Trump took $17 million in insurance for damage few remember
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Donald Trump said he received a $17 million insurance payment in 2005 for hurricane damage to Mar-a-Lago, his private club in Palm Beach, but The Associated Press found little evidence of such large-scale damage....
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US: Philippines' Duterte sparking distress around the world
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- A top American diplomat for Asia said Monday that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial remarks and a "real climate of uncertainty" about his government's intentions have sparked distress in the U.S. and other countries....
Iraqis on edge of Mosul face a deadly dilemma: Stay or flee
QAYARA, Iraq (AP) -- Bayda Muhammad Khalaf followed the government's advice to stay in her home with her husband and seven children as Iraqi troops advanced near their remote village outside militant-held Mosul. But after the Islamic State fighters fled and Iraqi troops didn't appear, their tiny supply of food quickly ran out, and the family had to flee to search for territory firmly under government control....
Iraqis press toward Mosul, face questions about airstrike
BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) -- U.S.-backed Iraqi forces fought their way inside two villages Monday as they crept closer to Mosul a week into an offensive to retake the Islamic State-held city, but they also faced questions over a suspected airstrike on a mosque that killed 13 people....
The Latest: Ex-attorney general in custody until bail posted
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the sentencing of former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane (all times local):...
Students beaten, horse punched in mob attacks at university
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Four teens have been arrested on assault charges in flash mob attacks around Temple University in which college students were beaten, an officer was knocked down and a police horse was punched in the face, police said Monday....
Candidates for attorney general spar over Kane, Trump ties
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The two men seeking to become Pennsylvania's next attorney general linked each other Monday to unpopular politicians as they debated with two weeks left in the campaign....
Final debate on tap in Pennsylvania's tight US Senate race
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democrat Katie McGinty are meeting for their last debate with just two weeks left in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck race that could help determine Senate control....
Police: RV containing pot-laced candy catches fire on bridge
PENNSVILLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a pot advocacy company's RV carrying marijuana-laced candy burst into flames on a bridge that connects New Jersey and Delaware, causing lane closures and tying up traffic for hours....
Brass thief damages historic Philadelphia building
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Officials say a metal thief damaged an exterior staircase at a historically significant building in downtown Philadelphia....
Centuries-old gravestones returned to Rhode Island cemetery
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- Centuries-old gravestones missing from a Colonial-era cemetery in Rhode Island have been returned after turning up elsewhere, including one found in a Pennsylvania woman's yard....
First National Bank parent plans Pittsburgh HQ expansion
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The parent company of First National Bank plans to expand its corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh and add nearly 100 jobs....
Pittsburgh symphony management, union seek financial outlook
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's management and musicians union have agreed to let an independent expert assess the organization's finances in hopes of ending a musician's strike that began Sept. 30....
Milton Hershey School building 32 new homes for 300 students
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania school for poor children is building 32 more residences in hopes of housing 300 additional students....
Department of Homeland Security notified Pennsylvanians there'll be new identification requirements next year to gain admittance to federal facilities like military bases, prisons, and in 2018, to board commercial flights, as state driver licenses and IDs are noncompliant with REAL ID stipulations. Instead either a valid passport, military ID or some other federally issued identification is needed. In 2012 Pennsylvania Legislature defiantly passed Act 38, barring PennDOT participation in REAL ID, denouncing it as an unfunded federal mandated intrusion of privacy.
Which is the better way to minimize ACA's rising coverage costs a single payer system or to increase insurance options?