Homeland Security chief: No use of military for deportations
MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Seeking to tamp down growing unease in Latin America, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly pledged Thursday that the United States won't enlist its military to enforce immigration laws and that there will be "no mass deportations."...
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Iraq retakes Mosul airport amid cautious advances against IS
SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- Closely supported by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces secured a series of cautious advances on Thursday, pushing into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city's airport, where they took control of the runway....
Rich in symbols, short on substance, UN resumes Syria talks
GENEVA (AP) -- Syria's opposing sides met face-to-face for the first time in U.N. mediation in three years on Thursday, with the U.N. envoy citing a historic chance to end a conflict that has left hundreds of thousands dead, displaced millions and fomented a proxy war by foreign powers....
AP Analysis: In Venezuela, short on food, short of hope
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) -- Venezuela is so short on food that tens of thousands are going hungry or even starving. Its murder rate is among the highest in the world. Its economy is so crippled that the average shopper spends 35 hours a month waiting in line - three times more than in 2014....
Conspiracy charge added against Penn State ex-administrators
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania judge on Thursday allowed prosecutors to add a conspiracy charge against three former Penn State administrators, increasing their possible penalty if convicted of crimes for their handling of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal....
Pennsylvania Turnpike chair leaving to join gaming board
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is leaving to join the state's casino regulatory agency....
Police: 'No evidence' Somali native's beating was hate crime
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh police say there's no evidence yet that the beating of a Somali immigrant cab driver was a hate crime....
Hillary Clinton to speak in father's Pennsylvania hometown
SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton will speak at a St. Patrick's Day event in her late father's Pennsylvania hometown of Scranton....
Penn State graduate assistants petition for union
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State graduate student assistants are seeking union representation....
Man admits hate crime in rail station attack, gets 3 years
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A white man serving a three- to six-year sentence in a Pennsylvania prison for beating a black man at a Pittsburgh rail station during a drunken argument pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal hate crime involving the same assault....
Philadelphia doctor admits selling prescriptions to addicts
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A doctor has admitted his role in peddling prescriptions from a now-defunct clinic in Philadelphia that specialized in helping drug addicts....
Mom's boyfriend waives hearing in teen death, dismemberment
DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man charged with raping, killing and dismembering his girlfriend's 14-year-old daughter has waived his right to a preliminary hearing....
Guards become first Sands casino workers with union contract
BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) -- Security officers at a Pennsylvania casino have become the first to ratify a union contract under billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson....
Sunoco building 2 pipelines, not just 1 across Pennsylvania
NEW Pa. (AP) -- Sunoco Logistics Partners says there's so much interest in its plans to build a natural gas liquids pipeline across southern Pennsylvania that they'll actually build two pipelines....
The New Kensington-Arnold School District agreed to a mediator's judgement and removed a 6-foot high Ten Commandments monument from outside Valley high school gymnasium, paying $164,000 in legal fees to settle a 2012 lawsuit filed by a girl and her atheist mother. Freedom from Religion Foundation applauded the decision saying it should have never gone to court. The girl was not a student but found the object offensive when attending recreational events or when dropping her sister off at school.
Do you agree with State Senator Eichelberger comments about students who graduate from urban public school systems?