Officials: New Trump travel ban removes Iraq from list
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump's new immigration order will remove Iraq from the list of countries whose citizens face a temporary U.S. travel ban, American officials say, citing the latest draft in circulation. Trump is expected to sign the executive order in the coming days....
National & World News
Russia-backed rebels take over factories, mines in Ukraine
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russian-backed rebels are taking over scores of factories and mines in eastern Ukraine, many of them belonging to a tycoon whose foundation has been the largest provider of humanitarian aid to a war-battered population....
Fillon stays in French presidential race despite summons
PARIS (AP) -- Conservative candidate Francois Fillon refused to quit France's roller-coaster presidential race Wednesday despite receiving a summons to face charges of getting his wife and children taxpayer-funded jobs in which they allegedly did no work....
Court: Norway didn't violate rights of mass murderer Breivik
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) -- Norway did not violate the human rights of mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik by isolating him in jail, an appeals court ruled Wednesday, overturning a lower court ruling from last year....
Seeing bias, NAACP seeks review in building collapse case
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A civil rights group asked Philadelphia's top prosecutor to review the convictions of two black demolition workers serving long manslaughter sentences in a fatal building collapse....
Cops: Wife killed husband after fight over burned casserole
TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Pennsylvania say a woman fatally shot her husband after arguing about a casserole she burned, then took a photo of the body, texted it to a friend and showered before calling 911....
Pepsi to lay off 80 to 100 workers, citing Philadelphia tax
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Pepsi says slumping sales from Philadelphia's new sweetened-beverage tax are prompting layoffs of 80 to 100 workers at three distribution plants that serve the city....
Western PA principal to resign over teacher sex scandal
PLUM, Pa. (AP) -- The principal of an embattled western Pennsylvania high school will step down in July following the convictions of three former teachers on charges related to inappropriate relations with students....
Ex-Trump delegate from Pennsylvania to run for US Senate
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Another Republican is in the running to challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey in next year's election....
2 now charged with homicide in cab driver's death
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Two men charged earlier in the beating of a Somali immigrant cab driver in Pittsburgh are now facing homicide charges following the death of the victim....
Pennsylvania eyes new fees to add drinking-water inspectors
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf's administration says it wants to impose new fees on public water utilities to pay for more inspectors and resolve a federal official's warning it isn't adequately enforcing safe drinking water standards....
Car parts maker says scam got tax info for 2,400 workers
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Swiss company said Wednesday income tax information was stolen for about 2,400 workers in the United States, putting them at risk of identity theft just as many are awaiting tax refunds....
Ex-Navy servicemen gets 10 years in online sex case
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A former Navy petty officer who pleaded guilty to enticing young girls to perform sexually explicit acts during online video chats has been sentenced to 10 years in prison....
Police: Schuylkill County district judge target of threats
FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a Schuylkill County district magisterial judge has been the target of online threats....
Last night President Donald J. Trump delivered his first address to members of Congress. Mr. Trump in keeping with the tradition of previous presidents spoke to a Joint Session of Congress for his inaugural year, then delivering his first official State of the Union address in 2018. The White House promised an "optimistic vision" and a "bold agenda" from the President with tax and regulatory reform, jobs, Obamacare, education and rebuilding the military as topics to be highlighted.
Do you distrust news organizations using unnamed sources when reporting stories about the Trump administration?