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  • Bloomberg donates 'unprecedented' $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

    Bloomberg donates 'unprecedented' $1.8B to Johns Hopkins

    Monday, November 19 2018 3:40 AM EST2018-11-19 08:40:55 GMT

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he's donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University.

    Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he's donating $1.8 billion to his alma mater, Johns Hopkins University.

  • New York pilot program expands Medicaid coverage to doulas

    New York pilot program expands Medicaid coverage to doulas

    Sunday, November 18 2018 9:46 AM EST2018-11-18 14:46:51 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's health department is launching a pilot program expanding Medicaid coverage to doula services in an effort to reduce childbirth complications for women and babies.    The pilot will launch in March in Erie County and parts of Brooklyn. This month, health officials will launch training and education efforts.    Doulas are non-medical birth coaches who assist women before, during and after childbirth. They have been shown to increa...
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York state's health department is launching a pilot program expanding Medicaid coverage to doula services in an effort to reduce childbirth complications for women and babies.    The pilot will launch in March in Erie County and parts of Brooklyn. This month, health officials will launch training and education efforts.    Doulas are non-medical birth coaches who assist women before, during and after childbirth. They have been shown to increa...
  • Police say woman fatally shot as husband was cleaning gun

    Police say woman fatally shot as husband was cleaning gun

    Sunday, November 18 2018 8:52 AM EST2018-11-18 13:52:34 GMT
    CORINTH, N.Y. (AP) - Police say an upstate New York woman was killed in an apparent accident when a shot discharged as her husband was cleaning his gun.    New York state police say 34-year-old Ashley Rosenbrock was shot Thursday night in her home in Corinth. She was pronounced dead at Saratoga Hospital.    Police said Saturday that Rosenbrock's 35-year-old husband, Eric Rosenbrock, was "performing maintenance" on his legally owned handgun when it went of...
    CORINTH, N.Y. (AP) - Police say an upstate New York woman was killed in an apparent accident when a shot discharged as her husband was cleaning his gun.    New York state police say 34-year-old Ashley Rosenbrock was shot Thursday night in her home in Corinth. She was pronounced dead at Saratoga Hospital.    Police said Saturday that Rosenbrock's 35-year-old husband, Eric Rosenbrock, was "performing maintenance" on his legally owned handgun when it went of...
  • Amazon's would-be NY neighbors: Cynicism, some hope for jobs

    Amazon's would-be NY neighbors: Cynicism, some hope for jobs

    Sunday, November 18 2018 8:51 AM EST2018-11-18 13:51:06 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Residents of the New York City public housing complex near the spot where Amazon plans to put a new headquarters have mixed reactions to the global behemoth coming to the neighborhood.    Some of those who live in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City doubt they will be able to get any of the thousands of jobs the company is promising to bring to the area.    Others are hopeful they could benefit.    The development is the largest pu...
    NEW YORK (AP) - Residents of the New York City public housing complex near the spot where Amazon plans to put a new headquarters have mixed reactions to the global behemoth coming to the neighborhood.    Some of those who live in the Queensbridge Houses in Long Island City doubt they will be able to get any of the thousands of jobs the company is promising to bring to the area.    Others are hopeful they could benefit.    The development is the largest pu...
  • Wolf's 2nd term comes with evolving GOP identity in Capitol

    Wolf's 2nd term comes with evolving GOP identity in Capitol

    Sunday, November 18 2018 8:50 AM EST2018-11-18 13:50:08 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - With Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's second term effectively underway, perhaps the biggest question in Pennsylvania's Capitol is how Republicans who control the Legislature will re-emerge after suffering losses in the Nov. 6 election.    The Republican majorities remain substantial, but they're going to be the smallest since Wolf became governor in 2015. And given significant GOP losses in moderate southeastern Pennsylvania seats, Republicans generally agre...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - With Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's second term effectively underway, perhaps the biggest question in Pennsylvania's Capitol is how Republicans who control the Legislature will re-emerge after suffering losses in the Nov. 6 election.    The Republican majorities remain substantial, but they're going to be the smallest since Wolf became governor in 2015. And given significant GOP losses in moderate southeastern Pennsylvania seats, Republicans generally agre...
  • Miniseries on Dannemora prison break premieres Sunday

