Governor hopefuls distancing themselves from Clinton, Trump
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- In West Virginia, the Democrat running for governor has defended the coal industry while decrying his party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton....
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Powerful Hurricane Matthew soaks Colombia, heads for Jamaica
KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history weakened a little on Saturday as it drenched coastal Colombia and roared across the Caribbean on a course that still puts Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba in the path of potentially devastating winds and rain....
5 decisions that made the Nobel Prizes look bad
STOCKHOLM (AP) -- Nobel Prizes cannot be revoked, so the judges must put a lot of thought into their selections for the six awards, which will be announced in the next two weeks....
Leader pledges to rid Nigeria of hunger, omits worst crisis
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Nigeria's president promised Saturday to drive hunger out of Africa's most populous nation but made no mention of a conflict-driven famine threatening to kill tens of thousands of children in northeast Nigeria....
Treasurer's election arrives amid turbulence, deficits
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania voters will pick the next state treasurer to oversee an agency that is playing a bigger role in the state government's finances because of persistent deficits. The Nov. 8 election also approaches as two of the office's three most recent elected holders have been hit with federal charges....
Orchestra musicians on strike in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Musicians have been walking picket lines on both ends of Pennsylvania with strikes at orchestras in Pittsburgh and now Philadelphia, prompting cancellation of weekend concerts scheduled in both cities....
Pennsylvania college suspends students over blackface video
READING, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania college says it has suspended two students over an online video showing a student in blackface lampooning the Black Lives Matter movement....
Judge to decide on hearing in appeal in 2002 double murder
HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A judge will decide whether a hearing with testimony is warranted on the appeal of a man convicted in the slaying of an elderly Pennsylvania couple almost a decade and a half ago....
Man killed in fire in Pittsburgh-area home; cause sought
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania say fire claimed the life of a man in a Pittsburgh-area home....
Lawmakers on spot to revive intensely political casino tax
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A court decision that has hacked a major chunk out of Pennsylvania's heavily negotiated casino gambling law is prompting fear among lawmakers who represent casino districts that their communities may never recoup the tens of millions of gambling tax dollars they've enjoyed over the past decade....
Pittsburgh symphony musicians reject pay cuts, go on strike
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians went on strike Friday after unanimously rejecting calls for a 15 percent pay cut, but management contends those cuts and others are necessary because the orchestra is more than $20 million in debt....
Man who sought hit-and-run law facing drunken driving trial
NANTICOKE, Pa. (AP) -- A man who convinced Pennsylvania lawmakers to enact harsher penalties for hit-and-run drivers after his son was killed by one in 2010 has been ordered to stand trial on drunken driving charges....
Bail reduced for 2 arrested at Holland Tunnel with weapons
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey judge has reduced bail for two Pennsylvania residents who were arrested in June with another man for trying to drive into New York City with a cache of weapons....
Wentz back in Fargo for commercial shoot, homecoming game
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz is back in Fargo, where he starred at North Dakota State University....
Despite White House warnings about national security, Congress on Wednesday for the first time decided to override the President's veto of a bill that allows 9/11 families to sue the Saudi Arabian government for damages. President Obama called the override an understandable political mistake given the perceived danger of voting against 9/11 families right before an election, but will also endanger US soldiers and diplomats protected by immunity laws while serving in other countries.
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