Clinton opposes Pacific trade deal in major break with Obama
MOUNT VERNON, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton declared her opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade accord on Wednesday, her most significant break with President Barack Obama since launching her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination....
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Iran lobbied for Russian campaign in Syria , officials say
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iran played an integral role leading up to Russia's move to launch its air campaign in Syria and play a stronger role in Iraq, with one of Tehran's most powerful generals meeting for three hours with President Vladimir Putin to push for intervention, Iraqi government officials tell The Associated Press....
AP INVESTIGATION: Nuclear black market seeks IS extremists
CHISINAU, Moldova (AP) -- Over the pulsating beat at an exclusive nightclub, the arms smuggler made his pitch to a client: 2.5 million euros for enough radioactive cesium to contaminate several city blocks....
Russia fires cruise missiles from warships into Syria
DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) -- Russian warships in the Caspian Sea fired cruise missiles Wednesday as Syrian government troops launched a ground offensive in central Syria in the first major combined air-and-ground assault since Moscow began its military campaign in the country last week....
Defendants plead in jewelry store worker abduction, torture
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The two remaining defendants accused of kidnapping and torturing a jewelry store worker before dumping her in a cemetery in an attempt to get the shop's security codes pleaded guilty Wednesday....
House votes down new Wolf plan for income, drilling taxes
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf's hopes of ending Pennsylvania's 99-day-old state budget impasse were dashed Wednesday when nine of his fellow Democrats joined all House Republicans to vote against his revised plan to raise billions in income and gas drilling taxes....
3 jailed on charges they killed 15-year-old Pittsburgh boy
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man and two teens have been charged with killing a 15-year-old Pittsburgh boy in a shooting that also wounded two other people....
Police eye robbery as motive in slaying of transgender woman
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say they believe the murder of a transgender woman beaten and shot in north Philadelphia was a robbery rather than a hate crime....
Cash-strapped group says it'll sell historic ship for scrap
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A historic cruise ship moored in Philadelphia could be destined for the scrap heap if a group trying to save it doesn't get an infusion of cash....
Knots from pope-blessed grotto find new purpose: insulation
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An art installation blessed by Pope Francis during his trip to Philadelphia is being disassembled, but it will be repurposed to help the needy....
Shell to spend $69M to relocate water facilities
MONACA, Pa. (AP) -- Shell Chemicals announced Tuesday that it will pay $69 million to relocate a western Pennsylvania water source that's currently on the site of the company's proposed ethane cracker plant....
Northern Pennsylvania glass factory to close in 1 year
WELLSBORO, Pa. (AP) -- Company officials say a century-old glass factory in northern Pennsylvania will close a year from now, affecting about 114 hourly and salaried employees....
Ex-CFO of custom homes firm charged with stealing $186,000
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The fired chief financial officer has been charged with stealing roughly $186,000 from a western Pennsylvania custom homes business....
State: Highway project won't disturb discovered remains
POTTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- The state transportation department says a road-widening project won't disturb hundreds of human remains found in nearby unmarked graves....
Utah GOP Representative Jason Chaffetz has announced his bid to Rep. Dan Webster become the next House speaker, challenging next-in line Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of California and vowing to "bridge the divide" that has roiled the chamber's GOP caucus. Also seeking the speakership is Florida GOP Rep. Dan Webster.
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