Over the top: Trump sews up delegates to seal GOP nomination
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- Triumphantly armed with a majority of his party's delegates, Republican Donald Trump unleashed a broadside attack Thursday on Hillary Clinton's prescriptions for energy, guns, the economy and international affairs, shifting abruptly toward the general election with his likely Democratic opponent locked in a divisive primary contest....
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More than 4,000 migrants rescued in single day
ROME (AP) -- More than 4,000 would-be refugees were rescued at sea Thursday in one of the busiest days of the Mediterranean migrant crisis, and at least 20 died trying to reach Europe as Libyan-based smugglers took advantage of calmer seas to send desperate migrants north....
Obama defends his nuclear record on eve of Hiroshima visit
SHIMA, Japan (AP) -- On the eve of his historic trip to Hiroshima, President Barack Obama is defending the vigor of his efforts to rid the world of nuclear weapons. He says he will use his visit to the Japanese memorial site on Friday to underscore "the sense of urgency that we all should have."...
Japan urges G-7 to avert another economic crisis
ISE, Japan (AP) -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe urged fellow leaders of the Group of Seven advanced economies Thursday to avert another global crisis by acting to rescue the faltering global recovery....
The Latest: 2nd man sentenced for stalking TV anchor
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on sentencing for the stalkers of two TV news anchors (all times local):...
US senator testifies at congressman's corruption trial
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Casey testified for the prosecution Thursday in the trial of a congressman accused of trying to land an ambassadorship for a friend in exchange for a bribe....
Health insurers seek more big increases in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's insurance regulators are starting a review of health plans for coverage next year through the federal marketplaces, including several that seek premium increases in excess of 40 percent....
Feds launch review of suburban Philadelphia city's police
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- The U.S. Justice Department is launching a review of a suburban Philadelphia police department at the city's request....
Man convicted of killing lawmaker's 2 sisters gets life term
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man convicted of killing two sisters of an Iowa state lawmaker was sentenced Thursday to life in prison without parole after a jury deadlocked on whether he should get the death penalty....
1 pleads, 1 balks to Pennsylvania heroin overdose deaths
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- One Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to supplying fentanyl-laced heroin that resulted in at least two overdose deaths, but his co-defendant balked at a scheduled plea and opted to stand trial instead....
Hospital, family agree to $1.35M settlement in mold death
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has agreed to pay $1.35 million in a settlement to the family of a woman who died during a mold outbreak at the hospital, according to court records....
Kane's lawyers refile motion to quash charges
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Lawyers for Attorney General Kathleen Kane have refiled a motion to throw out her criminal charges after an earlier motion was thrown out on a technicality....
The Latest: Target settles lawsuits tied to girl's stabbing
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Latest on lawsuits linked to a girl's stabbing in a Pittsburgh Target store (all times local):...
Coroner rules woman's death homicide in 'suicide pact' case
BELLE VERNON, Pa. (AP) -- A coroner says the death of an elderly woman whose throat was allegedly slashed by her husband in what police called a botched "suicide pact" was a homicide....
Missouri U.S. Senator Republican Roy Blunt called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald's resignation saying "Dismissing wait times when veterans can often wait months for an appointment is negligent and a clear sign that new leadership is needed" Secretary McDonald compared wait times at VA health care sites to hours people wait for rides at Disney amusement parks. GOP lawmakers and veterans' service groups slammed his remarks as insulting and inappropriate.
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