    Miniseries on Dannemora prison break premieres Sunday

    Saturday, November 17 2018 8:41 AM EST2018-11-17 13:41:31 GMT
    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Ben Stiller's seven-part TV series about the Dannemora prison escape is premiering Sunday on Showtime.    Stiller hosted a local premiere in Plattsburgh earlier this week. He thanked North Country residents for their patience during the filming of "Escape at Dannemora," which was filmed on location.    The series tells the story of the escape of murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility in 2015. The...
    PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) - Ben Stiller's seven-part TV series about the Dannemora prison escape is premiering Sunday on Showtime.    Stiller hosted a local premiere in Plattsburgh earlier this week. He thanked North Country residents for their patience during the filming of "Escape at Dannemora," which was filmed on location.    The series tells the story of the escape of murderers Richard Matt and David Sweat from Clinton Correctional Facility in 2015. The...
  • Recount adds to Florida's reputation for bungling elections

    Recount adds to Florida's reputation for bungling elections

    Saturday, November 17 2018 8:36 AM EST2018-11-17 13:36:42 GMT
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Florida recount for governor and senator has revived complaints about the state's long history of election trouble.    Florida's reputation for bungling elections dates back to 2000, when it took more than five weeks for the state to declare George W. Bush the victor over Al Gore by 537 votes. Back then, punch-card ballots were punch lines.    This year's glitches led a federal judge to ask why state officials have repeatedly failed ...
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - The Florida recount for governor and senator has revived complaints about the state's long history of election trouble.    Florida's reputation for bungling elections dates back to 2000, when it took more than five weeks for the state to declare George W. Bush the victor over Al Gore by 537 votes. Back then, punch-card ballots were punch lines.    This year's glitches led a federal judge to ask why state officials have repeatedly failed ...
  • Lawsuit seeking church abuse records filed in Philadelphia

    Lawsuit seeking church abuse records filed in Philadelphia

    Saturday, November 17 2018 8:30 AM EST2018-11-17 13:30:47 GMT
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two survivors of alleged child sexual abuse in the Philadelphia Archdiocese are suing for the release of church records from all of Pennsylvania's dioceses.    The lawsuit filed in Philadelphia Thursday names the state's Roman Catholic dioceses and seeks the release of records related to allegations of child sexual abuse and a list of all priests accused and their work histories.    The lawsuit filed by lawyer Jeff Anderson is one of several his...
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Two survivors of alleged child sexual abuse in the Philadelphia Archdiocese are suing for the release of church records from all of Pennsylvania's dioceses.    The lawsuit filed in Philadelphia Thursday names the state's Roman Catholic dioceses and seeks the release of records related to allegations of child sexual abuse and a list of all priests accused and their work histories.    The lawsuit filed by lawyer Jeff Anderson is one of several his...
  • Pennsylvania jobless rate flat again, payrolls hit new high

    Pennsylvania jobless rate flat again, payrolls hit new high

    Saturday, November 17 2018 8:29 AM EST2018-11-17 13:29:38 GMT
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained flat for a second straight month in October, a nearly two-decade low, as payrolls jumped to another record high.    The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate stayed at 4.1 percent last month, the lowest point since 2000.    The national rate is 3.7 percent.    A survey of households found Pennsylvania's civilian labor force grew by 23,000 to...
    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's unemployment rate remained flat for a second straight month in October, a nearly two-decade low, as payrolls jumped to another record high.    The state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday that Pennsylvania's unemployment rate stayed at 4.1 percent last month, the lowest point since 2000.    The national rate is 3.7 percent.    A survey of households found Pennsylvania's civilian labor force grew by 23,000 to...
  • After months of conflict, NYC mayor fires embattled watchdog

    After months of conflict, NYC mayor fires embattled watchdog

    Saturday, November 17 2018 8:06 AM EST2018-11-17 13:06:36 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio has fired New York City's chief watchdog, citing an independent report that accused him of "deliberately misleading statements" and abusive behavior.    Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark G. Peters said Friday he'll respond in writing before his firing takes effect in three business days.    Peters says serving as commissioner of the department that investigates city agencies and departments has been the gre...
    NEW YORK (AP) - Mayor Bill de Blasio has fired New York City's chief watchdog, citing an independent report that accused him of "deliberately misleading statements" and abusive behavior.    Department of Investigation Commissioner Mark G. Peters said Friday he'll respond in writing before his firing takes effect in three business days.    Peters says serving as commissioner of the department that investigates city agencies and departments has been the gre...
  • Pelosi calls meeting with Reed's Problem Solvers Caucus co-chair "positive and constructive"

    Pelosi calls meeting with Reed's Problem Solvers Caucus co-chair "positive and constructive"

    Friday, November 16 2018 4:37 PM EST2018-11-16 21:37:28 GMT

    The frontrunner to become U.S. House Speaker, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appears to be open to supporting some of the rule changes requested by the caucus co-chaired by Congressman Tom Reed (R-N.Y.)

