Remnants of pipeline protest camp go up in flames
CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) -- Some of the last remnants of the Dakota Access pipeline protest camp went up in flames Wednesday as opponents of the project set fire to makeshift wooden housing as part of a leaving ceremony ahead of a government deadline to get off the federal land....
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Analysis: As China ups heat on NKorea, US faces questions
WASHINGTON (AP) -- China's surprising suspension of North Korean coal imports puts pressure not only on Pyongyang, but also on President Donald Trump. The question for him: Should the U.S. respond with new North Korea negotiations?...
Mass slaughter in Brazil prison exposes gang war over drugs
MANAUS, Brazil (AP) -- Shortly after midnight on New Year's Eve, hundreds of inmates watched from a Manaus prison yard as the sky lit up with fireworks, paid for by the gangs that dominate the jail system....
AP PHOTOS: Brazil's crowded prisons feed gangs, violence
BOA VISTA, Brazil (AP) -- First, dominate overcrowded prisons. Then, control the streets and international drug routes....
With repeal in air, Wolf gives robust defense of health law
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf kept up pressure Wednesday to keep the 2010 federal health care law covering 1 million-plus Pennsylvanians, using his office to mount a vigorous public defense of it as efforts unfold in Congress to repeal it....
School board member sues paper over secret meeting recording
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania school board member is suing his local newspaper for reporting on the contents of a secret recording of a closed-door board meeting on the search for a new superintendent....
Attorney general says costs related to Kane reached $3.6M
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's top prosecutor estimates that legal bills stemming from his convicted predecessor's actions cost about $3.6 million....
Barnes tackles urban experience with 'Person of the Crowd'
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia is taking art to the streets - and bringing the streets into the museum - as part of a major new exhibition that looks at engaging with public space and the urban experience....
Industry: Philadelphia soda tax killing sales, layoffs loom
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Some Philadelphia supermarkets and beverage distributors say they're gearing up for layoffs because the city's new tax on soft drinks has cut beverage sales by 30 percent to 50 percent - worse than the city predicted....
College Board to boost SAT security to combat cheating
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years....
Girl to be tried as adult in slaying after Facebook feud
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that a teenage girl charged in a stabbing death that authorities said stemmed from a Facebook feud will be tried as an adult....
Immigrants change up their routines, brace for arrest
In Orange County, California, dozens of immigrant parents have signed legal documents authorizing friends and relatives to pick up their children from school and access their bank accounts to pay their bills in the event they are arrested by immigration agents....
Defense blames co-defendant in throat-slashing case
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- An attorney for a man charged in an northeastern Pennsylvania attack on a woman who was stripped, beaten and taken to woods where her throat was slit is blaming his client's co-defendant....
Federal forgery, mail fraud trial opens for retired trooper
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal court trial has begun for a retired Pennsylvania state trooper accused of having forged a dead judge's signature on a bogus court order in an effort to keep his ex-wife from receiving part of his pension....
State Sen. John Eichelberger a Republican chairman of the Education Committee is under fire for comments suggesting that minority students in inner city public schools struggling to succeed in college, should instead be encouraged to pursue vocational careers. His remarks drew fire from Democratic colleagues, calling them demeaning and alarming for someone with influence over educational policies for the state. Eichelberger says he blames failing urban school systems, not their students' skin color for why graduates falter in college.
Do you agree with Sen. McCain that President Trump's attacks on the media is to suppress a free press or is the accusation levied a political vendetta?