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Trump visits hospital

PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the school shooting that killed 17 people in Florida . President Donald Trump has met with victims of a school shooting who are recovering at a Florida hospital. He's praising the "incredible" work of doctors, nurses and first responders who helped ...

All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in southern Iran

By NASSER KARIMI and JON GAMBRELL Associated Press TEHRAN, Iran — An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed Sunday in a foggy, mountainous region of southern Iran, and officials feared all 65 people on board were ...

American men in danger of being shut out of Alpine medals

By PAT GRAHAM AP Sports Writer PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — For about 20 minutes during the Olympic giant slalom, Ryan Cochran-Siegle was in the leader's box, soaking up the spotlight. By the end of the race Sunday, he had slipped into a tie for 11th. That's just about par on the icy ...

New maps could improve Democrats’ chances in Pennsylvanian

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — Democrats' chances at picking up congressional seats in Pennsylvania likely would improve under new models of district boundaries drawn to replace the Republican-drawn boundaries thrown out in a high-stakes gerrymandering court case, ...

Franklin Regional schools closed after potential threat

By Associated Press MURRYSVILLE, Pa. — Officials have closed a western Pennsylvania school district that is no stranger to violence after learning of a potential threat. The Franklin Regional School District says it took the step to cancel classes Friday for its more than 3,600 students ...

Sole surviving quadruplet reflects on Latrobe ‘miracle’

By STEPHEN HUBA Pittsburgh Tribune-Review LATROBE, Pa. — Before Arnold Palmer, Fred Rogers and Rolling Rock beer put Latrobe on the map, a family of Byzantine Catholics who believed in miracles made the city a household name. The world marveled at the Zavada quadruplets when they ...

Judge rules against Trump in case over immigration program

By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press NEW YORK — President Donald Trump's administration didn't offer "legally adequate reasons" for ending a program that spared many young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. as children, a judge ruled Tuesday as he ordered the ...

Victim’s stepsons among 3 men charged in apartment stabbing

By Associated Press BENSALEM, Pa. — Authorities say a man found stabbed inside his apartment last week was attacked by his two stepsons and another man. The arrests of 21-year-old Alberto Alvarado-Rodriguez, his 20-year-old brother Christopher Alvarado and 26-year-old Kelvin Peralta were ...

Professor arrested on child porn charges

By Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Bloomsburg University professor has been charged with having child porn on his school computer. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said Friday the college found the illegal images on 57-year-old Scott Lowe’s office computer during a routine audit of ...

Man charged in fatal stabbing won’t face death penalty

By Associated Press SPRING GROVE, Pa. — Prosecutors won’t seek the death penalty against a man accused of fatally stabbing his neighbor during a burglary in her home. The announcement came Friday as 59-year-old Raymond Heck Sr. was arraigned on murder and other counts. Heck is charged ...

Tornado touched down in western PA

By Associated Press UNIONTOWN, Pa. — Weather forecasters have confirmed that a tornado touched down in western Pennsylvania, knocking out electricity and leaving damage and debris in its wake. The National Weather Service in Pittsburgh made the announcement Friday after meteorologist ...

Young shooting survivors stepped into gun debate

By KELLI KENNEDY and JASON DEAREN Associated Press PARKLAND, Fla. — Dead bodies were still inside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when survivors of this week's shooting began speaking out about gun violence. It seemed as if the teens had stepped straight from the bullet-scarred ...

PPL’s annual United Way campaign raises $4 million

ALLENTOWN - PPL Corporation, its employees and its retirees joined forces to raise $4 million during the company’s annual United Way campaign. The funds will support ongoing efforts throughout central and eastern Pennsylvania to help children learn, grow and succeed; to create more ...

Ancient beard traditions shape the face of modern Jerusalem

By IAN DEITCH Associated Press JERUSALEM — Facial hair is trendy worldwide these days, but in Jerusalem beards have never gone out of style, projecting religious mysticism, nationalism and ideals of masculinity. For men of all faiths in the holy city, a beard can be an important ...

Massive juniper removal project could help Idaho sage grouse

By KEITH RIDLER Associated Press BOISE, Idaho — Federal officials have released final plans for one of the largest-ever projects to remove juniper trees to protect habitat for imperiled sage grouse that will also benefit cattle ranchers in southwestern Idaho. The U.S. Bureau of Land ...

Amazon to pay $1.2 million in illegal pesticide settlement

By PHUONG LE Associated Press SEATTLE — The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday announced a $1.2 million settlement with Amazon over the sale and distribution of illegal pesticides, one of the largest penalties assessed under federal pesticides laws. Federal regulators said ...

Wolf submits map in gerrymandering case

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — New proposals to redraw Pennsylvania's congressional districts rolled in Thursday in a high-stakes gerrymandering case, meeting a court-ordered deadline to submit maps of boundaries for the state Supreme Court to consider adopting for ...

Trump postpones rally in wake of shooting

By MARC LEVY Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. — President Donald Trump on Thursday postponed a campaign rally scheduled for next week in the Pittsburgh area, the early political hotspot of 2018's congressional elections. Trump's campaign said the decision was out of respect and ...

Today In 1815

By The Associated Press On Feb. 17, 1968, the original Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, located on the campus of Springfield College in Massachusetts, was opened to the public. On this date: In 1815, the United States and Britain exchanged the instruments of ratification for ...

German police probe pizza stalker

BERLIN (AP) — German police are investigating a case of severe pizza stalking in the western town of Dortmund. Police are looking for someone who's bombarded a lawyer by sending scores of pizzas to his office. They said Wednesday the annoyed lawyer pressed charges in January but told them ...