing boards increase fees to cover costs that include investigations

By Melissa Daniels
Frank Perman paid $50 for his first funeral director’s license in 1990. This year, the biennial renewal fee was eight times that — a flat $400. “I fully expect another increase,” Perman said. He’s the owner of Perman Funeral Home and ...

Climate changes, habitat loss cited as threats to 314 bird species

By Rick Wills
If bird watchers in Pennsylvania think they are seeing less of some species — the ruffed grouse, scarlet tanager, wood thrush and Baltimore oriole — they are right. Those birds could go the way of the once-prevalent Passenger Pigeon ...

Wood Center at IUP turns campus trees into art

By Greg Reinbold
Indiana University of Pennsylvania is noted for its iconic Oak Grove and the attendant squirrel population. That scenic heart of the IUP campus has dwindled ...

Butler legislator gives weekly GOP address

By Bill Vidonic
U.S. Rep. Mike Kelly of Butler offered President Obama a symbolic lump of coal during the weekly Republican address. “I’m offering the president a lump of coal because this product right here holds the potential for a 21st-century economic revival,” Kelly ...

Pittsburgh police break up customer fights over Air Jordan 11 shoes

By Bill Vidonic
Joanna Smith could only watch with a mix of surprise and disgust Saturday as several women waiting outside a Downtown children’s apparel store argued over ...