    The frontrunner to become U.S. House Speaker, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) appears to be open to supporting some of the rule changes requested by the caucus co-chaired by Congressman Tom Reed (R-N.Y.)

  • Judge rules White House must reinstate press credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

    Judge rules White House must reinstate press credentials for CNN's Jim Acosta

    Friday, November 16 2018 11:13 AM EST2018-11-16 16:13:40 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House's decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local):    10:47 a.m.    CNN's Jim Acosta has thanked the judge who ordered the Trump administration to immediately return his White House press credentials.    Acosta said Friday that he wanted to thank fellow reporters who supported him and the judge for the "decision he made today."...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on the legal challenge to the White House's decision to strip CNN reporter Jim Acosta of his White House press credentials (all times local):    10:47 a.m.    CNN's Jim Acosta has thanked the judge who ordered the Trump administration to immediately return his White House press credentials.    Acosta said Friday that he wanted to thank fellow reporters who supported him and the judge for the "decision he made today."...
  • McConnell's Court: How Republicans have shaped a conservative judiciary for a generation

    McConnell's Court: How Republicans have shaped a conservative judiciary for a generation

    Thursday, November 15 2018 6:00 PM EST2018-11-15 23:00:34 GMT

    Washington Bureau Correspondent Matt Knoedler examines how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, not just President Trump, constructed a conservative Supreme Court & conservative federal courts nationwide, including here at home.

    Washington Bureau Correspondent Matt Knoedler examines how Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, not just President Trump, constructed a conservative Supreme Court & conservative federal courts nationwide, including here at home.

  • Roy Clark, 'Hee Haw' host, dies at 85

    Roy Clark, 'Hee Haw' host, dies at 85

    Thursday, November 15 2018 1:14 PM EST2018-11-15 18:14:09 GMT
    By Megan Thomas and Kevin Bohn, CNN Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN. He was 85. Clark died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to publicist Sandy Brokaw. The guitarist and banjo player began his musical career as a young teen, making his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opre at age 17. Clark was the host or co-host of "Hee Haw" ...
    By Megan Thomas and Kevin Bohn, CNN Roy Clark, a country music star and former host of the long-running TV series "Hee Haw," died Thursday, his publicist told CNN. He was 85. Clark died of complications from pneumonia at his home in Tulsa, Oklahoma, according to publicist Sandy Brokaw. The guitarist and banjo player began his musical career as a young teen, making his first appearance at the Grand Ole Opre at age 17. Clark was the host or co-host of "Hee Haw" ...
  • Trump-Themed, Lego-Like 'Build the Wall' Toy

    Trump-Themed, Lego-Like 'Build the Wall' Toy

    Thursday, November 15 2018 2:26 AM EST2018-11-15 07:26:21 GMT

    Set of MAGA building blocks aimed at children ages 5 and up.

    Set of MAGA building blocks aimed at children ages 5 and up.

  • 103 Missing -- most of them senior citizens -- in California's Camp Fire, sheriff's office says

    103 Missing -- most of them senior citizens -- in California's Camp Fire, sheriff's office says

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 2:17 PM EST2018-11-14 19:17:15 GMT
    By Nicole Chavez and Jason Hanna, CNN More than 100 people are missing -- most of them senior citizens -- in Northern California's Butte County as firefighters battle the Camp Fire, the most deadly and destructive wildfire in state history, the sheriff's office says. The Camp Fire is one of two major blazes burning in California that have left at least 50 people dead. Most of the 103 people listed missing by the Butte County Sheriff's Office are from Paradise, a town of 2...
    By Nicole Chavez and Jason Hanna, CNN More than 100 people are missing -- most of them senior citizens -- in Northern California's Butte County as firefighters battle the Camp Fire, the most deadly and destructive wildfire in state history, the sheriff's office says. The Camp Fire is one of two major blazes burning in California that have left at least 50 people dead. Most of the 103 people listed missing by the Butte County Sheriff's Office are from Paradise, a town of 2...
  • JDRF Highlights Importance of Diabetes Awareness

    JDRF Highlights Importance of Diabetes Awareness

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 7:47 AM EST2018-11-14 12:47:39 GMT

    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and today, November 14th, is International Diabetes Day.

