Trump, Clinton trade caustic barbs as roast turns bitter
NEW YORK (AP) -- The annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner, a white-tie gala in New York that is often the last time the two presidential nominees share a stage before Election Day, is traditionally a time when campaign hostilities are set aside....
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IS attacks Iraq city of Kirkuk, power plant amid Mosul fight
KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) -- Islamic State militants armed with assault rifles and explosives attacked targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk early Friday, in an assault that appeared aimed at diverting Iraqi security forces from a massive offensive against the IS-held city of Mosul....
Syrian government opens new Aleppo corridor for evacuations
BEIRUT (AP) -- The Syrian government on Friday opened a new corridor for rebels and civilians who want to leave the besieged eastern neighborhoods of Aleppo, but the U.N. said planned medical evacuations haven't begun as planned because of a lack of security assurances from the warring sides....
The Latest: Large fire amid clashes in Iraqi city of Kirkuk
IRBIL, Iraq (AP) -- The Latest on the developments in Iraq where Iraqi forces and their allies launched a major offensive this week to retake Mosul, the country's second-largest city from the Islamic State group (all times local):...
Professors strike for 3rd day at 14 state universities
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Professors are again manning the picket line at 14 Pennsylvania state universities....
Heavy rains bring flooding, school closures, evacuations
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- Heavy rains overnight across a stretch of central and western Pennsylvania are bringing flooding, school closures and evacuations....
Ex-Philadelphia mayoral candidate cited for pot at airport
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say authorities cited a documentary filmmaker and former Philadelphia mayoral candidate after finding small amounts of marijuana....
Teacher charged with more than 150 child sex abuse counts
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a Pennsylvania high school social studies teacher has been charged with more than 150 child sex abuse counts after they say she sexually abused two students over a three-year period....
Man sentenced in slaying of organizer who worked with youth
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to life in prison after a jury convicted him of murdering a popular central Pennsylvania organizer, who was fatally shot in the warehouse where he staged events for kids and teens....
Ex-Penn State coach among potential witnesses in his lawsuit
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- A fifth day of testimony in former assistant football coach Mike McQueary's defamation and whistleblower lawsuit against Penn State is set to get underway in a courthouse near the university campus....
County: Dozens of new police radios fail, thousands returned
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Officials say thousands of new police radios bought as part of a $36.4 million overhaul to a suburban Philadelphia county's emergency communications network are being returned because some would inexplicably turn off at times....
Amtrak: Train hits person on tracks near Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Amtrak officials say a passenger train hit a person on the tracks near Philadelphia....
Raising a vegan baby: There's a right way and a wrong way
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- There's a right way and a wrong way to raise a baby on vegan food. Those who get it wrong, parents say, give the responsible ones a bad name....
Pennsylvania official pushes back against voter fraud talk
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania is immune from any allegation of voter fraud by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the state's top elections official declared Thursday, and Pennsylvania's voting machines and tabulating systems can't be hacked because they aren't connected to the internet....
On Monday with a vote of 136-55, House Bill 1885 was passed holding sanctuary cities like Philadelphia liable for damages incurred by criminal activity conducted by unauthorized immigrants. The bill now moves to the Senate for passage and requires the city to comply with federal immigration requests or risk penalties for noncompliance.
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