Trump touts hotel as Pence heads to Utah in waning days
ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) -- Donald Trump is taking a break from campaigning Wednesday to formally open his new hotel in Washington, while dispatching his running mate to play political defense in Utah - which hasn't backed a Democrat for president in 52 years....
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Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's city of Quetta was completely shut down Wednesday following a militant rampage at a police academy the day before while families buried 60 police cadets and an army officer killed in the attack - one of the deadliest targeting Pakistani security forces in recent years....
Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 26 people
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban insurgents on Wednesday killed 26 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said, the latest brutal attack targeting the local population on one of the country's most lawless areas....
Venezuela braces for anti-government protests amid crisis
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's standoff deepened after congress voted to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro for breaking the constitutional order and opposition leaders called for mass protests on Wednesday to drive the unpopular socialist leader from office....
Despite ratings drop, Olympics boosts Comcast in 3Q
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comcast's profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade....
Pennsylvania lawmakers try anew to overhaul public pensions
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican lawmakers in the Pennsylvania Legislature launched a new push Tuesday night to overhaul benefits in Pennsylvania's two large public pension systems as the state grapples with tens of billions of dollars in pension debt....
Pennsylvania lawmakers eye extension to fix local casino tax
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Senate is preparing legislation to temporarily reinstate a mandate that casinos pay millions of dollars to host communities, after it was struck down by the state's highest court....
Trial delayed for ex-mayor in historic artifact theft case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A trial has been delayed for a former Harrisburg mayor charged with stealing historic artifacts from the city....
Police ID teen charged as adult in good Samaritan shooting
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police have identified a teenager jailed and charged as an adult with shooting a good Samaritan who police say got off his bicycle to try to stop an armed robbery last week....
Police: $45K in men's clothes stolen from high-end store
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say tens of thousands of dollars in clothing was stolen in a smash-and-grab at a high-end department store in Philadelphia....
Decision in McDonald's payroll card suit is upheld on appeal
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- An appeals court has upheld a judge's decision that the owners of 16 McDonald's restaurants in Pennsylvania violated state law by paying hourly employees strictly with fee-laden debit cards....
Washed-out bridge blamed for pipeline rupture, gas spill
TROUT RUN, Pa. (AP) -- A bridge washed out by flooding traveled the length of a football field and ruptured a pipeline last week, spilling about 55,000 gallons of gasoline into a Pennsylvania creek, pipeline officials said Tuesday....
Prince Albert II visits new purchase: mom Grace Kelly's home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Prince Albert II of Monaco was in Philadelphia on Tuesday inspecting a house he recently bought: the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from his father, Prince Rainier III....
Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day....
Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and lying about it under oath. Kane was also sentenced to eight years of probation by a Montgomery County judge who said Kane's ego drove her to take down enemies and break the law.
Should the Defense Department forgive the improper bonuses awarded to reenlist soldiers to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq wars?