Trump blames others after combative debate with Clinton
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto defense by Hillary Clinton's cascade of critiques about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate....
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Syrian troops advance in central Aleppo near old quarter
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces captured a central rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo on Tuesday after a week of blistering airstrikes, as a military official vowed that the offensive would continue until insurgents are "wiped out."...
Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accord
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- After a half-century of bloody combat and four years of tense peace negotiations, now the hard work begins....
Duterte: After tough talk, damage control prevails
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The new Philippine president uses an expletive to warn key ally Barack Obama not to lecture him on human rights and, in another impromptu speech, declares a dramatic policy change in policy such as removing U.S. counterterrorism forces out of his country's volatile south. His key officials walk back the remarks and say everything is normal....
Biden attacks Trump over house collapse comments
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is questioning Donald Trump's "moral center" as a result of the Republican presidential candidate's comments about America's housing collapse....
Lawmaker seeks stronger child sex abuse lawsuits bill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania lawmaker who has told of his victimization as a child by a Roman Catholic priest says he'll keep fighting for legislation to allow onetime-child sexual abuse victims to sue for damages....
Report: Rate of newborns with drug problems up 250 percent
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A new state analysis of Pennsylvania hospital data shows the rate of infants born with drug abuse problems rose 250 percent from 2000 to 2015....
Man found dead on guardrail had eaten up to $500K in heroin
CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania coroner says a Guatemalan found dead over a guardrail had swallowed up to $500,000 worth of heroin and was killed when one of the packets burst....
Railroad crossing where woman died near boat ramp closed
HALIFAX, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has closed a railroad crossing leading to a boat ramp after a kayaker was killed when her car was hit by a train earlier this month....
Cop who allegedly overdosed while on duty placed on leave
JOHSNTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Johnstown police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly overdosed and was found unconscious while on duty in the Public Safety Building....
Police: Armed defendant had 2 bombs in Pennsylvania home
VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a western Pennsylvania man had two homemade bombs in his home when they went to arrest him on an unrelated warrant....
Husband charged in ATV crash that killed Pennsylvania woman
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for an all-terrain vehicle that killed his wife on their way home from a bar....
Second motorcyclist at California fairgrounds race dies
SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- Officials say a second racer has died after being injured during a weekend motorcycle race in California in which a 20-year-old rider was also killed....
My Hometown: Springsteen launches book tour in New Jersey
FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) -- The Boss came back to his hometown Tuesday, returning to New Jersey and greeting thousands of fans to begin his book tour....
With a tight election on the line, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton faced off Monday night in their first presidential debate, a battle emerged as the most hotly anticipated moment in modern US political history. Suspense had been building for weeks, given the huge political stakes of an increasingly competitive election no one knew how the showdown at Hofstra University in New York would unfold.
Will federal expansion of overtime eligibility to white collar workers help or hurt the job market in the United States?