A Cabinet of generals? Trump's choices get mixed reviews
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's move to pack his administration with military brass is getting mixed reviews, as Congress and others struggle to balance their personal regard for the individuals he's choosing with a broader worry about an increased militarization of American policy....
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Media outlets release tax arrangements made by top players
MADRID (AP) -- A group of European media outlets has published what it claims are details of tax arrangements made by several top soccer players and coaches, including Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Arsenal midfielder Mesut Ozil....
Colombia repatriates dead as airline's licensing questioned
RIO NEGRO, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia began repatriating the victims of this week's tragic air crash in the Andes on Friday as Bolivia's president called for "drastic measures" against aviation officials who signed off on a flight plan that experts and even one of the charter airline's executives said should never have been attempted due to concerns over a possible fuel shortage....
Bodies of Brazil soccer team killed in plane crash head home
CHAPECO, Brazil (AP) -- This Brazilian hometown of the soccer team whose dream season ended in tragedy this week prepared Friday for the sad return of so many whose lives were cut short on an Andes mountainside, hanging origami figures of peace in the team's green and white colors from the fence of the local soccer stadium....
Trump's Pennsylvania lead shrinks as counties wrap up counts
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump's margin of victory in Pennsylvania is shrinking as more counties wrap up final tallies....
Oldest maker of outdoor wear in US will be based in London
WOOLRICH, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's Woolrich Inc., the oldest manufacturer of outdoor wear in the United States, has merged with its European partner and will be headquartered in London....
Trump backers ask courts to halt or prevent 3 state recounts
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump's supporters moved Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, involving the courts less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the tasks to meet a federal deadline to certify their election results....
Pennsylvania counties hit by flooding to get federal aid
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Federal disaster relief is heading to four Pennsylvania counties hit by October's flash flooding....
The Latest: Judge allows recount to continue in Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Latest on presidential recount efforts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania (all times local):...
Duke names Univ. of Pennsylvania provost as next president
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- The University of Pennsylvania's chief academic officer will take the helm of Duke University next year....
Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka homicide case returns to court
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The homicide case involving Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka returns to court six months after a judge ruled the former pro wrestling star mentally incompetent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend....
Philadelphia to keep 'AMOR,' the bilingual 'LOVE' sculpture
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia is permanently putting the "amor" in the City of Brotherly Love....
Mom charged over 2-year-old's death; investigation continues
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police say the mother of a 2-year-old boy whose death was ruled a homicide has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child....
Retiring worker sends exit survey complaints to 2K employees
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A retiring Pennsylvania Turnpike worker decided brutal honesty was the way to go when he filled out an exit survey after a 35-year career....
Last week a Texas federal judge issued a nationwide injunction blocking a new overtime rule expanding eligibility to employees earning up to 47,500 which would include many salaried supervisors and managers. The regulation is heralded as one of the Obama administration's landmark labor policies, but business groups, nonprofits and social service organizations are calling the directive a government overreach costing full time jobs and leaving vacancies unfilled. The delay gives Donald Trump an opportunity to roll back another regulation, key in his plan to stimulate economic growth.
Was retaining House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi the right decision for the Democratic Party?