Trump budget will hike defense spending by $54 billion
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House says President Donald Trump's upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid. The result is that Trump's initial budget wouldn't dent budget deficits projected to run about $500 billion....
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PwC's hard-won reputation under threat after Oscars mistake
LONDON (AP) -- For 82 years, accounting and consulting firm PwC has enjoyed a reputational boon from handling the balloting process at the Academy Awards....
Malaysian officials run into N. Korean's diplomatic immunity
TOKYO (AP) -- Malaysian police investigating the killing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's estranged half brother believe they know somebody who might help them solve one of the most bizarre murder mysteries they have ever faced. They know his name, his nationality and have a pretty good idea where he's holed up....
Russian opposition struggles 2 years after Nemtsov killing
MOSCOW (AP) -- Two years after he was killed near the Kremlin, Boris Nemtsov can still attract crowds of supporters. But his death left in tatters Russia's opposition movement, which is struggling with infighting and seems unable to rally behind one unifying figure....
Pennsylvania's 2018 US Senate race gets going with GOP entry
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's 2018 race for U.S. Senate is getting underway....
Judge rules Bill Cosby case to be decided by outside jury
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A jury from outside the Philadelphia suburbs will be brought in to decide the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby, a judge ruled Monday, rejecting a defense request to move the trial itself because of worldwide media reports that brand the actor a "serial rapist."...
Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them....
Bankruptcy fraud sentencing for 'Dance Moms' star now May 8
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The federal court sentencing for "Dance Moms" reality TV star Abby Lee Miller will continue before a federal court judge in Pittsburgh on May 8....
Lauryn Hill delays makeup concert for show that started late
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Singer-rapper Lauryn Hill has postponed a Pittsburgh concert that was scheduled to make up for one last month that started more than three hours late....
Cops: Mom used girl's breath to start car with DUI device
QUINCY, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania woman had her 8-year-old daughter blow into an ignition device meant to prevent the woman from driving while drunk shortly before she crashed and was again charged with drunken driving....
2 more jailed in fatal beating, robbery of Somali cab driver
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Four men have now been arrested in the robbery and fatal beating of a Somali immigrant cab driver....
Police: Woman dead, man in custody after 'domestic' shooting
BOSWELL, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a woman is dead, a man has been wounded and the second man charged with shooting them both during a domestic dispute at a western Pennsylvania home is in custody....
Cop who retired on disability in 2002 now county detective
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A newspaper says that a Pennsylvania city police officer who retired because of arm and hand injuries 15 years ago is now working as a county detective....
Nearly 600 Penn State faculty, staff voluntarily retire
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) -- Nearly 600 faculty and staff have taken a voluntary retirement package from Penn State University, including more than 400 employees on the main campus....
Within Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed $30 billion state budget, is a new tax on state lottery winnings over $600. Previously exempted to give an incentive to play, as lottery proceeds benefits senior citizen programs. However Pennsylvania is facing a $2 billion deficit and Wolf projects taxing state lottery winnings at 3.7% should bring $15 million in additional revenues. The federal government withholds taxes on lottery winnings, and Pennsylvanians are required to pays taxes on money won in other state's lottery. Given the budget deficit do you think
Should Pennsylvania auto dealers be allowed to sell vehicles on Sundays?