Defying GOP, Obama to spare 5M from deportation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defying Republicans and bypassing Congress, President Barack Obama prepared to invoke his executive authority Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Millions more will remain in limbo....
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Israeli mayor's ban on Arab workers ignites uproar
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The mayor of a southern Israeli city sparked a national uproar Thursday by barring Israeli Arab construction workers from jobs in local preschools, citing security concerns after a rash of attacks by Palestinian assailants elsewhere in the country....
Boko Haram said to kill about 45 people in Nigeria
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- The leader of a vigilante fighter group in Nigeria says Boko Haram militants have killed about 45 people in an attack on a village....
Attacks in Kabul raise concerns about security
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- The Afghan capital has become a city under siege as the Taliban stage almost daily attacks against government and foreign targets, penetrating layers of heightened security and fueling concerns that insurgents have infiltrated the security forces....
Court sides with union over Pa. health centers
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court is siding with the nurses' union and putting a halt to plans by the Corbett administration to close more than a third of the county-based state health centers....
Roofs collapse under Buffalo snow
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- Roofs began to creak and collapse and homeowners struggled to clear waist-high drifts atop their houses Thursday as another storm brought the Buffalo area's three-day snowfall total to an epic 7 feet or more....
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....
Final 2 Pa. Turnpike case defendants plead guilty
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecution of "pay-to-play" allegations within the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ended quietly Thursday when two former high-ranking officials pleaded guilty and were sentenced to five years of probation....
Court: $500K limit proper for girl run over by bus
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A $14 million jury award to a suburban Philadelphia girl who was run over by a school bus was properly reduced to $500,000, the state's highest court ruled....
Allegheny settles jail sex lawsuit for $115,000
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania county says it's paying $115,000 to an inmate who sued after she was sexually assaulted by a jail guard....
Senator: Obama climate plan unfair to Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pennsylvania's Democratic senator is criticizing President Barack Obama's proposed climate change rules, urging revisions to a plan that he says imposes unfair costs and burdens on the state....
Woman raising grandkids gets prison over pot sales
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman who said she sold marijuana to help raise several grandchildren after her daughter died has been sentenced to 15 to 30 months in state prison....
More than three months into the U.S. bombing campaign, President Obama has not requested Congressional authorization for military action in Iraq and Syria as required by the War Powers Act. Several lawmakers are challenging the administration's legal justification while the President insists he already has the authority.
Should Used Cars Dealerships be required to disclose the re-call history of vehicles being sold to consumers?