Trump strains to unite GOP behind him; Ryan says no, for now
NEW YORK (AP) -- Donald Trump is struggling in his efforts to unify the Republican Party behind his presidential campaign, the difficulty immediately underscored Thursday by a startling exchange of negative comments with GOP House Speaker Paul Ryan who said he was not ready to support him....
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Russian orchestra plays in Palmyra ruins as strikes kill 28
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- A renowned Russian conductor led a triumphant concert Thursday in the ruins of the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, once terrorized by the Islamic State group, even as an airstrike on a refugee camp in the north left at least 28 people dead and dozens wounded, including many children....
Canada evacuating 8,000 wildfire evacuees by air
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- Canadian officials will start moving thousands of people from work camps north of devastated Fort McMurray in a mass highway convoy Friday morning if it is safe from a massive wildfire raging in Alberta....
Expert: Alberta evacuation 1 of largest in recent memory
The wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta is driving one of the largest evacuations in North America in recent memory, said Bill Stewart, co-director of the University of California's Center for Fire Research and Outreach at the University of California, Berkeley....
Insurer says child told Paterno in '76 Sandusky molested him
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A judge said that insurers in litigation with Penn State claim a boy told football coach Joe Paterno in 1976 that he had been molested by Jerry Sandusky, Pennlive.com reported Thursday....
Plea scheduled for ex-Rendell aide snared in FBI sting
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former top state official is scheduled to plead guilty to wire fraud next week in a case apparently stemming from an FBI investigation into allegations of public corruption in Pennsylvania....
Dad pleads not guilty in death of daughter shot by constable
NEW BLOOMFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- The father of a 12-year-old girl accidentally shot by a constable serving eviction papers pleaded not guilty Thursday to homicide charges....
Woman accused of kidnapping baby from mall to face trial
KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia woman charged with kidnapping a newborn from a shopping mall will face a trial on all charges against her....
Part-time farm worker charged with stealing $900K from job
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a part-time painter at a Pennsylvania farm stole more than $900,000 from his employers to fund a lavish lifestyle that included luxury cars, jewelry, a trip to the Bahamas and private schools for his children....
Woman arrested for staying silent during traffic stop sues
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A Philadelphia woman who was arrested after she refused to answer questions during a traffic stop in New Jersey has sued state police, claiming troopers violated basic rules by arresting her for remaining silent....
Education Management Corp. cutting 200 mostly online staff
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. is laying off 200 workers, mostly in the city and in Phoenix....
Passenger killed in crash of small Pennsylvania transit but
LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) -- A passenger has been killed in a crash involving a small transit bus in rural eastern Pennsylvania....
Partial skull found in Pennsylvania forest there for years
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- A partial human skull found in a state forest last month had likely been there for at least 10 years....
Morning Call's publisher, editor-in-chief, retiring
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- David Erdman, a journalist who over a 35-year career at The Morning Call rose through the ranks of the newspaper to become its top editor and publisher, announced Thursday he is retiring....
Governor Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh area officials want Pennsylvania regulators to greatly reduce their $11.4 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber. The Public Utility Commission which also regulates buses and taxis fined the company last month for operating six months in 2014 without a license. Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald contend innovative companies might be discouraged from investing in Pennsylvania if the fine is allowed to stand noting Uber has picked Pittsburgh as its world headquarters for advanced technology research and for testing self-driven vehicles.
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