Is the gloomy 'Obamacare' report a lifeline for Trump?
DORAL, Florida (AP) -- Suddenly armed with fresh political ammunition, Donald Trump and anxious Republicans across the nation seized on spiking health care costs Tuesday in a final-days push to spark election momentum....
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US intel chief: Getting NKorea to give up nukes 'lost cause'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- National Intelligence director James Clapper said Tuesday that the U.S. goal of persuading North Korea to abandon its nuclear weapons is probably a "lost cause" and the best hope is to cap its capability....
Pakistani cadets ran, jumped from windows to flee militants
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Survivors of an overnight attack that killed 61 people at a Pakistani police academy described chaotic scenes of gunfire and explosions, with militants shooting anyone they saw and cadets running for their lives and jumping from windows and rooftops....
Iraq battles IS in western town, far from Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters for a third day in a remote western town far from Mosul on Tuesday, but the U.S.-led coalition insisted the latest in a series of "spoiler attacks" had not forced it to divert resources from the fight to retake Iraq's second-largest city....
Decision in McDonald's payroll card suit is upheld on appeal
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- An appeals court has upheld a judge's decision that the owners of 16 McDonald's restaurants in Pennsylvania violated state law by paying hourly employees strictly with fee-laden debit cards....
Washed-out bridge blamed for pipeline rupture, gas spill
TROUT RUN, Pa. (AP) -- A bridge washed out by flooding traveled the length of a football field and ruptured a pipeline last week, spilling about 55,000 gallons of gasoline into a Pennsylvania creek, pipeline officials said Tuesday....
Prince Albert II visits new purchase: mom Grace Kelly's home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Prince Albert II of Monaco was in Philadelphia on Tuesday inspecting a house he recently purchased: the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from his father, Prince Rainier III....
Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day....
Toomey, McGinty campaigning with out-of-state senators
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With their debates over, Democrat Katie McGinty and Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey are getting campaign help from U.S. senators coming in from other states....
Pennsylvania advances rules under new medical marijuana law
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The state moved a few steps closer to setting up a medical marijuana program on Tuesday as the health department posted draft rules for dispensaries and said temporary regulations for growers and processors would be made public in a few days....
Court-martialed Army colonel gets 4 years for child porn
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Army colonel who worked at the U.S. Army War College faces up to four years in military prison after pleading guilty to three child pornography counts during a court-martial at Fort McNair in Washington....
Ex-Pennsylvania attorney general out on bail amid appeal
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Democrat Kathleen Kane burst onto the political scene in Pennsylvania with an enviable array of assets: glamour, charisma and a campaign war chest from her husband's fortune that topped $2 million for her 2012 run for state attorney general....
Sen. Toomey's neighbors' homes hit with anti-GOP graffiti
ZIONSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Police are investigating anti-Republican graffiti spray-painted on the homes of neighbors of GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania....
Lifeguards knew of danger at beach years before man drowned
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Lifeguards said they knew of potentially deadly conditions at their beach for at least six years before a man drowned when the sand gave way beneath him....
Short of troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago, the National Guard offered tens of thousands of soldiers bonuses of $15,000 or more to reenlist. The Pentagon now is demanding the money back, as investigations have found widespread fraud and mismanagement by National Guard officials under pressure to meet enlistment targets. But soldiers say the military is reneging on 10-year-old agreements and imposing severe financial hardship on veterans whose only mistake was to accept bonuses to reenlist.
Should Pennsylvania lift the ban and allow PennDot to produce ID acceptable to the Federal Real ID program?