Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- It was a tale of two Trumps in the desert Southwest....
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Egypt's leader, US envoy meet after cut in American aid
CAIRO (AP) -- Egypt's president and foreign minister met with White House adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday, just hours after the Trump administration cut or delayed hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to Cairo over human rights concerns....
Trump administration calls out Egypt on human rights
CAIRO (AP) -- Washington's surprise decision this week to cut or delay nearly $300 million in aid to Egypt is the first time the Trump administration has publicly called out Cairo on its poor human rights record....
Russia warns against new sanctions on North Korea
MOSCOW (AP) -- A senior Russian diplomat is warning against expanding sanctions against North Korea, saying it's necessary to focus on a political settlement....
Cops: Boy suffocated by mattress on crib to stop escapes
LEBANON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania couple was jailed Wednesday on charges they strapped a mattress to the top of their 2-year-old son's crib to prevent him from crawling out, causing his suffocation death four months ago....
Lawsuit: School created culture of abuse and excessive force
A Pittsburgh-area school with a history of racial tension created a culture of verbal abuse and excessive force that allowed resource officers to shock students with stun guns and body-slam them, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday....
Lawsuit: Train that crashed also overshot previous station
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man who was among dozens of people injured when a commuter train crashed at a suburban Philadelphia terminal is suing the rail company, claiming the train also blew past a previous station before the accident....
Meaning of 'clean coal' mentioned by Trump unclear
President Donald Trump invoked "clean coal" at Tuesday night's rally in Phoenix, repeating a phrase that's used often by coal industry supporters to put a positive spin on the heavily polluting fuel - but one that remains ambiguous in its definition....
Pennsylvania repays credit line, but more cash problems loom
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania state government has repaid a short-term $750 million line of credit that kept its main bank account from hitting zero this month....
More charges sought against pregnant woman in overdose case
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors are seeking more charges against a Pennsylvania woman they say overdosed on heroin while she was seven months pregnant....
Woman convicted of third-degree murder in toddler's death
CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman has been convicted of third-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend's 2-year-old daughter while baby-sitting the child more than 3½ years ago....
Man tossed from wagon, trampled by horse at county fair dies
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been thrown from a wagon and trampled by a horse at a Pennsylvania county fair and has died....
State says loan company mismanaged debt-forgiveness program
BOSTON (AP) -- One of the nation's largest student-loan companies is accused of mismanaging programs that offer debt forgiveness to public servants....
Park service fixes family cemetery within Flight 93 memorial
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- The National Park Service has restored a family cemetery that just happens to lie within the Flight 93 National Memorial, which honors those killed on the hijacked airliner that crashed in western Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks....
Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati is asking Governor Wolf to start freezing program spending due to a lack of revenue package as Pennsylvania deficit-strapped state government soon will not be able to pay every bill on time. Since the 2008 recession, the state Treasury has repeatedly supplied cash infusions into the depleted bank account, but Scarnati calls it irresponsible to borrow more money while the state government lacks a balanced budget nearly two months into the fiscal year, and unconstitutional to spend it.
Will the strategy outlined by President Donald Trump lead to a military victory in Afghanistan?