The Latest: Raul Castro heads brother Fidel's interment
SANTIAGO, Cuba (AP) -- The Latest on the interment of Fidel Castro in Santiago, Cuba (all times local):...
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Trump's call inspires hope in Taiwan, concern in Beijing
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- With a 10-minute phone call and two tweets, Donald Trump inspired banner headlines and renewed hopes across Taiwan for a stronger partnership with the United States, while also inflaming the complex relationships between the U.S., mainland China, and the self-governing island China regards as a renegade province....
Syrian army tells rebels in Aleppo to leave or die
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- The Syrian army on Sunday ordered rebels in Aleppo to leave the city or face "inevitable death," as a series of airstrikes on an opposition-held town elsewhere in the country killed 21 people, including three children....
No more room for the dead as Syria's Aleppo is crushed
BEIRUT (AP) -- The old Aleppo cemetery filled up a year ago. The new one filled up last week. Now the dead are left in the besieged enclave's streets, buried in backyards and overwhelming the morgues....
Pittsburgh Symphony, idled by 55-day strike, resumes season
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Music has returned to Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh this weekend after a two-month orchestra strike that cost fans much of the fall season....
Democrats aim to rebuild the blue political wall in Midwest
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- With the dust now settled from the election, Democrats are looking to rebuild the political "blue wall" of traditionally Democratic upper Midwest and Great Lakes states that Republican Donald Trump captured with an appeal to white, working-class voters....
Mummers seek inclusive tone after racially sensitive display
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Organizers of the Mummers Parade are hopeful that cultural education efforts will help the city's annual New Year's celebration be more respectful and inclusive following a string of racially and ethnically offensive displays....
Green Party taking bid for election recount to federal court
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is taking her bid for a statewide recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election to federal court....
Latest 'juvenile lifer' leaves prison after 40 years
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has become the latest "juvenile lifer" to leave prison after serving more than 40 years for a crime committed when he was 17....
Foam fills Philadelphia streets after substation incident
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A possible explosion at a power substation in downtown Philadelphia sent waves of white foam billowing into the streets that spread across a two-block area....
Universities exploring 'sanctuary' status for immigrants
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Universities and colleges in several states are considering labeling themselves "sanctuary campuses" amid fears from immigrant students and pressure from activists following the election of Donald Trump....
DA hopes new leads will solve teen's 1993 death near station
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Officials in suburban Philadelphia say new leads have come in this year in the unsolved 1993 murder of a teenager who disappeared from a train station....
Museum to auction wax figures of presidents, first ladies
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Gettysburg wax museum that features the likeness of every U.S. president and first lady has closed and the figures are up for auction....
Driver charged with DWI, negligent homicide in fatal crash
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man has died in a car crash that the police say was likely the result of drunken driving....
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette wants the Michigan Supreme Court to halt a presidential recount in Michigan before it begins. In a court action filed today, Schuette argues Green Party candidate Jill Stein, who received just over 1% of the vote in Michigan, is not an aggrieved candidate entitled to a recount, and if allowed to proceed, the statewide hand recount could cost Michigan taxpayers millions of dollars.
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