Trump hits hard at 'Obamacare' after gloomy report
DORAL, Florida (AP) -- Hoping for a potent late-campaign issue against Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump declared Tuesday that "Obamacare is just blowing up" after the government projected sharp cost increases for President Barack Obama's health care program....
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Expert calls UN response to cholera in Haiti 'a disgrace'
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A U.N. human rights expert strongly criticized the United Nations on Tuesday for denying legal responsibility for the 2010 cholera outbreak in Haiti caused by U.N. peacekeepers, calling it "a disgrace" and urging the world body to issue an apology and accept responsibility....
Ontario nurse charged in deaths of 8 nursing home residents
TORONTO (AP) -- A nurse has been charged with the murders of eight elderly people at nursing homes in southwestern Ontario over a seven-year period, police said Tuesday....
Report: Gunmen still control metals mined for modern gadgets
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Violent gunmen still menace pick-and-shovel miners in eastern Congo, a new report finds, despite years of efforts to loosen their grip by local reformers, Western activists and companies like Apple and Intel that use minerals from the African region in their products....
Decision in McDonald's payroll card suit is upheld on appeal
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- An appeals court has upheld a judge's decision that the owners of 16 McDonald's restaurants in Pennsylvania violated state law by paying hourly employees strictly with fee-laden debit cards....
Pennsylvania works on rules under new medical marijuana law
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania officials are making progress on rules to govern the state's new medical marijuana program, including how dispensaries will operate and the fees paid by growers and processors....
Toomey, McGinty campaigning with out-of-state senators
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With their debates over, Democrat Katie McGinty and Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey are getting campaign help from U.S. senators coming in from other states....
Prince Albert II surveys his purchase: Grace Kelly's home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Prince Albert II of Monaco has made a trip to Philadelphia to inspect the house he recently purchased: the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from his father, Prince Rainier III....
Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day....
Washed-out bridge blamed for pipeline rupture, gas spill
TROUT RUN, Pa. (AP) -- A bridge washed out by flooding traveled the length of a football field and ruptured a pipeline last week, spilling about 55,000 gallons of gasoline into a Pennsylvania creek, pipeline officials said Tuesday....
Court-martialed Army colonel gets 4 years for child porn
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An Army colonel who worked at the U.S. Army War College faces up to four years in military prison after pleading guilty to three child pornography counts during a court-martial at Fort McNair in Washington....
Ex-Pennsylvania attorney general out on bail amid appeal
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Democrat Kathleen Kane burst onto the political scene in Pennsylvania with an enviable array of assets: glamour, charisma and a campaign war chest from her husband's fortune that topped $2 million for her 2012 run for state attorney general....
Sen. Toomey's neighbors' homes hit with anti-GOP graffiti
ZIONSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Police are investigating anti-Republican graffiti spray-painted on the homes of neighbors of GOP U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania....
Allegheny Technologies won't reopen 2 Pennsylvania plants
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Allegheny Technologies Inc. won't reopen two western Pennsylvania plants that were idled earlier this year, the specialty steelmaker announced Tuesday....
Short of troops to fight in Iraq and Afghanistan a decade ago, the National Guard offered tens of thousands of soldiers bonuses of $15,000 or more to reenlist. The Pentagon now is demanding the money back, as investigations have found widespread fraud and mismanagement by National Guard officials under pressure to meet enlistment targets. But soldiers say the military is reneging on 10-year-old agreements and imposing severe financial hardship on veterans whose only mistake was to accept bonuses to reenlist.
Should Pennsylvania lift the ban and allow PennDot to produce ID acceptable to the Federal Real ID program?