Trump sweeps into Washington with a wave and a salute
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Ready for his big moment, Donald Trump swept into Washington on a military jet Thursday and quickly set to building better ties to the Republican Congress as he kicked off three days of inaugural festivities. Washington braced for an onslaught of crowds and demonstrators - with all the attendant hoopla and hand-wringing....
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Rescuers search for 30 after avalanche hits Italian hotel
PENNE, Italy (AP) -- Rescue workers reported no signs of life Thursday at a four-star hotel buried by an avalanche in the mountains of earthquake-stricken central Italy. Two bodies were recovered of the estimated 30 people trapped inside as the risk of more avalanches slowed the search effort....
With little room to maneuver, Syria's rebels head for talks
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels are sending more than a dozen representatives next week to the capital of Kazakhstan for talks with government representatives, the first such negotiations between the two sides in a year....
The Latest: Italian premier urges redoubling of efforts
MILAN (AP) -- The Latest on the avalanche that buried a hotel in central Italy (all times local):...
Feds grant Pennsylvania 4 more months to comply with Real ID
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Federal authorities have given Pennsylvania a few more months to comply with a 2005 federal law that requires people to prove they are legal U.S. residents in order for their driver's licenses to be valid for federal purposes, the Wolf administration said Thursday....
Cops: Screaming man who attacked officer dies after scuffle
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police say a screaming man attacked an officer and then died in a subsequent scuffle....
10-digit dialing in 717 area code to start in August
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Mandatory 10-digit dialing will begin later this year in 16 counties in south-central Pennsylvania that are getting a new area code to overlay the existing 717 area code....
Man charged with threatening to kill Obama in Facebook post
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former New Jersey man who thought President Obama had an affair with his fiancee has been charged with threatening to kill the president....
Police: On-duty Pennsylvania cop met prostitute, covered up
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A small-town Pennsylvania police officer has been charged with meeting a prostitute on duty, then trying to cover it up, state police announced Thursday....
Man who allegedly planned war on police faces more charges
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A Maryland man accused of planning an attack on police is now facing charges for allegedly threatening a Pennsylvania corrections officer....
Trump's America: Caution in evenly split Nebraska county
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A block from Nebraska's Capitol, with its unique one-chamber, nonpartisan Legislature, is the lobbying office of Bill Mueller and Kim Robak, who embody the make-it-work spirit of this city: They're husband and wife, Republican and Democrat....
Notice of execution signed for Pittsburgh cop killer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Although merely a formality, a notice of execution has been signed for a western Pennsylvania man convicted of killing three Pittsburgh police officers in 2009....
Amid scandal, new state treasurer bans contract finder fees
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's newly sworn-in treasurer says he's banning contracts that pay third-party marketers for private money managers....
Man killed in central Pennsylvania logging accident
THREE SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been killed while logging in central Pennsylvania....
Dozens of Congressional Democrats including Mike Doyle of Pittsburgh announced they will skip the Friday inauguration of President Elect Donald Trump. Some Democrats are boycotting as a show of solidarity for Rep. John Lewis of Georgia citing the president-elect's perceived insult of the civil rights icon. Lewis said in an interview that Trump wasn't "a legitimate president", with Trump then tweeting "John Lewis should spend more time on fixing and helping his district…All talk no action or results..."
Should the Trump administration discontinue the clemency initiative for nonviolent drug offenders pursued by President Obama?