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October 12, 2017 RSS feed / News

Dems who opposed Iran nuke deal urge Trump to keep pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Several congressional Democrats who split with President Barack Obama to oppose the nuclear agreement with Iran are now urging President Donald Trump to uphold the international accord, arguing that robust enforcement is the b More...

Pa. conduct board wants judge suspended, citing retaliation against workers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The state’s Judicial Conduct Board wants a local district judge suspended again, saying he retaliated against his employees during a previous suspension for pursuing a romantic interest in one of his clerks and being int More...

In historic shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls’ participation

NEW YORK (AP) — In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the c More...

Judge allows Dakota Access pipeline to continue operating

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that the Dakota Access oil pipeline can continue operating while a study is completed to assess its environmental impact on an American Indian tribe. More...

Michigan governor sticking to his testimony about Legionnaires’ disease

DETROIT (AP) — Michigan Gov. More...

County officials vote to repeal Chicago-area soda tax

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago-area’s penny-per-ounce tax on soda and sweetened drinks was repealed Wednesday after a months-long conflict that included a court battle and millions of dollars’ worth of television ads on both sides. More...

South Korean lawmaker says North Korea hacked war plans

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean lawmaker says North Korean hackers stole highly classified military documents that include U.S.-South Korean wartime “decapitation strike” plans against the North Korean leadership.  More...

How Trump tax plan would alter mortgage interest rates

WASHINGTON (AP) — Each year, taxpayers subsidize America’s homeowners by roughly $70 billion, with the benefits flowing disproportionately to coastal areas with high incomes and pricey homes, from New York and Washington to Los Angeles an More...

Facebook exec meets with lawmakers amid Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — One of Facebook’s top executives met Wednesday with House members investigating the company’s Russia-linked ads and told them the social media giant is serious about dealing with the issue.  More...

Trump picks deputy chief of staff to lead Homeland Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will nominate his deputy chief of staff, Kirstjen Nielsen, as his next secretary of Homeland Security, the White House announced Wednesday.  More...

Library FRIENDS hosting Bunco event

FRIENDS of the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville’s Bunco committee members (first row, from left) Cathy Firestone, chairperson; Debbie Stock; and Pam Lowe; (second row) Karen Macko and Linda Ruth make Winner-Loser prizes for a Bunco event More...

Self-driving cars: Not ready yet, but new rules open a path

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Although consumers can’t yet get a self-driving car for themselves, the technology’s long and windy road to market is getting shorter.  A public rollout is not imminent. More...

Odd bedfellows fight Trump bid to boost coal, nuclear energy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says coal is back and nuclear energy is cool. Not at the expense of natural gas, wind and solar, insists an unusual coalition of business and environmental groups.  More...

Wolf: Pennsylvania’s top election official has resigned

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s chief election official has resigned, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s office said Wednesday, offering no explanation for the move that surprised top state officials.  More...

Hotel worker says he warned of shooter before Las Vegas massacre

A maintenance worker said Wednesday he told hotel dispatchers to call police and report a gunman had opened fire with a rifle inside Mandalay Bay before the shooter began firing from his high-rise suite into a crowd at a nearby musical performance.&n More...

Man sues city for arrest over Facebook page

CLEVELAND (AP) — A man acquitted of a felony for creating a fake Facebook page that parodied a suburban Cleveland police department is suing the city, saying they violated his right to free speech.  More...

Convictions overturned for driver who inhaled from can of dust remover

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday reversed the impaired driving convictions of a woman who was found slumped over in her car on three occasions after allegedly inhaling from a can of dust remover.  More...

Israeli leader at odds with security team over Iran deal

JERUSALEM (AP) — If President Donald Trump moves to scuttle the landmark 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, Israel’s nationalist government can be expected to be the loudest — and perhaps only — major player to applaud.  More...

Spain gives ultimatum to Catalonia: Either back down or be punished

MADRID (AP) — Spanish authorities gave Catalonia’s separatist leader five days to explain whether his ambiguous statement on secession was a formal declaration of independence and warned Wednesday that his answer dictated whether they wou More...

Trump, Trudeau meet amid new NAFTA talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump remained non-committal about the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement on Wednesday as he welcomed Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to the White House amid simmering disputes over trade More...

Republicans blame Senate for stalled Washington agenda

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans know who to blame for inaction in Washington — Senate Republicans. More...

Leaving NAFTA could hurt U.S. economy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The North American Free Trade Agreement is in its 23rd year. But there are growing doubts that it will survive through its 24th.  More...

North Korea nuke advances spook most Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea’s nuclear weapons development is spooking most Americans, and two-thirds of them say President Donald Trump’s war of words with the isolated nation’s leader is making the situation worse. More...

Prince master tapes moved to California; 2 heirs, sisters angry

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Two sisters and heirs of the late rock superstar Prince said Wednesday they’re angered that the contents of his vault, including master tapes of unreleased music, have been removed from his Paisley Park studio complex and shipped t More...

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