Trump mocks critics: I'll accept election results _ if I win
DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) -- Mocking his critics, Donald Trump pledged Thursday to fully accept the outcome of next month's presidential election - if he wins. The Republican said he reserved the right to contest questionable results, deepening his unsubstantiated assertions that the race against Hillary Clinton could be rigged against him....
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US service member killed by roadside bomb in northern Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. military member was killed by a roadside bomb Thursday in connection with the Iraqi effort to retake the key city of Mosul, marking the first American combat casualty in the long-planned push against the Islamic State group....
Iraqi special forces join battle for Mosul, US soldier dies
BARTELLA, Iraq (AP) -- In a significant escalation of the battle for Mosul, elite Iraqi special forces joined the fight Thursday, unleashing a pre-dawn assault on an Islamic State-held town east of the besieged city, and the U.S. military announced the first American combat death since the operation began....
Baghdad's Finest: A look at Iraq's vaunted special forces
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's special forces, which barreled into a town east of Mosul on Thursday despite a wave of suicide attacks, are the country's most professional and least sectarian fighting force....
Penn State former president calls aides' charges 'injustice'
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) -- Former Penn State President Graham Spanier testified Thursday that he issued a statement the day two of his top lieutenants were charged in the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal, calling the allegations against them groundless, because he had developed deep trust in them....
Pennsylvania elections official pushes back on fraud claims
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's top elections official says the state's election results cannot be hacked because voting machines and tabulating systems aren't connected to the internet....
Judge clears convicted ex-congressman of 4 of 22 counts
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Convicted ex-congressman Chaka Fattah of Philadelphia has been cleared of four of 22 counts of his corruption case based on post-trial motions....
The Latest: No talks underway with striking professors
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on strike at 14 state universities in Pennsylvania (all times local):...
Trump's 'bad hombres' draws jeers, Spanish lessons
PHOENIX (AP) -- Donald Trump's utterance of "bad hombres" offended some of the millions of people watching the final presidential debate, who called it racially divisive....
Assault charges dropped against prep school headmaster
HAVERFORD, Pa. (AP) -- Charges have been dropped against the headmaster of a prep school in an affluent Philadelphia suburb who was accused of assaulting his teen son in a dispute over a cellphone and marijuana....
Penn State Children's Hospital hires full-time facility dog
HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State Children's Hospital in Hershey has hired what officials say is the first full-time facility dog at a children's hospital in the state....
California man gets prison for dismembering Pennsylvania man
STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A California man has pleaded guilty to killing and dismembering a man in northeastern Pennsylvania and was sentenced to 15 to 30 years in prison....
Middle school shuttered over mold could reopen after cleanup
KINGSTON, Pa. (AP) -- A northeastern Pennsylvania middle school is starting cleanup of an extensive mold problem that shuttered the school last month....
Rolling Stone reporter pressed about errors in rape story
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- The author of a now-retracted Rolling Stone article about a brutal gang rape at the University of Virginia on Thursday acknowledged Thursday that she made mistakes while reporting the story of the woman identified only as "Jackie."...
The final debate of the 2016 presidential race between Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democrat Hillary Clinton took place last night at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas with Chris Wallace of Fox News as the moderator. Since the last debate October 9th a lot had happened including accusations of sexual assault, hacked emails, and warnings of a "rigged" elections all setting the stage for the most contentious showdown yet.
Does Marine Reserve Brezler have a good defense citing Clinton precedent when using private email for classified information?