    November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and today, November 14th, is International Diabetes Day.

  • Annual ‘Worst Toys’ List Released By Consumer Safety Group

    Annual ‘Worst Toys’ List Released By Consumer Safety Group

    Wednesday, November 14 2018 2:34 AM EST2018-11-14 07:34:46 GMT

    A Black Panther “slash claw” and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. 

    A Black Panther “slash claw” and a plastic Power Rangers sword are among the toys topping a consumer safety group’s annual list of worst toys for the holiday season. 

  • 'Move more, sit less,' government says in new exercise guidelines

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:42 AM EST2018-11-13 07:42:37 GMT

    New guidelines released show that most Americans are not getting the exercise they need.

    New guidelines released show that most Americans are not getting the exercise they need.

  • White House petition calls for tougher punishments after school bus stop crashes

    White House petition calls for tougher punishments after school bus stop crashes

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:30 AM EST2018-11-13 07:30:34 GMT

    Following a series of deadly school bus stop accidents, a petition is urging the federal government to issue stricter punishments for drivers who break the law. 

    Following a series of deadly school bus stop accidents, a petition is urging the federal government to issue stricter punishments for drivers who break the law. 

  • Vatican orders US bishops to delay taking action on sexual abuse crisis

    Vatican orders US bishops to delay taking action on sexual abuse crisis

    Tuesday, November 13 2018 2:25 AM EST2018-11-13 07:25:03 GMT

    The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay voting on measures to hold bishops accountable for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, the president of the conference said in a surprise announcement Monday morning.                

    The Vatican has told the US Conference of Catholic Bishops to delay voting on measures to hold bishops accountable for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, the president of the conference said in a surprise announcement Monday morning.                

  • Sears should close for good, creditors say

    Sears should close for good, creditors say

    Monday, November 12 2018 10:30 PM EST2018-11-13 03:30:17 GMT

    The committee applauded the company's optimism for returning to profitability, but said the Sears recovery plan would run up additional losses without saving the company or the remaining jobs.

    The committee applauded the company's optimism for returning to profitability, but said the Sears recovery plan would run up additional losses without saving the company or the remaining jobs.

  • Veteran died with no family, so other vets showed up for funeral

    Veteran died with no family, so other vets showed up for funeral

    Monday, November 12 2018 2:57 PM EST2018-11-12 19:57:09 GMT
    By WTVF Digital Team Click here for updates on this story     Nashville, TN (WTVF) -- The Tennessee community came together Friday to make sure an unclaimed veteran would not be forgotten. Large crowds turned out on a rainy morning to pay their respects to Leo Stokley, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He died Sunday at the Waters of Cheatham in Ashland City. He was 69 years old. Stokley served in the United States Marine Corps and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. Aft...
    By WTVF Digital Team Click here for updates on this story     Nashville, TN (WTVF) -- The Tennessee community came together Friday to make sure an unclaimed veteran would not be forgotten. Large crowds turned out on a rainy morning to pay their respects to Leo Stokley, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He died Sunday at the Waters of Cheatham in Ashland City. He was 69 years old. Stokley served in the United States Marine Corps and did a tour of duty in Vietnam. Aft...
  • Marvel Comics titan Stan Lee dead at 95

    Marvel Comics titan Stan Lee dead at 95

    Monday, November 12 2018 1:56 PM EST2018-11-12 18:56:28 GMT
    Comic book titan Stan Lee has died at 95.  Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Mighty Thor, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Ant-Man and other characters, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. This is a breaking news story. We will provide updates as we receive them. 
    Comic book titan Stan Lee has died at 95.  Lee, who began in the business in 1939 and created or co-created Black Panther, Spider-Man, X-Men, The Mighty Thor, Iron Man, The Fantastic Four, The Incredible Hulk, Daredevil, Ant-Man and other characters, died early Monday morning at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. This is a breaking news story. We will provide updates as we receive them. 
  • Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as US Catholic bishops convene

    Sex abuse crisis tops agenda as US Catholic bishops convene

    Monday, November 12 2018 2:54 AM EST2018-11-12 07:54:51 GMT

    As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for their national assembly this week, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda amid calls from critics that church leaders finally bring about meaningful reforms to root out misbehaving priests.

    As U.S. Catholic bishops gather for their national assembly this week, the clergy sex abuse crisis dominates their agenda amid calls from critics that church leaders finally bring about meaningful reforms to root out misbehaving priests.

