Trump in Washington: Is this a campaign or hotel promotion?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's campaign is defending his eyebrow-raising decision to spend precious campaign time promoting his business in the final days of the long presidential campaign as his poll numbers sink....
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Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 26 people
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban insurgents on Wednesday killed 26 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said, the latest brutal attack targeting the local population in one of the country's most lawless areas....
Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's city of Quetta shut down on Wednesday following a militant rampage at a police academy the day before as the victims' families buried 60 police cadets and an army officer killed in the attack - one of the deadliest targeting Pakistani security forces in recent years....
Venezuela braces for anti-government protests amid crisis
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela's standoff deepened after congress voted to open a political trial against President Nicolas Maduro for breaking the constitutional order and opposition leaders called for mass protests on Wednesday to drive the unpopular socialist leader from office....
Boy, helped by horses, gives birthday cash to mounted police
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- An 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy who was once helped by riding therapy horses has donated his birthday money - all $356.36 of it - to benefit mounted police where he lives....
Pennsylvania Turnpike: Commercial scofflaws owe $1.5M
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Turnpike is trying to shame trucking firms and other commercial haulers into paying more than $1.5 million in unpaid tolls....
Police: $45K in men's clothes stolen from high-end store
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say tens of thousands of dollars in clothing was stolen in a smash-and-grab at a high-end department store in Philadelphia....
Citizens board: Pittsburgh chief's DNC appearance was wrong
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh's Citizens Police Review Board says the chief violated a city code banning partisan political activity by speaking at the Democratic National Convention in uniform....
11 charged over widespread damage after Penn St.'s upset win
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Eleven people have now been charged over widespread damage following Penn State's upset victory over No. 2 Ohio State on Saturday night....
New Jersey priest faces child porn charges in Pennsylvania
HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) -- A Roman Catholic priest from New Jersey has been charged in Pennsylvania with uploading child pornography to an internet chat room. His lawyer is attacking the probe and says the priest will "vigorously" defend himself....
Police identify teen charged with shooting good Samaritan
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police have identified the 17-year-old boy charged with shooting a good Samaritan who got off his bicycle to try to stop an armed robbery in Philadelphia....
Ex-Penn State tight end gets probation for indecent assault
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A former Penn State football player will serve five years' probation and register as a sex offender after pleading guilty to indecent assault....
Fake Marine who got lesser sentence given more prison time
READING, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who pretended to be a decorated ex-Marine sniper so he'd receive less time for theft and weapons crimes is now getting more prison time....
Despite ratings drop, Olympics boosts Comcast in 3Q
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comcast's profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade....
Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and lying about it under oath. Kane was also sentenced to eight years of probation by a Montgomery County judge who said Kane's ego drove her to take down enemies and break the law.
Should the Defense Department forgive the improper bonuses awarded to reenlist soldiers to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq wars?