Senate backs GOP budget in step forward for tax revamp
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans on Thursday muscled a $4 trillion budget through the Senate in a major step forward for President Donald Trump's ambitious promise of "massive tax cuts and reform."...
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Puerto Rico still stumbles in the dark a month after Maria
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- One man climbs 24 flights of stairs several times a day alongside dormant elevators. Street vendors hawk plastic washboards for $20. And families outstretch their hands as crews in helicopters drop supplies in communities that remain isolated....
Study: World pollution deadlier than wars, disasters, hunger
NEW DELHI (AP) -- Environmental pollution - from filthy air to contaminated water - is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined....
Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria
RAQQA, Syria (AP) -- Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group....
Pennsylvania GOP governor hopefuls face off for first time
BLUE BELL, Pa. (AP) -- With primary campaign season starting up, Pennsylvania's three announced GOP candidates for governor auditioned Thursday night for Montgomery County Republicans, whose members may be the state party's most generous campaign donors....
Police: Halloween-masked man attacks neighbor with hatchet
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Pennsylvania say a 70-year-old man wearing a rubbery Halloween mask and brandishing a rusty hatchet attacked his neighbor while he mowed the lawn....
Penn State officials sued for rejecting Richard Spencer talk
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A man whose request to rent space at Penn State for an appearance by white nationalist Richard Spencer was turned down sued university officials on Thursday, claiming his free speech rights were violated....
Wolf vetoes bill to impose work requirements for Medicaid
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's governor is vetoing legislation to impose work or job search requirements for certain Medicaid recipients....
13 indicted over Philadelphia crack cocaine sales, shootings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Prosecutors say 13 members of rival Philadelphia drug dealing groups have been indicted on various counts of murder and drug trafficking....
Olympic cyclist Nothstein in Pennsylvania congressional race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Olympic cycling gold medalist Marty Nothstein is the latest to announce he's running for the eastern Pennsylvania congressional seat being vacated by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Charles Dent....
Howard Carroll, lead guitarist for Dixie Hummingbirds, dies
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lead guitarist for the influential and Grammy Award-winning gospel group the Dixie Hummingbirds has died in Philadelphia....
New charges for ex-boyfriend accused of killing Pitt student
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police have filed new and unrelated rape charges against a man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, a University of Pittsburgh student who was found dead earlier this month in her off-campus home....
Woman charged with beating teacher she says choked her child
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman who claims a public school teacher choked her daughter while disciplining her has been charged with following the teacher after school, hitting her with a brick and then pulling her from her car and beating her....
Wolf to combine prison, parole systems short of full merger
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's governor is moving to consolidate parts of the state's prison and parole systems in hopes of saving money by eliminating duplicated functions....
The Supreme Court will hear a dispute between the U.S. and Microsoft on whether the government has the authority to force them to hand over emails and other digital information sought in a drug trafficking criminal probe but stored on a server in Ireland. A federal appeals court ruled the emails were beyond the reach of a domestic search warrant. The case is among several that pits tech. companies' right to protect digital privacy and investigators' need for information to combat crime and terrorism.
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