As Clinton cheers, Donald Trump digs in after debate
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- A defensive Donald Trump gave Hillary Clinton plenty of fresh material for the next phase of her presidential campaign on Tuesday, choosing to publicly reopen and relitigate some her most damaging attacks....
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Muslim radical convicted in destruction of mausoleums
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- An international court on Tuesday found a Muslim radical guilty of committing a war crime by overseeing the destruction of historic mausoleums in the Malian desert city of Timbuktu, and sentenced him to nine years in prison....
Battle for besieged Syrian city of Aleppo intensifies
BEIRUT (AP) -- With international diplomacy in tatters and the U.S. focused on its election, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are seizing the moment to wage an all-out campaign to recapture Aleppo, unleashing the most destructive bombing of the past five years and pushing into the center of the Old City....
Colombia's road to peace marred by multiple obstacles
CARTAGENA, Colombia (AP) -- The contrast couldn't be more dramatic: As Colombia's president and the head of its largest guerrilla movement were putting their signatures on a historic peace deal, a 6-year-old boy was killed when he chased a soccer ball into a field and stepped on a land mine left behind during the half-century conflict....
Lawmaker seeks stronger child sex abuse lawsuits bill
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania lawmaker who has told of his victimization as a child by a Roman Catholic priest said Tuesday that he will keep fighting for legislation to allow onetime-child sexual abuse victims to sue for damages, despite the measure's rejection in the Senate as the legislative session winds down....
Biden assails Trump on housing crisis remarks
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday questioned Donald Trump's "moral center" as a result of the Republican presidential candidate's comments about America's housing collapse....
Judge rejects reduced sentence in FBI agent's shooting death
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal judge has rejected a bid for a reduced sentence for a western Pennsylvania woman convicted in the shooting death of an FBI agent during a pre-dawn drug raid at her home almost eight years ago....
Judge rejects bid to reduce charges against ex-officer
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal judge has rejected a bid to reduce the charges against a fired Pittsburgh police sergeant accused of using excessive force on a drunken fan at a high school football championship game last year....
Kentucky plumber gets probation in global spam case
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Kentucky plumber who says he found it "intoxicating" to be admired for his computer skills received probation for his role in an international scheme that sent out millions of spam messages....
Biden attacks Trump over house collapse comments
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Vice President Joe Biden is questioning Donald Trump's "moral center" as a result of the Republican presidential candidate's comments about America's housing collapse....
Congested Philly highway might open shoulders to traffic
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A stretch of highway near Philadelphia that's notorious for its bottlenecks might get some much-needed relief....
It's a girl! Philly Zoo determines baby gorilla's gender
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Workers at the Philadelphia Zoo have finally determined the gender of a baby gorilla born last month, and it's a girl....
Filings show DNC host committee raised over $85M for event
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The host committee for the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia says it raised over $85 million to put on July's event....
Ruling blocks PinnacleHealth, Hershey Medical Center merger
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A federal appeals court has reversed an earlier ruling clearing the way for a proposed merger between PinnacleHealth System and Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center....
With a tight election on the line, Republican Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton faced off Monday night in their first presidential debate, a battle emerged as the most hotly anticipated moment in modern US political history. Suspense had been building for weeks, given the huge political stakes of an increasingly competitive election no one knew how the showdown at Hofstra University in New York would unfold.
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