End of transgender bathroom rule gets conservative praise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservatives are praising the Trump administration's rollback of public school bathroom requirements for transgender students, saying the move corrects a legal overreach by the Obama administration that is best left for states to decide. Transgender rights advocates, meanwhile, are vowing to overcome a major setback....
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AP Analysis: Why Venezuelans have lost hope life will change
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the average shopper spends 35 hours a month waiting in line - three times more than in 2014....
UN-sponsored Syria talks resume in Geneva after 10 months
GENEVA (AP) -- Syrian peace talks under the auspices of the United Nations resumed in Geneva on Thursday, 10 months after falling apart over escalating bloodshed in the war-torn country....
UN hosts 'Geneva IV' talks: Sequel or new script for Syria?
GENEVA (AP) -- Yet another sequel to chronically-fruitless Syria peace talks, or an entirely new script?...
Philadelphia doctor admits selling prescriptions to addicts
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A doctor has admitted his role in peddling prescriptions from a now-defunct clinic in Philadelphia that specialized in helping drug addicts....
Penn State graduate assistants petition for union
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State graduate student assistants are seeking union representation....
Police: Man exposed himself to Amish school children
LEOLA, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Lancaster County are investigating a series of indecent exposure incidents....
Philly man critical after being shot in face, dragged to lot
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police say a man is in critical condition after being shot in the face and then dragged more than 80 feet to a vacant lot....
Landfill where worker died in landslide partially reopens
KERSEY, Pa. (AP) -- County commissioners say they've been told that a Pennsylvania landfill where a worker was buried in a landslide of dirt and garbage has partially reopened....
Philly mayor says $5.7M soda tax haul doubles projections
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney says the city's soda tax raised $5.7 million in January, more than double what city officials projected....
White man set for hate crime plea in black man's beating
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A white man serving a three- to six-year state prison sentence for beating a black man at a Pittsburgh commuter rail station during a drunken argument following a Kenny Chesney concert was scheduled to plead guilty to a federal hate crime charge....
With repeal in air, Wolf gives robust defense of health law
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf kept up pressure Wednesday to keep the 2010 federal health care law covering 1 million-plus Pennsylvanians, using his office to mount a vigorous public defense of it as efforts unfold in Congress to repeal it....
Driver hospitalized after plowing into house
UPPER DARBY, Pa. (AP) -- A motorist has been hospitalized after crashing into the front window of a Delaware County home....
State System approves line of credit for Cheyney University
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Leaders of Pennsylvania's State System of Higher Education have approved a new line of credit for Cheyney University....
The New Kensington-Arnold School District agreed to a mediator's judgement and removed a 6-foot high Ten Commandments monument from outside Valley high school gymnasium, paying $164,000 in legal fees to settle a 2012 lawsuit filed by a girl and her atheist mother. Freedom from Religion Foundation applauded the decision saying it should have never gone to court. The girl was not a student but found the object offensive when attending recreational events or when dropping her sister off at school.
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