Within 24 hours, a pair of wildly different Trump speeches
RENO, Nev. (AP) -- Within a 24-hour span, President Donald Trump delivered one speech in which he tore into the media and members of his own party, and a second in which he called for national unity and love....
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Qatar restores diplomatic ties to Iran amid regional crisis
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Qatar restored full diplomatic relations with Iran early Thursday, disregarding the demands of Arab nations now locked in a regional dispute with the energy-rich country that it lessen its ties to Tehran....
16 dead as strong typhoon floods Macau, southern China
HONG KONG (AP) -- The most powerful typhoon to hit the southern Chinese region in more than half a century left at least 16 dead as a sudden deluge swamped the gambling hub of Macau, submerging streets and stranding residents....
Ship collision exposes Southeast Asian territorial spat
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- The collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker has exposed a long-simmering dispute between Singapore and Malaysia over which country should control a 60-meter (197-foot) wide guano-encrusted outcropping at the edge of the South China Sea....
Cops: Boy suffocated by mattress on crib to stop escapes
LEBANON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania couple was jailed Wednesday on charges they strapped a mattress to the top of their 2-year-old son's crib to prevent him from crawling out, causing his suffocation death four months ago....
Report highlights growing health disparities in Appalachia
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- The 25 million people who live among the Appalachian mountains have struggled to keep up with health gains of the rest of the nation, falling behind in most major public health indicators, according to a study released Thursday....
Lawsuit: School created culture of abuse and excessive force
A Pittsburgh-area school with a history of racial tension created a culture of verbal abuse and excessive force that allowed resource officers to shock students with stun guns and body-slam them, according to a civil rights lawsuit filed Wednesday....
Lawsuit: Train that crashed also overshot previous station
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man who was among dozens of people injured when a commuter train crashed at a suburban Philadelphia terminal is suing the rail company, claiming the train also blew past a previous station before the accident....
Meaning of 'clean coal' mentioned by Trump unclear
President Donald Trump invoked "clean coal" at Tuesday night's rally in Phoenix, repeating a phrase that's used often by coal industry supporters to put a positive spin on the heavily polluting fuel - but one that remains ambiguous in its definition....
Pennsylvania repays credit line, but more cash problems loom
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania state government has repaid a short-term $750 million line of credit that kept its main bank account from hitting zero this month....
More charges sought against pregnant woman in overdose case
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors are seeking more charges against a Pennsylvania woman they say overdosed on heroin while she was seven months pregnant....
Woman convicted of third-degree murder in toddler's death
CLEARFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman has been convicted of third-degree murder in the death of her boyfriend's 2-year-old daughter while baby-sitting the child more than 3½ years ago....
Man tossed from wagon, trampled by horse at county fair dies
MEADVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been thrown from a wagon and trampled by a horse at a Pennsylvania county fair and has died....
State says loan company mismanaged debt-forgiveness program
BOSTON (AP) -- One of the nation's largest student-loan companies is accused of mismanaging programs that offer debt forgiveness to public servants....
Faced with an angry backlash for defending white supremacists' right to march in Charlottesville, the American Civil Liberties Union is confronting a feeling among some of its members that maybe some speech isn't worth defending. Cracks in the ACLU's strict defense of the First Amendment no matter how offensive the speech opened from the moment a counter-protester was killed. A Virginia ACLU leader resigned, tweeting, "What's legal and what's right are sometimes different."
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