The Trump-Clinton Twitter war: Bludgeon vs. stiletto
NEW YORK (AP) -- Back in June, when Donald Trump slammed President Barack Obama's endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Twitter, the Democrat's campaign was quick to tweet back a chilly three-word response: "Delete your account ."...
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Tourism overtakes dairy as New Zealand's top overseas earner
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- In New Zealand there are twice as many cows as people, but it's the hobbits that are really making hay....
Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's city of Quetta is in shutdown following a militant rampage at a police academy this week and funerals are underway as families bury some of the 61 people killed in the attack....
Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 20 people
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban insurgents have killed at least 20 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said Wednesday....
Pennsylvania lawmakers try anew to overhaul public pensions
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican lawmakers in the Pennsylvania Legislature launched a new push Tuesday night to overhaul benefits in Pennsylvania's two large public pension systems as the state grapples with tens of billions of dollars in pension debt....
Pennsylvania lawmakers eye extension to fix local casino tax
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Senate is preparing legislation to temporarily reinstate a mandate that casinos pay millions of dollars to host communities, after it was struck down by the state's highest court....
Decision in McDonald's payroll card suit is upheld on appeal
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- An appeals court has upheld a judge's decision that the owners of 16 McDonald's restaurants in Pennsylvania violated state law by paying hourly employees strictly with fee-laden debit cards....
Washed-out bridge blamed for pipeline rupture, gas spill
TROUT RUN, Pa. (AP) -- A bridge washed out by flooding traveled the length of a football field and ruptured a pipeline last week, spilling about 55,000 gallons of gasoline into a Pennsylvania creek, pipeline officials said Tuesday....
Prince Albert II visits new purchase: mom Grace Kelly's home
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Prince Albert II of Monaco was in Philadelphia on Tuesday inspecting a house he recently bought: the home where his mother, Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly, grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from his father, Prince Rainier III....
Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day....
3 US senators want women's golf open moved from Trump course
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) -- The United States Golf Association is continuing its plan to hold the 2017 U.S. Women's Open at a New Jersey course owned by Donald Trump....
Plane lands safely after hitting deer in Pennsylvania
LANCSTER, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a small plane landed safely in central Pennsylvania despite damage to its landing gear after it hit a deer during takeoff from a suburban Philadelphia airport....
Toomey, McGinty campaigning with out-of-state senators
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- With their debates over, Democrat Katie McGinty and Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey are getting campaign help from U.S. senators coming in from other states....
Pennsylvania advances rules under new medical marijuana law
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The state moved a few steps closer to setting up a medical marijuana program on Tuesday as the health department posted draft rules for dispensaries and said temporary regulations for growers and processors would be made public in a few days....
Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and lying about it under oath. Kane was also sentenced to eight years of probation by a Montgomery County judge who said Kane's ego drove her to take down enemies and break the law.
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