GOP senators blink on a big chance to repeal 'Obamacare'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After seven years of emphatic campaign promises, Senate Republicans demonstrated they didn't have the stomach to repeal "Obamacare" on Wednesday when it actually counted. The Senate voted 55-45 to reject legislation to throw out major portions of Barack Obama's law without replacing it....
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Jerusalem's Old City: Tourists welcome, media not so much
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police acknowledged on Wednesday that security forces are preventing journalists from entering parts of the Old City of Jerusalem as part of efforts to lower tensions around a contested hilltop compound that has been at the epicenter of the latest deadly flare-up in Israeli-Palestinian violence....
Muslim cleric: Protest to go on despite Israeli concession
JERUSALEM (AP) -- A senior Muslim official in Jerusalem said Wednesday that worshippers would not return to a contested shrine until Israel removes the new railings and cameras it installed after a deadly attack there, prolonging a crisis that Israel hoped it had resolved by making concessions at the site....
House GOP works to deliver on border wall for Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republican allies of President Donald Trump are intent on giving him a long-sought victory in Congress by finally making a down payment on his long-promised wall along the U.S. border with Mexico....
Police: Snapchat video shows drinking in SUV before 3 die
BETHEL PARK, Pa. (AP) -- A series of Snapchat videos posted by one of three young people killed in an SUV crash shows them drinking in the vehicle beforehand and passing around a vodka bottle, police said. A fourth person in the vehicle was critically injured....
The Latest: Foxconn says Wisconsin first investment of many
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Latest on electronics giant Foxconn's plans to build manufacturing facilities in the United States (all times local):...
Feds: Mayor, ex-mayor in 2 Pennsylvania cities sold favors
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The mayor of Allentown and the former mayor of Reading have been charged with corruption for a series of pay-to-play schemes officials likened to putting for-sale signs on their offices while promising political favors to deep-pocketed donors....
Award-winning Philadelphia restaurant settles lawsuit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A high-end Israeli restaurant in Philadelphia has agreed to settle a class-action lawsuit filed by a former server who claimed she had to give her tips to other workers....
Pennsylvania Senate seeks to close $2 billion budget gap
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republicans who control the Pennsylvania Senate huddled behind closed doors Wednesday as they sought to reach agreement on a plan to plug a $2 billion hole in the state budget....
Diner featured in 'Silver Linings Playbook' closes over fire
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia diner that gained fame when it was featured in the 2012 film "Silver Linings Playbook" has been temporarily closed after a fire....
Charges dropped for high school sports star accused of rape
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped all charges against a two-sport star at a suburban Pittsburgh high school who had been accused of raping a 17-year-old girl....
Statue kept decades in Philly closet sent to Italian church
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A nearly life-sized statue missing for decades from an Italian church is being returned by an American couple who finally solved the mystery of their family's odd relic....
West Virginia orders halt to Rover Pipeline segments
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- State environmental authorities have ordered a halt to Rover Pipeline construction in places where it found permit violations damaging streams in northern West Virginia....
US salmonella outbreak linked to papayas from Mexico; 1 dead
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- U.S. health officials say consumers should avoid a variety of papaya from Mexico linked to a salmonella outbreak that has been blamed for the death of a person in New York City and for sickening 46 others in 12 states....
Charlie Gard a terminally ill eleven-month-old British baby, whose lengthy court battle over his end-of-life care has raised uncomfortable questions about family, autonomy and trust for institutions in public health systems. The London hospital treating Charlie concluded it would be in his "best interest" to remove him from a ventilator rather than suffer needlessly. Charlie's parents disagreed, wanting him to undergo experimental treatments in the U.S., but relinquished this week once their Supreme Court ruled he should be taken off life support.
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