Mexican man freed after arrest despite protected status
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- A Mexican man who spent more than six weeks in immigration detention despite his participation in a program designed to prevent the deportation of those brought to the U.S. illegally as children was released from custody Wednesday pending deportation proceedings....
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It's not EU, it's me: UK files for EU divorce after 44 years
LONDON (AP) -- Britain filed for divorce from the European Union on Wednesday, with fond words and promises of friendship that could not disguise the historic nature of the schism - or the years of argument and hard-nosed bargaining ahead as the U.K. leaves the embrace of the bloc for an uncertain future as "global Britain."...
Top EU Brexit official says Brexit would stun Churchill
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The top Brexit official at the European Parliament thinks British political giants such as Winston Churchill and Margaret Thatcher would not look kindly on Prime Minister Theresa May turning over the hourglass on her country's withdrawal from the European Union....
Essay: Britain strikes historic blow to EU; will go it alone
LONDON (AP) -- Britain will go it alone - turning its back on decades of integration to control its own borders and free itself from the European Union's spider web of rules and regulations....
US Marshals search for missing federal judge, 91
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A 91-year-old federal judge who recently stopped hearing cases due to health issues has been reported missing from his Pennsylvania home....
Historical marker for tennis great Tilden rejected again
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A state history group has again rejected a proposed marker honoring tennis ace Bill Tilden, whose complicated legacy includes three Wimbledon titles but also two arrests for sexual misconduct with teenage boys....
Boy pleads guilty to killing brother after dispute over girl
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy has pleaded guilty to shooting his 18-year-old brother to death with a shotgun in a dispute that authorities said was over a girl....
Death sentence upheld in 2008 dismemberment killing
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence imposed on a man convicted of killing a woman and dumping her dismembered remains along a pair of interstates almost a decade ago....
Senate OKs money for Pennsylvania unemployment comp centers
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Legislation heading to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives would free up $15 million to improve service in the state's unemployment compensation centers....
Judge rejects plea deal for pastor accused of rape of teen
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A judge has rejected a plea agreement that would have imposed a two-year jail term on a suburban Philadelphia pastor accused of having raped and impregnated a teenage girl....
Man gets life plus 30 to 60 years in slaying
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A west Philadelphia maintenance man has been convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life without parole in the rape and strangulation death of a Drexel University graduate student....
1 of 2 men seeks to withdraw plea in botched robbery slaying
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- One of two western Pennsylvania men who pleaded guilty in a shooting death during a botched robbery more than four years ago is seeking to withdraw his plea and go to trial....
Attorney: Client defended himself in shooting of student, 16
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- A defense attorney says a man questioned by police in the shooting death of a teenager outside a suburban Pittsburgh middle school was acting in self-defense....
Doctor gets prison for filming women in bathrooms
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania doctor is being sent to prison for secretly filming women with cameras hidden in bathrooms at his office and home....
The Pennsylvania Tourism Office reported to a state House Committee that efforts to market itself as a destination for tourists is falling behind neighboring states due to six years of funding cuts now a $10 million budget being outspent by New York 5-1 and Virginia 3-1. Reporting studies showing Pennsylvania losing 37 million visitors-spending $7.7 billion and over $400 million lost in state tax revenue due to underfunding tourism efforts. The report concluded that an investment in tourism generates more income for the Commonwealth.
If Democrats decide to filibuster Judge Gorsuch nomination should Republicans deploy the nuclear option allowing his confirmation with a simple majority?