Trump, in flap with civil rights icon, meets with MLK's son
NEW YORK (AP) -- Days before taking office, President-elect Donald Trump attempted to navigate the fallout of his flap with a civil rights leader and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. while also losing a member of his incoming administration to accusations of plagiarism....
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Reports: Istanbul nightclub attacker who killed 39 captured
ISTANBUL (AP) -- A gunman suspected of killing 39 people during a New Year's attack on an Istanbul nightclub has been caught in a police operation, Turkish media reports said early Tuesday....
Defiant EU nations ready themselves for Trump presidency
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union nations bracing for the looming Donald Trump presidency showed defiance Monday in the face of the president-elect's stinging comments on everything from NATO and German cars to the crumbling of the EU itself....
UK's May signals EU clean break: no 'half-in, half-out'
LONDON (AP) -- Britain will make a clean break from the European Union and not seek to remain "half-in, half-out," Prime Minister Theresa May will say Tuesday, disappointing businesses and voters who want the country to stay in the bloc's single market....
Pennsylvania welder dies after being crushed by steel beam
BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a welder died after he was crushed by a falling beam at a steel plant near Philadelphia....
The Latest: Friends: Slain teen had typical parent issues
GLENSIDE, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the life of a teenage girl who authorities say was killed and dismembered by her adoptive mother and the mother's boyfriend (all times local):...
Ex-Penn State leader must trim lawsuit against FBI director
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has ordered Penn State's former president to pare down his defamation lawsuit against former FBI director Louis Freeh....
Questions burn in Capitol over how Wolf will handle deficit
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- It's what everyone in the Pennsylvania Capitol is asking: How will Gov. Tom Wolf balance his budget proposal without a major tax increase?...
Looser rules on beer sales to take effect in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania drinkers will get a new reason to celebrate on Tuesday, when looser regulations on beer retailers go into effect, letting them sell any quantity, including individual 32-ounce bottles, six-packs and growlers....
Quaker group marks centennial with 'Waging Peace' exhibit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The American Friends Service Committee is celebrating 100 years of nonviolent activism with an exhibition, "Waging Peace," that showcases the group's accomplishments while also illustrating work that remains to be done....
Former pro wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka dies at 73
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Former pro wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died at his son-in-law's home in Florida. He was 73....
Police investigating after teen slain in father's store
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police are investigating after a teenager was fatally shot inside his father's Philadelphia store....
High school football player dies in crash after college trip
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Officials say a high school football player died in a car crash near his western Pennsylvania home following a recruiting visit to a West Virginia college....
Pennsylvania liquor stores open for King Day, other holidays
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Hundreds of Pennsylvania's state-owned liquor stores will be open for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as well as on other holidays for the first time in the coming year....
U.S. Department of Education gave failing grades to 800 for-profit colleges, 9 in Western Pennsylvania, for not meeting new federal debt-to earnings benchmarks, risking loss of federal financial aid. Academic programs fail if recent graduates' debt payment exceeds 12 percent of their total earnings. Critics call the measures unfair and discriminatory as they are not applied to traditional colleges and universities but signal out vocational schools concentrated in fields traditionally offering lower incomes at the beginning of the career cycle.
Should Edward Snowden receive speaker fees from Pitt students who attend a partially State funded University?