Clinton, Trump battle fiercely over taxes, race, terror
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. (AP) -- In a combative opening debate, Hillary Clinton emphatically denounced Donald Trump Monday night for keeping his personal tax returns and business dealings secret from voters and peddling a "racist lie" about President Barack Obama. Businessman Trump repeatedly cast Clinton as a "typical politician" as he sought to capitalize on Americans' frustration with Washington....
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Colombia, FARC sign historic peace deal ending long conflict
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's government and its largest rebel movement signed a historic peace accord Monday in an emotional ceremony that seeks to put an end to a half-century of combat and put the war-weary nation on the path to reconciliation....
Syria says truce still viable after week of airstrikes
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's foreign minister said Monday that an internationally-brokered cease-fire is still viable, as rescue workers in Aleppo sifted through the rubble from the heaviest airstrikes on rebel-held areas of the northern city in five years....
Kerry meets Venezuelan president amid escalating tensions
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that he is "deeply concerned" about escalating political tensions in Venezuela as he held his first official meeting with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro....
Toomey tries to use disagreements with Trump to advantage
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is trying to turn his refusal thus far to endorse GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump into a strength, saying Monday there's no evidence his Democratic challenger Katie McGinty would stand up to Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, should Clinton be elected....
Judges delay Menendez decision pending Supreme Court appeal
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal appeals court has delayed any court action against U.S. Sen Bob Menendez of New Jersey while he appeals to the U.S. Supreme Court....
Old graves being exhumed in effort to ID homicide victims
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A motorist found her wrapped in a blanket on the side of the interstate, clad in shorts, a pink blouse with lace trim, and floral-print slippers. She'd been doused in sulfuric acid....
Hospital sued over firing of employees who refused flu shots
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- Federal authorities are suing a Pennsylvania hospital, alleging religious discrimination in the firing of six employees who refused to get flu shots....
Sex offender selling Nazi flag is booted from county fair
BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania fair vendor, who turned out to be a registered sex offender, was booted from the event after visitors complained that he was selling Nazi flags....
Police: Man broke into woman's home, sexually assaulted her
WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man is accused of breaking into a woman's home in Connecticut and sexually assaulting her....
Couple pleads not guilty to locking children in dog cages
NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania couple charged with locking two adopted children in dog cages as a form of discipline while they lived in Connecticut have pleaded not guilty....
Man who pulled autistic boy's teeth out sentenced to prison
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Philadelphia-area man accused of severely beating a 4-year-old autistic boy and pulling out three of his teeth has been sentenced to two to 10 years in prison....
2 convicted of murder in Pittsburgh man's '14 shooting death
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Two men were convicted Monday of murder in the shooting death of a Pittsburgh man that authorities said stemmed from a request from a former lover to have him beaten up....
Pair of friends piloted planes that crashed in NY, killing 3
NORTH COLLINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Authorities say two small airplanes that collided and crashed in western New York were piloted by friends who'd taken off with four other planes for their usual weekend outing....
Last week a coalition of 21 states sued U.S. department of labor over a new rule mandating employers pay overtime to their white collar workers performing administrative and professional duties while doubling the salary threshold to $47,500 for eligibility. The Obama administration hails it as a meaningful boost to many workers' wallets ensuring fairer compensation. While states claim the regulation will burden private and public sectors by straining budgets, forcing layoffs, and cutting work hours.
Should the Charlotte police release to the public the video footage from the police shooting earlier this week?