Wednesday, December 2, 2015


HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania's budget impasse entered its sixth month Tuesday, with scant new details about what shape a final deal might take.
Eight months of negotiations over Comcast's next franchise with the city will stretch a few days longer after a committee of Philadelphia City Council on Tuesday again declined to vote on an agreement, saying it still needs work.
DeWeese says those who got him sent to prison for theft of services are guilty of the same thing.
STATE ATTORNEY General Kathleen Kane's Porngate news conference looked as if it were going to derail just a few minutes after it began yesterday morning at the National Constitution Center.
The state attorney general offered a show and flexed some authority but took no questions and tagged those who might question her.
WATERVILLE VALLEY, N.H. (AP) - Donald Trump got personal with New Hampshire voters Tuesday night, telling them of the guilt he sometimes feels for not serving in the Vietnam War and advising young people to stay away from drugs and alcohol.
A City Council committee asked Comcast to agree to enhanced customer services and employee pay for the bill’s passage.
Donald Trump sounds like a divisive speaker for a Pennsylvania Republican Party that needs to reach swing voters to win in a moderate state.
Gov. Christie has said he believes climate change is real. But “I don’t buy the fact that it’s a crisis,” he said Tuesday.
A key critic of the embattled former director of the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs benefits office launched a new bid Tuesday to get her to repay the $274,000 the government spent to relocate her from Washington to Delaware County last year.
WATERLOO, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush said Tuesday that he's not so sure he would have attended this week's international climate talks in Paris. The policies being discussed, he said, could hurt the U.S. economy at a time Americans are struggling to recover from the recession.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House and Senate have reached agreement on a 5-year, $281 billion transportation bill that would increase spending to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems - a legislative feat that lawmakers and President Barack Obama have struggled throughout his administration to achieve.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane has appointed the former top law enforcement officer in Maryland to head a wide-ranging investigation into the chain of pornographic emails exchanged among state prosecutors, judges, and law enforcement officials on government computers.
Contending that Puerto Rico's $73 billion debt creates a humanitarian crisis for the United States, "Pennsylvania for Puerto Rico," a new coalition of local leaders, is urging Congress to rescue the island commonwealth, where half the population lives in poverty.
WASHINGTON – Republican Sen. Pat Toomey is wading into the Democratic primary race with both elbows out. Toomey on Tuesday launched a web site...
The Street: Unlike many of his rivals, the Republican frontrunner isn't selling Christmas-themed gear for the holiday season on his campaign Web site.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley appealed to House Democrats on Tuesday to keep him in their consideration as he runs for president.
Say this for the Pennsylvania Republican Party: They’ve got some attention now. A variety of voices are calling for the GOP to dis-invite presidential...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The makers of a breakthrough hepatitis drug put profits before patients in pricing the $1,000 pill that's become a symbol of the excessive cost of medications, Senate investigators said Tuesday.
Gov. Christie on Monday refuted Donald Trump’s claim that thousands of people in New Jersey had celebrated on Sept. 11, 2001, in stronger terms than when he had said he didn’t recall the scene described by his rival.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Investigators would need a search warrant to get people's old emails under a bill considered Tuesday by a House panel looking to update a nearly 30-year-old federal law to reflect today's communications.
LE BOURGET, France (AP) - President Barack Obama said Tuesday that parts of the global warming deal being negotiated in Paris should be legally binding on the countries that sign on, setting up a potential fight with Republicans at home.
WASHINGTON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Anheuser-Busch InBev's bid to buy its biggest rival, SABMiller, will be the subject of a U.S. Senate hearing next week...
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump joked Monday that he may charge CNN for appearing in the next GOP primary debate - but probably won't because he'd be called a "chicken."
WASHINGTON (AP) - A proposed law meant to encourage companies to share information about cyberthreats with the U.S. government includes measures that could significantly limit what details, if any, the public can review about the program through federal and state public records laws.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The latest release of Hillary Clinton's private emails show her, as secretary of state, dealing with the complicated politics of the Arab Spring, fending off questions about her role in the deadly 2012 Benghazi attacks and attempting to navigate an intensifying conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's Republican Party will feature Donald Trump as the guest at a New York City fundraiser, but it is not necessarily an endorsement from the party elite.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - Puerto Rico narrowly avoided a multimillion-dollar default on Tuesday by announcing a last-minute bond payment while warning that a deepening financial crisis has forced the government to divert money slated for future debt payments to avoid a shutdown of basic services.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Linking arms in a Capitol Hill ballroom, Hillary Clinton received a public embrace Monday from 13 female Democratic senators who praised her as a trailblazing leader ready to be president. But there was one noticeable absence: Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren.