Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault
NEW YORK (AP) -- His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony....
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Police: 5 killed in shooting at nightclub at Mexican resort
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) -- A shooting attack at an electronic music festival in Mexico's Caribbean coast resort of Playa del Carmen on Monday left five people dead, including two Canadians, an Italian and a Colombian, authorities said....
EU nations react with surprise, defiance to Trump remarks
BRUSSELS (AP) -- European Union nations reacted with surprise and defiance Monday to Donald Trump's comments that he believed NATO was "obsolete" and that more member states would leave the 28-nation EU....
British pound sags ahead of prime minister's Brexit speech
LONDON (AP) -- After months of repeating the mantra that "Brexit means Brexit," Prime Minister Theresa May is set to reveal details of Britain's closely guarded plans for leaving the European Union, in a speech that has already increased pressure on the beleaguered pound....
Questions burn in Capitol over how Wolf will handle deficit
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- It's what everyone in the Pennsylvania Capitol is asking: How will Gov. Tom Wolf balance his budget proposal without a major tax increase?...
Looser rules on beer sales to take effect in Pennsylvania
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania drinkers will get a new reason to celebrate on Tuesday, when looser regulations on beer retailers go into effect, letting them sell any quantity, including individual 32-ounce bottles, six-packs and growlers....
Quaker group marks centennial with 'Waging Peace' exhibit
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The American Friends Service Committee is celebrating 100 years of nonviolent activism with an exhibition, "Waging Peace," that showcases the group's accomplishments while also illustrating work that remains to be done....
Former pro wrestler Jimmy 'Superfly' Snuka dies at 73
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Former pro wrestler Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, who earlier this month was found not competent to stand trial in the 1983 death of his girlfriend, has died at his son-in-law's home in Florida. He was 73....
Police investigating after teen slain in father's store
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police are investigating after a teenager was fatally shot inside his father's Philadelphia store....
High school football player dies in crash after college trip
PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Officials say a high school football player died in a car crash near his western Pennsylvania home following a recruiting visit to a West Virginia college....
Pennsylvania liquor stores open for King Day, other holidays
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Hundreds of Pennsylvania's state-owned liquor stores will be open for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, as well as on other holidays for the first time in the coming year....
Activists relate to King's shift from dreamer to radical
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- For Abdul Aliy-Muhammad, the Martin Luther King Jr. he learned about as a child was a man of love, peace and racial harmony, a gifted orator....
Taxi driver shot 13 times in west Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police are searching for a suspect after a taxi driver was shot 13 times overnight in Philadelphia....
Death of woman found in abandoned garage ruled homicide
BRADDOCK, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities in Pennsylvania have ruled the death of a woman who was found in an abandoned garage a homicide....
U.S. Department of Education gave failing grades to 800 for-profit colleges, 9 in Western Pennsylvania, for not meeting new federal debt-to earnings benchmarks, risking loss of federal financial aid. Academic programs fail if recent graduates' debt payment exceeds 12 percent of their total earnings. Critics call the measures unfair and discriminatory as they are not applied to traditional colleges and universities but signal out vocational schools concentrated in fields traditionally offering lower incomes at the beginning of the career cycle.
Should Edward Snowden receive speaker fees from Pitt students who attend a partially State funded University?