Trump moves to pull US out of big Asia trade deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Charting a new American course abroad, President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the sweeping Trans-Pacific Partnership on Monday, using one of his first actions in office to reject a centerpiece of Barack Obama's attempts to counter China and deepen U.S. ties in Asia....
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Push to save Pacific Rim trade deal after US exits TPP pact
SYDNEY (AP) -- Several countries expressed hope Tuesday that the Trans-Pacific Partnership could be salvaged, after President Donald Trump's decision on a U.S. withdrawal from the trade pact left its future in serious jeopardy....
Trump overshadows young migrants' emotional trip to Mexico
MOLCAXAC, Mexico (AP) -- Tamara Alcala Dominguez sobbed, barely able to speak, as she buried her face in the sweater of the woman who cared for her when she was a toddler....
Israel mulls more administrative detentions, as numbers rise
SILWAD, West Bank (AP) -- High school student Hamza Hamad spent 10 months in an Israeli jail for alleged links to the Islamic militant Hamas group, but was never charged with a crime....
Philadelphia bars employers from requesting salary history
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Despite a threat from cable giant Comcast to take legal action, Philadelphia has banned employers from asking potential hires to provide their salary history, a move supporters say is a step toward closing the wage gap between men and women....
Gayborhood racism is long-standing, Philadelphia report says
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Women, minorities and transgender people have felt unwelcome and unsafe in Philadelphia's gay neighborhood for decades, according to a city report issued Monday....
Ex-mayor pleads guilty in Wild West museum artifacts case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former mayor pleaded guilty Monday to 20 counts of receiving stolen property related to his ill-starred effort to bring a Wild West museum to his central Pennsylvania city....
Homeless group partners with different kind of soup kitchen
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The restaurateurs behind a popular doughnuts and fried chicken chain in Philadelphia have found a valuable use for their discarded chicken backs: making soup for charity....
Man charged in stabbing death of grandmother in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man has been charged with murder in the stabbing death of his grandmother in southwest Philadelphia over the weekend....
Man convicted of 3 murders as teen kills himself in prison
CAMP HILL, Pa. (AP) -- A man who broke into a classmate's home in 2007 and stabbed the teenager and his parents to death has killed himself in prison, authorities said Monday....
Closing prisons is 'new normal,' not politics, senators told
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania corrections officials on Monday tried to battle back suggestions from state senators that a move to close two prisons is designed to squeeze more money out of a Republican-controlled Legislature that has resisted a major tax increase to close a projected budget deficit....
Man killed by car lot sign knocked off wall by high winds
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a man was killed when he was struck at a car lot by a sign knocked off a north Philadelphia wall by high winds that have prompted a high wind warning for the region....
Wife admits killing spouse who got protection order from her
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman has pleaded guilty to shooting her husband hours after he got a protection-from-abuse order against her....
Commuters warned of extreme delays because of cracked bridge
Engineers will need at least two weeks to get a handle on the repairs required to fix a heavily traveled bridge between Pennsylvania and New Jersey after one of its steel supports fractured cleanly into two pieces, a highly unusual event that had some experts suspecting a flawed, 6-decade-old weld....
Legal cases involving the FBI taking over a child porn website as part of a sting operation has sparked an ethics debate. Federal prosecutors defend the agency. who after obtaining a search warrant. decided to secretly seize, control and monitor a child pornography website for two weeks in 2015 to catch child predators. Defense attorneys have filed motions to suppress the evidence stating a single warrant doesn't give the FBI prerogative to hack into computers of visitors to the website, while also re-victimized thousands of children.
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