Trump eager for big meeting with Putin; some advisers wary
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump is eager to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin with full diplomatic bells and whistles when the two are in Germany for a multinational summit next month. But the idea is exposing deep divisions within the administration on the best way to approach Moscow in the midst of an ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the U.S. elections....
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Coal on the rise in China, US, India after major 2016 drop
BEIJING (AP) -- The world's biggest coal users - China, the United States and India - have boosted coal mining in 2017, in an abrupt departure from last year's record global decline for the heavily polluting fuel and a setback to efforts to rein in climate change emissions....
Air bag recalls, lawsuits lead Takata to file for bankruptcy
Shattered by recall costs and lawsuits, Japanese air bag maker Takata Corp. filed Monday for bankruptcy protection in Tokyo and the U.S., saying it was the only way it could keep on supplying replacements for faulty air bag inflators linked to the deaths of at least 16 people....
China's jailed Nobel Peace laureate given medical parole
BEIJING (AP) -- Imprisoned Chinese Nobel Peace Prize laureate and dissident Liu Xiaobo has been transferred to a hospital after being diagnosed with late-stage liver cancer, his former lawyer said Monday....
Budget deadline looms as Pennsylvania lawmakers eye deficit
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers are returning to the Capitol with five days to pass an on-time budget and no firm agreement on how to address state government's biggest cash shortfall since the recession....
Police find assault suspect locked in porta-potty
MIFFLINBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania man trying to avoid capture locked himself in a portable bathroom....
AP analysis: Pennsylvania gerrymander gave GOP a big boost
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A map of congressional districts drawn by Pennsylvania's Republican-controlled Legislature helped the GOP win nearly three more of the state's U.S. House seats than the party otherwise would have won in last year's election, an Associated Press analysis found....
Police chief loses part of arm in fireworks accident
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pennsylvania police chief has lost part of his arm following a fireworks accident at the town's fireman's carnival....
UberEATS, McDonald's offering delivery in Pittsburgh-area
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- UberEATS and McDonald's are beginning food delivery from 44 of the fast-food chain's Pittsburgh-area restaurants....
Coroner: 26-year-old Pennsylvania man killed in ATV crash
AVELLA, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man is dead after crashing his all-terrain vehicle....
Court delayed for man charged with killing 'overboard' wife
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A preliminary hearing for a Pennsylvania man charged with killing his wife after claiming she fell overboard on his fishing boat has been postponed from Monday until July 31....
Estate files wrongful death suit in co-worker's murder case
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The estate of a Pennsylvania woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against a former co-worker jailed on charges he kidnapped and killed her....
Police believe motorist intended to hit their bicycles
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police are seeking a motorist who they believe deliberately struck their bicycles....
Diocese says Pittsburgh bishop undergoing back disc surgery
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh says Bishop David Zubik is having surgery on damaged discs in his back....
A bill is before the state Senate which would eliminate school property taxes and replace the revenue by raising the personal income tax from 3 to roughly 5 percent, and raising the state sales tax from 6 to 7 percent while broadening the number of items subject to the tax. Similar legislation came before the Senate in November 2015 and ended in a 24-24 vote with the Lt. Gov. breaking the tie with a no vote.
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