Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began....
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French fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists
PARIS (AP) -- It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation's deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students. Some children contested it, others walked out. But when an 8-year old Muslim boy proclaimed, "I am with the terrorists," the alarm bells sounded at full strength....
Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks failed....
Africans open new front in war on terror to fight Boko Haram
MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Schoolgirls torn from their families in a mass kidnapping and forced into sexual slavery. Bombs that ripped through bus stations. The slaughter of hundreds of villagers, many with their throats cut....
Craig sworn in after McCord resigns as Pa. treasurer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The man who's been the top lawyer under Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord is now running the agency as executive deputy state treasurer, following McCord's resignation amid a federal criminal investigation....
Fitness email stirs controversy at Pennsylvania college
BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania college has stirred controversy on social media after it sent an email to students with elevated body mass indexes, advertising a fitness program....
Treasurer McCord will plead guilty in campaign finance case
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord said Friday that he will plead guilty to federal charges that involve him telling two potential campaign contributors during last year's gubernatorial primary race that he could make it difficult for them to continue to do business with the state....
Following Wolf's lead, PLCB OKs gift ban for its employees
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is the latest agency to ban the acceptance of gifts by its employees....
Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate new Pa. treasurer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate a successor to Rob McCord, who announced he's resigning as Pennsylvania state treasurer amid a federal investigation....
PUC gives Uber 2-year Pennsylvania license _ except Philly
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The state Public Utility Commission has given ride-sharing service Uber a two-year experimental license to operate anywhere in the state except Philadelphia, where it has been operating despite a local ban....
DA: May be illegal for mayor to give 'Undercover Boss' money
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It may have been illegal for the mayor to promise $155,000 in gifts to needy city employees as part of his appearance on the CBS show "Undercover Boss," and the state Ethics Commission has been contacted about the matter, the district attorney said....
Bernice Gordon, crossword puzzle constructor, dies at 101
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bernice Gordon, a prolific crossword constructor whose puzzles were published in major newspapers and brain-teaser books, has died at the age of 101....
Lawmaker proposes naming I-84 exit after slain Pa. trooper
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania state senator is proposing to name an exit on Interstate 84 in the Pocono Mountain region for a state trooper slain nearby while on duty....
Pa. court delays by 1 day hearing on open records officer
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania court on Friday gave the attorney general's office an extra day to prepare for a hearing next week about who should be in charge of the state Office of Open Records....
In her confirmation hearing, nominee for US Attorney General Loretta Lynch said numerous times to questions that she was not Eric Holder Jr who is the current Atty General. Lynch backs President Obama on immigration but disagrees with the President on the legalization of marijuana.
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