Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be....
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Kerry to leave nuke talks, Iran ponders next step
VIENNA (AP) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry decided Friday to pull back from nuclear talks in Vienna, leaving Iran's foreign minister to ponder an apparent new proposal from Washington meant to bridge differences standing in the way of a deal with less than four days to deadline....
Narco culture surrounded slain Miss Honduras
SANTA BARBARA, Honduras (AP) -- Maria Jose Alvarado expected some difficult questions about her country at the Miss World pageant in London, so the 19-year-old beauty queen enlisted a teacher to help her prepare....
Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi van in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus....
Pennsylvania jobless rate declines to 6-year low
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's jobless rate dropped to a six-year low in October....
6 wounded in shooting near Pittsburgh
CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) -- Six people have been wounded in an early morning shooting outside Pittsburgh....
Pa. sinkhole swallows truck, forces evacuation
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- A sinkhole partly swallowed a utility truck and forced the evacuation of 30 people after it struck, but did not break, a gas line in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley....
Wolf hopes to have Cabinet in place by Jan. 20
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf says he hopes to have his Cabinet picked before his Jan. 20 inauguration....
No ruling yet on prosecution in porn email scandal
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has not decided whether to prosecute anyone in a scandal over the email exchange of pornography by state government employees, a spokeswoman said Thursday, pulling back an earlier statement about whether anyone could be charged over child pornography....
Detective: Penn. murderer says he killed in Texas
DALLAS (AP) -- A man who was sentenced to death in Pennsylvania this week for the 2008 killing and dismemberment of a woman told investigators that he also killed women in Texas, where he used to live....
Pittsburgh: Free Saturday parking for holidays
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh is offering up a holiday treat for downtown shoppers: free parking....
Final 2 Pa. Turnpike case defendants plead guilty
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecution of "pay-to-play" allegations within the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission ended quietly Thursday when two former high-ranking officials pleaded guilty and were sentenced to five years of probation....
Court sides with union over Pa. health centers
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court sided with a union that represents nurses Thursday and put a halt to plans by the Corbett administration to close more than a third of the state's county-based health centers....
Court: $500K limit proper for girl run over by bus
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A $14 million jury award to a suburban Philadelphia girl who was run over by a school bus was properly reduced to $500,000, the state's highest court ruled....
While Washington is gearing up for a fight over immigration, some economists say there should be a discussion on the impact immigrants bring to the American economy in the long-term. A senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Robert Litan says skilled immigrants are good for America and they are twice as likely to start businesses as native-born Americans.
Should the President seek Congressional authorization for the military intervention in Iraq and Syria?