Trump shrugs off fuss over Taiwan call
BEIJING (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is unapologetic about roiling diplomatic waters with his decision to speak on the phone with Taiwan's leader, a breach of long-standing tradition that risks enmity from China....
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Israeli TV journalist becomes a thorn in Netanyahu's side
JERUSALEM (AP) -- After a series of embarrassing reports about Israel's first family, an investigative journalist has become a particular target of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu....
Syrian and allied troops advance in besieged Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Syrian warplanes, artillery and mortar rounds pounded areas in eastern Aleppo on Saturday drawing rebel rockets, as government troops gain new ground in the shrinking opposition-held enclave....
Ruins of homes in Kirkuk a sign of divisions to come in Iraq
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- All along the street, houses have been reduced to rubble in the central Iraqi city of Kirkuk. The work of Kurdish security forces retaliating against Sunni Arabs after a recent Islamic State group attack, residents say....
DA hopes new leads will solve teen's 1993 death near station
Green Party, election watchdogs get pushback in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Green Party's quest for a recount of Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election - and, perhaps more importantly, an examination for malware inside of voting machines or systems - is being met with resistance, even before a state judge hears the case....
Museum to auction wax figures of presidents, first ladies
GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Gettysburg wax museum that features the likeness of every U.S. president and first lady has closed and the figures are up for auction....
Driver charged with DWI, negligent homicide in fatal crash
HANOVER, N.H. (AP) -- A New Hampshire man has died in a car crash that the police say was likely the result of drunken driving....
Keys, lightbulbs tied to Thomas Edison go up for auction
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Keys to the New Jersey lab where Thomas Edison invented the phonograph are up for auction in Dallas, along with some of the lightbulbs that he perfected....
A Donald Trump museum? Atlantic City historians consider it
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A group of historians in Atlantic City wants to open a museum dedicated to President-elect Donald Trump....
Lawyer: 'Superfly' Snuka in hospice, has 6 months to live
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Former pro wrestling star Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka is in hospice care in Florida and has six months to live, his lawyer said Friday....
Oldest maker of outdoor wear in US will be based in London
WOOLRICH, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's Woolrich Inc., the oldest manufacturer of outdoor wear in the United States, has merged with its European partner and will be headquartered in London....
Pennsylvania recount heads to court, as Trump win narrows
A Green Party-backed effort to force a statewide recount of the Nov. 8 presidential vote in Pennsylvania is heading to court as counties worked Friday to settle up their final vote tallies....
Trump, backers ask courts to halt or block 3 state recounts
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump and his supporters went to court Friday to prevent or halt election recounts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, less than two weeks before the states would have to complete the tasks to meet a federal deadline to certify their election results....
The Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it will ban smoking in public housing units in an effort to protect millions of low-income tenants from of secondhand smoke, while saving millions of dollars annually from property damage by preventable fires caused by smoking. The ban will apply to all homes that are publicly subsidized by the federal government. Scheduled to go into effect in 18 months, it could be overturned by the next President and Congress.
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