Trump rejects 'phony' polls, insists 'we are winning'
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) -- A defiant Donald Trump blamed his campaign struggles on "phony polls" from the "disgusting" media on Monday, fighting to energize his most loyal supporters as his path to the presidency shrinks....
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France moving more than 6,000 migrants from makeshift camp
CALAIS, France (AP) -- France began the mass evacuation Monday of the makeshift migrant camp known as "the jungle," a mammoth project to erase the humanitarian blight on its northern border, where thousands fleeing war or poverty have lived in squalor, most hoping to sneak into Britain....
Pakistani officials say 41 police trainees killed in attack
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Gunmen stormed a police training center Monday in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province and detonated explosive vests, killing at least 41 police trainees, authorities said....
Iraqis on edge of Mosul face a deadly dilemma: Stay or flee
QAYARA, Iraq (AP) -- Bayda Muhammad Khalaf followed the government's advice to stay in her home with her husband and seven children as Iraqi troops advanced near their remote village outside militant-held Mosul. But after the Islamic State fighters fled and Iraqi troops didn't appear, their tiny supply of food quickly ran out, and the family had to flee to search for territory firmly under government control....
Ex-attorney general sentenced to jail, then cuffed in court
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane, once a rising star in state politics, left a courtroom in handcuffs on Monday after getting a 10- to 23-month sentence for a retaliation scheme a judge linked to her all-consuming ego....
Biden, Kaine heading to state to rally Clinton supporters
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden will be in Pittsburgh on Tuesday to campaign for Hillary Clinton....
Pennsylvania GOP: State poll watcher law is unconstitutional
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With two weeks to go before the presidential election, the Pennsylvania Republican Party has filed a lawsuit in federal court claiming the state's law regarding poll watchers is unconstitutional....
McGinty, Toomey meet for final debate in US Senate race
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democrat Katie McGinty plowed through a fast-paced, final debate, as they shook off questions at times to focus exclusively on attacking their opponent in Pennsylvania's neck-and-neck race....
Students beaten, horse punched in mob attacks at university
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Four teens have been arrested on assault charges in flash mob attacks around Temple University in which college students were beaten, an officer was knocked down and a police horse was punched in the face, police said Monday....
Police: RV containing pot-laced candy catches fire on bridge
PENNSVILLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- Police say a pot advocacy company's RV carrying marijuana-laced candy burst into flames on a bridge that connects New Jersey and Delaware, causing lane closures and tying up traffic for hours....
Brass thief damages historic Philadelphia building
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Officials say a metal thief damaged an exterior staircase at a historically significant building in downtown Philadelphia....
Second defendant pleads in fatal barbershop slaying
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The second man charged in the shooting death of a Pittsburgh barbershop owner last year has been sentenced to 12½ to 30 years as part of a plea agreement....
Pittsburgh woman gets probation in March car-surfing death
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania woman has been placed on five years' probation in the "car-surfing" death of her teenage cousin earlier this year....
Centuries-old gravestones returned to Rhode Island cemetery
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) -- Centuries-old gravestones missing from a Colonial-era cemetery in Rhode Island have been returned after turning up elsewhere, including one found in a Pennsylvania woman's yard....
Department of Homeland Security notified Pennsylvanians there'll be new identification requirements next year to gain admittance to federal facilities like military bases, prisons, and in 2018, to board commercial flights, as state driver licenses and IDs are noncompliant with REAL ID stipulations. Instead either a valid passport, military ID or some other federally issued identification is needed. In 2012 Pennsylvania Legislature defiantly passed Act 38, barring PennDOT participation in REAL ID, denouncing it as an unfunded federal mandated intrusion of privacy.
Which is the better way to minimize ACA's rising coverage costs a single payer system or to increase insurance options?