  • Saudi sisters' tragic end in NY shows perils for runaways

    Saudi sisters' tragic end in NY shows perils for runaways

    Sunday, November 11 2018 9:53 AM EST2018-11-11 14:53:27 GMT
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The deaths of two young Saudi sisters, whose bodies washed up along the New York City waterfront last month, have shined a light on the often secretive and risky journeys Saudi women take to flee their homes, both within the kingdom and abroad.    Under the kingdom's guardianship system women must have the approval of a male relative - such as a father, husband, brother, or even a son - to marry, obtain a passport or travel.    If...
    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - The deaths of two young Saudi sisters, whose bodies washed up along the New York City waterfront last month, have shined a light on the often secretive and risky journeys Saudi women take to flee their homes, both within the kingdom and abroad.    Under the kingdom's guardianship system women must have the approval of a male relative - such as a father, husband, brother, or even a son - to marry, obtain a passport or travel.    If...
  • Rockefeller Christmas tree rises, with 50,000 LED lights

    Rockefeller Christmas tree rises, with 50,000 LED lights

    Saturday, November 10 2018 9:35 AM EST2018-11-10 14:35:29 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Something special happens in New York City only once a year: The arrival of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.    On Saturday morning, the 72-foot-tall Norway spruce rolled in on a flatbed trailer. A crane was waiting to lift it into place over the Rockefeller skating rink.    Crowds will gather on Nov. 28 for a televised ceremony to see the tree burst alive with 50,000 LED lights - five miles of illumination topped by a 900-pound Swarovski crys...
    NEW YORK (AP) - Something special happens in New York City only once a year: The arrival of the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree.    On Saturday morning, the 72-foot-tall Norway spruce rolled in on a flatbed trailer. A crane was waiting to lift it into place over the Rockefeller skating rink.    Crowds will gather on Nov. 28 for a televised ceremony to see the tree burst alive with 50,000 LED lights - five miles of illumination topped by a 900-pound Swarovski crys...
  • Russian Federation: DNC case would violate international law

    Russian Federation: DNC case would violate international law

    Saturday, November 10 2018 9:31 AM EST2018-11-10 14:31:40 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Russian ambassador to the United States has told a New York court it would violate international law for a judge to entertain legal claims against the Russian Federation by the Democratic National Committee.    The ambassador's letter, dated Thursday, was entered into the case file Friday in Manhattan federal court.    The DNC in April sued Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and others, saying they conspired to cheat Democra...
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Russian ambassador to the United States has told a New York court it would violate international law for a judge to entertain legal claims against the Russian Federation by the Democratic National Committee.    The ambassador's letter, dated Thursday, was entered into the case file Friday in Manhattan federal court.    The DNC in April sued Donald Trump's presidential campaign, Russia, WikiLeaks and others, saying they conspired to cheat Democra...
  • Likely El Chapo trial witness pleads guilty in Chicago

    Likely El Chapo trial witness pleads guilty in Chicago

    Saturday, November 10 2018 9:29 AM EST2018-11-10 14:29:05 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - A former top lieutenant to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and likely witness at the Mexican drug lord's New York trial has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy in Chicago.    A plea deal unsealed Friday says 43-year-old Vicente Zambada pleaded guilty to charges in a case originally filed in Washington, D.C., in 2002. The case was transferred to Chicago in August.    Opening statements at Guzman's trial are set for Tuesday.    ...
    CHICAGO (AP) - A former top lieutenant to Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman and likely witness at the Mexican drug lord's New York trial has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking conspiracy in Chicago.    A plea deal unsealed Friday says 43-year-old Vicente Zambada pleaded guilty to charges in a case originally filed in Washington, D.C., in 2002. The case was transferred to Chicago in August.    Opening statements at Guzman's trial are set for Tuesday.    ...
  • Asteroid to buzz Earth closer than Moon on Saturday

    Asteroid to buzz Earth closer than Moon on Saturday

    Saturday, November 10 2018 12:20 AM EST2018-11-10 05:20:12 GMT
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    Asteroid VX1 is between 20 and 60 feet long, and it is traveling at a speed of 4 miles a second. That's more than 14,000 miles per hour!

    Asteroid VX1 is between 20 and 60 feet long, and it is traveling at a speed of 4 miles a second. That's more than 14,000 miles per hour!

