Debate night: Trump to rejoin rivals, Rubio may feel heat
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- An aggrieved Donald Trump was rejoining his Republican presidential rivals on the debate stage and hoping for a winning formula in New Hampshire, while the challenge for surging Marco Rubio was fending off attacks from other candidates....
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Syria says any foreign troops would return 'in coffins'
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Syria's foreign minister warned Saturday that Saudi or other foreign troops entering his country would "return home in wooden coffins" and asserted that recent military advances put his government "on track" to end the five-year-old civil war....
Over 100 missing, 14 dead as strong quake rattles Taiwan
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after a powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn, causing a high-rise residential building to collapse and killing at least 14 people and injuring hundreds....
Seoul: N. Korea moves up rocket launch window to Feb. 7-14
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea has moved up the window of its planned long-range rocket launch to Feb. 7-14, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Saturday. The launch, which the North says is an effort to send a satellite into orbit, would be in defiance of repeated warnings by outside governments that suspect it is a banned test of ballistic missile technology....
Wolf to float new budget plan amid fight over current one
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf is scheduled to release his 2016-17 budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1. After an unresolved fight with the Republican-controlled Legislature, the Democrat is the first governor in modern Pennsylvania history to come to this point with substantial portions of the budget for the current fiscal year still in limbo. Wolf has made some revelations about what he will propose Tuesday, and here is a look at what is unfinished and what...
1 of 2 defendants pleads guilty in slaying of teacher
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- One of two defendants charged in the slaying of an elementary school teacher during a burglary of her central Pennsylvania home has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder and other charges....
Former councilman allowed to remain free pending appeal
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former western Pennsylvania councilman convicted of improperly using $50,000 from the trust fund of an elderly widow with dementia has been allowed to remain free on bail pending his appeal....
Coroner rules 3 fire deaths in 2015 blaze accidental
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- A coroner has ruled the deaths of three people in a central Pennsylvania house fire more than a year ago accidental although police say they are still investigating the blaze....
Defense to seek federal review of ruling in 2004 slaying
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A defense attorney says he will ask a federal judge to review a state Supreme Court ruling allowing prosecutors to seek the death penalty in the retrial of a man charged in the murder of a woman in central Pennsylvania more than a decade ago....
Federal judge rejects bid for leniency in child porn case
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal judge in western Pennsylvania has rejected a former Allegheny College professor's bid for leniency in a child pornography case....
Philadelphia taxi driver shot in arm during robbery attempt
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a Philadelphia taxi driver has been shot in the arm during an overnight robbery attempt in his cab....
New England digs out from first big snowfall of season
BOSTON (AP) -- New England is digging out from its first big snowfall of the season that dumped more than a foot in some places and left tens of thousands of homes and businesses without power, as forecasters eye another potential winter storm early next week....
The Latest: 6-year-old hit by falling tree limb dies
BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on a winter storm that dropped more than a foot of snow on some areas of the Northeast (all times local):...
Prosecutors seek to restore Penn State officials' charges
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors said Friday they were asking a Pennsylvania appeals court to reconsider its dismissal of some criminal charges against three former Penn State administrators accused of covering up sex abuse complaints against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky....
Super Bowl 50 will be played this Sunday at Levi's stadium in Santa Clara California. The Lombardi trophy is on the line as the AFC champion Denver Broncos with their highly regarded defense will face the NFC champion Carolina Panthers with the NFL's number one rated offense.
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