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1 year 8 months ago

Pa. church, pastor charged in fake kidnapping

PITTSBURGH (AP) - A southeastern Pennsylvania church and a youth pastor are facing criminal charges for a mock kidnapping of a youth group that was meant to be a lesson in religious persecution. Authorities Friday charged the Glad Tidings Assembly of God in Middletown and 28-year-old Andrew David Jordan of...

1 year 9 months ago

Experts: Some fracking critics use bad science

PITTSBURGH (AP) - In the debate over natural gas drilling, the companies are often the ones accused of twisting the facts. But scientists say opponents sometimes mislead the public, too. Critics of fracking often raise alarms about groundwater pollution, air pollution and cancer risks, and there are still many uncertainties....

4 years 2 months ago

Super Bowl most watched TV show ever

The Super Bowl was watched by more than 106 million people, surpassing the 1983 finale of "M-A-S-H" to become the most-watched program in television history. The Nielsen Co. estimated Monday that 106.5 million people watched the New Orleans Saints upset the Indianapolis Colts. That beats the "M-A-S-H" finale, which...

4 years 6 months ago

Huge garden grows on side of high-rise

The next big thing in green building design might be to turn an existing idea on its side. PNC Financial Services Group Inc. recently installed a green wall the size of two tennis courts on one side of its headquarters. Like green roofs - their perpendicular counterparts - green...

4 years 6 months ago

G-20 leaders push global economic reforms

Leaders of the world's major economies gathered in Pittsburgh today are coming together on reforms to rein in huge bank bonuses, toughen financial regulations and guard against the dangerous imbalances that contributed to the global economic downturn. In the process, the Group of 20 have decided they will now serve...

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