Suddenly unsure on immigration, Trump trying to clear it up
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- It's been the driving issue of Donald Trump's campaign. Build a wall along the southern border. Make Mexico pay for it. And expel everyone living in the U.S. illegally with the help of a "deportation force."...
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Brazil's president proclaims innocence at impeachment trial
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- In a session less electric than expected, Brazil's suspended president proclaimed her innocence at her impeachment trial Monday, branding her vice president a "usurper," calling the drive to oust her a "coup" and warning senators that history will judge them harshly if they oust a democratically elected leader on false charges....
North Korea denounces UN condemnation, warns US of action
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea has denounced a U.N. Security Council statement condemning its four latest ballistic missile launches, calling it "a hostile act" perpetrated by the United States and warning that it could precipitate America's "self-destruction."...
Mexico's top police chief out after execution allegations
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Mexico's president dismissed the chief of the federal police force Monday, less than two weeks after the country's human rights commission released a scathing report alleging federal police "executed arbitrarily" at least 22 suspected drug cartel members during a raid on a ranch....
Fire engulfs century-old Presbyterian church; no injuries
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A massive fire engulfed a century-old Gothic church that hosted many programs for young children and gay worshipers, but no injuries were reported....
Pennsylvania can do more to end marijuana arrests, Wolf says
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania needs to decriminalize small amounts of marijuana possession, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Monday, yet he remains guarded about the kind of recreational legalization that is in place in several western states....
Mayor: City to take ownership of gate, sensor system
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The city will take over inspections and maintenance of a gate and sensor system that failed to keep people off an oft-flooded road during flash flooding, five years after four people were killed in flash floods there, Mayor Bill Peduto announced Monday....
Hearing for brother accused of impersonating twin is delayed
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A preliminary hearing for the brother of Pennsylvania twins whom welfare caseworkers haven't been able to locate for 10 years has been postponed....
Refugee students win order to let them attend high school
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Refugee students who accused a central Pennsylvania school district of diverting them into an alternative school have won a court ruling allowing them to attend the regular high school....
2 sentenced to long prison terms in 2013 drive-by slaying
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Two men have been sentenced to long prison terms in a fatal drive-by shooting almost three years ago in central Pennsylvania that police said was part of a dispute between rival city gangs....
University of Wisconsin-Madison is top party school in US
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- University of Wisconsin-Madison leaders are chafing under a state-imposed tuition freeze and the football team didn't crack the Top 25 preseason rankings. But no school in the country throws a better party, according to the Princeton Review's 2017 edition of "The Best 381 Colleges."...
Foreclosed Pittsburgh Mills mall value drops to $11M
TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-area mall that was worth about $190 million a decade ago is now valued at $11 million, a real estate market research firm said....
Groups ask Clinton, Trump to support Great Lakes restoration
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Advocacy groups are asking Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump to outline their plans for restoring and protecting the ecological health of the Great Lakes....
Ex-Western Michigan football players in court on charges
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) -- Two Western Michigan football players who were kicked off the team after their arrest have appeared in court on armed robbery charges....
The Fraternal Order of Police is now conducting an online departmental survey about the Pittsburgh police chief Cameron McClay, with an eye toward a "no confidence" vote at its meeting Sept. 15. McClay and the union have clashed over various issues, most recently his address to the Democratic National Convention while in uniform. The chief called the effort "“background noise" and to be expected as he was hired to reform the department by the Mayor.
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