Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls
WASHINGTON (AP) -- He started by describing the reverent handling of America's war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to Dover Air Force Base....
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Merkel: EU to cut aid to Turkey over democratic backsliding
BRUSSELS (AP) -- German Chancellor Angela Merkel said early Friday that European Union leaders have agreed to reduce financial assistance for helping Turkey get ready for possible EU membership due to that country's violations of the rule of law and human rights....
Puerto Rico still stumbles in the dark a month after Maria
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- One man climbs 24 flights of stairs several times a day alongside dormant elevators. Street vendors hawk plastic washboards for $20. And families outstretch their hands as crews in helicopters drop supplies in communities that remain isolated....
More conflicts loom after Islamic State defeat in Raqqa
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Middle East may have turned a page with the defeat of the Islamic State group in its self-declared capital of Raqqa, but the future is looking even more tangled, and potentially as violent....
Pennsylvania GOP governor hopefuls face off for first time
BLUE BELL, Pa. (AP) -- The three announced GOP candidates for governor went to their first forum together where the would-be nominees fielded questions from Montgomery County Republicans....
Police: Halloween-masked man attacks neighbor with hatchet
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Pennsylvania say a 70-year-old man wearing a rubbery Halloween mask and brandishing a rusty hatchet attacked his neighbor while he mowed the lawn....
Penn State officials sued for rejecting Richard Spencer talk
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A man whose request to rent space at Penn State for an appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer was turned down sued university officials on Thursday, claiming his free speech rights were violated....
Wolf vetoes bill to impose work requirements for Medicaid
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's governor is vetoing legislation to impose work or job search requirements for certain Medicaid recipients....
13 indicted over Philadelphia crack cocaine sales, shootings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Prosecutors say 13 members of rival Philadelphia drug dealing groups have been indicted on various counts of murder and drug trafficking....
Olympic cyclist Nothstein in Pennsylvania congressional race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein is the latest to announce he's running for the eastern Pennsylvania congressional seat being vacated by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Dent....
Howard Carroll, lead guitarist for Dixie Hummingbirds, dies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lead guitarist for the influential and Grammy Award-winning gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds has died in Philadelphia....
New charges for ex-boyfriend accused of killing Pitt student
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police have filed new and unrelated rape charges against a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, a University of Pittsburgh student who was found dead earlier this month in her off-campus home....
Woman charged with beating teacher she says choked her child
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman who claims a public school teacher choked her daughter while disciplining her has been charged with following the teacher after school, hitting her with a brick and then pulling her from her car and beating her....
Wolf to combine prison, parole systems short of full merger
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's governor is moving to consolidate parts of the state's prison and parole systems in hopes of saving money by eliminating duplicated functions....
KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll Should Gov. Wolf approve the House revenue proposal that borrows $1.5 billion-dollars, expands gambling, and uses fund transfers without raising taxes to balance the budget? <More Info>
Pennsylvania's House of Representatives has approved a revenue proposal that covers 1.5-billion dollars of the 2.2-billion dollar deficit by borrowing against the state's Tobacco Settlement Fund, with no significant new tax revenue. The House is also seeking an additional 765-million in revenue from expansion of gambling and fund transfers. Gov. Wolf says he'll review the proposal, but favors a natural gas severance tax to close the deficit.
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