Trump: USS Ford is '100,000-ton message to the world'
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) -- With praise and a blessing for the military, President Donald Trump helped hand over the USS Gerald R. Ford to the Navy on Saturday and said the state-of-the-art aircraft carrier will send a "100,000-ton message to the world" about America's military might when it is ultimately deployed....
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Democrats herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria....
German runaway girl who converted to Islam is found in Iraq
BERLIN (AP) -- A German girl who ran away from home after converting to Islam has been found as Iraqi forces liberated the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State extremists, German and Iraqi officials said Saturday. She is reported to be in good health and will be interrogated next week by Iraqi officials....
Israeli troops placed on high alert after deadly stabbings
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's military fortified its troops in the West Bank and placed forces on high alert Saturday, a day after a Palestinian stabbed to death three members of an Israeli family and some of the worst Israeli-Palestinian clashes in years erupted over tensions at the Holy Land's most contested shrine....
Republican effort to fund state budget without taxes stalls
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A House Republican effort to plug a $2 billion hole in the state budget without raising taxes stalled after a lengthy closed-door GOP caucus Saturday, leaving the Pennsylvania Legislature no closer to fully funding the spending plan it passed earlier this month....
Son charged in death of father; body left on couch for weeks
FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been charged with killing his father, who authorities say was shot to death and his body then left on a couch in his home for weeks....
Man gets 5 to 10 years in theft of gun used to kill trooper
HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) -- A man accused of supplying the stolen weapon another man used to shoot and kill a Pennsylvania state trooper has been sentenced to five to 10 years in prison....
Daughter charged in mother's stabbing death in Pennsylvania
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in Montgomery County say a 21-year-old woman has been arrested and charged in the stabbing death of her mother in Perkiomen Township....
Man found competent for trial in murder during break-in
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A Virginia man accused of killing an elderly man with a shovel during a break-in in rural Pennsylvania has been found competent to stand trial....
Longtime Washington news anchor Jim Vance dies at age 75
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A beloved longtime news anchor in the nation's capital has died....
Judge's decision in boyfriend slaying case to be appealed
UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors are appealing a judge's decision barring them from presenting some evidence of prior assaults in the trial of a woman charged in the stabbing death of her boyfriend....
Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in death of mother of 2
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of the mother of his child almost two years ago in Pennsylvania....
Sessions: Officials should consider harm of sanctuary city
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions again singled out Philadelphia on Friday as an increasingly violent city made more dangerous by immigrants living in the country illegally, setting up a showdown with the nation's top law enforcement official in a so-called sanctuary city....
Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite President Donald Trump's promises to send terror suspects to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay....
President Trump in a New York Times interview said he wouldn't have hired Attorney General Jeff Sessions if he knew he would recuse himself from the Russian probe into meddling in the elections and colluding with the Trump campaign. Sessions perceived by some to have had conflicts of interest as an early Trump endorsement and campaign consultant. His recusal lead to Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein appointing Robert Mueller as special counsel putting the President in the crosshairs of a mushrooming independent investigation.
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