Boehner: 'We will not stand idle' on immigration
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Speaker John Boehner declared Friday that President Barack Obama was "damaging the presidency" with his unilateral action on immigration. He said the Republican-run House will not stand by, but gave no hint of what the response would be....
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Bandits in Guinea steal suspected Ebola blood
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus....
Narco culture surrounded slain Miss Honduras
SANTA BARBARA, Honduras (AP) -- Maria Jose Alvarado expected some difficult questions about her country at the Miss World pageant in London, so the 19-year-old beauty queen enlisted a teacher to help her prepare....
Ukraine's Facebook revolution, 1 year later
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's revolution began with a status update on Facebook....
Men want new trial on university sex-abuse claims
Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims....
Pennsylvania jobless rate declines to 6-year low
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's jobless rate dropped to a six-year low in October....
Police: Wounded suspect tried to run over officers
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say they opened fire on a suspect in northeastern Pennsylvania when it appeared the man was trying to run officers over while fleeing a crack deal with a police informant....
Tire bounds into car near Pittsburgh, killing 1
GLENSHAW, Pa. (AP) -- Police say one person is dead after a detached truck tire bounded across a Pittsburgh highway and smashed into an oncoming car....
6 wounded in shooting near Pittsburgh
CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) -- Six people have been wounded in an early morning shooting outside Pittsburgh....
Pa. sinkhole swallows truck, forces evacuation
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- A sinkhole partly swallowed a utility truck and forced the evacuation of 30 people after it struck, but did not break, a gas line in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley....
Wolf hopes to have Cabinet in place by Jan. 20
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf says he hopes to have his Cabinet picked before his Jan. 20 inauguration....
No ruling yet on prosecution in porn email scandal
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane has not decided whether to prosecute anyone in a scandal over the email exchange of pornography by state government employees, a spokeswoman said Thursday, pulling back an earlier statement about whether anyone could be charged over child pornography....
Detective: Penn. murderer says he killed in Texas
DALLAS (AP) -- A man who was sentenced to death in Pennsylvania this week for the 2008 killing and dismemberment of a woman told investigators that he also killed women in Texas, where he used to live....
Pittsburgh: Free Saturday parking for holidays
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh is offering up a holiday treat for downtown shoppers: free parking....
While Washington is gearing up for a fight over immigration, some economists say there should be a discussion on the impact immigrants bring to the American economy in the long-term. A senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Robert Litan says skilled immigrants are good for America and they are twice as likely to start businesses as native-born Americans.
Should the President seek Congressional authorization for the military intervention in Iraq and Syria?