Trump meets with Ohio State victims, taking on somber duty
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- In the midst of his Cabinet deliberations, President-elect Donald Trump flew to Ohio Thursday to meet with victims and families after the latest U.S. outbreak of violence, a somber duty that became all too familiar to his predecessor....
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The Latest: Turkey sends 300 more troops to Syria border
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local):...
Russia says Aleppo combat suspended, residents say no let-up
BEIRUT (AP) -- Russia said the Syrian army was suspending combat operations in Aleppo late Thursday to allow for the evacuation of civilians from besieged rebel-held neighborhoods, but residents and fighters reported no let-up in the bombing and shelling campaign on the opposition's ever-shrinking enclave....
UN Syria envoy say time may be right for negotiations
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia's announcement that Syria was suspending combat operations in Aleppo may mean the time is right to restart negotiations for a peace deal, the U.N. envoy for Syria said Thursday....
Teen was on Facebook Live during crash that killed her, pal
TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) -- An 18-year-old girl was live-streaming herself as she drove along a Pennsylvania highway in the moments before the crash that killed her and a passenger....
Pennsylvania fights Green Party recount bid in federal court
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Calling it a "fishing expedition," Pennsylvania election officials on Thursday asked a federal judge to throw out a Green Party-backed lawsuit that seeks a recount of paper ballots cast in the Nov. 8 presidential election and an inspection to determine whether election software was hacked....
Philadelphia to ban employers from asking salary history
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia will soon ban employers from asking job applicants for their salary history....
Multi-vehicle crash in Pennsylvania shuts highway; 15 hurt
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police say a crash involving at least 13 vehicles has shut down a snowy section of Interstate 90 just south of Erie, and at least 15 people have been taken to hospitals with injuries....
Judge spares doughnut founder prison, not scorn in tax case
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal judge has spared the founder of a Pittsburgh-based doughnut chain prison time for income tax violations, but not her scorn....
Michigan recount over; Pennsylvania sets hearing
DETROIT (AP) -- A federal judge's ruling that effectively halted Michigan's presidential recount after three days assured Republican Donald Trump's narrow victory in the state....
Defense: Consider ex-congressman's good deeds in sentencing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Lawyers for a former Pennsylvania congressman are asking a judge to consider his years of public service before sentencing him in a federal racketeering case....
Couple held in death of 76-pound disabled man with bed sores
VERONA, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania couple has been jailed in the death of a disabled man who weighed just 76 pounds when he died in bed at their home last year....
Environmentalists drop lawsuit over expired Minntac permit
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Environmental groups have dropped a lawsuit against Minnesota regulators for allowing U.S. Steel's Minntac iron mine to operate a waste pit on a long-expired permit, saying they reached a deal with the state that achieved their primary goal....
DRPA holds line on tolls in new operating budget
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- Commuters will not be paying more to cross the four bridges operated by the Delaware River Port Authority next year....
Woodland Hills High School Principal Kevin Murray suspended last week after he was recorded allegedly threatening a 14-year-old special needs student saying "I'll knock your (expletive) teeth down your throat." Speaking through his attorney about the incident following a school board meeting, he admitted to being a disciplinarian but suggested there was more to the story as he was defending a female school employee being treated disrespectfully and called a derogatory term. At the board meeting many supported Murray, while others called for him to be fired.
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