Nevada becomes one of Trump's big hopes for swing state win
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Russ Wheeler bears the financial scars of Nevada's lost decade, and he hopes Donald Trump can heal them....
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In North Korea
NEW YORK (AP) -- The hero, a police inspector, prowls a city known more for its political malevolence than its street crime. If you read the local newspapers, you could think it's a city with almost no crime at all. There have been no murders reported there for years, no bank robberies, no muggings, no rapes....
Grief erupts in Italy as nation honors, buries quake dead
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) -- Mourners in Italy prayed, hugged, wept and even applauded as coffins carrying victims of the country's devastating earthquake passed by at a state funeral Saturday, grieving as one nation after three desperate days of trying to save as many people as possible....
The embrace of life: A story of 2 sisters in Italy's quake
ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) -- In the chaos of Italy's devastating earthquake, an older sister's embrace allowed a young girl to survive....
Toomey crosses gun-rights divide in Pennsylvania Senate race
CARLISLE, Pa. (AP) -- Freshman U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is the rare conservative Republican who is running for re-election with the support of leading gun-control groups, but it may not be enough to save him in Democratic-leaning Pennsylvania in this unusual election year....
Death penalty sought in ambush that killed 5, unborn child
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors in Pennsylvania say they plan to seek the death penalty against two men charged in an ambush at a cookout that killed five adults and an unborn child....
Judge sent to prison despite cancer treatments
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- A former suburban Philadelphia judge has been sent to prison, ending her efforts to avoid incarceration while she is treated for breast cancer....
Body found in trunk of burning car identified
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania say the body of a man found in the trunk of a burning car in a Pittsburgh suburb last spring has been identified....
Owner: Pig found after 6 weeks in 'pretty good' condition
ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- The owner of a potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal says the pig is in "pretty good" condition after being missing for six weeks....
AG tells staff he won't be releasing lewd email report soon
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's acting attorney general told employees Friday he has no immediate plans to release a report into the exchange of lewd and objectionable emails captured on office computers....
Mom convicted of killing girl whose body was found in ravine
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman who wrote on Facebook that "Mommy loves you, my angel" after her 3-year-old daughter was found dead in a ravine in a neighboring suburb was convicted Friday of killing her by a jury that deliberated for four days....
Town rallies around Jewish family hit by swastika graffiti
HAVERTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Jewish woman in suburban Philadelphia woke up last week to a spray-painted swastika on her trash bin, and now her neighbors and strangers from other countries are rallying to support her by painting their own garbage cans with flowers, hearts, birds and butterflies....
Man who took girlfriend from hospital waives extradition
MOUNT GRETNA, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man accused of threatening two nurses at gunpoint to spring his girlfriend from a mental health care hospital has waived extradition in South Carolina....
University faculty union to vote on whether to strike
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Faculty at Pennsylvania's 14 state universities are scheduled to vote on whether to authorize a strike next month....
On Thursday a group of atheists filed a lawsuit in Harrisburg's federal court in an attempt to modify the prayer protocol at Pennsylvania's House of Representatives saying officials rejected atheists' requests for an opening invocation. The lawsuit stated "Like theists, atheists are capable of giving inspiring and moving invocations, similar to those given in other communities across the U.S., but with one significant difference - the former believe in God, while the plaintiffs do not."
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