Post-election, Trump closes companies tied to Saudi Arabia
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump shut down some of his companies in the days after the election, including four that appeared connected to a possible Saudi Arabia business venture, according to corporate registrations in Delaware....
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Syrian forces squeeze Aleppo, bring new wave of evacuations
BEIRUT (AP) -- Nearly two weeks into a crushing blitz, Syrian forces and their allies have taken control of nearly all of what was once an opposition stronghold in eastern Aleppo, touching off a new wave of evacuations Friday and raising concerns about hundreds of men who have disappeared and are feared to have been seized by the government....
Diplomat: Geneva meeting could avoid 'destruction' in Aleppo
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A meeting on Saturday between Moscow and Washington is extremely important because it could avoid "massive destruction" if a plan for evacuating rebel fighters and civilians from war-ravaged Aleppo can be worked out, the U.N.'s special envoy to Syria said....
Large crowds to celebrate S. Korean president's impeachment
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Large crowds were expected to gather in South Korea's capital on Saturday to celebrate the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye over an explosive corruption scandal that saw millions protest in previous weeks....
Authorities: Officer fatally shoots man in Forks Township
FORKS TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Forks Township are investigating after a man was fatally shot by an officer....
State police: Officer shoots suspect fleeing in police car
SHIPPENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a police officer in central Pennsylvania has shot and wounded a man who stole a police vehicle and tried to run the officer down....
Examiner: Philadelphia had 35 drug overdoses in 5 days
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia medical examiner's office says as many as 35 fatal drug overdoses over a recent five-day period might be part of a bigger problem: the national opioid crisis....
The Latest: Michigan high court denies vote recount appeal
LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Latest on efforts for recounts of the presidential race in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania (all times local):...
Police: Aunt trying to scare kids fatally hit niece with van
BROWNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The aunt of a 2-year-old Pennsylvania girl who died after being pinned against a barn by a minivan says she was trying to scare the kids by speeding toward them honking her horn, but the van wouldn't stop....
Man sentenced to death for killings of men dumped in river
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Vietnam native convicted of murdering two brothers and dumping their bodies into a Philadelphia river has been sentenced to death....
School boss changes ruling, bans Confederate flag clothes
PLUM, Pa. (AP) -- A school district where a black student was upset that a classmate was allowed to wear a sweatshirt depicting the Confederate flag said on Friday that after more students went to class wearing Confederate flag clothing it must be banned....
Churches vow to offer sanctuary to people in US illegally
BROCKTON, Mass. (AP) -- Hundreds of houses of worship are offering sanctuary to people who could face deportation if President-elect Donald Trump follows through on his campaign pledge to remove millions of immigrants living in the country illegally....
Shutdown threat eases as Dems signal retreat on miners' aid
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Senate headed to a vote averting a government shutdown at midnight Friday as coal-state Democrats beat a tactical retreat and promised to continue their fight next year for months-long health care benefits for retired miners....
Pittsburgh-based PPG cutting 1,700 of 47,000 jobs worldwide
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh-based PPG says it's cutting about 1,700 jobs worldwide, or about 3.6 percent of its 47,000 workers worldwide....
Woodland Hills High School Principal Kevin Murray suspended last week after he was recorded allegedly threatening a 14-year-old special needs student saying "I'll knock your (expletive) teeth down your throat." Speaking through his attorney about the incident following a school board meeting, he admitted to being a disciplinarian but suggested there was more to the story as he was defending a female school employee being treated disrespectfully and called a derogatory term. At the board meeting many supported Murray, while others called for him to be fired.
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