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Analysis: Trump unwittingly makes strong case for a recount of his own 2016 election win

On Sunday morning, President-elect Donald Trump assured us all that a recount of the 2016 election wouldn’t change the outcome and was a waste of resources. In a tweetstorm, he …

Green Party to ask Pennsylvania court to order presidential recount

The Green Party says it will ask a Pennsylvania court to order a statewide recount of the state’s Nov. 8 presidential election result.

GOP keeps Senate control as Democrats fall short

Republicans held onto their slim Senate majority Wednesday, a stinging blow to Democrats in a night full of them. Democrats had been nearly certain of retaking control but saw their …

GOP call for statewide Pennsylvania poll watchers is denied

PHILADELPHIA – In a scathing rebuke, a federal judge on Thursday denied the Pennsylvania Republican Party’s effort to allow poll watchers from anywhere in the state monitor precincts on Election …

Man who had kids with 14-year-old abused her 5 sisters, DA says

A Pennsylvania man accused of fathering two children with a 14-year-old girl gifted to him by her parents was charged Monday with sexually assaulting five other girls in that family, …

Freight trains collide head-on; 2 crew members injured

Two freight trains crashed head-on Friday morning outside Philadelphia, knocking one locomotive off the tracks and injuring two crew members.

Pennsylvania Republicans sue to allow poll watchers to cross county lines

Stymied in their efforts to pass a bill allowing more freedom to Election Day poll watchers, Pennsylvania Republicans have filed a lawsuit, arguing that their activists have First and 14th …

DA seeks to have 13 women testify against Bill Cosby in sexual assault trail

As many as 13 of Bill Cosby’s alleged victims could testify in his upcoming sexual assault trial in Pennsylvania if the prosecution has its way.

Grocer is 1st in Pennsylvania to sell wine since Prohibition

A grocery store in Pennsylvania has become the first since Prohibition to sell wine in the state.

Mothers launch hunger strike in migrant family detention center

Nearly two dozen women held at a Berks County, Pennsylvania, migrant family detention center have launched a hunger strike to protest their and their children’s long detentions – some which …

Cocaine-soap mix-up costs Pennsylvania police $195,000

Court documents show the Pennsylvania State Police have paid $195,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a New York man who spent 29 days behind bars after troopers mistook homemade …

Solar-powered airplane lands in Pennsylvania

A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright.

PetSmart cuts ties with small-animal supplier amid probe

A second major pet retailer has severed ties with a small-animal supplier amid a federal investigation into conditions inside its Pennsylvania facility.

Bill Cosby tries to delay criminal case, get charges tossed

Bill Cosby is trying again to delay hearings in his criminal case while he fights to get the sex-assault charges in Pennsylvania dismissed.

Huge fireball in gas explosion burns homes, fleeing man

A natural gas pipeline exploded in a towering, roaring fireball Friday, destroying a home several hundred yards away, damaging at least three others and creating waves of intense heat that …

School bus driver asked boy to move downed power line, police say

Police say a Pennsylvania school bus driver asked an 11-year-old student to get off the bus and move a downed, live power line.

Pennsylvania accuser tries again to pursue Bill Cosby lawsuit

A Pittsburgh-area woman is appealing a court decision that threw out her defamation lawsuit against Bill Cosby.

Pennsylvania fines Uber $11M for operating without approval

Pennsylvania regulators fined Uber $11.4 million on Thursday – a record for the utility commission – for operating for six months in 2014 without the required approval. The company said …

Presidential campaign rolls into Pennsylvania

With New York behind them, U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz and Hillary Clinton brought their campaigns to Pennsylvania Wednesday for what promises to be the state’s most raucous presidential primary races …

Feds: EPA fails to protect water from oilfield contamination

A federal review says the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is failing to protect drinking-water reserves from oilfield contamination.

Three Franciscan leaders charged in abuse at Pennsylvania school

Three leaders of a Franciscan religious order were charged Tuesday with allowing a friar who was a known sexual predator to take on jobs, including a position as a high …

Horse abandoned at stable riddled with paintball remnants

Animal cruelty officials in Pennsylvania are investigating after a horse riddled with over 100 paintball remnants was found abandoned at a stable.

At least 2 gunmen ambush Pennsylvania party, killing 5

Police searched Thursday for at least two gunmen who opened fire during a backyard party in suburban Pittsburgh, killing five people and wounding three others.

Two bishops hid sex abuse of hundreds of children, grand jury report indicates

Two Roman Catholic bishops who led a central Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by over 50 priests or religious leaders over a 40-year …

Cops: Pennsylvania honors student was 23-year-old Ukrainian

Police say a central Pennsylvania high school honors student was actually a 23-year-old Ukrainian national using a false identity after his visa expired.

Sept. 11 commemorations at 3 crash sites

A look at events in New York City, Washington and Shanksville, Pa., marking the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks:

Judge halts Pa.’s tough new voter ID requirement

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A judge today blocked Pennsylvania’s divisive voter identification requirement from going into effect on Election Day, delivering a hard-fought victory to Democrats who said it was a …

Feds arrest 36 in drug raid at Pennsylvania Boeing plant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Federal agents raided a Boeing plant that makes military helicopters in suburban Philadelphia on Thursday and charged more than three dozen people with distributing or trying to …

Nation in brief: Google apologizes for computer glitch

Computer users doing Google searches during a nearly one-hour period Saturday morning were greeted with disturbing but erroneous messages that every site turned up in the results might be harmful. …

Fires damage 15 homes in arson-plagued suburb

COATESVILLE, Pa. – The latest in a string of suspicious fires in this Philadelphia suburb tore through a block of row houses, damaging 15 homes, leaving several dozen people homeless …