Obama boosts Clinton: Carry her like you carried me
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- His own legacy on the line, President Barack Obama implored Americans to elect Hillary Clinton to the White House, casting her as a candidate who believes in the optimism that drives the nation's democracy and warning against the "deeply pessimistic vision" of Republican Donald Trump....
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Peru's new president sworn in surrounded by Ivy League aides
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Pedro Pablo Kuczynski assumes Peru's presidency Thursday with a Cabinet that shares his Ivy League, pro-business pedigree - a reliance on technocrats that could become a liability as he deals with an unfriendly congress and a resurgent left....
Turkey, once touted as regional model, is mired in tension
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Turkey was riding high in 2010, casting its brand of Islamic piety, Western-style democracy and economic growth as a regional model amid popular upheavals in the Mideast and North Africa....
Trump dings both Clintons in rollicking press conference
MIAMI (AP) -- Donald Trump made an extraordinary plea for Russia to help find Hillary Clinton's missing emails - but he hardly stopped there in a scattershot news conference Wednesday that doubled as counter-programming to the ongoing Democratic National Convention....
Actors, delegates protest on quiet Day 3 of Dem convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Actors and delegates took center stage in smaller and more subdued protests by Bernie Sanders supporters on a mostly quiet Day 3 of the Democratic National Convention....
McGinty gets on biggest stage in Pennsylvania US Senate race
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Democratic Party officials are giving Katie McGinty another big gift, in addition to millions of dollars in campaign help....
Supreme Court takes judge retirement age referendum case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's highest court said Wednesday it will decide whether the Legislature acted properly in April when it pulled a constitutional amendment on judicial retirement age from the primary ballot to have it rewritten....
Veteran protesters mix with newcomers outside convention
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- For some of the protesters outside the Democratic convention this week, the demonstrations in Philadelphia are the latest in a lifetime of political activism. For others, they're a first....
Takeaways: Glass ceiling shattered; 'change-maker' hailed
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hillary Clinton became the first female presidential nominee of a major party, and her husband made a personal but forceful case for her to reoccupy the White House - this time from the West Wing....
US Coast Guard's Buffalo sector getting a new commander
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) -- The U.S. Coast Guard station in Buffalo is getting a new commander as the current one heads into retirement....
Mall guard accidentally shoots another guard in buttocks
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say a security guard at a mall in the Pittsburgh suburbs accidentally shot another guard in the buttocks while loading his personal weapon....
Church official seeks bail after high court nixes conviction
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former Philadelphia church official imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints is seeking bail after Pennsylvania's highest court granted him a new trial....
Hospital network paying $2.5M to settle overbilling claims
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has paid $2.5 million to settle some claims in a federal whistleblower lawsuit accusing the hospital network of overbilling government insurance programs for neurosurgery....
A new threat in fight against overdoses: Elephant sedative
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals, 100 times as potent as the fentanyl already escalating the country's heroin troubles, is suspected in spates of overdoses in several states, where authorities say they've found it mixed with or passed off as heroin....
The turnpike will see increase tolls for the ninth year in a row and most likely each year until 2044 according to Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. The 6 percent hike will raise the cost of a trip from Ohio to New Jersey to $51.85 and $37 for E-ZPass users. Part of the reason is the turnpike’s obligation to pay PennDOT $450 million a year under a 2007 state law, earmarked for public transit, but cutting back to $50 million in 2023.
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