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Published: Tue, 16 May 2017 04:03:25 GMT2017-05-16T04:03:25Z


'Pay Trump Bribes Here,' on wall above an entrance to the Trump Hotel in D.C.

Tue, 16 May 2017 04:03:25 GMT2017-05-16T04:03:25Z

The words were projected Monday night onto a wall above an entrance to the Trump Hotel on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington.

Harrisburg legislators join Wolf's call for DNC host committee audit

Tue, 16 May 2017 03:06:29 GMT2017-05-16T03:06:29Z

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Monday that his office will look into spending by the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee for the Democratic National Convention.

Trump to join Pence in disclosing 2016 financial information

Tue, 16 May 2017 03:05:45 GMT2017-05-16T03:05:45Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is preparing to go public with information about how last year shaped his personal fortune, a White House official says.

Philly's Democrats face crowded primary field for district attorney Tuesday

Tue, 16 May 2017 03:04:19 GMT2017-05-16T03:04:19Z

Seven Democrats face off Tuesday in the primary election for district attorney in Philadelphia.

On marijuana, key N.J. lawmaker introduces bill to make state more like Colorado

Tue, 16 May 2017 01:21:46 GMT2017-05-16T01:21:46Z

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Nicholas Scutari's legalization would allow adults to possess up to one ounce of cannabis but would prohibit home cultivation of marijuana plants.

Report: Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian diplomats

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:40:52 GMT2017-05-16T00:40:52Z

The president was boasting of the "great intel" he receives when he discussed intelligence provided by a U.S. partner, according to current and former U.S. officials.

Drug agency cuts could gut programs in Philly, N.J.

Tue, 16 May 2017 00:17:37 GMT2017-05-16T00:17:37Z

The Trump administration is reportedly considering nearly defunding a federal agency that pays for several anti-drug initiatives in the region – a long-running anti-trafficking initiative and three community drug-prevention coalitions.

Lawsuit seeking to remove city commissioners from office shot down -- again

Mon, 15 May 2017 23:42:47 GMT2017-05-15T23:42:47Z

A judge has for a second time tossed out a lawsuit attempting to temporarily remove Philadelphia’s three city commissioners from office.

A congressman said making a man get maternity insurance was 'crazy.' A woman's reply went viral

Mon, 15 May 2017 23:19:14 GMT2017-05-15T23:19:14Z

Who knew a letter to the editor could be so powerful?

Trump, GOP control FBI chief pick despite Democrats' calls

Mon, 15 May 2017 23:18:07 GMT2017-05-15T23:18:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - While Democrats may trot out any number of demands or maneuvers to influence the selection of the next director of the FBI, here's a reality check: Republican President Donald Trump fired James Comey, and he and his party will decide who's next.

Pa. Democrats' email misfire targets U.S. Rep Bob Brady on 'Trumpcare'

Mon, 15 May 2017 22:40:30 GMT2017-05-15T22:40:30Z

The state party blamed a computer malfunction for an email that falsely accused the chairman of the Democratic City Committee of voting for GOP legislation on May 4.

Analysis: On campaign trail, Trump was very worried about revealing secrets

Mon, 15 May 2017 22:26:12 GMT2017-05-15T22:26:12Z

Donald Trump is president today in large part because of voters’ concerns about protecting classified material.

Judges mull Japanese internment in questioning travel ban

Mon, 15 May 2017 22:00:09 GMT2017-05-15T22:00:09Z

SEATTLE (AP) - Federal judges on Monday peppered a lawyer for President Donald Trump with questions about whether the administration's travel ban discriminates against Muslims and zeroed in on the president's campaign statements, the second time in a week the rhetoric has faced judicial scrutiny.

Supreme Court's Roberts: 'Uncertainty' sinks voter ID appeal

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:45:34 GMT2017-05-15T21:45:34Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The Supreme Court shut the door Monday on North Carolina Republicans' effort to revive a state law that mandated voter identification and scaled back early voting, provisions that a lower court said improperly targeted minority voters.

AP FACT CHECK: It's far from case closed on Trump, Russia

Mon, 15 May 2017 21:27:13 GMT2017-05-15T21:27:13Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is decidedly premature in claiming everyone's convinced his presidential campaign and Russia did not collude before the election. Investigations into contacts between Russians and people with the Trump campaign are still going on, so there's no exoneration to be found.

Booker tells Penn grads: Life is about significance

Mon, 15 May 2017 20:18:11 GMT2017-05-15T20:18:11Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - U.S. Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey told graduates at the University of Pennsylvania's commencement that life "is not about celebrity, it is about significance."

Trump taps Callista Gingrich to be ambassador to the Vatican

Mon, 15 May 2017 18:54:24 GMT2017-05-15T18:54:24Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration has approached the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to be the next U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, days before President Donald Trump embarks on his first foreign trip.

Trump honors fallen police officers, vows to reduce violence

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:27:24 GMT2017-05-15T17:27:24Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Decrying violence against police, President Donald Trump honored the "brave souls" of law enforcement on Monday and vowed his administration would look for ways to reduce violence against police.

APNewsBreak: Turzai seeks GOP support to run for governor

Mon, 15 May 2017 17:27:08 GMT2017-05-15T17:27:08Z

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai is making his first big pitch for support from the Republican faithful to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in 2018 and said he hopes to make a formal announcement of his candidacy in the coming months.

First lady: Barron to attend private Episcopal school in MD

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:45:12 GMT2017-05-15T16:45:12Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Melania Trump announced Monday that her son, Barron, will attend a private Episcopal school in Maryland, beginning this fall.

Analysis: Loyalty is a one-way street for Donald Trump

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:44:23 GMT2017-05-15T16:44:23Z

The president has a congenital inability to take personal responsibility for his own mistakes. Throughout his career, he's sought out scapegoats whenever situations get hairy.

