Trump aide: No military solution in North Korea
BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's chief strategist Steve Bannon says there's no military solution to the threat posed by North Korea and its nuclear ambitions, despite the president's recent pledge to answer further aggression with "fire and fury."...
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US: War would be 'horrific' but NKorea nukes 'unimaginable'
BEIJING (AP) -- A military solution to the North Korean missile threat would be "horrific" but allowing Pyongyang to develop the capability to launch a nuclear attack on the United States is "unimaginable," the top U.S. military officer said Thursday in Beijing....
Will war of words turn into war for real? Views in east Asia
BEIJING (AP) -- Tensions are swirling as North Korea and President Donald Trump exchange threats over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs, leading to fears in east Asia of a possible armed conflict....
Young leaders of massive 2014 Hong Kong protests get prison
HONG KONG (AP) -- A Hong Kong court sent young activist Joshua Wong and two other student leaders to prison Thursday for their roles in huge pro-democracy protests nearly three years earlier, in the latest sign that tolerance for dissent is waning in the Chinese-ruled former British colony....
Council OKs hiring of attorney to push for mayor's ouster
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania city council has approved a resolution allowing the hiring of an attorney to investigate ways to force the ouster of the mayor, who has been indicted on federal corruption charges....
PATCO commuters face delays due to derailment
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- PATCO commuters are facing delays after a piece of work equipment derailed....
Police: 4 in custody after man found shot in crashed car
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Pennsylvania say four people were taken into custody after a man was found fatally shot inside a crashed car....
Shopkeeper pleads guilty to food stamp fraud and theft
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pennsylvania convenience store owner has admitted to defrauding the federal food stamp program of $85,000....
Thousands rally against white supremacy, rebuke bigotry
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Thousands of people rallying against white supremacists have marched through the streets of downtown Philadelphia....
Catholic school teacher convicted of child rape freed early
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former Catholic school teacher convicted of raping a child was released more than a decade early from prison on Wednesday after a judge threw out his conviction amid questions about his accuser's truthfulness....
Philadelphia mayor: Time to discuss future of Rizzo statue
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The mayor of Philadelphia says the city should discuss the future of a statue of one of his predecessors after reports of possible vandalism and a city councilwoman's call for its removal....
Man accused of carrying stolen firearm into theater pleads
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Georgia man accused of entering a Pennsylvania movie theater carrying what authorities said was a stolen firearm and ammunition has pleaded guilty to federal firearms law violations....
Police: Prison guard helped inmates assault another prisoner
ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania corrections officer is facing felony charges after police say he helped several inmates assault another prisoner....
Man accused of urinating on Philly synagogue walls charged
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man accused of urinating on the walls of a Philadelphia synagogue is facing charges including ethnic intimidation....
The American Civil Liberties Union is angry with Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe after they say he blamed the organization for the violence in Charlottesville last Saturday. The Governor contends the City wanted to move the demonstration out of downtown to an open field park but the ACLU threatened a lawsuit. ACLU places responsibility on passive law enforcement unable to ensure the safety of both protesters and counter-protesters, seeming to be waiting for violence to take place so they could declare an unlawful assembly and clear the area.
Should Pennsylvania call a constitutional convention to revamp state government?