McCarthy abruptly withdraws candidacy for House speaker
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Confronting insurmountable obstacles, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy suddenly withdrew from the contest for speaker of the U.S. House on Thursday, shocking colleagues just before they were to vote and producing ever-deeper chaos for a divided Congress....
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UN high post, ensnared in alleged bribe case, ripe for risk
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- This is how a former president of the U.N. General Assembly, arrested this week in an alleged bribery scheme, paid himself, the criminal complaint says: John Ashe accepted more than $3 million from foreign governments and individuals, signed checks to himself and wrote on them "Salary."...
8 memorable presidents of the UN General Assembly
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- There have been 70 presidents of the U.N. General Assembly, some memorable for their accomplishments, others for their political views, allegations against them, and the reputations of the countries they represent. The arrest of the 68th president, John Ashe of Antigua, in an alleged bribery case has put the spotlight on the presidency of the 193-member world body, which rotates every year by region. Here is a look at eight memorable General Assembly presidents...
The Latest: 542 people rescued in 24 hours off Greece
ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local....
Subcontractor: I should've walked away before wall collapse
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A demolition subcontractor told jurors Thursday that he warned the contractor on trial for the 2013 building collapse that killed six people that his plan to take down a towering brick wall was dangerous....
ArcelorMittal sued over soot from Pennsylvania coke plant
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An environmental activist group sued ArcelorMittal USA on Thursday for allegedly violating the Clean Air Act by showering nearby residents with soot and other pollutants from a western Pennsylvania coke plant more than 200 times since it reopened in April 2014....
PIAA expands classifications in football, other sports
MECHANICSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- In a move that changes the landscape of high school sports, the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association approved a measure that would expand high school football classifications from four to six....
Keegan-Michael Key set to lead Penn State homecoming parade
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State University is bringing alumnus Keegan-Michael Key to serve as the school's homecoming grand marshal this week....
2 men arrested in deadly home invasion near Philadelphia
HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa. (AP) -- Two men have been arrested in a deadly home invasion near Philadelphia....
Judge: City to pay $1.4M in legal costs in immigration case
HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) -- A federal judge has ordered an eastern Pennsylvania city to pay nearly $1.4 million to civil rights lawyers who thwarted the city's immigration law in U.S. Supreme Court....
FirstEnergy still exploring options for coal ash disposal
SHIPPINGPORT, Pa. (AP) -- FirstEnergy Corp. is still exploring options to ship coal ash from a Shippingport power plant even after the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection gave the company permission to use a former power plant site....
Fan: Super Bowl ticket process violates consumer law
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A New Jersey man asked a federal appeals court Thursday to revive his consumer protection lawsuit that aims to flag the NFL over the number of tickets sold to the public for the 2014 Super Bowl....
Rome mayor resigns over expense scandal
ROME (AP) -- Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino resigned Thursday following a scandal over his expense accounts that became the convenient final straw in a months-long campaign by opponents inside and out of his Democratic Party to force him from office....
No meetings between Wolf, GOP day after tax proposal defeat
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican leaders and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf aren't rushing to restart meetings, one day after the governor's tax plan was soundly defeated in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives....
Arizona Sen John McCain, who is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says the US bombing of an Afghanistan hospital is a terrible tragedy that would not have occurred if the Taliban had not attacked in Kundoz in the first place. He says it's ludicrous and insulting that people are calling this terrihle accident a war crime. He says to call this a war crime distorts the definition of a war crime.
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