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Gunfire, shootings and panic mar American weekend

A man firing a rifle killed shoppers at an Indiana mall's food court. A gunfight at a Houston home killed four people. A stand-up act by the comedian Craig Robinson in North Carolina didn't even begin before club-goers fled from a man with a gun. In...

 

Pa. Senate GOP primary too close to call, recount likely

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Republican primary for an open U.S. Senate seat is too close to call and is likely headed for a statewide recount to decide the winner of the contest between heart surgeon-turned-TV celebrity Dr. Mehmet Oz and...

 

In trans people, GOP candidates find latest 'wedge issue'

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Mehmet Oz leans in to ask a little girl, "Do you remember when your parents thought you were a boy?" The question was but a few seconds of a full 2010 episode of "The Dr. Oz Show" that focused on the experience of raising...

 

EXPLAINER: As Arizona election 'audit' ends, new ones begin

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The most closely watched attempt by Republicans to examine the 2020 presidential election in a battleground state lost by former President Donald Trump is coming to an embarrassing end in Arizona, but their efforts are...

 

Immigrant victims of crime hope Congress eases visa hurdles

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In a bid to become a legal permanent resident of the United States, she says she lives in fear, afraid both of being deported and of retribution after she testified against men who were convicted of killing her boyfriend. Rob...

 

Electoral College vote a big step to move past election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — When the 20 Pennsylvania loyalists selected by President-elect Joe Biden gather to cast their electoral vote ballots on Monday, it will be a big step toward leaving behind the chaos of the election and its aftermath. The...

 

A rusty Giuliani returns to the courtroom on Trump's behalf

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Representing a client inside a courtroom for the first time in nearly three decades, Rudy Giuliani showed some rust as he tried to make the case that President Donald Trump has been robbed of re-election. The former...

 

Trump's EPA dumps methane emissions rule for oil, gas fields

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is undoing Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation's most prolific...

 

Trump's EPA dumps methane emissions rule for oil, gas fields

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is undoing Obama-era rules designed to limit potent greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation's most...

 

A mounting casualty of coronavirus crisis: Health care jobs

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Tens of thousands of medical workers across the United States are suddenly out of work as operating rooms and doctor's offices go dark, casualties of urgent calls to prioritize coronavirus patients at overwhelmed hospitals...

 
 By Marc Levy    Regional    February 8, 2019

Pennsylvania permits halted for Texas-based pipeline company

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is halting construction permits for natural gas pipelines operated by a company whose pipeline exploded last year, as the governor said Friday that Energy Transfer LP has failed to respect the state's laws and...

 

Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while visiting her in the hospital after she had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed out the youngster's mouth with holy water. One bo...

 

Newton's 'Principia' among items in alleged $8M book scheme

An archivist and an antique bookseller were charged Friday with stealing millions of dollars' worth of rare books, illustrations, maps and photographs from a Pennsylvania library over a 20-year period, including Isaac Newton's "Principia,"...

 

Democrat clings to lead in Pa. House race; GOP eyes recount

MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — Republicans eyed a recount and a lawsuit over perceived irregularities in a closely watched U.S. House race in Pennsylvania where Democrat Conor Lamb clung to a slender lead Wednesday in the longtime GOP stronghold...

 

In tight House race, Republican leans on Trump and his base

TRAFFORD, Pa. (AP) — Barbara DeFelice spent a bright but chilly afternoon preparing her garden for spring, not hand-wringing over a congressional special election two days away. She decided months ago to back Republican Rick Saccone for one reason:...

 

Trump urges GOP to fight Pennsylvania's congressional map

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Tuesday encouraged Republicans to fight Pennsylvania's new court-imposed map of congressional districts, issued a day earlier in a move expected to improve Democrats' chances at chipping away at the...

 

Senate jams shale tax, industry permits into unhappy package

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — For years, environmental advocates have sought a tax on Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale natural gas production while business associations have sought speedier state approval of permits for the activities of polluting industri...

 

Environmentalists win in court over gas drilling in forests

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A decision by Pennsylvania's highest court on Tuesday was hailed as a victory by environmental advocates on the use of public natural resources and money from oil and gas drilling in state forests. Brought originally as a...

 

3 Mile Island owner threatens to close ill-fated plant

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Cheap natural gas could do what the worst commercial nuclear power accident in U.S. history could not: put Three Mile Island out of business. Three Mile Island's owner, Exelon Corp., announced Tuesday that the plant that was...

 

Nuclear plant owners expand search for rescue to more states

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The natural gas boom that has hammered coal mines and driven down utility bills is hitting nuclear power plants, sending multi-billion-dollar energy companies in search of a financial rescue in states where competitive...

 

Pennsylvania Senate Democrats resist ransom in cyberattack

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's top state Senate Democrat said Monday that no ransom has been paid to resolve a cyberattack that shut down the caucus' network and prompted an FBI investigation. Senate Democrats' computer network, including...

 

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