Trump puts anti-global warming projects on chopping block
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at moving forward on his campaign pledge to unravel former President Barack Obama's plan to curb global warming....
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Amnesty: US-led coalition not protecting Mosul civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) -- A recent spike in civilian casualties in Mosul suggests the U.S.-led coalition is not taking adequate precautions to prevent civilian deaths as it battles the Islamic State militants alongside Iraqi ground forces, Amnesty International said on Tuesday....
Worst humanitarian crisis hits as Trump slashes foreign aid
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- The world's largest humanitarian crisis in 70 years has been declared in three African countries on the brink of famine, just as President Donald Trump's proposed foreign aid cuts threaten to pull the United States from its historic role as the world's top emergency donor....
China concerned over Paris Asian community clash with police
PARIS (AP) -- Violent clashes in Paris between baton-wielding police and protesters outraged at the police killing of a Chinese man in his home injured three police officers and led to the arrest of 35 protesters, authorities said Tuesday....
Juror: Penn State ex-president's email was key evidence
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A juror who voted to convict Penn State's former president of child endangerment said that the defendant's own words in a 2001 email amounted to some of the strongest evidence against him....
Abby Lee Miller quits 'Dance Moms' before fraud sentencing
"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller says she has quit the Lifetime reality series ahead of her scheduled May sentencing on federal bankruptcy fraud charges....
Ex-church official due in court as lawyers plan for retrial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A longtime Philadelphia church official is due back in court as lawyers debate how many church abuse victims should testify at his retrial....
Philadelphia doctor accused of hacking female classmates
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey prosecutors have accused a Philadelphia doctor of hacking into the emails, cellphones and social media accounts of several women who were high school classmates....
Pennsylvania school board files labor charges against union
DALLAS, Pa. (AP) -- A northeastern Pennsylvania school board accuses teachers of mounting an illegal strike and refusing to submit to mandatory arbitration....
Construction worker crushed by safe deposit box
WYNCOTE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in suburban Philadelphia say a construction worker was crushed to death by a safety deposit box....
Dent sees focused bipartisan efforts to overhaul health care
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania gave a withering assessment of the Republican effort to undo President Barack Obama's signature health care law Monday, saying coalitions weren't built, its complexity was underestimated and artificial deadlines were set....
SEPTA releases 2018 budget
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- SEPTA has proposed a $723 million budget for 2018....
Developer renames Northumberland County Prison
SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) -- Former historic Northumberland County Prison has a new name....
Self-driving car crash comes amid debate about regulations
PHOENIX (AP) -- A crash that caused an Uber self-driving SUV to flip onto its side in a Phoenix suburb serves as a stark reminder of the challenges surrounding autonomous vehicles in Arizona, a state that has gone all-in to entice the company by promising minimal government regulation....
On Monday Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats forced a one-week delay before sending Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to the full Senate for approval. Already 17 Democrats in opposition to Gorsuch ARE calling for a filibuster of his nomination while invoking the 60-vote threshold for his approval. But Republicans hold 52 of 100 seats and are considering using the nuclear option which eliminates filibuster for Supreme Court nominees, requiring instead a simple majority for final confirmation.
Should the Pittsburgh Public Schools arm their police officers?