Early voting: More good signs for Clinton in key states
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The millions of votes that have been cast already in the U.S. presidential election point to an advantage for Hillary Clinton in critical battleground states, as well as signs of strength in traditionally Republican territory....
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Large anti-Maduro protests fill the streets in Venezuela
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Anti-government protesters filled the streets of Venezuela's capital and other major cities in a show of force against Presidential Nicolas Maduro, whose allies enraged the opposition by blocking a recall referendum against the socialist leader....
Officials in quake-ridden central Italy assess damage
VISSO, Italy (AP) -- Officials in central Italy began early Thursday to assess the damage caused by a pair of strong earthquakes in the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August, as an appeal went out for temporary housing adequate for the cold mountain temperatures....
UNICEF says school attack a potential war crime
BEIRUT (AP) -- The U.N. Children's agency called the airstrikes in Syria's rebel-held northern Idlib province a day earlier an "outrage", suggesting it may be the deadliest attack on a school since the country's war began nearly six years ago. The attack, according to UNICEF, killed 22 children and six of their teachers....
Pension bill dies, others still in play as session nears end
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers are in a rush to wrap up dozens of bills as the clock winds down on the current two-year legislative session....
Reports: Boy said 'Get off me, I can't breathe' before death
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- State violation reports say three staffers at a private school for children with special needs in Philadelphia restrained and punched a 17-year-old student, who eventually died, after he was suspected of stealing an iPod and became aggressive....
Video: SUV backs into glass at high-end store in $45K theft
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police have released video of a smash-and-grab at a high-end department store in Philadelphia that shows an SUV back into the store's glass front and as many as seven suspects from two cars make off with more than $45,000 in men's clothing....
D.A.: Villanova student secretly filmed in campus bathrooms
MEDIA, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a Villanova University student used a cellphone camera to secretly video in public restrooms and a classroom on the school's Main Line Philadelphia campus....
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....
Teen arrested, 1 sought in shooting death of girl, 17
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania have arrested a teenager and are seeking another suspect in the shooting death of a teenage girl last month in Pittsburgh....
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....
Ex-Sandusky attorney to serve 20 months in tax evasion case
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) -- An attorney who helped represent former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial has been sentenced to 20 months in prison on federal tax evasion charges....
Pittsburgh Parking Authority decided last week to suspend planned increase in all-day rates and monthly parking leases downtown for next August 1st. Executive Director David Onorato said "We want to make sure we're doing the right thing based on demand". Affecting demand are two new private garages planned in 2017, but also fewer people driving daily to downtown because of mass transit, ride share services and the exodus of some retailers and businesses from the Golden Triangle.
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