Limits on travel to US issued after Supreme Court ruling
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Trump administration is putting new criteria in place Thursday for visa applicants from six mostly Muslim nations and all refugees, requiring a close family or business tie to the United States. The move comes after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims....
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Cardinal takes leave from Vatican after sex assault charges
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Cardinal George Pell, a top adviser to Pope Francis, took a leave of absence as the Vatican's financial chief Thursday to fight criminal charges in his native Australia that alleged he committed sexual assault years ago....
The Latest: Pope appreciates Pell's honesty, finance work
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Latest on Vatican Cardinal George Pell being charged with sex offenses in Australia (all times local):...
UK government delays Murdoch takeover of Sky
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's government stalled Twenty-First Century Fox's takeover bid of the Sky pay television and broadband network Thursday after media regulators expressed concern about the influence of Rupert Murdoch and his family....
Pregnant woman who overdosed on heroin charged with assault
EAST BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on a charge she assaulted her unborn child by overdosing on heroin....
Archaeologists wants Philly to stop work at ex-burial site
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Archaeological Forum wants the city to stop work on a construction site where bones and coffins were found this year....
Marine veteran fatally shot after trying to stop bar robbery
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Family members say a Marine veteran was trying to stop a man from robbing a bar in Philadelphia when he was shot and killed....
Some services still down at cyberattacked health network
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania health network that fell victim to a worldwide cyberattack is unable to offer lab and diagnostic services at 14 community and neighborhood offices for a second straight day....
Police recruit accused of sexting teens to stand trial
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A judge has ordered a former Pittsburgh police recruit to stand trial on charges that he sent nude photographs of himself to two girls, ages 13 and 15....
Inmate apologizes at death penalty trial for killing guard
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- An inmate facing the possible death penalty for killing a guard at a federal prison in Pennsylvania has apologized but told the court he can't explain his actions....
Court upholds sentence for rapist who 'enjoyed the hunt'
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- An appeals court has upheld the maximum 10- to 20-year prison sentence for a Pennsylvania man who tried to rape a real estate agent and claimed in his diary to "truly enjoy the hunt."...
Ex-Penn St athletic director has cancer, seeks house arrest
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Ex-Penn State athletic director Tim Curley wants a judge to modify his sentence for failing to report now-convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky to authorities, saying he has incurable lung cancer and liver damage....
U-Haul truck crashes into Philadelphia restaurant
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a man driving a U-Haul truck going the wrong way down a one-way street crashed into a recently-opened restaurant in Philadelphia....
2 children mauled by pit bull released from hospital
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Two children who suffered facial wounds after being mauled by a pit bull in Pennsylvania have been released from the hospital....
Senate Republicans are delaying a vote on their Obamacare replacement bill until after July 4, as the party faces opposition from enough GOP members to block the measure. Democrats have accused Republicans of using the bill to cut taxes for wealthy Americans depriving health care to the most vulnerable through Medicaid cuts. However after meeting with Congressional Republicans President Trump sounded an optimistic tone saying "we're getting very close to striking a deal despite remaining disagreements that will solve Obamacare which is melting down”.
Should Gov. Wolf sign into law legislation preventing local municipalities from banning or taxing recyclable plastic bags?