  • Compromise necessary between Trump, Dems in next Congress, analysts say

    Compromise necessary between Trump, Dems in next Congress, analysts say

    Thursday, November 8 2018 4:52 PM EST2018-11-08 21:52:54 GMT

    Trump believes working with Congressional Democrats won’t be as hard as everyone thinks it will be.

    Trump believes working with Congressional Democrats won’t be as hard as everyone thinks it will be.

  • Wolf defeats Wagner, wins second term as Pa. governor

    Wolf defeats Wagner, wins second term as Pa. governor

    Wednesday, November 7 2018 1:12 AM EST2018-11-07 06:12:55 GMT

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has clinched a second term in Harrisburg after defeating Republican nominee Scott Wagner in Tuesday’s general election.

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has clinched a second term in Harrisburg after defeating Republican nominee Scott Wagner in Tuesday’s general election.

  • Three Big Things: Election Preview

    Three Big Things: Election Preview

    Monday, November 5 2018 3:13 PM EST2018-11-05 20:13:09 GMT
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    There is still a lot of uncertainty about whether Republicans will retain the U.S. House or if Democrats will win it back.

    There is still a lot of uncertainty about whether Republicans will retain the U.S. House or if Democrats will win it back.

  • Reputation precedes 'El Chapo' as US trial approaches

    Reputation precedes 'El Chapo' as US trial approaches

    Sunday, November 4 2018 10:17 AM EST2018-11-04 15:17:11 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The ruthless reputation of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo has sparked security concerns at his upcoming U.S. trial.    American prosecutors have accused Joaquin Guzman of overseeing a multibillion-dollar drug operation and a ruthless campaign of murders and kidnappings of his rivals. He is also known for twice escaping jail in Mexico.    That criminal pedigree has prompted authorities here to keep him in solitary confinement at a New York C...
    NEW YORK (AP) - The ruthless reputation of the Mexican drug lord known as El Chapo has sparked security concerns at his upcoming U.S. trial.    American prosecutors have accused Joaquin Guzman of overseeing a multibillion-dollar drug operation and a ruthless campaign of murders and kidnappings of his rivals. He is also known for twice escaping jail in Mexico.    That criminal pedigree has prompted authorities here to keep him in solitary confinement at a New York C...
  • Red suitcase stops NYC traffic near Macy's, proves harmless

    Red suitcase stops NYC traffic near Macy's, proves harmless

    Sunday, November 4 2018 9:56 AM EST2018-11-04 14:56:13 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A suspicious red suitcase abandoned in the middle of a bustling Manhattan square near Macy's forced police to stop traffic and pedestrians while a bomb squad investigated.    But authorities say the emergency team determined the luggage found in Herald Square late Saturday afternoon posed no threat.    Pedestrians were being guided away from the area while helicopters hovered above surveilling the scene. A police spokesman says the quick response ju...
    NEW YORK (AP) - A suspicious red suitcase abandoned in the middle of a bustling Manhattan square near Macy's forced police to stop traffic and pedestrians while a bomb squad investigated.    But authorities say the emergency team determined the luggage found in Herald Square late Saturday afternoon posed no threat.    Pedestrians were being guided away from the area while helicopters hovered above surveilling the scene. A police spokesman says the quick response ju...
  • Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove dies at age 49

    Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove dies at age 49

    Sunday, November 4 2018 9:48 AM EST2018-11-04 14:48:20 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has died at age 49.    Manager Larry Clothier says in a statement that Hargrove died in New York on Friday from cardiac arrest stemming from a longtime fight with kidney disease.    Hargrove was a prolific player who provided his jazz sounds to records across a range of styles. He played in sessions for Common, Erykah Badu and D'Angelo.    He won his first Grammy in 1998 with his Afro-Cuban band C...
    NEW YORK (AP) - Grammy-winning jazz trumpeter Roy Hargrove has died at age 49.    Manager Larry Clothier says in a statement that Hargrove died in New York on Friday from cardiac arrest stemming from a longtime fight with kidney disease.    Hargrove was a prolific player who provided his jazz sounds to records across a range of styles. He played in sessions for Common, Erykah Badu and D'Angelo.    He won his first Grammy in 1998 with his Afro-Cuban band C...
  • Alec Baldwin denies 'clickbait' parking-dispute punch charge

    Alec Baldwin denies 'clickbait' parking-dispute punch charge

    Saturday, November 3 2018 9:34 AM EDT2018-11-03 13:34:28 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Alec Baldwin is denying that he punched anyone over a parking spot and says the allegation is being reported "for the purposes of clickbait entertainment."    The actor was arrested Friday and charged with assault and harassment after allegedly hitting another man in the face during a parking dispute in New York City.    

