Promises, pomp and protests as Trump sworn in
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pledging to empower America's "forgotten men and women," Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States Friday, taking command of a deeply divided nation and ushering in an unpredictable era in Washington. His victory gives Republicans control of the White House for the first time in eight years....
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'Miracle underway': Rescuers pull out avalanche survivors
FARINDOLA, Italy (AP) -- With cheers of "Bravo! Bravo!" rescue crews pulled survivors from the debris of an avalanche-crushed hotel in central Italy on Friday, boosting spirits two days after the massive snow slide buried some 30 people. Four children were among the 10 people found alive - and one asked for cookies when she got out....
The Latest: Girl pulled from avalanche hotel, wants cookie
Gambia's defeated leader agrees to cede power: Official
BANJUL, Gambia (AP) -- Gambia's new president declared late Friday that "the rule of fear" had ended, while word emerged that longtime leader Yahya Jammeh was finally stepping aside under the threat of a regional military offensive....
Prosecutor: 'Dance Mom' should be imprisoned for fraud
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A prosecutor on Friday urged a federal judge to sentence "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller to prison instead of probation for bankruptcy fraud....
Wolf marks 2nd anniversary as governor with populist themes
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf is emphasizing populist themes on the inauguration day of President Donald Trump and the second anniversary of his own inauguration....
Pennsylvania treasurer reduces department's vehicle fleet
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's treasurer is reducing the size of his department's automobile fleet and won't use a state car himself in what he says is an effort to keep a campaign promise....
The Latest: Sentencing hearing begins for 'Dance Moms' star
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Latest on a two-day sentencing hearing for "Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller (all times local):...
As Pennsylvania's inmate ranks drop, parole population grows
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A 2012 state law that has contributed to Pennsylvania's shrinking inmate population is also helping fuel a growing population of parolees, long managed by an understaffed contingent of parole agents....
Pennsylvania jobless rate, labor force and payrolls shrink
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in December for the second straight month. But it remained well above the national rate as the labor force contracted and payrolls shrank....
Bogus doctor performed physicals at Philadelphia high school
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities are investigating how a woman with phony medical credentials ended up giving physicals last year at a Philadelphia public high school....
2 companies get probation, fine over mislabeling cheese
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Two Pennsylvania cheese businesses are being punished for selling grated Swiss and mozzarella cheeses that were fraudulently represented as Parmesan and Romano....
US rig count jumps 35 this week to 694; Texas up 17
HOUSTON (AP) -- The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. leaped by 35 this week to 694....
Authorities: Detective expedited requests for $24K in bribes
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia police detective has been charged with accepting $24,000 in bribes in exchange for expediting requests to get recovered rental cars on the national registry of stolen vehicles back on the road....
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Was Donald Trump wrong to say John Lewis is "all talk and no action" after Lewis questioned the legitimacy of his presidency?