McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker
WASHINGTON (AP) -- With no warning, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy withdrew Thursday from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House, shocking fellow Republicans just before voting was to begin and plunging Congress into chaos....
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The Latest: Sheikh Salman calls for FIFA ExCo meeting
ZURICH (AP) -- The Latest from the FIFA investigation (all time local):...
Israeli leader calls for calm amid spiraling attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sought to calm Israelis Thursday as a wave of Palestinian stabbing attacks spread deeper into Israel and clashes erupted across the West Bank, vowing to combat the growing violence without alienating international allies....
The Latest: PM tries to calm Israelis after attacks
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The latest developments in ongoing tensions between Palestinians and Israelis following days of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank (all times local)....
2 men arrested in deadly home invasion near Philadelphia
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (AP) -- Two men have been arrested in a deadly home invasion near Philadelphia....
Judge: City to pay $1.4M in legal costs in immigration case
HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) -- A federal judge has ordered an eastern Pennsylvania city to pay nearly $1.4 million to civil rights lawyers who thwarted the city's immigration law in U.S. Supreme Court....
FirstEnergy still exploring options for coal ash disposal
SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. (AP) -- FirstEnergy Corp. is still exploring options to ship coal ash from a Shippingport power plant even after the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection gave the company permission to use a former power plant site....
Fan: Super Bowl ticket process violates consumer law
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A New Jersey man asked a federal appeals court Thursday to revive his consumer protection lawsuit that aims to flag the NFL over the number of tickets sold to the public for the 2014 Super Bowl....
Rome mayor resigns over expense scandal
ROME (AP) -- Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino resigned Thursday following a scandal over his expense accounts that became the convenient final straw in a months-long campaign by opponents inside and out of his Democratic Party to force him from office....
No meetings between Wolf, GOP day after tax proposal defeat
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican leaders and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf aren't rushing to restart meetings, one day after the governor's tax plan was soundly defeated in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives....
ArcelorMittal sued over soot from Pennsylvania coke plant
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An environmental activist group sued ArcelorMittal USA on Thursday for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by showering nearby residents with soot and other pollutants from a western Pennsylvania coke plant more than 200 times since it reopened in April 2014....
Pennsylvania orders youth mental health facility closed
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- After investigating reports of sexual abuse, state regulators are ordering the closure of a western Pennsylvania facility that treats children and teenagers diagnosed with mental health conditions....
Talen Energy sells 3 power plants in Pennsylvania
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Talen Energy says it's selling a natural gas-fired power plant and two hydroelectric plants in eastern Pennsylvania because it's required to divest assets in specific regions of the regional electric grid....
Companies reach first union pact with security guards
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A group of security companies have agreed to the first-ever collective bargaining agreement covering hundreds of security guards who patrol dozens of buildings in Pittsburgh....
A tentative trade agreement with the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim nations has been reached. President Obama said that "Congress and the American people will have months to read every word" before he signs the deal. He further states the pact includes "the strongest commitments on labor and the environment of any trade agreement in history." Critics of the Trans-Pacific Partnership pounced quickly, saying the deal will lead to American Job loss.
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