Culture critic: Cosby seeking new solidarity with blacks
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- After two years of silence amid an onslaught of sexual assault allegations, comedian Bill Cosby is sending carefully targeted messages about racial bias across the media landscape ahead of his June 5 trial in suburban Philadelphia....
Apple partners with community colleges to teach coding
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Apple is partnering with a school in Pennsylvania and community colleges across the country to teach students how to develop apps for their devices....
Hall of Famer's widow causes stir with memorabilia auction
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The family of baseball Hall of Famer Willie Stargell said it is hurt and angry that his widow is auctioning his memorabilia, including his World Series ring and his National League MVP award....
Philadelphia police to move into former newspaper building
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia has announced plans to relocate its police headquarters to the former home of The Philadelphia Inquirer and the Philadelphia Daily News....
Pennsylvania Senate OKs internet play for casinos, lottery
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Legislation to allow an expansion of casino-style gambling and lottery play to the internet in Pennsylvania passed the state Senate on Wednesday, as lawmakers look for ways to heal the state's deficit-ridden finances by capturing new and younger gamblers....
Philadelphia man out of prison after 24 years
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia man who was exonerated of murder has been released from prison after 24 years....
Kayaker still missing days after accident that killed friend
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Searchers outside Pittsburgh are continuing to look for a kayaker who has been missing since a weekend boating accident that killed her friend....
Lawmakers send Real ID bill to Wolf, who plans to sign it
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers on Wednesday voted overwhelmingly for a bill designed to comply with federal identification standards for people who want to fly or enter federal facilities....
2 addiction counselors at halfway house die of drug overdose
WEST CHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Two addiction counselors at a suburban Philadelphia halfway house died of opioid overdoses inside the facility on the same day, authorities said Wednesday....
Drugmaker paying $33M over recalled nonprescription meds
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Johnson & Johnson has reached a $33 million settlement with 42 states, resolving allegations the health care giant sold nonprescription medicines that didn't meet federal quality requirements....
President Trump's first proposed budget calls for $3.6 trillion cuts in government spending over the next decade in hope for a balanced budget, taking aim at social programs like healthcare, food stamps and housing for the poor while boosting the military, border defense and law enforcement. Critics say the Trump proposal would plunge the country back into recession and rip the social safety net away from people who need it most. The administration counters that the plan puts "taxpayers first" who shouldn't have to subsidize able-bodied people not contributing to the workforce.
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