The Latest: Judge accepts Bergdahl's guilty pleas
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- The Latest on the court-martial of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who walked off his post in Afghanistan (all times local):...
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Iraqi forces push into disputed city as Kurds withdraw
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Two weeks after fighting together against the Islamic State, Iraqi forces pushed their Kurdish allies out of the disputed city of Kirkuk on Monday, seizing oil fields and other facilities amid soaring tensions over last month's Kurdish vote for independence....
After bombing, Somalia fears renewed al-Shabab onslaught
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- As the toll rises above 300 from one of the world's deadliest attacks in years, the al-Shabab extremist group has sent a powerful signal that the international focus on extremism can't afford to overlook the African continent....
Trump says 'total termination' of Iran deal possible
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday renewed his threat to fully withdraw the United States from the landmark Iran nuclear deal, while holding out the possibility that fixes to the accord may prevent an American pullout....
Wolf blames Trump, Congress for spiking health coverage cost
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration on Monday blamed President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress for a sharp increase in the cost of health insurance that will take effect next year for some of the 500,000-plus people who buy individual plans in Pennsylvania....
Passenger says Delta crew stopped her from singing anthem
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia physician said her plan to honor a fallen soldier by singing the U.S. national anthem aboard a Delta Air Lines plane carrying the soldier's casket was stopped by a flight attendant who told her it would violate company policy....
Trump raises possibility of withdrawing drug czar nominee
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump on Monday raised the possibility of withdrawing his nomination of Republican Rep. Tom Marino to be the nation's drug czar following reports that the lawmaker played a key role in passing a bill weakening federal authority to stop companies from distributing opioids....
Sen. John McCain to be awarded Liberty Medal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- U.S. Sen. John McCain is this year's recipient of the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal....
Two more candidates hoping to succeed Barletta in US House
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- There are two more people entering the field vying to succeed Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta in 2019....
Judge to say Wednesday if Sandusky gets new sex abuse trial
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge said Monday he will announce later this week whether to grant former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky a new trial or throw out child sexual abuse convictions against him....
Pennsylvania GOP leaders seek delay in redistricting lawsuit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Republican leaders in the Pennsylvania Legislature have asked a federal court to delay trial in a lawsuit seeking new congressional maps for the 2018 midterm election....
15 attorneys general oppose Trump transgender military ban
BOSTON (AP) -- Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey is leading a group of 15 Democratic attorneys general in opposing President Donald Trump's administration's plan to bar transgender individuals from openly serving in the military....
Candidate touts apparent hoax idea of drug-sniffing bunnies
PHOENIXVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A Philadelphia-area mayoral candidate says he was serious when he vowed to investigate the use of drug-sniffing bunnies if elected - even though it appears to stem from an internet hoax....
Ex-attorney acknowledges error during 2013 slaying trial
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- The former attorney for a man convicted in the shooting death of a man found in a sport utility vehicle in a Pennsylvania ravine says he made an error during the trial....
Harvey Weinstein movie mogul and cofounder of Miramax Productions was fired by his company's board of directors after news broke of his decades-long sexual abuse of women including three separate allegations of rape. Many Hollywood reviewers say Weinstein's behavior is not an isolated instance, but another example of the casting couch culture and sex abuse endured by actresses and actors for decades. Some critics are calling for the Justice Department to launch an investigation into the apparent sex abuse epidemic in the entertainment industry.
Should health care providers be allowed to refuse contraception coverage to their employees?