Bannon faults George W. Bush for 'destructive' presidency
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- Former White House adviser Steve Bannon depicted former President George W. Bush as bumbling and inept, faulting him for presiding over a "destructive" presidency during his time in the White House....
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Chinese power over North Korea? It's more myth than reality
BEIJING (AP) -- At first glance, it seems the perfect solution to the world's most dangerous standoff: Find a way to get China to use its enormous influence to force North Korea to abandon its nuclear bombs....
Japan votes: Incumbent PM Abe appears headed to victory
TOKYO (AP) -- Japan's leader may have made the right call after all, if not for his country then for himself....
King's legacy still felt strongly as Thailand bids goodbye
HUAY HOM, Thailand (AP) -- Half a century has passed and the king is dead, but the villagers of Huay Hom still haven't forgotten the day Bhumibol Adulyadej descended by helicopter into their remote, impoverished mountain valley in northern Thailand and changed their lives forever....
Man who stabbed fellow students considers pleading guilty
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man charged with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at his suburban Pittsburgh high school three years ago will spend the weekend considering whether to plead guilty, his attorney and a prosecutor said Friday....
Attorney General: Prosecutor influenced girlfriend's cases
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A 72-year-old Pennsylvania prosecutor obstructed justice and misused the power of his office by improperly intervening in criminal cases involving his 39-year-old heroin-using girlfriend, who is now in state prison on a check-forgery case, a state grand jury found....
Ex-councilwoman's donation helps save 19 cats in house fire
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania town's fire department is praising an ex-councilwoman whose donation helped save the lives of 19 cats in a house fire....
Florist's shop robbed while owner giving flowers to veterans
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania florist's shop has been robbed while the owner was away handing out free bouquets to veterans at a health center....
Ex-prosecutor to sue Cosby accuser, alleging personal injury
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former district attorney who declined to press sexual-assault charges against Bill Cosby in 2005 has filed the beginnings of a lawsuit against Cosby's accuser in Philadelphia....
Judges tosses charge against pregnant woman who overdosed
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge has dismissed the most serious criminal charge against a woman who authorities say overdosed while pregnant....
High school students protest over racist carved pumpkins
COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Several hundred students at a Pennsylvania high school walked out to protest the second race-related incident at the school in just over a week: a Facebook photo showing current and former students posing with pumpkins carved with racist symbols....
Ex-Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams disbarred
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court disbarred Philadelphia's former top prosecutor, the latest blow to the jailed ex-district attorney who pleaded guilty in a bribery scandal earlier this year....
Man who slit neck of girlfriend set to move out gets prison
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who flew into a rage when his girlfriend said she was moving out has been sentenced to prison for trying to slit her throat with scissors and hitting her with a hammer....
Police: Newborn's dad sold heroin in hospital maternity ward
GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he sold heroin in the hospital maternity ward room where people were visiting his newborn daughter....
Pittsburgh's employee medical benefits for the first time will provide coverage for sex change surgery, Mayor Bill Peduto announced Thursday. The city has considered offering the benefit for years as the current medical package provides mental health and hormonal therapy benefits to transgender employees and their families. "We want to be able to provide quality healthcare to all of our employees," the mayor said. "It helps us to get good employees within the city, and certainly we want to be able to allow everyone to live their life to their full potential."
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