Trump jabs fly at Oscars, awards go to Ali, Davis, 'O.J.'
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Jimmy Kimmel-hosted 89th Academy Awards seesawed between jabs at Donald Trump and passionate arguments for inclusivity, with early awards going to Viola Davis, Mahershala Ali and "O.J.: Made in America."...
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Egypt's Christians flee terror in north Sinai security void
ISMAILIA, Egypt (AP) -- After Islamic militants barged into his uncle's house, shot him and his son dead, then looted the place and set it on fire, Said Sameh Adel Fawzy knew it was time to leave....
Casualties mount as Iraqi troops advance in IS-held Mosul
MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- "We have wounded!" the men shouted from the roadside. Two soldiers, bleeding, were being bandaged beside their smoking vehicle on the side of a dusty dirt road....
Malaysia: Poisoning of Kim caused paralysis, quick death
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -- Malaysia's health minister said Sunday that the dose of nerve agent given to North Korean ruler Kim Jong Un's exiled half brother was so high that it killed him within 20 minutes and caused "very serious paralysis."...
'American Watercolor' showcases masterpieces of movement
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Prior to the 1860s, creating art with watercolor was seen as the realm of women and children, illustrators and amateurs. Artists wanting to prove their mettle used the most prestigious medium of the time: oil paint....
Tornado, straight-line winds caused damage in Pennsylvania
The National Weather Service says a tornado touched down in northeastern Pennsylvania as storms swept through the region over the weekend, but other damage in central Pennsylvania was due to straight-line winds....
Police say more than 100 Jewish cemetery headstones damaged
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- More than 100 headstones have been vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia, damage discovered less than a week after similar vandalism in Missouri, authorities said....
Boscov's chairman remembered as energetic businessman
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Late department store chairman Albert Boscov was remembered as an energetic businessman, a caring person and a tireless cheerleader for the city he loved....
High levels of manganese found on Chicago's far South Side
CHICAGO (AP) -- Dusty mounds of petroleum coke are no longer in Chicago, but federal and city officials have discovered a potentially more dangerous kind of pollution while investigating the black piles that once towered above the city's far South Side....
Man shot by police after barbecue threat report identified
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities have released the name of a man shot and killed by a police officer in eastern Pennsylvania after a report of threats at a neighbor's backyard barbecue....
Pink slips may await some Pennsylvania public universities
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- In the coming months, some of the schools in Pennsylvania's 14-university system of higher education may get pink slips....
Charlotte Police: No injuries in gunfire by CIAA title game
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Charlotte police say they're looking for clues and suspects after a barrage of gunfire in the middle of a downtown street near the site of a basketball championship game....
Somali immigrant cab driver dies after beating; 2 charged
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Somali immigrant cab driver found beaten and robbed last week in Pittsburgh has died, and two men accused of assaulting and robbing him are facing charges, authorities said....
Man ordered to trial in woman's death reported as suicide
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania man has been ordered to stand trial in the death of his girlfriend, which authorities say he originally reported as a suicide....
State Sen. Camera Bartolotta, of Washington County is proposing a bill which would lift the "blue laws" on auto dealerships. Pennsylvania is one of only 17 remaining states that prohibits auto sales on Sunday. Bartolotta believes Southwestern Pennsylvania auto dealers are losing sales on Sundays to Ohio and West Virginia dealers open for business. However Dealer Associations across the state have said many of their members don't want to be open as it increases costs with little or no improvement in sales. Should Pennsylvania auto dealers be allowed to sell vehicles on Sundays?
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