Head of Trump-Russia probe under fire, won't step down
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Potential White House entanglement in Congress' investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 election brought new cries of protest from Democrats on Tuesday as fresh political allegations clouded the probe....
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Russian Manafort client: Willing to speak to Congress
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Russian billionaire close to President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday he is willing to take part in U.S. congressional hearings to discuss his past business relationship with President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort....
US official: Trump to meet China's Xi first week in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with President Donald Trump the first full week of April, a senior State Department official said Tuesday....
Unfriendly fire: US strikes that have killed civilians
The explosion in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul last week, which residents say killed more than 100 civilians, may have been caused by a U.S. airstrike, making it potentially one of the deadliest attacks on civilians ever carried out by American forces....
Indicted prosecutor, fighting money woes, needs a new lawyer
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia's top prosecutor has three days to find a new lawyer in a federal bribery case against him although it's unclear whether he has the money to pay anyone....
Death penalty mulled in alleged assault, death of boy, 4
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania are considering seeking the death penalty against a man accused of having raped and killed his girlfriend's 4-year-old son at the motel where they had been staying....
Cosby lawyers ask to exclude testimony on other women, pills
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bill Cosby's lawyers filed a motion Tuesday to prevent jurors at his upcoming sex-assault trial from hearing the actor admit giving women quaaludes, money or educational funds, saying the testimony would unfairly prejudice them....
Teen, 17, found shot on playground
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania say a 17-year-old youth was shot and killed on a playground in suburban Pittsburgh....
Handyman accused of serial child rape hit with new charges
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia handyman accused of serial child rape is facing additional charges involving a sixth child....
Jury selection finished in trial of barracks ambush suspect
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Jury selection is finished in the trial of a man accused of fatally shooting a state trooper and wounding another in an ambush outside their rural Pennsylvania barracks....
Abby Lee Miller quits 'Dance Moms' before fraud sentencing
"Dance Moms" star Abby Lee Miller says she has quit the Lifetime reality series ahead of her scheduled May sentencing on federal bankruptcy fraud charges....
Man charged with involuntary manslaughter in teen's death
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of a high school student found in a bullet-riddled sport-utility vehicle almost two years ago....
Philadelphia doctor accused of hacking female classmates
MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. (AP) -- New Jersey prosecutors have accused a Philadelphia doctor of hacking into the emails, cellphones and social media accounts of several women who were high school classmates....
Pennsylvania school board files labor charges against union
DALLAS, Pa. (AP) -- A northeastern Pennsylvania school board accuses teachers of mounting an illegal strike and refusing to submit to mandatory arbitration....
On Monday Senate Judiciary Committee Democrats forced a one-week delay before sending Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch to the full Senate for approval. Already 17 Democrats in opposition to Gorsuch ARE calling for a filibuster of his nomination while invoking the 60-vote threshold for his approval. But Republicans hold 52 of 100 seats and are considering using the nuclear option which eliminates filibuster for Supreme Court nominees, requiring instead a simple majority for final confirmation.
Should the Pittsburgh Public Schools arm their police officers?