Trump team challenges intel on Russian election influence
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's presidential transition team on Saturday challenged the veracity of U.S. intelligence assessments concluding that Russia was trying to tip the November election to the Republican....
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Assad relies on foreign fighters in push to retake Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Syria's President Bashar Assad is on the verge of recapturing all of Aleppo from rebels, but the victory won't be his alone. The battle for Syria's largest city has attracted thousands of foreign forces backing Assad - including Russian soldiers and Shiite fighters from Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan....
Islamic State militants re-enter Syria's historic Palmyra
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian activists say the Islamic State group has re-entered the historic city of Palmyra in central Syria, nine months after they were expelled by Syrian and Russian forces in a highly publicized campaign....
Adding 200 more troops to Syria, US deepens involvement
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Drawing the U.S. deeper into the Syria conflict, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced Saturday he is sending 200 more troops to accelerate the push on the Islamic State's self-declared capital of Raqqa....
Trump's Pennsylvania electors showing no signs of flipping
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Anyone hoping Pennsylvania's 20 "unbound" Electoral College members might turn against Republican president-elect Donald Trump is almost certainly going to be disappointed....
Man convicted in death of suspected drug dealer at hotel
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been convicted in the shooting death of a suspected drug dealer at a western Pennsylvania hotel last year....
Police probe death of woman found lying in Pittsburgh street
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania are investigating the death of a woman whose body was found in a Pittsburgh street....
Man killed on I-78 while outside car after earlier crash
LENHARTSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a man was struck and killed by a tractor-trailer while standing outside his vehicle following an earlier crash on an eastern Pennsylvania interstate....
Teen, 16, sentenced to 35 to 70 years in shooting death
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A teenager has been sentenced to 35 to 70 years in state prison in the death of a man shot in a vehicle in central Pennsylvania last year....
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....
NY State opens snowmobile trails in Moose River Plains
OLD FORGE, N.Y. (AP) -- The New York Department of Environmental Conservation has opened the gates on the seasonal roads designated as snowmobile trails in the Moose River Plains Wild Forest....
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):...
Chuck Jones, president of the United Steelworkers Local 1999, in an interview says he believes Donald Trump lied to the Carrier workers when taking credit for preserving 1,100 production jobs, claiming another 550 will still lose theirs and the company collects millions in tax breaks. Trump responded tweeting "Jones has done a terrible job representing workers…needs more time working, less time talking". Jones claims within a half hour of the Trump tweets he was getting threatening calls and messages.
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