Saudi king touts Trump's Islamic summit as "new partnership"

Mon, 15 May 2017 16:00:17 GMT2017-05-15T16:00:17Z

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) - Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Monday touted an upcoming meeting between President Donald Trump and heads of state from across Muslim-majority nations as the start of a new relationship that will strengthen global security.

School sex complaints to federal agency rise — and languish

Mon, 15 May 2017 15:47:25 GMT2017-05-15T15:47:25Z

HOUSTON (AP) - Hector and Itza Ayala sat in a conference room at Houston's prestigious high school for the performing arts, clutching a document they hoped would force administrators to investigate their 15-year-old daughter's claim of a classroom sex assault.

Gov. Wolf calls out Rendell, DNC 2016 host committee for spending $4M surplus

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:53:46 GMT2017-05-15T13:53:46Z

Gov. Wolf "disappointed" the $4 million surplus wasn't returned to taxpayers.

Lessons from 2015 come to mind for Tuesday's primary for DA

Mon, 15 May 2017 13:25:13 GMT2017-05-15T13:25:13Z

Money and race can be factors in Philadelphia elections. But history is proving they are not the only keys to a winning campaign.

Erdogan visits Trump, amid much friction between US, Turkey

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:58:50 GMT2017-05-15T12:58:50Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The United States is on a collision course with its NATO ally Turkey, pushing ahead with arming Syrian Kurds after deciding the immediate objective of defeating Islamic State militants outweighs the potential damage to a partnership vital to U.S. interests in the volatile Middle East.

Time for Pa. to stop paying fat pensions to criminals

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:24:43 GMT2017-05-15T12:24:43Z

Clapper: Democracy is under assault

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:16:53 GMT2017-05-15T12:16:53Z

The former U.S. intelligence chief expressed dismay over the abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey amid a probe into Moscow's meddling in U.S. elections and possible ties with the Trump campaign.

City study: Scarier the better when it comes to collection notices

Mon, 15 May 2017 12:14:32 GMT2017-05-15T12:14:32Z

As part of an ongoing effort to use human behavior to inform how City Hall reaches residents, a group led by Mayor Kenney’s policy team conducted three studies.

Changes in Medicaid distributions worry school districts

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:53:05 GMT2017-05-15T10:53:05Z

For school districts still getting their financial footing after the Great Recession, the Medicaid changes being advanced as part of the health care overhaul are sounding familiar alarms.

Comey's deep convictions, eloquence make him tough adversary

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:52:11 GMT2017-05-15T10:52:11Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - James Comey cut an unorthodox path as FBI director, time and again compelled by what he described as strongly held convictions to speak with unusual candor and eloquence about the bureau's work.

Changes in Medicaid distributions worry school districts

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:52:11 GMT2017-05-15T10:52:11Z

School districts are worried about how proposed changes in Medicaid distributions will affect their funding.

GOP flips Obama-era regulations, claim a boon to economy

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:52:11 GMT2017-05-15T10:52:11Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican lawmakers have made the most out of an obscure rule that allows them to reverse late-term regulations by the Obama administration.

AP Explains: How lawmakers get their health care

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:52:11 GMT2017-05-15T10:52:11Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican Sen. John McCain, a former Navy pilot who at 80 has had several health setbacks, gets his coverage from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Who are the 3 judges hearing arguments on Trump travel ban?

Mon, 15 May 2017 10:52:11 GMT2017-05-15T10:52:11Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Three judges appointed by President Bill Clinton will hear the appeal of Hawaii's challenge to President Trump's travel ban targeting six predominantly Muslim countries.

Gov. Wolf: DNC Host Committee $4 million should've gone back to taxpayers

Mon, 15 May 2017 03:30:30 GMT2017-05-15T03:30:30Z

Gov. Wolf is requesting the state Auditor General review the $10 million that state taxpayers donated to the Philadelphia 2016 Host Committee last year for the Democratic National Convention. Wolf said he was “disappointed” with how a $4 million surplus was spent.

George Conway helped sow chaos for Bill Clinton. Now he could be picked to keep order in Washington

Sun, 14 May 2017 18:11:56 GMT2017-05-14T18:11:56Z

Kellyanne Conway’s husband was a shadow player in the Lewinsky scandal. He seems to be on track to lead the Justice Department’s civil division, tasked with guarding President Trump and his polices from legal challenges.

GOP wins in reversing Obama-era rules on guns, environment

Sun, 14 May 2017 17:12:40 GMT2017-05-14T17:12:40Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama's last-minute regulations, one.

Broad support for a Trump foreign aid nominee, with a catch

Sun, 14 May 2017 16:18:03 GMT2017-05-14T16:18:03Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Mark Green is a rare bird in Washington these days - a Donald Trump nominee with broad bipartisan support.

High court could soon signal view on Trump immigration plans

Sun, 14 May 2017 13:15:18 GMT2017-05-14T13:15:18Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Supreme Court decisions in a half-dozen cases dealing with immigration over the next two months could reveal how the justices might evaluate Trump administration actions on immigration, especially stepped up deportations.

In Wisconsin, ID law proved insurmountable for many voters

Sun, 14 May 2017 13:11:31 GMT2017-05-14T13:11:31Z

MILWAUKEE (AP) - State Sen. Mary Lazich was adamant: The bill Republicans were about to push through the Wisconsin state Senate, requiring that voters present identification at the polls, would do no harm.

In swing districts, voters vent over health care, fear Trump

Sun, 14 May 2017 12:47:05 GMT2017-05-14T12:47:05Z

MCHENRY, Ill. (AP) - Skeleton in hand, retired biology teacher Jeannie Scown delivered a message to her Republican congressman at his office northwest of Chicago.