House Speaker Paul Ryan refuses to back Donald Trump
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the GOP....
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Wildfire in Alberta now 85,000 hectares in size
FORT MCMURRAY, Alberta (AP) -- A massive wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta grew to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres) in size and officials said Thursday they would like to move south about 25,000 evacuees who had previously fled north, including 8,000 by air....
Expert: Alberta evacuation 1 of largest in recent memory
The wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta is driving one of the largest evacuations in North America in recent memory, said Bill Stewart, co-director of the University of California's Center for Fire Research and Outreach at the University of California, Berkeley....
Global, local leaders vow hard work against temperature rise
WASHINGTON (AP) -- International leaders and local officials on Thursday pledged to work hard to stem the rise of global temperatures by investing in public transportation and electric cars, planting trees and switching to solar energy....
Plea scheduled for ex-Rendell aide snared in FBI sting
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former top state official is scheduled to plead guilty to wire fraud next week in a case apparently stemming from an FBI investigation into allegations of public corruption in Pennsylvania....
Dad pleads not guilty in death of daughter shot by constable
NEW BLOOMFIELD, Pa. (AP) -- The father of a 12-year-old girl accidentally shot by a constable serving eviction papers pleaded not guilty Thursday to homicide charges....
Convicted child molester Sandusky gets appeals hearing
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday gave convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky a hearing later this month to prove his claims that prosecutors lied, withheld evidence and leaked secret grand jury information to find additional victims....
Part-time farm worker charged with stealing $900K from job
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a part-time painter at a Pennsylvania farm stole more than $900,000 from his employers to fund a lavish lifestyle that included luxury cars, jewelry, a trip to the Bahamas and private schools for his children....
Woman arrested for staying silent during traffic stop sues
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A Philadelphia woman who was arrested after she refused to answer questions during a traffic stop in New Jersey has sued state police, claiming troopers violated basic rules by arresting her for remaining silent....
Education Management Corp. cutting 200 mostly online staff
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh-based Education Management Corp. is laying off 200 workers, mostly in the city and in Phoenix....
Passenger killed in crash of small Pennsylvania transit but
LEHIGHTON, Pa. (AP) -- A passenger has been killed in a crash involving a small transit bus in rural eastern Pennsylvania....
Partial skull found in Pennsylvania forest there for years
SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- A partial human skull found in a state forest last month had likely been there for at least 10 years....
Morning Call's publisher, editor-in-chief, retiring
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- David Erdman, a journalist who over a 35-year career at The Morning Call rose through the ranks of the newspaper to become its top editor and publisher, announced Thursday he is retiring....
June 21 trial set for Pennsylvania woman in tub drownings
Governor Tom Wolf and Pittsburgh area officials want Pennsylvania regulators to greatly reduce their $11.4 million fine against ride-sharing company Uber. The Public Utility Commission which also regulates buses and taxis fined the company last month for operating six months in 2014 without a license. Mayor Peduto and County Executive Fitzgerald contend innovative companies might be discouraged from investing in Pennsylvania if the fine is allowed to stand noting Uber has picked Pittsburgh as its world headquarters for advanced technology research and for testing self-driven vehicles.
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