AP-NORC Poll: Americans of all stripes say fix health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sylvia Douglas twice voted for President Barack Obama and last year cast a ballot for Democrat Hillary Clinton. But when it comes to "Obamacare," she now sounds like President-elect Donald Trump. This makes her chuckle amid the serious choices she faces every month between groceries, electricity and paying a health insurance bill that has jumped by nearly $400....
National & World News
No word from Jammeh as midnight deadline arrives in Gambia
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- After more than two decades in power, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh faced the prospect of a military intervention by regional forces, as the man who once pledged to rule the West African nation for a billion years clung to power....
AP Explains: The African leader who refuses to leave
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The tiny nation of Gambia has West Africa on the brink of a military intervention, and thousands, including cabinet ministers, are fleeing the country. Longtime President Yahya Jammeh is refusing to step down after losing elections and has declared a state of emergency, and parliament has voted to extend his term by three months. On Thursday, President-elect Adama Barrow intends to go through with his inauguration, with the support of the international community....
Anxious European leaders seek an early audience with Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- European leaders, anxious over Donald Trump's unpredictability and kind words for the Kremlin, are scrambling to get face time with the new American president before he can meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose provocations have set the continent on edge....
Amid scandal, new state treasurer bans contract finder fees
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's newly sworn-in treasurer says he's banning contracts that pay third-party marketers for private money managers....
Son of man banned from guns is blinded in shooting accident
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- An 11-year-old girl fired a borrowed gun at a Pennsylvania shooting range and the bullet ricocheted off the ground, striking her 12-year-old brother in the head and blinding him, state police said in court documents....
Election set to replace lawmaker ensnared in embezzling case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania state lawmaker who secretly pleaded guilty to a federal money laundering charge will be replaced in a March 21 special election....
Funeral director who had bodies in her garage gets prison
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia funeral director found with three decomposing bodies in her garage has been sentenced to three months in prison....
Death penalty trial opens in Pennsylvania motel slaying
EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A death penalty trial has begun for a man accused of tying up and killing another man in an eastern Pennsylvania motel and then taking a cellphone video of the bloody victim and saying, "I do what I want."...
Philadelphia's US representatives boycott Trump inauguration
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia will reportedly be the only major city in the United States without representation in Washington during President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration later this week....
Exiting rail safety chief looks to technology to save lives
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Sarah Feinberg was on the job as the nation's chief railroad regulator for just three weeks when a packed commuter train slammed into an SUV stopped on tracks north of New York City, killing six people....
Court: Suspect improperly penalized for refusing blood test
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A state appeals court has ruled that a suburban Pennsylvania man accused of driving under the influence was improperly penalized during sentencing for refusing to submit to a blood test....
Foreclosed mall once valued at $190M is auctioned for $100
TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania mall that was foreclosed on after its owners failed to repay $143 million has been auctioned off for $100....
Temple to rename communication school in honor of Lew Klein
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Temple University has announced it will rename its School of Media and Communication to honor Philadelphia broadcast pioneer Lew Klein....
The Justice Department sent President Obama more than 16,000 clemency petitions filed by Federal inmates with their recommendations. The President is reportedly set to grant hundreds more commutations to nonviolent drug offenders during his final days in office. These are in addition to 1,176 prisoners pardoned as part of his clemency initiative to correct for severe mandatory minimum sentencing created from "war on drugs" laws passed in the 80's and 90's. Current Justice Department officials fear Trump administration will dismantle Obama's clemency program.
Should FBI Director James Comey step down for his supposed mismanagement of the Hillary Clinton private email server investigation?