Saturday, December 27, 2014

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The most notable elements of Gov. Tom Corbett's legacy may have been cemented on Election Day.
SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) - When a constituent approached Cuba-born Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto this week to explain why she agreed with the White House's decision to reverse the government's policy toward the communist nation, he held up his hands and told her why he thought she was wrong.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Shenida Griffith knows all too well what it's like to have to choose between taking care of a sick kid and holding down a job.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - More than 130 Port Authority of New York and New Jersey employees have more than doubled their base salaries this year by working so much overtime in the first nine months of 2014, according to a newspaper analysis that found that 13 police officers will make more than the agency's executive director.
ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.
Key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape:
A person pretending to be an inspector with the city’s Department of Licenses and Inspections has been asking residents for money and demanding entry into homes, the department’s commissioner warned Tuesday. L&I Commissioner Carlton Williams said residents should ask for proper identification from anyone who claims to be an L&I inspector.
A look at some key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape:
ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.
CapitolInq: Congressman Pat Meehan gave a thumbs up Tuesday to Sony’s decision to release The Interview in theaters, while seeming to give the movie itself a thumbs down.
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) - What do two world leaders do when they find themselves on the same Hawaiian island on Christmas Eve? If you're President Barack Obama and Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, you round up a few aides and make common cause on the golf course.
MIAMI (AP) - As he takes steps toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush is resigning from the board of Tenet Healthcare Corp.
Key factors as the 2016 presidential race begins to take shape:
ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - Vermont independent Sen. Bernie Sanders says he'll decide by March whether to launch a 2016 presidential campaign and, if so, whether he'll seek the Democratic nomination. Either way, Sanders says he wouldn't run just to nudge the debate to the left.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia on Thursday offered sympathy to North Korea amid the Sony hacking scandal, saying the movie that sparked the dispute was so scandalous that Pyongyang's anger was "quite understandable."
ATLANTA (AP) - Republicans crowed in 2004 that freshly re-elected President George W. Bush had established a "permanent governing majority" for the GOP. Eight years later, Democrats were touting the enduring power of the "Obama coalition" to keep their party in the White House.
HOUSTON (AP) - Former President George H.W. Bush will remain overnight Wednesday in a Houston hospital where he was taken after experiencing shortness of breath, a family spokesman said.