BY SARAH HOFIUS HALL
The Times-Tribune via AP
SCRANTON — A developer plans to turn a vacant West Scranton school into apartments for senior citizens.
Art Russo of ATR Properties bid $51,000 Monday for the former Lincoln-Jackson property. The school, vacant since the district closed it ...
By GEOFF MULVIHILL
and CLAIRE GALOFARO
The tentative multibillion-dollar settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma would raise money to help clean up the opioid mess by ... selling more OxyContin.
That would amount to blood money, in the opinion of some critics. ...
By LINDSEY TANNER
AP Medical Writer
CHICAGO — The first sexual experience for 1 in 16 U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their early teens, encounters that for some may have had lasting health repercussions, a study suggests.
The experiences amount to rape, the authors ...
By RICHARD LARDNER
WASHINGTON — In less than three years, President Donald Trump has named more former lobbyists to Cabinet-level posts than his most recent predecessors did in eight, putting a substantial amount of oversight in the hands of people with ties to the ...
By ANDREW TAYLOR
WASHINGTON — Democrats controlling the House are steering clear of controversy in a short-term, government-wide spending measure that's needed to prevent a government shutdown at the end of September.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has agreed to a White ...
By JANET McCONNAUGHEY Associated Press
Great weather, high water and increasing expertise made for a good alligator season in Mississippi's public waters, says state alligator program coordinator Ricky Flynt.
Hunters took 918 alligators from Mississippi's public waters this year, up 153 ...
By TOM KRISHER and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER Associated Press
DETROIT — Contract talks between the United Auto Workers and General Motors showed some signs of progress Tuesday as a strike by more than 49,000 employees extended into a second day.
The walkout brought to a standstill more than 50 ...
By the Associated Press
On Sept. 17, 1987, the city of Philadelphia, birthplace of the U.S. Constitution, threw a big party to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the historic document; in a speech at Independence Hall, President Ronald Reagan acclaimed the framing of the Constitution as a ...
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM
As lawyers exchange mountains of paper and dicker over the details of a settlement with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma, Americans are dying from opioids by the tens of thousands in an epidemic that grinds on in state after state, community after ...
By HOLBROOK MOHR
Jay Jenkins says he hesitated when a buddy suggested they vape CBD.
"It'll relax you," the friend assured.
The vapor that Jenkins inhaled didn't relax him. After two puffs, he ended up in a coma.
That's because what he was vaping didn't have any ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Several Democratic presidential candidates have lined up to call for the impeachment of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the face of a new, uninvestigated allegation of sexual impropriety when he was in college.
Kavanaugh was confirmed last October after emotional ...
EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A coroner says the cause of death of a Pennsylvania man who died after a fight with police in southwest Indiana is under investigation.
Vanderburgh County Chief Deputy Coroner David Anson tells the Evansville Courier & Press that an autopsy of 55-year-old Edward ...
By ROBERT F. BUKATY and DAVID SHARP
FARMINGTON, Maine — A powerful propane explosion leveled a recently opened nonprofit center after crews arrived to investigate the smell of gas Monday morning, killing one firefighter and injuring six other people, including fellow ...
By STEVE PEOPLES and WILL WEISSERT Associated Press
NEW YORK — Elizabeth Warren has released a proposal aimed at government corruption, providing a detailed policy roadmap for a fight she says is at the core of her presidential campaign.
The Democratic senator from Massachusetts is ...
By MICHAEL R. SISAK
NEW YORK — New York City prosecutors have subpoenaed President Donald Trump's tax returns, a person familiar with the matter told The Associated Press on Monday.
Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr.'s office recently sent a subpoena to ...
By TOM KRISHER
and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER
DETROIT — More than 49,000 members of the United Auto Workers went on strike Monday against General Motors, bringing more than 50 factories and parts warehouses to a standstill in the union's first walkout against the No. 1 U.S. ...
By NOMAAN MERCHANT
SAN ANTONIO — Tent courtrooms opened Monday in two Texas border cities to help process thousands of migrants who are being forced by the Trump administration to wait in Mexico while their requests for asylum wind through clogged immigration ...
By LORNE COOK and JILL LAWLESS
LUXEMBOURG — Boris Johnson was booed by protesters and berated by Luxembourg's leader on a visit to the tiny nation Monday for his first face-to-face talks with the European Union chief about securing an elusive Brexit deal.
On a day of ...
By TIA GOLDENBERG
JERUSALEM — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Monday to annex "all the settlements" in the West Bank, including an enclave deep in the heart of the largest Palestinian city, in a last-ditch move that appeared aimed at shoring up nationalist ...
HIGH ROCK, Bahamas (AP) — One woman and her husband huddled on top of a bedroom dresser for two days, surrounded by floodwaters.
Another man sat in his wheelchair for nearly 48 hours in water up to his chest, alone in his home.
A third rescued a friend who sat in shock when part of a ...