Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be....
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Islamic State group's drive for Kobani is blunted
BEIRUT (AP) -- More than two months into its assault on Kobani, the Islamic State group is still pouring fighters and resources into trying to capture the besieged Syrian Kurdish town, but the drive has been blunted....
Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus....
Ukraine's Facebook revolution, 1 year later
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's revolution began with a status update on Facebook....
Elderly man shoots wife with dementia, kills self
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a 92-year-old Pennsylvania man told his son he planned to end his elderly wife's suffering, then shot her in the head before killing himself....
Men want new trial on university sex-abuse claims
Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims....
Pennsylvania jobless rate declines to 6-year low
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's jobless rate dropped to a six-year low in October....
Police: Wounded suspect tried to run over officers
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say they opened fire on a suspect in northeastern Pennsylvania when it appeared the man was trying to run officers over while fleeing a crack deal with a police informant....
Tire bounds into car near Pittsburgh, killing 1
GLENSHAW, Pa. (AP) -- Police say one person is dead after a detached truck tire bounded across a Pittsburgh highway and smashed into an oncoming car....
6 wounded in shooting near Pittsburgh
CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) -- Six people have been wounded in an early morning shooting outside Pittsburgh....
Pa. sinkhole swallows truck, forces evacuation
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- A sinkhole partly swallowed a utility truck and forced the evacuation of 30 people after it struck, but did not break, a gas line in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley....
Wolf hopes to have Cabinet in place by Jan. 20
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf says he hopes to have his Cabinet picked before his Jan. 20 inauguration....
No ruling yet on prosecution in porn email scandal
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has not decided whether to prosecute anyone in a scandal over the email exchange of pornography by state government employees, a spokeswoman said Thursday, pulling back an earlier statement about whether anyone could be charged over child pornography....
Detective: Penn. murderer says he killed in Texas
DALLAS (AP) -- A man who was sentenced to death in Pennsylvania this week for the 2008 killing and dismemberment of a woman told investigators that he also killed women in Texas, where he used to live....
While Washington is gearing up for a fight over immigration, some economists say there should be a discussion on the impact immigrants bring to the American economy in the long-term. A senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Robert Litan says skilled immigrants are good for America and they are twice as likely to start businesses as native-born Americans.
Should the President seek Congressional authorization for the military intervention in Iraq and Syria?