Russian Troops In Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia's Defense Ministry isn't directly denying that its troops are in Ukraine. But it says the list of Russian military units that are said to be operating in Ukraine has no relation to reality. A top Ukrainian official said today that two columns of tanks and military vehicles had rolled into southeastern Ukraine from Russia. And a senior NATO official said at least 1,000 Russian troops had entered Ukraine with sophisticated equipment. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko is calling on the country to resist giving into panic. He called an urgent session of the national security council today.
Valleybrook Road Open For Business
Valley Brook Road in Peters Township has re-opened to traffic, after a construction project that's taken more than a year to complete. The Peters Township Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday afternoon, to officially re-open the road which has been closed since May, 2013. The project, which cost four-point-nine-million-dollars, reconstructed the interchange with a new ramp from westbound Valley Brook Road to Route 19 and added turning lanes. (Photo: WPXI-TV)
WASHINGTON (AP) - After a bleak start to the year, the U.S. economy rebounded vigorously in the April-June quarter, growing at a brisk annual rate of 4.2 percent, slightly faster than first estimated.
The upward revision supported expectations that the second half of 2014 will prove far stronger than the first half.
The Commerce Department's second estimate of growth for last quarter compares with its initial estimate of 4 percent. The revision reflected stronger business investment in new equipment and structures than first thought.
The seasonally adjusted 4.2 percent annual growth rate for the gross domestic product came after the economy had shrink at an annual rate of 2.1 percent in the January-March quarter, the biggest drop in activity since the depths of the Great Recession.
Search For Pilot After F-15 Fighter Jet Crashes
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) - A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says rescuers will resume searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia.
Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Thursday that the search will resume at 8 a.m. for the missing pilot.
She says the search had been suspended at midnight. More than 100 people and several helicopters searched throughout the day Wednesday.
Officials haven't yet said what caused the crash or whether the pilot ejected. The crash occurred around 9 a.m. Wednesday and several local residents reported hearing three loud booms.
Officials say the pilot and jet are with the 104th Fighter Wing of the Massachusetts Air National Guard.
Drug-Related Killings In Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Philadelphia police say the killings of two men whose bodies were found bound and weighted down with a makeshift anchor in a city river were drug-related. They say they're investigating a possible gang connection to the two killings and the critical wounding of a third man. Police say all three men had been abducted together, contradicting an early account of what happened.
Cyberattack Concerns At JPMorgan Chase
NEW YORK (AP) - The FBI says it's working with the Secret Service to determine the scope of recently reported cyberattacks against several U.S. financial institutions.
Bloomberg.com says Russian hackers attacked the U.S financial system this month in possible retaliation against U.S. government-sponsored sanctions aimed at Russia.
The New York Times says account information and other data were stolen this month from JPMorgan Chase and at least four other firms.