Draft DHS guidelines seek to aggressively detain immigrants
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department has drafted sweeping new guidelines aimed at aggressively detaining and deporting immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, according to a pair of memoranda signed by DHS Secretary John Kelly....
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Mattis to decide soon on troop levels in Afghanistan
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he plans to make some decisions soon on whether to recommend an increase in the number of U.S. troops in Afghanistan and whether the totals should be based on military requirements rather than pre-set limits....
Trump says remark about Sweden referred to something on TV
HELSINKI (AP) -- Swedes have been scratching their heads and ridiculing President Donald Trump's remarks that suggested a major incident had happened in the Scandinavian country. The American president now says he was referring to something he saw on television....
Ruling party candidate leads in Ecuador's presidential vote
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa took the lead in preliminary results from Ecuador's presidential election Sunday, and was just under the threshold needed to win outright and avoid a runoff against his nearest rival....
Pittsburgh prison already shrinking as closing gets underway
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The process of closing a massive state prison complex in Pittsburgh has made progress in the weeks since it was announced, including the transfer of some inmates to other facilities and a decision by the Corrections Department about where it will relocate the prison's medical and therapeutic programs....
Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid to buy Unilever
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ketchup maker and packaged food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after the mayonnaise, tea and seasonings maker rejected the bid as too low....
Penn State students raise $10 million-plus in dance marathon
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon....
Homicide probe opened after 2 men found dead in home
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have opened a homicide investigation after finding the bodies of two men in a central Pennsylvania home....
Pulitzer-winning journalist Andrew Schneider dies at 74
MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider, a public health reporter for Lee Montana Newspapers, has died at age 74....
Husband critical after fire that killed wife
CLARKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a man injured in a western Pennsylvania fire that killed his wife remains in critical condition....
New coal mine to bring 70 jobs or more to Pennsylvania
BOSWELL, Pa. (AP) -- Officials say a new coal mine in western Pennsylvania will be bringing 70 jobs or more to the area later this year....
1 shot after dispute between 2 cab drivers over fare
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a dispute between two cab drivers over a fare in northeast Philadelphia ended with one of them shot....
4 teens shot, injured in west Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say four teenagers were injured by gunfire in west Philadelphia....
Wolf could secure minimum wage hike, with big concessions
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Years of pressure by Pennsylvania Democrats could yield a state minimum wage increase this year, although it likely will require substantial concessions in the Republican-controlled Legislature....
MLB Commissioner Manfred wants to speed up baseball's slow pace as the average time of a nine-inning game lasted three hours last season, an increase of four minutes from 2015. Manfred wants a :20 limit between pitches awarding the batter a ball if violated, but only when the bases are empty. Presently :24 is the average. The players union has steadfastly opposed a pitch clock fearing arm fatigue and possible injury shortening careers.
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