Trump picks labor secretary, heads west to meet OSU victims
NEW YORK (AP) -- President-elect Donald Trump is taking on a somber task Thursday that became all too familiar to his predecessor - supporting survivors after an outbreak of violence, this time families and victims from last week's attack at Ohio State University....
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A lethal mistake leads to a harrowing ambush in Iraq's Mosul
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- As Iraqi forces advanced toward the al-Salam hospital in Mosul earlier this week, encountering only light resistance from Islamic State fighters, commanders decided to seize the facility instead of sweeping the neighborhoods along the road leading to it....
Syria's Assad says victory in Aleppo won't end the war
BEIRUT (AP) -- President Bashar Assad said in comments published Thursday that Syrian forces' victory in the battle for Aleppo will be a "big gain" for his government but that it will not end of the country's civil war....
Iraq's parliament speaker says airstrike killed civilians
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's parliament speaker says an airstrike targeting the Islamic State-held town of Qaim near the Syrian border killed and wounded "dozens" of civilians, and that he is holding the Iraqi government responsible....
Chester County OKs presidential recount in most precincts
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Chester County will begin a hand recount sought by Green Party-backed voters of more than 190,000 paper ballots cast in Pennsylvania's Nov. 8 presidential election....
Teen was on Facebook Live during crash that killed her, pal
TOBYHANNA, Pa. (AP) -- An 18-year-old girl was live-streaming herself as she drove along a Pennsylvania highway in the moments before the crash that killed her and a passenger....
Philadelphia to ban employers from asking salary history
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia will soon ban employers from asking job applicants for their salary history....
Judge spares doughnut founder prison, not scorn in tax case
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal judge has spared the founder of a Pittsburgh-based doughnut chain prison time for income tax violations, but not her scorn....
Defense: Consider ex-congressman's good deeds in sentencing
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Lawyers for a former Pennsylvania congressman are asking a judge to consider his years of public service before sentencing him in a federal racketeering case....
Riverstone completes $1.8B buyout of Talen Energy
HELENA, Mont. (AP) -- Riverstone Holdings LLC has completed its $1.8 billion purchase of Talen Energy Corp., the Pennsylvania company that is the operator and co-owner of Montana's Colstrip power plant....
Couple held in death of 76-pound disabled man with bed sores
VERONA, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania couple has been jailed in the death of a disabled man who weighed just 76 pounds when he died in bed at their home last year....
DRPA holds line on tolls in new operating budget
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- Commuters will not be paying more to cross the four bridges operated by the Delaware River Port Authority next year....
Record shop owner guilty in addict-fueled shoplifting ring
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The owner of a since-shuttered Pittsburgh record store has pleaded guilty to using heroin addicts to shoplift books, videos, and other products that he then resold online....
Police probe death of man found near cliff after fight call
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Police have continued to investigate the death of a man found dead beneath a cliff after an assault was reported in eastern Pennsylvania....
Time Magazine named Donald Trump as their Person of the Year. In bestowing the award, Time Magazine said Trump's victory in the presidential election has shaken up the U.S. political system, for better or worse. Accepting the accolade Trump called it "a tremendous honor that from a magazine I grew up reading". Runner-up for the award was Hillary Clinton, who narrowly lost the 2016 presidential election to Mr. Trump.
Was Sarah Palin right to criticize Donald Trump for using subsidies to keep manufacturing jobs from going to Mexico?