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....
Fake fashion fuels vast illicit profits, sea of human misery
LONDON (AP) -- In a warehouse at London's sprawling Heathrow Airport, a border officer pulls open a cardboard box he suspects contains contraband goods. Bingo - his instincts are rewarded....
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....
Vandalism to Jewish cemetery spurs major volunteer effort
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Scores of volunteers are expected to help in an organized effort to clean up and restore a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia where vandals damaged hundreds of headstones....
Cops: Man holding $30K in stolen jewelry overdoses in bank
IRWIN, Pa. (AP) -- A man is jailed on charges he was holding $30,000 worth of stolen jewelry when he suffered an apparent drug overdose inside a Pennsylvania bank....
Police: Pennsylvania nurse recorded videos of naked patients
YARDLEY, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a Pennsylvania 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....
Probe of school water problems suggests employee misconduct
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A law firm hired by a western Pennsylvania school district to review water problems that forced an elementary school to close has found evidence that some employees may have deleted relevant emails and lied during its investigation....
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....
Cops: Man shot ex, friend as they drove from residence
BOSWELL, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a Pennsylvania man shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and wounded her male friend as they drove away from the suspect's home after retrieving her personal effects....
Ex-doctor facing prison for explicit pics of 15-year-old
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former physician who lost his medical license over a sex-for-pills case in 2002 now faces federal prison for trying to obtain explicit cellphone pictures of a 15-year-old girl....
Woman jailed, man found fatally shot at Pennsylvania home
TARENTUM, Pa. (AP) -- Allegheny County police have jailed a woman after a man was found fatally shot at a western Pennsylvania residence....
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....
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?