List by Month: 5-2012

Ring of fire eclipse visible from China to Texas

05.17.12 | Bob Price

Sunrises and sunsets often dazzle, but they'll have a special ring to them in a few days for people in the western United States and eastern Asia: The moon will slide across the sun, blocking everything but a blazing halo of light.

Obama requesting help to pay for Afghan War

05.17.12 | Bob Price

Mapping the way out of an unpopular war, the United States and NATO are trying to build an Afghan army that can defend the country after 130,000 international troops pull out. The alliance's plans for arm's-length support for Afghanistan will be a ...

Study Finds Java Drinkers Live Longer

05.17.12 | Bob Price

One of life's simple pleasures just got a little sweeter. After years of waffling research on coffee and health, even some fear that java might raise the risk of heart disease, a big study finds the opposite: Coffee drinkers are a little more ...

Minorities now surpass whites in U-S Births

05.17.12 | Bob Price

For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing.

Eric Smith Denied Parole

05.16.12 | Bob Price

Convicted child killer Eric Smith has been denied parole. Smith was 13 years old in 1993 - when he killed 4-year-old Derrick Robie in Savona in Steuben County.

Lennon's Killer Transferred to another NY Prison

05.16.12 | Bob Price

John Lennon's killer has been transferred to another maximum-security state prison in western New York after spending more than 30 years in Attica Correctional Facility.

FBI confirms leak probe on Al-Qaida Plot

05.16.12 | Bob Price

FBI Director Robert Mueller says the bureau has launched an investigation into who leaked information about an al-Qaida plot to place an explosive device aboard a U.S.-bound airline flight.

Medal of Honor Bestowed on Ellwood City, Pa Native

05.16.12 | Bob Price

President Barack Obama on Wednesday is awarding the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, to a Pennsylvania Army specialist killed in 1970 while serving in Cambodia during the Vietnam War.

ABC Cancels "GCB"

05.15.12 | Sarah Harnisch

ABC yanked its freshman series "GCB" because it failed to attract enough viewership. The series was based on Kim Gatlin's novel and centers on a newly widowed woman who moves back with her family to the upscale Dallas, Texas, neighborhood where she ...

Gas Drilling Wells Down In P.A.. Up In Neighboring West Virginia

05.15.12 |

The number of gas drilling rigs is down in Pennsylvania, and the number in West Virginia is increasing. Houston-based oilfield service company Baker Hughes reports there were 95 drilling rigs in the Keystone State, down from 116 a year ago. West ...