GOP's 'Obamacare' repeal all but dead; McCain deals the blow
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. John McCain declared his opposition Friday to the GOP's last-ditch effort to repeal and replace "Obamacare," dealing a likely death blow to the legislation and, perhaps, to the Republican Party's years of vows to kill the program. It was the second time in three months the 81-year-old McCain emerged as the destroyer of his party's signature promise to voters....
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Families of missing in Mexico quake still hold out hope
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Hope mixed with fear Friday on a 60-foot stretch of a bike lane in downtown Mexico City, where families huddled under tarps and donated blankets, awaiting word of their loved ones trapped in the four-story-high pile of rubble behind them....
Closure at busy US-Mexico border crossing promises headaches
SAN DIEGO (AP) -- The busiest border crossing in the United States will close this weekend to the more than 40,000 cars that pass through it daily to Mexico....
Hurricane pushes long-suffering Puerto Rico to the edge
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A tired and discouraged Rosa Maria Almonte cleaned steel pots with bleach inside her darkened cafe as her daughter cooked up rice, beans and pork chops on a gas stove to feed people desperate for a hot meal in their storm-ravaged city....
Russians targeted Pennsylvania election system, state told
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Federal authorities told officials in Pennsylvania that Russian hackers unsuccessfully tried to access election systems in the state before last year's presidential election....
Analysts: Pennsylvania would lose billions under health bill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania would be one of the states hit the hardest under U.S. Senate legislation designed to repeal much of former President Barack Obama's 2010 health care law and redistribute federal health care subsidies among states, independent analysts said....
90-year-old man killed in motorcycle crash
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A 90-year-old man has died in a motorcycle crash....
Federal prosecutors allege guardsman threatened VP Pence
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Federal prosecutors have taken over the case of a National Guardsman who allegedly threatened Vice President Mike Pence before his visit to Pennsylvania for the annual observance of the Flight 93 crash on Sept. 11....
Cops: 8-year-old girl helps drive drunken Pennsylvania man
DARLINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a drunken Pennsylvania man had an 8-year-old girl drive him around until someone saw the car moving recklessly and called 911....
Coroner charged with soliciting sex from boy online
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a Pennsylvania deputy coroner has been charged with soliciting sex from an undercover officer who posed as a 14-year-old boy on the internet....
First airline flights land in Puerto Rico since Maria hit
The first airline flights to hurricane-battered Puerto Rico arrived Friday, but difficult conditions at the island's main airport caused airlines to scale back plans for more flights over the weekend....
FBI reviewing violent Pittsburgh arrest on Facebook video
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The FBI is reviewing a violent arrest recorded by a bystander and posted to Facebook, which has one Pittsburgh officer involved on temporary desk duty....
Pennsylvania coroner: Leg in Lake Erie from Ohio plane crash
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A human leg found off the Pennsylvania coast of Lake Erie was from one of three unaccounted for victims of a plane crash near Cleveland last year....
Toddler shoots uncle on busy street in downtown Philly
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a 3-year-old boy accidentally shot his uncle while the pair sat in a car on a busy street in downtown Philadelphia....
France's Winter Olympics team will not travel to the 2018 Games in South Korea next February if its security cannot be guaranteed, their sports minister said on Thursday, the first major doubts by a participating nation about growing North Korean concerns. The games organizer said they're closely monitoring the geopolitical situation, adding that safety is the top priority. Tensions in the region have escalated since North Korea conducted its sixth and largest nuclear test prompting global condemnation.
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