Trump taps military strategist as national security adviser
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn....
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7 killed in airstrikes on Syrian capital
BEIRUT (AP) -- Airstrikes in the Syrian capital, Damascus, left at least seven people dead Monday as activists reported a third straight day of escalations by pro-government forces against opposition-held areas inside and around the capital....
Pence tries to reassure European leaders shaken by Trump
BRUSSELS (AP) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Monday vowed to stand with the European Union and the NATO military alliance, but was met with some skepticism from leaders shaken by President Donald Trump's more critical comments....
US Defense Secretary Mattis: US will stay in Iraq a while
BAGHDAD (AP) -- U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Monday he believes U.S. forces will be in Iraq and in the fight against Islamic State militants for a while, despite some rocky times between the two nations....
Water regulators for Philly, NYC mum on gas drilling talks
Environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed supplies Philadelphia and half the population of New York City....
2 charged in stabbing deaths of 2 disabled men in their home
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Two teenagers have been charged in the stabbing deaths of two disabled men, one of whom was stabbed with a large sword, authorities said....
Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans
BOSTON (AP) -- With their festive, party-like ambiance and ability to travel on land and in water, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. But a string of deadly accidents has left the industry reeling, forced safety improvements and led some advocates to call for a total ban on the vehicles....
Small plane crashes on Pennsylvania golf course
UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) -- A small plane has crashed on a golf course in Pennsylvania....
Police: 1 dead following shooting
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say one man is dead following a shooting in Philadelphia....
Bucks County high school students plan civil rights rally
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Students from a Bucks County school plan to show community solidarity after a Ku Klux Klan flier was found near a home....
Atlanta, other cities eye test tracks for self-driving cars
ATLANTA (AP) -- Self-driving vehicles could begin tooling down a bustling Atlanta street full of cars, buses, bicyclists and college students, as the city vies with other communities nationwide to test the emerging technology....
Fire damages boating company warehouse
QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Fire officials in Bucks County are investigating a warehouse fire....
Pittsburgh prison already shrinking as closing gets underway
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The process of closing a massive state prison complex in Pittsburgh has made progress in the weeks since it was announced, including the transfer of some inmates to other facilities and a decision by the Corrections Department about where it will relocate the prison's medical and therapeutic programs....
Kraft Heinz withdraws $143B bid to buy Unilever
NEW YORK (AP) -- Ketchup maker and packaged food giant Kraft Heinz has withdrawn a $143 billion offer to buy Unilever, backing away after the mayonnaise, tea and seasonings maker rejected the bid as too low....
In December Pittsburgh City Council voted to establish a dedicated trust fund for affordable housing, with a goal of raising $10 million a year. Intended to supplement federal investments, the Mayor suggests financing the trust fund with an increased deed transfer tax on large commercial sales exempting homeowners. The Realtors Association of Metropolitan Pittsburgh opposes the tax increase calling it unjust targeting a limited number of real estate consumers and violates the uniformity clause of the state constitution.
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