Rubio under fire in GOP debate after rise in polls
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- Marco Rubio, a first-term senator on the rise in the presidential race, faced a barrage of attacks in Saturday night's Republican debate, with rivals vigorously challenging his readiness to be president and the depth of his expertise as they sought to salvage their own White House hopes....
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Storms may brew, but in N. Korea pride over new satellite
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Hours after the rest of the world already knew, North Korea's state media triumphantly announced in a special news bulletin to the nation Sunday it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit, calling it a major milestone in the nation's history and the "greatest gift of loyalty" to the country's young leader, Kim Jong Un....
N. Korea praises rocket; others see covert missile test
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. For South Korea's president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and yet another "intolerable provocation."...
The Latest: Seoul restricts entry to joint park with North
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- The Latest on North Korea's launch of a long-range rocket (all times local):...
Wolf to float new budget plan amid fight over current one
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf is scheduled to release his 2016-17 budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1. After an unresolved fight with the Republican-controlled Legislature, the Democrat is the first governor in modern Pennsylvania history to come to this point with substantial portions of the budget for the current fiscal year still in limbo. Wolf has made some revelations about what he will propose Tuesday, and here is a look at what is unfinished and what...
Smoking materials likely cause of Flight 93 memorial fire
SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Discarded smoking material is strongly suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial, according to a report released Saturday....
1 of 2 defendants pleads guilty in slaying of schoolteacher
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- One of two defendants charged in the slaying of an elementary school teacher during a burglary of her home has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges....
Former councilman allowed to remain free pending appeal
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former western Pennsylvania councilman convicted of improperly using $50,000 from the trust fund of an elderly widow with dementia has been allowed to remain free on bail pending his appeal....
Coroner rules 3 fire deaths in 2015 blaze accidental
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- A coroner has ruled the deaths of three people in a central Pennsylvania house fire more than a year ago accidental although police say they are still investigating the blaze....
Defense to seek federal review of ruling in 2004 slaying
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A defense attorney says he will ask a federal judge to review a state Supreme Court ruling allowing prosecutors to seek the death penalty in the retrial of a man charged in the murder of a woman in central Pennsylvania more than a decade ago....
Federal judge rejects bid for leniency in child porn case
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal judge in western Pennsylvania has rejected a former Allegheny College professor's bid for leniency in a child pornography case....
Philadelphia taxi driver shot in arm during robbery attempt
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a Philadelphia taxi driver has been shot in the arm during an overnight robbery attempt in his cab....
New England digs out from first big snowfall of season
BOSTON (AP) -- New England is digging out from its first big snowfall of the season that dumped more than a foot in some places and left tens of thousands of homes and businesses without power, as forecasters eye another potential winter storm early next week....
The Latest: 6-year-old hit by falling tree limb dies
BOSTON (AP) -- The Latest on a winter storm that dropped more than a foot of snow on some areas of the Northeast (all times local):...
The Average American will spend 10 to 20 minutes every week on hold. One survey found that being put on hold was one of consumers' top three phone pet peeves the other two were automated attendants and the person on the other line having bad manners, or having a bad attitude.
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