Analysis: Obama holds upper hand on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP congressional leaders desperate to squelch talk of a government shutdown or even impeachment....
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AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama has quietly approved guidelines in recent weeks to allow the Pentagon to target Taliban fighters in Afghanistan, broadening previous plans that had limited the military to counterterrorism missions against al-Qaida after this year, U.S. officials said late Friday....
Bahrain holds its first major vote since unrest
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) -- Voters in Bahrain cast ballots Saturday in the island kingdom's first full parliamentary election since Arab Spring-inspired protests erupted four years ago, but a boycott called by the country's opposition threatens to overshadow the poll....
Kenya police: Al-Shabab militants kill 28 in bus
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Suspected Islamic extremists from Somalia hijacked a bus in Kenya's north and killed 28 non-Muslims on board after they had been singled out from the rest of the passengers, police officials said Saturday....
Ex-Pa. state worker charged with stealing helmets
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former Pennsylvania state worker faces federal charges for allegedly stealing 610 combat helmets....
Jury convicts driver in Pa. fire chief's death
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A York County jury has convicted a central Pennsylvania man in the death of a fire chief who was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic last year....
21 federally indicted in W.Va.-Pa. drug ring
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- A federal drug taskforce has arrested 13 and indicted 21 in a Philadelphia to Morgantown drug distribution ring....
Elderly man shoots wife with dementia, kills self
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a 92-year-old Pennsylvania man told his son he planned to end his elderly wife's suffering, then shot her in the head before killing himself....
Men want new trial on university sex-abuse claims
Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims....
Pennsylvania jobless rate declines to 6-year low
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's jobless rate dropped to a six-year low in October....
Police: Wounded suspect tried to run over officers
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say they opened fire on a suspect in northeastern Pennsylvania when it appeared the man was trying to run officers over while fleeing a crack deal with a police informant....
Tire bounds into car near Pittsburgh, killing 1
GLENSHAW, Pa. (AP) -- Police say one person is dead after a detached truck tire bounded across a Pittsburgh highway and smashed into an oncoming car....
6 wounded in shooting near Pittsburgh
CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) -- A shooting early Friday at a building outside Pittsburgh that police described as a speakeasy left six people wounded, and investigators were searching for a shooter or shooters....
Pa. sinkhole swallows truck, forces evacuation
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- A sinkhole partly swallowed a utility truck and forced the evacuation of 30 people after it struck, but did not break, a gas line in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley....
The city Parking Authority, at a cost of $350,000, will waive parking fees at 11 garages on the day after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and on Saturdays until Christmas in an attempt to attract shoppers. Next week City Council will vote on extending the free parking to street meters.
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