Selling the GOP health care bill: Does Trump help or hurt?
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It was a platform most politicians can only hope for: A captivated, 6,000-person crowd and more than an hour of live, prime-time television coverage to hype the Republican vision for a new health care system....
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Australian police charge Vatican cardinal with sex offenses
SYDNEY (AP) -- Australian police say they are charging a top Vatican cardinal with historical sexual assault offenses....
US demands more security on international flights to US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Homeland Security Department is demanding that airlines around the world step up security measures for international flights bound for the United States or face the possibility of a total electronics ban for planes....
Travel ban a blow to Sudan refugees awaiting US resettlement
CAIRO (AP) -- Dozens of Sudanese activists living in Egypt as refugees, many of whom fled fundamentalist Islamic militias and were close to approval for resettlement in the United States, now face legal limbo after the Supreme Court partially reinstated President Donald Trump's travel ban on six Muslim nations, including Sudan....
Police: Pregnant woman overdoses, charged with baby assault
EAST BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman who overdosed on heroin while pregnant and had to undergo a cesarean section is being charged with assault on her unborn child, authorities said....
Health network's community labs closed after cyberattack
BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- A health network that fell victim to a worldwide cyberattack was unable Wednesday to offer lab and diagnostic services at 14 community and neighborhood offices as it worked to restore its computer systems....
Motorcycle lover to be buried in his Harley-Davidson sidecar
STEEL CITY, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who loved motorcycles in life is taking one last ride....
Pastor to face trial in granddaughter's faith healing death
WERNERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- The pastor of a fundamentalist congregation that eschews modern medicine will stand trial on a charge he should have alerted authorities when his 2-year-old granddaughter was dying of pneumonia last year, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Wednesday....
Pennsylvania Senate OKs bill to let school workers have guns
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- School districts that let employees carry firearms on school grounds to help protect students from would-be killers would have to abide by certain ground rules, including training requirements and psychological evaluations for those employees, under legislation approved by state senators Wednesday....
Gorilla at Philadelphia Zoo picks name for baby
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A new baby gorilla at the Philadelphia Zoo finally has a name and his mother picked it out....
Aide: Prosecutor spent campaign funds on posh social clubs
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A campaign finance manager for Philadelphia's top prosecutor has testified the prosecutor spent campaign funds on ritzy social clubs, facials, massages and a $2,600 birthday party for his girlfriend....
2 train conductors struck, killed on tracks in Washington
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two conductors who got out of their freight train to follow up on an alert that there was a problem with one or more of its wheels were struck and killed by a passenger train near Washington's Union Station....
Animal cruelty law has governor's signature, dog's paw print
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf and a Boston terrier found emaciated and diseased at an animal breeding operation have signed legislation strengthening laws against animal cruelty and neglect....
Application for PennEast pipeline closed over deficiencies
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey regulators on Wednesday closed an application for a more than $1 billion natural gas pipeline starting in Pennsylvania and ending in New Jersey....
Earlier this month the Pa. Senate passed legislation that would prevent municipalities from passing green-friendly policies aimed at reducing the environmental effects of plastic bags. Supporters of the bill say regulations on plastic bag sales could inhibit the state's 14 manufacturing facilities and the recycling industry. Environmental groups have opposed the legislation, arguing local communities should have the option to fight litter. Gov. Wolf has previously opposed the bill, though it's not clear whether he plans to veto the legislation.
Do you support the Supreme Court decision to temporarily allow the President's immigration travel ban to go into effect until they hear the case this fall?