Death toll climbs to 36 in Oakland warehouse fire
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The death toll in the Oakland warehouse fire climbed to 36 Monday with more bodies still feared buried in the blackened ruins, and families anxiously awaited word of their missing loved ones....
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2 Russian nurses killed in rebel shelling of Syria's Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Rebel shelling killed two Russian nurses and eight civilians Monday in Aleppo, and a Russian fighter jet crashed as it was returning to an aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean after a sortie over Syria, but the pilot ejected safely, Moscow officials said....
'We have lost everything': Syrians return to ravaged Aleppo
ALEPPO, Syria (AP) -- Amina Hamawy burst into tears and then fainted when she returned to eastern Aleppo to find that looters had ransacked her home. "Where am I? What happened?" she asked after her husband and daughter revived her. "We have lost everything."...
UK Supreme Court hears landmark challenge to Brexit plans
LONDON (AP) -- Britain's top judges vowed Monday to consider with impartiality the contentious question of who has the power to trigger the U.K.'s exit from the European Union - the government or Parliament....
Green Party asks US court to order Pennsylvania recount
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Calling Pennsylvania's election system "a national disgrace," Green Party-backed lawyers asked a federal judge on Monday to order a recount of the state's Nov. 8 presidential election result, won by Republican Donald Trump....
Focus of recount effort shifts to Michigan, Pennsylvania
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Presidential candidate Jill Stein's fight to force ballot recounts in three states focused Monday on Pennsylvania, where her Green Party was seeking an emergency federal court order for a statewide recount, and Michigan, where a hand recount began on the orders of a federal judge....
Feds: Business lost $387,500 in world cybercrime operation
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pennsylvania business lost more than $387,000 in an international cybercrime operation disabled by federal authorities and the European Union last week....
Funeral held for mom and son shot to death while sleeping
NEW STANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania woman and her 8-year-old son who were shot to death while they were sleeping have been laid to rest....
UPMC: Kidney transplant program approved at Erie hospital
ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center says a northwestern Pennsylvania hospital has the region's first and only accredited kidney transplant program....
The Latest: Michigan recount starts after judge's order
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the presidential recount efforts in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin (all times local):...
Former Gov. Bush hired as consultant for major law firm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is landing a new job with a major law firm that has a substantial presence in the state capital....
Police: Man fatally shot wife for urging him to kill himself
CHICORA, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania man told them he fatally shot his wife after first trying to kill himself and then hearing her taunting him and encouraging him to shoot himself....
Key figure in Pittsburgh-based testing scam faces sentence
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former University of Pittsburgh student who pleaded guilty to being the go-between for Chinese students who paid to have impostors take college entrance exams for them faces sentencing before a federal judge....
Spartan senior Demetrious Cox pleads not guilty to assault
EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Michigan State University senior defensive back Demetrious Cox has pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge....
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey is urging immediate action be taken against Philadelphia and other sanctuary cities for not cooperating with federal immigration authorities. Toomey named recent Philadelphia criminals allegedly entering the country illegally but the city refused to alert Immigration and Customs agents. The Senator wants to withhold federal community block grants from sanctuary cities, 39 million of went to Philadelphia in 2015. Philadelphia Mayor Kenney responded calling it bad policy to turn local cops into agents as police investigations often rely on the cooperation of undocumented residents.
Should Pennsylvania join Michigan in their injunction to halt Green Party candidate Jill Stein from conducting a presidential recount?