House, Senate clash over highway bill ahead of deadline
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans rebuffed their Senate counterparts Monday over must-pass highway legislation, setting the two chambers on a collision course days ahead of a crucial deadline in the midst of the summer driving season....
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US, Turkey plan for 'safe zone' free of IS in northern Syria
BEIRUT (AP) -- Turkey and the United States have agreed on the outlines of a plan to rout the Islamic State group from a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border - a plan that opens the possibility of a safe haven for tens of thousands of displaced Syrians but one that also sets up a potential conflict with U.S.-backed Syrian Kurdish forces in the area....
Q&A: Kurds fight Islamic State and endure Turkish attacks
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S. and Turkish plans to create an "Islamic State-free zone" in Syria along the Turkish border could escalate the conflict between Turkey and Kurdish fighters in Syria and Iraq....
AP Exclusive: AP tracks slave boats to Papua New Guinea
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- From space, the fishing boats are just little white specks floating in a vast stretch of blue water off Papua New Guinea. But zoom in and there's the critical evidence: Two trawlers loading slave-caught seafood onto a massive refrigerated cargo ship....
Cosby appeals ruling that unsealed deposition excerpts
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby's lawyers on Monday appealed a judge's decision to unseal court filings that quote him saying he obtained quaaludes to give women before sexual encounters....
City officials still mum on pope visit transportation plans
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two months before Pope Francis visits Philadelphia, city officials are still mum on plans for getting around while he's in town....
Hispanics energized by Argentinian pope's first visit to US
NEW YORK (AP) -- Vianel Garcia told family members they could sleep on the floor of her East Harlem hair salon when Pope Francis visits the city in September so they can try to catch a glimpse of him when he makes a stop at a school across from her business....
Involuntary manslaughter plea in 2013 slaying outside bar
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man has pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in a shooting death that authorities said followed an argument outside a bar....
Plaster falls on prospective Penn St. students, injuring 1
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State officials say a section of plaster fell in an auditorium during a program for prospective engineering students, injuring at least one person....
Hospital water line bursts, flooding shafts, stairwell
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Officials in western Pennsylvania say a water line ruptured at Allegheny General Hospital, flooding several elevator shafts and a stairwell....
Man convicted of third-degree murder in bystander shooting
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Jurors have convicted a central Pennsylvania man of third-degree murder in the death of a woman described as an innocent bystander....
Developer, roofer announces closure on Scranton mall deal
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A real estate developer and commercial roofer has announced that he is the new owner of a struggling northeastern Pennsylvania mall....
High court may get first independent candidate since 1990s
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Philadelphia judge could become the first independent or minor-party candidate more than two decades to make the ballot for Pennsylvania's highest court....
Woman gets stuck after climbing tree to escape coyotes
MANCHESTER, N.J. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania hiker was stuck in a tree for nearly five hours after trying to escape from coyotes in a wooded area of southern New Jersey....
KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll Do you think the Pennsylvania taxpayers should be expected to reimburse nonprofit groups for any borrowing costs resulting from delays in payments due to the current budget impasse? <More Info>
On the KQV LiveLine Friday, Governor Tom Wolf acknowledged that nonprofit social service providers may have to borrow money during the state budget stalemate. Billions of dollars that would otherwise flow to counties and nonprofit groups that provide a wide range of social services, and if they are forced to borrow money the cost is not reimbursable in many cases by the state.
Do you agree with Senator Bob Casey that a provision allowing larger tractor-trailers on Pennsylvania highways should be removed from a federal transportation bill?