    NEW YORK (AP) - Alec Baldwin is denying that he punched anyone over a parking spot and says the allegation is being reported "for the purposes of clickbait entertainment."    The actor was arrested Friday and charged with assault and harassment after allegedly hitting another man in the face during a parking dispute in New York City.    

  • Man accused of placing fake pipe bombs at Buffalo buildings

    Man accused of placing fake pipe bombs at Buffalo buildings

    Saturday, November 3 2018 9:21 AM EDT2018-11-03 13:21:22 GMT
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man for allegedly placing fake pipe bombs outside a Buffalo police station and post office.    U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr. said Friday that 54-year-old James Timpanaro faces hoax and other charges.    He's accused of leaving the devices outside of the two buildings last week.  At the time, authorities were investigating a mail bomb plot targeting critics of President Donald Trump.    Unlike the lar...
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a man for allegedly placing fake pipe bombs outside a Buffalo police station and post office.    U.S. Attorney James Kennedy Jr. said Friday that 54-year-old James Timpanaro faces hoax and other charges.    He's accused of leaving the devices outside of the two buildings last week.  At the time, authorities were investigating a mail bomb plot targeting critics of President Donald Trump.    Unlike the lar...
  • Uber driver accused of raping unconscious passenger

    Uber driver accused of raping unconscious passenger

    Saturday, November 3 2018 9:19 AM EDT2018-11-03 13:19:41 GMT
    LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) - Police say an Uber driver has been charged with raping a passenger he picked up a casino and who became unconscious in the car.    Ahmed Elgaafary, of Lansdale, faces multiple offenses, including rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, misdemeanor, indecent assault without consent, and indecent assault of an unconscious person.    Pennsylvania State Police say they alleged attack happened in Feb. 10 at around 2:20 a.m., af...
    LANSDALE, Pa. (AP) - Police say an Uber driver has been charged with raping a passenger he picked up a casino and who became unconscious in the car.    Ahmed Elgaafary, of Lansdale, faces multiple offenses, including rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, sexual assault, misdemeanor, indecent assault without consent, and indecent assault of an unconscious person.    Pennsylvania State Police say they alleged attack happened in Feb. 10 at around 2:20 a.m., af...
  • Trump, friends and generational divides are why some people are voting early

    Trump, friends and generational divides are why some people are voting early

    Friday, November 2 2018 4:40 PM EDT2018-11-02 20:40:22 GMT
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    FILE PHOTOFILE PHOTO

    Early voting wraps up today and tomorrow across the country. Already, millions of voters have cast their ballots, setting midterm records.

    Early voting wraps up today and tomorrow across the country. Already, millions of voters have cast their ballots, setting midterm records.

  • About 1,000 at Google San Francisco protest

    About 1,000 at Google San Francisco protest

    Friday, November 2 2018 12:32 AM EDT2018-11-02 04:32:37 GMT

    The crowd in San Francisco repeatedly chanted, "Women's rights are workers' rights!" as the half-hour rally began to wrap up.

    The crowd in San Francisco repeatedly chanted, "Women's rights are workers' rights!" as the half-hour rally began to wrap up.

  • Federal agencies clash on cellphone cancer risk

    Federal agencies clash on cellphone cancer risk

    Thursday, November 1 2018 9:23 PM EDT2018-11-02 01:23:11 GMT

    One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there's no reason for people to worry.

    One says it causes cancer in rats. The other says there's no reason for people to worry.

  • Pollsters expect accurate midterm polls following flawed 2016 projections

    Pollsters expect accurate midterm polls following flawed 2016 projections

    Thursday, November 1 2018 7:35 PM EDT2018-11-01 23:35:55 GMT

    If the poll is automated, it has to be done on a landline – cell phone autodialing is banned nationwide. That means if someone doesn’t recognize the number, it’s likely they don’t pick up.

    If the poll is automated, it has to be done on a landline – cell phone autodialing is banned nationwide. That means if someone doesn’t recognize the number, it’s likely they don’t pick up.

  • Annual 'Open Enrollment' Starts Today

    Annual 'Open Enrollment' Starts Today

    Thursday, November 1 2018 7:33 AM EDT2018-11-01 11:33:12 GMT

    The annual Open Enrollment in the healthcare marketplace starts Thursday.

    The annual Open Enrollment in the healthcare marketplace starts Thursday.

