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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 12:44 p.m.

‘Big and vicious’: Hurricane Florence closes in on Carolinas

Motorists streamed inland on highways converted to one-way routes Tuesday as more than 1 million people in three states were ordered to get out of the way of Hurricane Florence, …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 16, 2018, 2:09 p.m.

Vatican condemns reported sex abuse by Pennsylvania priests

The Vatican expressed “shame and sorrow” on Thursday about a scathing Pennsylvania grand jury report about clergy who raped and molested children in six dioceses and decried the abuse as …


Bishops accused of brushing off sexual abuse complaints

A priest raped a 7-year-old girl while visiting her in the hospital after she had her tonsils removed. Another priest forced a 9-year-old boy into having oral sex, then rinsed …


UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 4:53 p.m.

Report identifies more than 1,000 victims of priest abuse

Hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in Pennsylvania molested more than 1,000 children – and possibly many more – since the 1940s, and senior church officials, including a man who is …


A haven for white supremacists

The traffic sign that greets visitors on the south side of Ulysses, a tiny town in rural far north-central Pennsylvania, is suitably quaint – a silhouette of a horse-drawn cart …


UPDATED: Thu., July 26, 2018, 6:33 p.m.

Water starts receding in Pennsylvania after days of floods

Floodwaters began to recede in central Pennsylvania on Thursday, leaving behind a film of mud and headaches for motorists trying navigate around dozens of roads closed to traffic.


Pennsylvania woman stable after being impaled by umbrella on Maryland beach

A 46-year-old woman was impaled Sunday in Ocean City by a beach umbrella in what appeared to be a freak accident, according to a spokeswoman for the resort town. The …


Strong Pennsylvania storm damages businesses, overturns cars

A strong storm pounded parts of Pennsylvania, damaging numerous businesses in a shopping plaza, overturning cars and downing trees and power lines.


Remaining wreckage of Flight 93 to be buried at Pennsylvania memorial

The remaining wreckage of United Flight 93 will be returned this year to the Pennsylvania memorial marking where it crashed in the 9/11 terror attacks, officials said Friday.


UPDATED: Fri., April 27, 2018, 1:12 p.m.

Pennsylvania congressman who settled sexual harassment charge resigns

A Pennsylvania congressman who used taxpayer money to settle a former aide’s sexual harassment charges abruptly resigned from Congress on Friday.


Wife of man arrested in Mexico with teen files for divorce

The wife of a Pennsylvania man arrested in Mexico with a missing 16-year-old girl has filed for divorce.


UPDATED: Fri., March 23, 2018, 9:43 a.m.

Sheriff’s officer accuses Punxsutawney Phil of deception

Punxsutawney Phil is a wanted … groundhog.


Teen girl home, man in custody after both located in Mexico

A Pennsylvania teenager who was missing for almost two weeks along with the 45-year-old man who frequently signed her out of school without her parents’ permission was returned home and …


PA race tighter-than-tight; Dem claims win, GOP hangs in

A razor’s edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb …


UPDATED: Tue., March 13, 2018, 10:59 p.m.

Pennsylvania congressional race razor close; Dem Lamb claims win, GOP not conceding

A razor’s edge separated Democrat Conor Lamb and Republican Rick Saccone early Wednesday in their closely watched special election in Pennsylvania, where a surprisingly strong bid by first-time candidate Lamb …


At rally, Trump again calls for the death penalty for drug dealers

President Donald Trump on Saturday again called for enacting the death penalty for drug dealers during a rally meant to bolster a struggling GOP candidate for a U.S. House seat …


Uber sued after data stolen by hackers covered up

Pennsylvania’s attorney general is suing the ride-hailing company Uber, saying it broke state law when it failed to notify thousands of drivers for a year that hackers stole their personal …


UPDATED: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 1:10 p.m.

Impeachment talk a sign of GOP’s long-term worry about Pennsylvania court

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision to redraw boundaries of the state’s congressional districts has triggered a volcanic reaction from Republicans, including talk of impeaching justices and a Democratic Party plot …


Alex Trebek will moderate a Republican debate in the Pennsylvania governor’s race

We’ll take “surprising side gigs” for $1,000! “Jeopardy” host Alex Trebek will moderate a debate among Republican hopefuls vying for the Pennsylvania gubernatorial nomination.


Pennsylvania’s new congressional map could boost Democrats

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections on Monday, potentially giving Democrats a boost in their quest to capture control …


Pennsylvania court issues overhauled congressional map

Pennsylvania’s high court issued a new congressional district map for the state’s 2018 elections on its self-imposed deadline Monday, all but ensuring that Democratic prospects will improve in several seats …


UPDATED: Mon., Feb. 5, 2018, 3 p.m.

In blow to GOP, Supreme Court won’t block PA redistricting

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let a court-ordered redrawing of congressional districts in Pennsylvania proceed, denying a plea from Republicans legislative leaders to block it.


UPDATED: Sun., Jan. 28, 2018, 1:48 p.m.

Family: Dispute spurred fatal shooting at car wash; 5 dead

Five people were found dead early Sunday at a car wash in suburban Pennsylvania and police say they have no motive yet for the shooting, though family members of the …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 24, 2018, 9:04 a.m.

Rep. Pat Meehan says he saw younger aide as ‘soul mate’ but denies harassment

U.S. Rep Pat Meehan said Tuesday he had developed a deep “affection” for a younger aide and told her that he saw her as a “soul mate” as they talked …


UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 22, 2018, 8:48 p.m.

Pennsylvania court throws out congressional boundaries

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court struck down the state’s congressional map Monday, granting a major victory to Democrats who charged that the 18 districts were unconstitutionally gerrymandered to benefit Republicans.


Congressman denies allegation in misconduct claim he settled

House Speaker Paul Ryan ordered an Ethics Committee investigation Saturday after the New York Times reported U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan used taxpayer money to settle a complaint that stemmed from …


Trump pledges ‘total support’ for Pa. House candidate

President Donald Trump is pledging “total support” for a Pennsylvania lawmaker trying to keep a House seat in the Republican column in the first congressional race of the year.


Gerrymandering case sows doubt in big year for House races

Lots of people want to run for Congress in Pennsylvania this year, but they may not yet know which district they live in.


Christmas storm brings record snow to Erie, Pennsylvania

A Christmas storm has dumped a record amount of snow on Erie, Pennsylvania, and surrounding areas.


Christine M. Flowers: Reawakened by resistance to pro-life bill

The pro-life giant isn’t exactly sleeping, but it got a nice dose of caffeine with both SB 3 and Doug Jones’ election. The movement is not about to let the …