Candidates sprint to NH finish, but brace for long campaign
SALEM, N.H. (AP) -- Eyeing their first wins in a capricious campaign, Republican Donald Trump lashed out at his opponents Monday while Democrat Bernie Sanders sought to play it safe on the eve of the nation's initial primary. GOP contenders vying for second and third saw fresh hopes for survival after New Hampshire as both parties settled in for a drawn-out slog to the nomination....
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Hong Kong activists, police clash over holiday food stalls
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's Lunar New Year celebration descended into chaotic scenes as protesters and police, who fired warning shots into the air, clashed over a street market selling fishballs and other local holiday delicacies, with dozens injured and arrested....
More than 1 million are besieged in Syria, new report says
NEW YORK (AP) -- More than one million Syrians are trapped in besieged areas, a new report says in a challenge to the United Nations, which estimates just half that amount and has been accused by some aid groups of underplaying a crisis....
Search for life continues at Taiwan complex toppled by quake
TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- Rescuers using cranes, dogs and electronic devices searched for survivors Tuesday in a high-rise apartment complex in southern Taiwan that was toppled three days earlier by a powerful earthquake....
Pennsylvania sets new budget-day mark in historic gridlock
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania government will set a modern state record for gridlock when Gov. Tom Wolf sends lawmakers a new spending plan and warns them that they must fix the deficit and fully fund schools, or force schools to close and local taxes to increase....
Woman gets jail for group attack on gay Philadelphia couple
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A suburban police chief's daughter began serving five to 10 months in jail on Monday for a group attack on a gay couple that prompted Philadelphia to add sexual orientation to its hate crime laws....
Pennsylvania Senate plans vote this week on AG Kane removal
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The top-ranking Republican in the state Senate said Monday the chamber will vote this week on whether to remove from office Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a first-term Democrat who has spent the past two years working to expose an explicit and objectionable government email ring and the past six months fighting her own criminal charges related to a grand jury leak....
LeSean McCoy investigated over fight with off-duty cops
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy is under investigation over a Philadelphia nightclub brawl early Sunday that left two off-duty police officers injured, one with a broken nose and broken ribs and the other with a possible skull fracture....
Porn actress drops $500K assault lawsuit against Josh Duggar
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A porn actress has dropped her $500,000 assault lawsuit against reality TV personality Josh Duggar amid evidence that her claims were fabricated....
1 killed, 1 wounded in police-involved shooting
CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a police-involved shooting following a pursuit near Philadelphia ended with one person killed and another injured....
Professor gets more than 6 years in prison for child porn
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An award-winning contemporary literature professor was sentenced to 6 years and 4 months in federal prison for his massive child pornography collection that topped a half million images, a federal judge said on Monday....
No new trial for priest convicted of sex tourism with boys
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A priest who was convicted of sexually assaulting poor street children during missionary trips to Honduras and said federal prosecutors wrongly withheld evidence in his case won't get a new trial, a judge ruled....
Officials seek to relocate Amish businesses to county
PHILIPPI, W.Va. (AP) -- The Barbour County Economic Development Authority is seeking to attract Amish families to Philippi and the surrounding region in a strategy to boost tourism and retail opportunities....
Villanova latest No. 1 in AP poll; 6th top team this season
Villanova joined an exclusive club Monday. The Wildcats are now among the 57 schools to have been ranked No. 1 in The Associated Press college basketball poll....
President Obama will ask Congress for more than 1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the Zika virus. The virus is transmitted by mosquitoes, and has been linked to a surge of children born with abnormally small heads and brains in Latin America. The World Health Organization has declared the growing outbreak a global medical emergency. The continental U.S. has yet to see any cases of transmission by mosquitoes, but Puerto Rico and other U.S. territories that are typically warmer are on alert for a possible outbreak.
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