Post-election unity? Clinton and Trump won't say yet
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With a dozen days left until Election Day, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are refusing to commit to working with each other after the election, putting in question their abilities to heal the country's wounds after a volatile presidential race....
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Iraq special forces find IS bomb factory, tunnels near Mosul
KHAZER, Iraq (AP) -- Iraqi special forces east of Mosul probed a network of underground tunnels and uncovered a bomb-making facility on Thursday in a village recently retaken from the Islamic State group as their allies battled the militants in a push toward the city from the south....
The Latest: Turkey safe after IS sulfur explosion in Iraq
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Iraq (all times local):...
Powerful quakes wreak new havoc in Italian mountain towns
VISSO, Italy (AP) -- Authorities scrambled to find housing Thursday for thousands of people displaced by a pair of strong earthquakes that struck the same region of central Italy hit by a deadly quake in August, hoping to prevent a second night for them on the street or in cars....
Amtrak to pay $265M for Philadelphia crash that killed 8
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Amtrak will pay $265 million to settle claims related to a 2015 wreck that killed eight people and injured more than 200 others when a speeding train derailed on a curve at night....
Feds: Pooper scooper pretended to be Secret Service agent
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man whose company scoops up pet poop has been charged with flashing a fake Secret Service identification card and badge when he was pulled over by a police officer, and to get the "government rate" for a hotel room....
House debates bill to restrict naming officers in shootings
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania House of Representatives returned to business Thursday and a legislative agenda that included bills on police shootings, casino taxes, sanctuary cities and animal abuse....
Lawyer who sued AG Kane over firing reinstated, settling
A former top lawyer who sued former Attorney General Kathleen Kane, saying she fired him in retaliation for grand jury testimony against her, is getting his job back and settling that lawsuit....
NJ eyes same casino expansion that has left AC struggling
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Casino expansion throughout the northeastern U.S. has been blamed for much of Atlantic City's struggles, and New Jersey's first attempt to cash in on those same expansion benefits seems destined to fail....
Man arrested over brass theft from historic Philly building
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a man is in custody for damaging an exterior staircase at a historically significant building in downtown Philadelphia....
The Latest: Pennsylvania House returns to voting session
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on action in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives in what could be the final voting day of the current two-year legislative session (all times local):...
School board reaches deal over 'In God We Trust' push
WAYNESBORO, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania school board has agreed to post historical documents in school lobbies as a compromise to a businessman's offer to place plaques reading "In God We Trust" in all classrooms....
Altria to close 2 tobacco facilities affecting 580 workers
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, said Thursday that it will close manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania and Illinois by early 2018, affecting about 580 workers....
Finding of the shrews: Animals' nest causes 'musty' school
MCDONALD, Pa. (AP) -- These shrews haven't been tamed, but they have been located and blamed for the musty smell that plagued a western Pennsylvania high school for weeks....
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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