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The smattering of city voters who went to the polls for Tuesday's primary picked 12 would-be judges, including three potential new members of Traffic Court, an institution so steeped in corruption that state lawmakers are trying to abolish it.
Vice President Joe Biden is praising Jewish leaders for helping change American attitudes about gay marriage and other issues.
Here are the apparent winners of yesterday's judicial primaries: Common Pleas Court Democrats Anne Marie Coyle Timika Lane Joe Fernandes
When the U.S. Senate was presented with a $60.4 billion emergency spending aid package for victims of Hurricane Sandy backed by Democrats in January...
Despite a notably low turnout, local government candidates battled it out Tuesday in primaries across the four Pennsylvania suburban counties, with two Republican incumbents in Bucks County facing primary challenges for row offices.
The Ralph Brooks Tot Lot is supposed to be a safe haven for kids in Point Breeze who want to get exercise and stay out of trouble
HARRISBURG - Allegheny County Court Judge Jack McVay defeated Philadelphia Municipal Court Judge Joseph Waters Jr. on Tuesday for the Democratic nomination for a vacant seat on the state Superior Court.
Democrat (84% of the vote) Jack McVay Jr. . . . 269,443 Joseph Waters Jr. . . . 215,432
Sheriff Republican (98% of the vote) *Edward "Duke" Donnelley . . . 17,546 Tom Lingenfelter . . . 6,388
Party-endorsed candidates won at least 10 or 12 vacant positions on Philadelphia's three courts.
A growing gap in legal aid needs to be closed for the sake of equal justice.
City Controller Alan Butkovitz defeats two challengers in Democratic primary.
It may come as a surprise to many Pennsylvania voters, but Tuesday is primary election day, with balloting to choose party candidates for judgeships and a variety of local offices throughout the state's 67 counties.
A man being questioned by authorities in the Boston bombing probe was fatally shot when he initiated a violent confrontation, FBI officials said Wednesday.
City Councilman Eric Garcetti defeated Controller Wendy Greuel to become next mayor of Los Angeles after a caustic campaign in which he depicted his fellow Democrat as a pawn of powerful labor bosses.
The Treasury Department's No. 2 official told Congress on Wednesday that his agency played no role in the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups.
Determined to check the growing epidemic of sexual assaults in the armed forces, a House panel is poised to approve a series of revisions to longstanding military law. They include stripping commanding officers of their unilateral authority to change or dismiss a court-martial conviction and requiring that service members found guilty of sexual offenses be dismissed or dishonorably discharged.
Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.
Progressive Party leader Sigmundur David Gunnlaugsson has been chosen as Iceland's new prime minister.
The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency says U.S. officials are "going neighborhood to neighborhood" to make sure Oklahoma gets the help it needs.
A string of unrelated events is highlighting divisions among Republicans just when they'd like to show a united front and take full advantage of President Barack Obama's latest political problems.
Councilman Eric Garcetti, who jammed with pop star Moby and fashioned himself as a voice for a new generation of city leaders, has opened a growing lead in the race for Los Angeles mayor with the pool of uncounted ballots steadily shrinking.
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.
A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently hold its hearing without input from its star witness.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met Wednesday with officials in Oman to discuss their plans to buy a $2.1 billion air defense system from American manufacturer Raytheon.
A far-reaching bill to remake the nation's immigration system is headed to the full Senate, where tough battles are brewing on gay marriage, border security and other contentious issues, with the outcome impossible to predict.
Five men are under round-the-clock U.S. surveillance in Libya, wanted for questioning in the attack last year on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. The White House believes there is enough proof for a military force to seize them as terrorist suspects, officials say, but prefers to wait until investigators have enough evidence to try them in a U.S. civilian courtroom.
Democratic voters in financially troubled Harrisburg denied Mayor Linda Thompson a second term Tuesday, choosing bookstore owner Eric Papenfuse to try to help the financially strapped capital.
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