Obama spurns GOP with expansive immigration orders
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."...
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Chinese state media give profs a chilling warning
BEIJING (AP) -- Over two weeks, the state-owned Liaoning Daily newspaper sent reporters to sit in on dozens of university lectures all over the country looking for what the paper said were professors "being scornful of China."...
Angry Mexicans protest over 43 missing students
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A largely peaceful march by tens of thousands demanding the return of 43 missing students ended in violence, as a small group of masked protesters battled police in Mexico City's main square....
Japan's lower house dissolved for snap election
TOKYO (AP) -- Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved the lower house of Japan's parliament Friday, forcing a snap election in an apparent bid to shore up support for his scandal-plagued government so that he can pursue his policy goals....
Wolf hopes to have Cabinet in place by Jan. 20
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf says he hopes to have his Cabinet picked before his Jan. 20 inauguration....
No ruling yet on prosecution in porn email scandal
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has not decided whether to prosecute anyone in a scandal over the email exchange of pornography by state government employees, a spokeswoman said Thursday, pulling back an earlier statement about whether anyone could be charged over child pornography....
Detective: Penn. murderer says he killed in Texas
DALLAS (AP) -- A man who was sentenced to death in Pennsylvania this week for the 2008 killing and dismemberment of a woman told investigators that he also killed women in Texas, where he used to live....
Final 2 Pa. Turnpike case defendants plead guilty
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecution of "pay-to-play" allegations within the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ended quietly Thursday when two former high-ranking officials pleaded guilty and were sentenced to five years of probation....
Court sides with union over Pa. health centers
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court sided with a union that represents nurses Thursday and put a halt to plans by the Corbett administration to close more than a third of the state's county-based health centers....
Court: $500K limit proper for girl run over by bus
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A $14 million jury award to a suburban Philadelphia girl who was run over by a school bus was properly reduced to $500,000, the state's highest court ruled....
Allegheny settles jail sex lawsuit for $115,000
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania county says it's paying $115,000 to an inmate who sued after she was sexually assaulted by a jail guard....
Senator: Obama climate plan unfair to Pennsylvania
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Pennsylvania's Democratic senator is criticizing President Barack Obama's proposed climate change rules, urging revisions to a plan that he says imposes unfair costs and burdens on the state....
Woman raising grandkids gets prison over pot sales
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman who said she sold marijuana to help raise several grandchildren after her daughter died has been sentenced to 15 to 30 months in state prison....
Cost-of-living raises boost top Pa. officials' pay
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Hundreds of top elected and appointed officials in Pennsylvania state government are about to receive pay raises, thanks to an automatic, annual cost-of-living adjustment....
While Washington is gearing up for a fight over immigration, some economists say there should be a discussion on the impact immigrants bring to the American economy in the long-term. A senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Robert Litan says skilled immigrants are good for America and they are twice as likely to start businesses as native-born Americans.
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