  • Pa., N.Y. voters rank among most powerful in House races, study finds

    Pa., N.Y. voters rank among most powerful in House races, study finds

    Tuesday, October 30 2018 6:38 PM EDT2018-10-30 22:38:32 GMT

    The report from personal finance site Wallet Hub found Pennsylvania ranks ninth in U.S. House races, Ohio in tenth and New York in fourteenth.

    The report from personal finance site Wallet Hub found Pennsylvania ranks ninth in U.S. House races, Ohio in tenth and New York in fourteenth.

  • BREAKING US attacks Syrian air base with cruise missiles

    BREAKING US attacks Syrian air base with cruise missiles

    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has attacked a Syrian air base with roughly 60 cruise missiles in response to a chemical weapons attack it blames on President Bashar Assad.   U.S. officials say the Tomahawk missiles were fired from two warships in the Mediterranean Sea, targeting a government-controlled air base in Syria.   U.S. officials say Syrian government aircraft killed dozens of civilians by using chlorine mixed with a nerve agent, possibly sarin, earlier this wee...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States has attacked a Syrian air base with roughly 60 cruise missiles in response to a chemical weapons attack it blames on President Bashar Assad.   U.S. officials say the Tomahawk missiles were fired from two warships in the Mediterranean Sea, targeting a government-controlled air base in Syria.   U.S. officials say Syrian government aircraft killed dozens of civilians by using chlorine mixed with a nerve agent, possibly sarin, earlier this wee...
  • GSK Albuterol Inhalers Recall

    GSK Albuterol Inhalers Recall

    (CNN) -- Glaxo-Smith-Kline is voluntarily recalling more than 590,000 albuterol inhalers. When the inhalers are functioning properly, they release a fixed dose of the medication, albuterol, to treat conditions like asthma. The British pharmaceutical company says the recalled devices could potentially deliver incorrect dosages. The voluntary recall is not on the patient-level, but patients are encouraged to seek immediate medical attention if their inhaler is not relieving symp...
    (CNN) -- Glaxo-Smith-Kline is voluntarily recalling more than 590,000 albuterol inhalers. When the inhalers are functioning properly, they release a fixed dose of the medication, albuterol, to treat conditions like asthma. The British pharmaceutical company says the recalled devices could potentially deliver incorrect dosages. The voluntary recall is not on the patient-level, but patients are encouraged to seek immediate medical attention if their inhaler is not relieving symp...
  • Ribbon Cut on the New Seeley Creek Bridge

    Ribbon Cut on the New Seeley Creek Bridge

    JACKSON TWP., PA (WENY) - The first bridge replaced under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project for 2017 was completed Thursday. Officials cut the ribbon on the new Route 549 bridge over Seeley Creek in Jackson Township. The project is part of a statewide initiative replacing nearly 560 bridges throughout the state. Construction started in early February. The construction company also presented a check for $2,074.32 to the Mansfield Univers...
    JACKSON TWP., PA (WENY) - The first bridge replaced under the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's Rapid Bridge Replacement Project for 2017 was completed Thursday. Officials cut the ribbon on the new Route 549 bridge over Seeley Creek in Jackson Township. The project is part of a statewide initiative replacing nearly 560 bridges throughout the state. Construction started in early February. The construction company also presented a check for $2,074.32 to the Mansfield Univers...
  • Frein Hospitalized, Trial Put on Hold

    Frein Hospitalized, Trial Put on Hold

    Friday, April 7 2017 4:18 AM EDT2017-04-07 08:18:28 GMT
    Tuesday, April 18 2017 4:03 AM EDT2017-04-18 08:03:01 GMT

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - An anti-government sharpshooter charged with killing a Pennsylvania police trooper and injuring a second in a 2014 ambush at their barracks has been hospitalized and his trial has been delayed. Defense attorney Michael Weinstein tells The Associated Press he was informed that Eric Frein was taken to the hospital around 8 a.m. Thursday. He says he doesn't know the reason. Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin told the AP that prosecutors and the defense are...

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) - An anti-government sharpshooter charged with killing a Pennsylvania police trooper and injuring a second in a 2014 ambush at their barracks has been hospitalized and his trial has been delayed. Defense attorney Michael Weinstein tells The Associated Press he was informed that Eric Frein was taken to the hospital around 8 a.m. Thursday. He says he doesn't know the reason. Pike County District Attorney Ray Tonkin told the AP that prosecutors and the defense are...

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