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Parents, educators and school advocates urged City Council to approve $105 million in new funding for cash-strapped public schools.
After two straight years of rejection, a proposed apartment complex for veterans in Chester County has received the tax credits it needs to move forward.
When he abruptly resigned from the state House last month, Joe Hackett said he was returning to an $85,290-a-year job with the Delaware County District Attorney's Office after a five-year leave of absence.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has a message for one of his potential rivals in the 2016 presidential contest: toughen up.
Pennsylvania House Rep. Mike Regan has announced he would like to rename a state bridge over the Susquehanna River after former Penn State University football coach Joe Paterno. The proposal is already drawing fire from critics.
City leaders honor longtime education and literacy advocate, Marciene Mattleman
Pennsauken Township's Police Department will not be replaced with a Camden County-run force, the township's public safety director said Wednesday, ending weeks of uncertainty among officers and other residents about the future of policing there.
HARRISBURG - The state Senate will hold a long-awaited hearing next week on Gov. Wolf's embattled nominee to lead the State Police.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul is blaming his own party for the rise of the Islamic State group.
MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. (AP) - A first-term Democratic state senator from Allegheny County is resigning his seat and becoming president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce.
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Sen. Bernie Sanders is questioning why Democratic presidential rival Hillary Rodman Clinton won't take a stand on the emerging trade deal with Pacific nations, which he calls "enormously important issue" she's been dodging.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Might Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina be shadowing Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic campaign?
Gov. Christie continued to advocate for government intelligence gathering Wednesday, arguing criticism of the efforts reflected complacency since Sept. 11.
MIAMI (AP) - President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the relatively short amount of time he has left in office "really concentrates the mind."
CABOT, Pa. (AP) - Conservative culture warrior Rick Santorum launched a 2016 White House bid on Wednesday, vowing to fight for working-class Americans in a new election season that will test his influence - and focus on social issues - in a changing Republican Party.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A look at where former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum stands on some key issues as he opens his race for the Republican presidential nomination:
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says pay equity between men and women, more generous parental leave policies and a higher minimum wage are not issues of importance merely to women but concerns that go to the heart of why it's "hard to get ahead and stay ahead in America."
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky election officials are preparing to review the results of the state's Republican primary for governor.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Might Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina be shadowing Hillary Rodham Clinton's Democratic campaign?
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who won the 2012 Iowa caucuses by a hair, is widely expected to enter the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday. Here are some key things to know:
SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Oregon lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a proposal aimed at closing a loophole in state privacy laws that recently let a man go unpunished after he took photographs up a teenager's skirt.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Wearing a brown plaid coat worn by John Wayne in 1945's "Flame of Barbary Coast," Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has declared a day in honor of the quintessential screen cowboy.
CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - U.S. Rep. Dina Titus says she won't run for Nevada's open Senate seat in 2016.
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) - Mitch McConnell said Tuesday the chances are "pretty slim" that Republicans will grow their majority in the U.S. Senate in 2016, saying his goal is to preserve the majority for what he hopes will be a Republican president.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The newly released financial files on Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton's growing fortune omit a company with no apparent employees or assets that the former president has legally used to provide consulting and other services, but which demonstrates the complexity of the family's finances.
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) - For Democrats who had hoped to lure Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren into a presidential campaign, independent Sen. Bernie Sanders might be the next best thing.
KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) - Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is getting a house of his own at the family compound on the coast of Maine where generations of Bushes have spent summers.
Assemblyman Paul Moriarty, who has been victimized himself, is trying to get penalties stiffened for people who send SWAT teams to strangers’ houses.