AP-GfK Poll: Clinton appears on cusp of commanding victory
NEW YORK (AP) -- Hillary Clinton appears on the cusp of a potentially commanding victory over Donald Trump, fueled by solid Democratic turnout in early voting, massive operational advantages and increasing enthusiasm among her supporters....
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IS driving hundreds into Mosul, using them as human shields
QAYARA, Iraq (AP) -- Islamic State militants have been going door to door in villages south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint on a mileslong trek into the city and using them as human shields as the extremists prepare to defend it from Iraqi forces, according to residents swept up in the forced evacuations....
2 quakes rattle Italy, crumbling buildings and causing panic
ROME (AP) -- A pair of "apocalyptic" aftershocks shook central Italy on Wednesday, crumbling buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people....
French authorities declare the Calais migrant camp empty
CALAIS, France (AP) -- The grim camp known as "the jungle," a symbol of Europe's failure to come to grips with its crisis over asylum seekers, is no more....
Toomey's split strategy embraces Kaine and attacks Clinton
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- In a campaign pitch to moderate voters, Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is launching a TV ad that recounts praise from Democratic vice presidential candidate Tim Kaine, but Toomey's also on TV attacking Hillary Clinton in other parts of Pennsylvania....
The Latest: Senate OKs bill to punish sanctuary cities
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the flurry of activity in the Pennsylvania Legislature as its two-year session winds down (all times local):...
Pennsylvania lawmakers rush to wrap up final session votes
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Wednesday to face a rush to wrap up work on dozens of bills on what was expected to be their last day of votes in the two-year legislative session....
Transit agency urges bus, subway riders to plan for a strike
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Officials in the nation's sixth-largest transit system on Wednesday urged customers to start figuring out alternate ways to get to work and school because of a strike threat looming for city bus, trolley and subway workers....
Ex-judge's regrets could help cut sentence of drug kingpin
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former judge's regret could lead to the early release of a drug kingpin whose case became well-known because of its connection to an organ transplant that saved Pennsylvania's ailing governor in 1993....
Bill Clinton heading to Pennsylvania to stump for his wife
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Former President Bill Clinton is heading to Pennsylvania to stump for his wife, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton....
Headmaster who fought with son over pot is returning to job
HAVERFORD, Pa. (AP) -- The headmaster of a suburban Philadelphia prep school who fought with his son over marijuana will return to his job after an assault charge was dismissed....
Man accused in handcuffed brick assault to stand trial
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial on charges that he handcuffed himself to a woman and then struck her several times in the head with a brick last summer....
Arby's to sell venison sandwiches in 6 deer-hunting states
ATLANTA (AP) -- Deer hunting season is on the way, but fans of venison might not have to trek out into the woods this year to get their fix....
Despite ratings drop, Olympics boosts Comcast in 3Q
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comcast's profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade....
Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and lying about it under oath. Kane was also sentenced to eight years of probation by a Montgomery County judge who said Kane's ego drove her to take down enemies and break the law.
Should the Defense Department forgive the improper bonuses awarded to reenlist soldiers to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq wars?