Trump spends precious campaign time promoting his businesses
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Donald Trump's campaign is defending his eyebrow-raising decision to spend precious campaign time promoting his business in the final days of the long presidential campaign as his poll numbers sink....
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Syria airstrikes kill 17, mostly children, outside school
BEIRUT (AP) -- Airstrikes in Syria killed 17 people, mostly children on Wednesday when warplanes struck a school complex in the northern rebel-held province of Idlib, activists said....
Afghan official: Taliban insurgents abduct, kill 26 people
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Taliban insurgents on Wednesday killed 26 Afghan civilians after abducting them in the remote central province of Ghor the previous day, officials said, the latest brutal attack targeting the local population in one of the country's most lawless areas....
Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistan's city of Quetta shut down on Wednesday following a militant rampage at a police academy the day before as the victims' families buried 60 police cadets and an army officer killed in the attack - one of the deadliest targeting Pakistani security forces in recent years....
Pennsylvania Turnpike: Commercial scofflaws owe $1.5M
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Turnpike is trying to shame trucking firms and other commercial haulers into paying more than $1.5 million in unpaid tolls....
Police: $45K in men's clothes stolen from high-end store
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say tens of thousands of dollars in clothing was stolen in a smash-and-grab at a high-end department store in Philadelphia....
Police identify teen charged with shooting good Samaritan
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police have identified the 17-year-old boy charged with shooting a good Samaritan who got off his bicycle to try to stop an armed robbery in Philadelphia....
Fake Marine who got lesser sentence given more prison time
READING, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who pretended to be a decorated ex-Marine sniper so he'd receive less time for theft and weapons crimes is now getting more prison time....
Despite ratings drop, Olympics boosts Comcast in 3Q
NEW YORK (AP) -- Comcast's profit rose 12 percent in the July-September quarter thanks to the Olympics and the first third-quarter gains in video subscribers in a decade....
Out-of-county jury for Pennsylvania barracks shootings trial
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A man charged with fatally ambushing a state police trooper and wounding another near a rural barracks in eastern Pennsylvania will travel to another county for jury selection in March....
Elizabeth Warren in Pittsburgh to stump for Clinton, McGinty
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Democratic U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will be in Pittsburgh stumping for presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Katie McGinty, the party's challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania....
1 dead after house fire in Chester County
BIRMINGHAM, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say one person has died after a house fire in eastern Pennsylvania....
Trial delayed for ex-mayor in historic artifact theft case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A trial has been delayed for a former Harrisburg mayor charged with stealing historic artifacts from the city....
Pennsylvania lawmakers try anew to overhaul public pensions
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican lawmakers in the Pennsylvania Legislature launched a new push Tuesday night to overhaul benefits in Pennsylvania's two large public pension systems as the state grapples with tens of billions of dollars in pension debt....
Former state Attorney General Kathleen Kane was sentenced Monday to 10 to 23 months in jail for illegally disclosing details from a grand jury investigation to embarrass a rival and lying about it under oath. Kane was also sentenced to eight years of probation by a Montgomery County judge who said Kane's ego drove her to take down enemies and break the law.
Should the Defense Department forgive the improper bonuses awarded to reenlist soldiers to fight in Afghanistan and Iraq wars?