Analysis: For GOP Congress, an imperative on health care
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans are stymied over health care. But after seven years of promising to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's law, they risk political disaster if they don't deliver....
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Cardinal takes leave from Vatican after sex assault charges
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Cardinal George Pell, one of Pope Francis' top advisers, took a leave of absence as the Vatican's financial czar on Thursday to face multiple criminal charges in his native Australia that allege he committed sexual assault years ago....
The Latest: Pope appreciates Pell's honesty, finance work
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- The Latest on Vatican Cardinal George Pell being charged with sex offenses in Australia (all times local):...
Key dates in Cardinal George Pell's life and church career
Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' chief financial adviser, has been charged in his native Australia with multiple counts of "historical" sexual abuse, becoming the highest-ranking Vatican official ever charged in the church's long-running sexual abuse scandal. A look at the key events in Pell's life:...
Top GOP lawmakers take budget differences down to wire
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers are starting the second-to-last day of the state government's fiscal year, as top Republicans say little about how they'll deal with the state's biggest cash shortfall since the recession....
Ohio politicians call for release of Asian carp study
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Republicans and Democrats in Ohio's congressional delegation are calling on the Trump administration to release a report on ways to stop Asian carp from entering the Great Lakes....
Police: Pregnant woman overdoses, charged with baby assault
EAST BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman who overdosed on heroin while pregnant and had to undergo a cesarean section is being charged with assault on her unborn child, authorities said....
Health network's community labs closed after cyberattack
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- A health network that fell victim to a worldwide cyberattack was unable Wednesday to offer lab and diagnostic services at 14 community and neighborhood offices as it worked to restore its computer systems....
Pastor to face trial in granddaughter's faith healing death
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- The pastor of a fundamentalist congregation that eschews modern medicine will stand trial on a charge he should have alerted authorities when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia last year, a judge ruled Wednesday....
Motorcycle lover to be buried in his Harley-Davidson sidecar
STEEL CITY, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who loved motorcycles and recently died is taking one last ride....
Pennsylvania Senate OKs bill to let school workers have guns
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- School districts that let employees carry firearms on school grounds to help protect students from would-be killers would have to abide by certain ground rules, including training requirements and psychological evaluations for those employees, under legislation approved by state senators Wednesday....
Gorilla at Philadelphia Zoo picks name for baby
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A new baby gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo finally has a name and his mother picked it out....
Aide: Prosecutor spent campaign funds on posh social clubs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A campaign finance manager for Philadelphia's top prosecutor has testified the prosecutor spent campaign funds on ritzy social clubs, facials, massages and a $2,600 birthday party for his girlfriend....
2 train conductors struck, killed on tracks in Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two conductors who got out of their freight train to follow up on an alert that there was a problem with one or more of its wheels were struck and killed by a passenger train near Washington's Union Station....
Senate Republicans are delaying a vote on their Obamacare replacement bill until after July 4, as the party faces opposition from enough GOP members to block the measure. Democrats have accused Republicans of using the bill to cut taxes for wealthy Americans depriving health care to the most vulnerable through Medicaid cuts. However after meeting with Congressional Republicans President Trump sounded an optimistic tone saying "we're getting very close to striking a deal despite remaining disagreements that will solve Obamacare which is melting down”.
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