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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.
A Pennsylvania businessman has pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to sell sophisticated laboratory equipment to Syria that could be used to create chemical...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian - if party operatives' spin is to be believed.
The Congressional race in the Eighth District - where national Democrats are eager to unseat a well-funded Republican incumbent - will reach a broader...
After the Sandy Hook school shooting, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) was one of a few congressional Republicans who expressed a willingness to reconsider...
Pennsylvania lawmakers from both parties have lobbied hard this spring for a severance tax on natural gas drilling, their voices growing louder as the...
WASHINGTON Gov. Christie continued Tuesday to make his pitch for pension reform and renewal of a cap on raises for public workers, sounding alarms about the state's economic future in a speech at a New Jersey Chamber of Commerce dinner.
SPRING CITY U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) toured a Spring City company Tuesday to push his bipartisan plan that he said uses tax reform to make it easier for people to start and grow small businesses.
The tax board must adjudicate 23,000 appeals from property-taxpayers.
The Supreme Court issued a historic ruling today on affirmative action programs, allowing states to restrict their use in university admissions and at...
Legal fees incurred by Gov. Christie's reelection campaign, apparently in connection with investigations into the lane closures at the George Washington Bridge, have surpassed the amount of cash in the campaign's coffers, according to a filing with state election law officials.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft was reportedly hit by gunfire.
Behold the motivational power of money. After Mayor Nutter allowed a controversial bill to become law that increases pay for most members of the Board...
WASHINGTON (AP) - The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian - if party operatives' spin is to be believed.
Supreme Court justices are weighing whether they can side with broadcasters in a copyright challenge to an Internet startup company without threatening the burgeoning world of cloud computing.
DENVER (AP) - Democratic Senator Mark Udall aired the first ad of his closely-watched re-election campaign on Tuesday, highlighting his challenger's opposition to abortion rights.
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama's hometown and Hillary Rodham Clinton's home base as a senator are among the 15 cities the Democratic National Committee is considering to host the party's presidential nominating convention in 2016, officials said Tuesday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Count Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy among consumers who feel misled by a beverage called "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices."
LAKE OSWEGO, Ore. (AP) - The GOP is making a bold play for a U.S. Senate seat in reliably Democratic Oregon, where a Republican hasn't been elected to a statewide office in more than a decade.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The House Republican campaign committee raised almost $10 million in March and has $31.2 million banked to defend the party's majority, according to financial reports filed Sunday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.
U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz just accused her fellow Democrats in the May 20 primary election for governor of being "vague" in their support for the Affordable Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare. Schwartz was speaking mostly about front-runner Tom Wolf, a former state revenue secretary, who told the York Daily Record last month that the law is "step in the right direction."