Trump blames others after combative debate with Clinton
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto defense by Hillary Clinton's cascade of critiques about his taxes, honesty and character in the first presidential debate....
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Syrian troops advance in central Aleppo near old quarter
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces captured a central rebel-held neighborhood in Aleppo on Tuesday after a week of blistering airstrikes, as a military official vowed that the offensive would continue until insurgents are "wiped out."...
Colombia embarks on path to peace with historic accord
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- After a half-century of bloody combat and four years of tense peace negotiations, now the hard work begins....
Confidential UN report details South Sudan threats, violence
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- The U.N. ambulance carried an urgent patient: a local woman in labor. South Sudan government soldiers stopped the ambulance 15 times at checkpoints in the capital, Juba. The Aug. 2 journey, which usually takes 15 minutes, lasted nearly two hours....
Colleges cut tuition to boost enrollment, transparency
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- La Salle University will cut tuition by nearly 30 percent as it tries to reposition itself after a year of deficits, declining enrollment and layoffs....
Biden assails Trump on housing crisis remarks
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday questioned Donald Trump's "moral center" as a result of the Republican presidential candidate's comments about America's housing collapse....
Biden attacks Trump over house collapse comments
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is questioning Donald Trump's "moral center" as a result of the Republican presidential candidate's comments about America's housing collapse....
Lawmaker seeks stronger child sex abuse lawsuits bill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania lawmaker who has told of his victimization as a child by a Roman Catholic priest said Tuesday that he will keep fighting for legislation to allow onetime-child sexual abuse victims to sue for damages, despite the measure's rejection in the Senate as the legislative session winds down....
Report: Rate of newborns with drug problems up 250 percent
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A new state analysis of Pennsylvania hospital data shows the rate of infants born with drug abuse problems rose 250 percent from 2000 to 2015....
Pennsylvania man guilty of killing, dismembering parents
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has been convicted of killing and dismembering his elderly mother and stepfather before putting their body parts into plastic bags....
Man found dead on guardrail had eaten up to $500K in heroin
CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania coroner says a Guatemalan found dead over a guardrail had swallowed up to $500,000 worth of heroin and was killed when one of the packets burst....
Railroad crossing where woman died near boat ramp closed
HALIFAX, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission has closed a railroad crossing leading to a boat ramp after a kayaker was killed when her car was hit by a train earlier this month....
Cop who allegedly overdosed while on duty placed on leave
JOHSNTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Johnstown police officer has been placed on administrative leave after he allegedly overdosed and was found unconscious while on duty in the Public Safety Building....
Police: Armed defendant had 2 bombs in Pennsylvania home
VANDERGRIFT, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a western Pennsylvania man had two homemade bombs in his home when they went to arrest him on an unrelated warrant....
With a tight election on the line, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton faced off Monday night in their first presidential debate, a battle emerged as the most hotly anticipated moment in modern US political history. Suspense had been building for weeks, given the huge political stakes of an increasingly competitive election no one knew how the showdown at Hofstra University in New York would unfold.
Will federal expansion of overtime eligibility to white collar workers help or hurt the job market in the United States?