Judge in Hawaii extends order blocking Trump's travel ban
HONOLULU (AP) -- A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban, preventing the government from suspending new visas for people from six Muslim-majority countries and halting the U.S. refugee program....
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S Korea's Park questioned at court hearing on arrest request
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korea's disgraced ex-President Park Geun-hye was being questioned Thursday by a court that will decide if she should be arrested over corruption allegations that have already toppled her from power....
In lab simulating harsh Mars climate, a nascent potato grows
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- In a lab in the Peruvian capital of Lima, a simulator mimicking the harsh conditions found on Mars now contains a hint of life: a nascent potato plant....
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."...
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....
On Tuesday, district attorneys from Allegheny, Butler and Washington counties in a joint news conference showed their support for Pa. House Bill 741 which restores mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes involving drugs, children and the elderly. Prosecutors contend that without mandatory minimums, they are unable to leverage defendants to go after large scale traffickers and offenders. Opponents to the bill include the Governor, A.C.L.U. and Department of Corrections who state mandatory sentences have shown not to deter crime, but will refill jail cells while abrogating justice.
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