Trump begins first week in office with outreach
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is set to meet with congressional leaders from both parties to discuss his agenda, as he enters his first official week in the White House and works to begin delivering on his ambitious campaign promises....
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Harsh exchanges on first day of Syria talks in Kazakhstan
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) -- Syria's government envoy and a rebel leader traded barbs as talks between the Mideast country's warring sides got underway in Kazakhstan on Monday in the first face-to-face meeting between the Damascus government and rebel factions fighting to overthrow it....
The Latest: Syria rebel slams "terrorism" of Bashar Assad
BEIRUT (AP) -- The latest on Syria talks that are being held in Kazakhstan and developments on the ground in the war-torn country (all times local):...
Aleppo's landmark mosque bears scars of Syria's war
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- The Great Mosque of Aleppo, a centuries-old treasure at the heart of one of the world's oldest cities, is today a grim testament to the ravages of Syria's war....
Corrections officials tell senators prisons can close safely
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania corrections officials are telling state senators they can close two prisons without jeopardizing the security of staff, inmates or the public....
Ex-exec admits stealing $850K from health care giant UPMC
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former executive with Pittsburgh-based health care giant UPMC has admitted he stole nearly $850,000 from the company by arranging to hire his wife and a friend as ghost workers....
Police responding to burglary kill homeowner, not intruder
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The ex-wife of a Pittsburgh homeowner fatally shot by police responding to a burglary call says officers "shot the wrong guy."...
Snow could slow traffic in parts of Pennsylvania
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Parts of Pennsylvania are facing a snowy day....
Allentown police: Machete-wielding robberies may be related
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Police say two convenience store robberies in eastern Pennsylvania involved a machete to threaten clerks....
Agents probing burglaries raid Philadelphia jewelry store
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal agents probing home robberies in Philadelphia's suburbs have raided a city jewelry store whose owner is accused of fencing stolen goods....
2 jailed in fatal overdoses linked to elephant tranquilizer
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- Two Pennsylvania men have been jailed on charges they caused separate overdose deaths linked to abuse of an opioid-based sedative for elephants and other large animals....
Commuters warned of extreme delays because of cracked bridge
BRISTOL, Pa. (AP) -- Tens of thousands of drivers are being told to expect "extreme" delays for weeks because a bridge connecting Pennsylvania and New Jersey had to be shut down over a cracked steel truss....
Armed robbery suspect runs away after customer intervenes
CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Police are looking for an armed robbery suspect who ran away from a southwestern Pennsylvania store after a customer intervened and tried to wrestle him to the ground....
Friends of bar fight victim didn't realize he'd been shot
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say friends of a man who died after being shot at a west Philadelphia bar didn't immediately realize he'd been wounded....
U.S. stock markets finished higher Friday, as Donald Trump took the oath of office to become the nation's 45th president, delivering an inaugural address repeating protectionist policies he promised throughout his campaign. Stocks rallied immediately following Trump's election with indexes hitting records as markets spurred by prospects of corporate tax cuts, deregulation, and infrastructure spending, all expected to accelerate economic growth. However advances have stalled recently as investors look for proof that these policy actions will result in better company earnings.
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