Trump looks to refocus his presidency in address to Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With his first address to Congress, President Donald Trump has an opportunity to refocus his young administration on the economic issues that helped him get elected. His allies hope it will help him move beyond the distractions and self-inflicted wounds that he has dealt with so far....
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UN defends refugee vetting as Trump mulls revised entry ban
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- In an office cubicle at the U.N. refugee agency, a Syrian woman and her three daughters took turns staring into a camera for iris scans. Their biometric registration, a first step toward possible resettlement in the West, is to be followed by interviews and background checks that can take months or even years....
N. Korean diplomats in Malaysia to seek Kim's brother's body
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- A high-level North Korean delegation arrived in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday seeking the body of leader Kim Jong Un's half brother, the victim of a nerve-agent attack that many suspect the North itself of orchestrating....
South Korean prosecutors to indict Samsung's de facto chief
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- South Korean special prosecutors said they would indict Samsung's de facto chief Tuesday on bribery, embezzlement and other charges linked to a political scandal that has toppled President Park Geun-hye....
Police: Nurse recorded videos of naked patients
YARDLEY, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in Bucks County say a nurse recorded videos of naked female patients....
Woman assaulted, robbed and bound in closet for 4 days
DOWNINGTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in Chester County say a man attacked, robbed and bound a 72-year-old woman....
Panel approves Villanova bridge that has crosses
VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) -- Villanova University has won approval to construct a 400-foot stone bridge that will feature metal crosses on each side....
Jewish centers cope with bomb threats; graves vandalized
Jewish centers and schools across the nation coped with another wave of bomb threats Monday as officials in Philadelphia made plans to repair and restore hundreds of vandalized headstones at a Jewish cemetery....
Philadelphia Gas Works seeks rate increase
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Gas Works is seeking its first rate increase since 2009, saying the utility's revenue has taken a hit from warmer weather and more efficiency energy use....
Judge sides with transgender students over bathroom access
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal judge on Monday ruled that three transgender students at a Pennsylvania high school, including the sister of a singer who performed at President Donald Trump's inauguration, can use bathrooms that correspond to their stated gender identities while their lawsuit challenging the school district's policy continues....
The Latest: Sessions condemns threats at Jewish institutions
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on vandalism at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia and a wave of bomb threats at Jewish Community Centers around the country (all times local):...
Prisons donate cellphones to anti-domestic violence agency
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's prison system is donating confiscated cellphones to make it easier for victims of domestic violence to call for help....
Driller's groundwater pollution draws $1.2M fine
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Tulsa, Oklahoma-based oil and natural gas exploration company is paying $1.2 million for polluting groundwater supplying five households in southwestern Pennsylvania in 2012....
Pennsylvania cleans up after weekend winds damaged buildings
LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvanians were cleaning up Monday from high winds that caused millions in property damage, scattered tree limbs across a wide swath of the state and killed farm animals....
During a speech to CPAC President Trump decried unnamed sources and told the crowd that the media shouldn't be allowed to source unless they use somebody's name. While saying some journalists are honest, Trump accused major news organizations of publishing news fiction by making up sources. Many in the media defend anonymity, as protecting the jobs and families of informants is essential when investigating stories on government dysfunction and corruption as was the case in Watergate, Iran-contra, the Clinton impeachment and many other scandals.
Given the budget deficit do you think Pennsylvania should start taxing its own lottery winnings?