Vegas shooting doesn't change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll
ATLANTA (AP) -- The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans' opinions about gun laws....
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US-backed Syrian force declares victory over IS in Raqqa
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian Kurdish-led forces backed by the United States declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence after a four-month battle that left it in ruins....
Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria
RAQQA, Syria (AP) -- Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group and thousands of bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition....
Spanish PM to unveil measures to fight Catalan separatists
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Spain's prime minister says his government will unveil specific measures Saturday to halt Catalonia's independence bid but refused to confirm if that included plans to hold a regional election in January....
Ex-prosecutor to sue Cosby accuser, alleging personal injury
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former district attorney who declined to press sexual-assault charges against Bill Cosby in 2005 has filed the beginnings of a lawsuit against Cosby's accuser in Philadelphia....
High school students protest over racist carved pumpkins
COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Several hundred students at a Pennsylvania high school walked out to protest the second race-related incident at the school in just over a week: a Facebook photo showing current and former students posing with pumpkins carved with racist symbols....
Attorney General: Prosecutor influenced girlfriend's cases
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A 72-year-old Pennsylvania prosecutor obstructed justice and misused the power of his office by improperly intervening in criminal cases involving his 39-year-old heroin-using girlfriend, who is now in state prison on a check-forgery case, a state grand jury found....
Ex-Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams disbarred
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court disbarred Philadelphia's former top prosecutor, the latest blow to the jailed ex-district attorney who pleaded guilty in a bribery scandal earlier this year....
DA, defense: School stabbings suspect mulling guilty plea
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man charged with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at his suburban Pittsburgh high school will spend the weekend mulling whether to plead guilty....
Man who slit neck of girlfriend set to move out gets prison
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who flew into a rage when his girlfriend said she was moving out has been sentenced to prison for trying to slit her throat with scissors and hitting her with a hammer....
Police: Newborn's dad sold heroin in hospital maternity ward
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he sold heroin in the hospital maternity ward room where people were visiting his newborn daughter....
Maryland grants utility permit for high-speed transit system
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has thrown his support behind a proposal by transportation pioneer Elon Musk to build a high-speed, underground transit system between New York and Washington....
Guardsman accused of threatening VP Pence awaiting trial
JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A National Guardsman has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and is awaiting trial in federal court on charges that he threatened Vice President Mike Pence before his visit to Pennsylvania for the annual observance of the Flight 93 crash on Sept. 11....
Pennsylvania unemployment shrinks as payrolls hit new high
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's unemployment rate dropped in September for the second straight month, as payrolls hit a record high and the labor force tightened again....
The Supreme Court will hear a dispute between the U.S. and Microsoft on whether the government has the authority to force them to hand over emails and other digital information sought in a drug trafficking criminal probe but stored on a server in Ireland. A federal appeals court ruled the emails were beyond the reach of a domestic search warrant. The case is among several that pits tech. companies' right to protect digital privacy and investigators' need for information to combat crime and terrorism.
Should Gov. Wolf approve the House revenue proposal that borrows $1.5 billion-dollars, expands gambling, and uses fund transfers without raising taxes to balance the budget?