Trump promotes his new luxury hotel _ along with campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With his White House dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump is spending precious campaign time promoting his private business in the final weeks of the long race. Hillary Clinton, meanwhile, is using his appearances to undermine his business credentials out on the campaign trail, accusing him of having "stiffed American workers."...
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Turkish leader threatens more involvement on Syrian border
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened Wednesday to step up his intervention in the conflict along his country's border with Syria, insisting he was determined to oust Syrian Kurdish forces gathering in the region....
IS driving hundreds into Mosul, using them as human shields
QAYARA, Iraq (AP) -- Islamic State militants have been going door to door in villages south of Mosul, ordering people at gunpoint on a mileslong trek into the city and using them as human shields as the extremists prepare to defend it from Iraqi forces, according to residents swept up in the forced evacuations....
General: Extremists plotting attacks on West from Raqqa
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. intelligence has detected signs of Islamic State plotting against the West from their Syrian stronghold at Raqqa, adding urgency to coalition plans to encircle and eventually assault the city, a senior American general said Wednesday....
The Latest: Casino says local tax bill is unconstitutional
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the flurry of activity in the Pennsylvania Legislature as its two-year session winds down (all times local):...
Pennsylvania lawmakers rush to wrap up final session votes
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Wednesday to face a rush to wrap up work on dozens of bills on what was expected to be their last day of votes in the two-year legislative session....
Philly transit agency urges riders to plan as strike looms
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With a strike threat looming for Philadelphia's bus, trolley and subway workers next week, officials are asking customers in the nation's sixth-largest transit system to start figuring out alternate ways to get to work and school....
Ex-judge's regrets could help cut sentence of drug kingpin
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former judge's regret could lead to the early release of a drug kingpin whose case became well-known because of its connection to an organ transplant that saved Pennsylvania's ailing governor in 1993....
Headmaster who fought with son over pot is returning to job
HAVERFORD, Pa. (AP) -- The headmaster of a suburban Philadelphia prep school who fought with his son over marijuana will return to his job after an assault charge was dismissed....
Arby's to sell venison sandwiches in 6 deer-hunting states
ATLANTA (AP) -- Deer hunting season is on the way, but fans of venison might not have to trek out into the woods this year to get their fix....
Boy, helped by horses, gives birthday cash to mounted police
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- An 8-year-old Pennsylvania boy who was once helped by riding therapy horses has donated his birthday money - all $356.36 of it - to benefit mounted police where he lives....
Pennsylvania Turnpike: Commercial scofflaws owe $1.5M
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Turnpike is trying to shame trucking firms and other commercial haulers into coughing up more than $1.5 million in unpaid tolls....
A fast track to ruin? Amtrak opponents fear high-speed plans
OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) -- This quaint shoreline community, proud of its role as a nursery of American Impressionist art, fears the destruction of its heritage if a federal proposal to someday run an East Coast high-speed rail line through its historic center becomes reality....
Police: $45K in men's clothes stolen from high-end store
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say tens of thousands of dollars in clothing was stolen in a smash-and-grab at a high-end department store in Philadelphia....
Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and lying about it under oath. Kane was also sentenced to eight years of probation by a Montgomery County judge who said Kane's ego drove her to take down enemies and break the law.
Should the Defense Department forgive the improper bonuses awarded to reenlist soldiers to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq wars?