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TOP STORIES: SOC--BARCELONA-DEMBELE MADRID — Barcelona has to rejig its attack again. Just when Ousmane Dembele was getting used to his role as Neymar's replacement...

Judge: NFL concussion victims hit with 'deceptive practices'

A federal judge overseeing the NFL's $1 billion concussion settlement with former players says she's concerned about "deceptive practices" by claims service providers, lenders and other groups seeking...

Regulators take step to ban fracking near Delaware River

NEWTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A commission that oversees drinking water quality for 15 million people took an initial step Wednesday to permanently ban drilling and hydraulic fracturing near the Delaware River ...

AP source: Permanent Delaware River drilling ban in works

A seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River would be replaced by a permanent ban under a proposal that's being developed by the agency that oversees the water supply of ...

In 'Gasland' community, new tests revive old drilling debate

DIMOCK, Pa. (AP) — The well water at Ken Morcom and Kim Grosso's house is laced with so much explosive methane that a Pennsylvania environmental regulator who went there to collect samples this summer...

Pennsylvania Rep. Barletta set for Senate run against Casey

U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta, a former small-city mayor in Pennsylvania who shot to national prominence by trying to combat illegal immigration through tough municipal laws, announced Tuesday he will run fo...

Tour operator in Amish country gets in tiff over his tuk-tuk

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania utility regulators are making a big to-do over Timm Wenger's tuk-tuk. The 48-year-old entrepreneur wants to use his three-wheeled, open-sided elect...

AP FACT CHECK: No evidence killer motivated by Trump hatred

Police and prosecutors have offered no evidence that the fatal shooting of a Republican activist outside Philadelphia was politically motivated, despite online stories that strongly suggest his assail...

Driller files $5M suit against 'Gasland' resident, lawyers

A gas driller that was targeted with allegations that it polluted residential water wells in Pennsylvania has filed a $5 million lawsuit against two law firms and a Pennsylvania resident, asserting th...

Employer-based health coverage likely to stay awhile

WASHINGTON (AP) — Get your insurance through your employer? The ongoing political turmoil around "Obamacare" all but guarantees you'll still be able to do that. Ask Walt Rowen, whose...

APNewsBreak: Feds back in 'Gasland' town to test water, air

The federal government has returned to a Pennsylvania village that became a flashpoint in the national debate over fracking to investigate ongoing complaints about the quality of the drinking water. ...

Food fight erupts over Pennsylvania 'Pierogi Festival' name

Like a pot of pierogies left on the stove too long, a trademark dispute involving the name of the popular Polish delicacy is threatening to boil over. Four years ago, civic-minded re...

Mixed feelings on supermarket reopening after mass shooting

TUNKHANNOCK, Pa. (AP) — Extensive repairs and a thorough cleaning have removed the physical traces of a mass shooting inside a Pennsylvania supermarket, but it'll take more than a makeover to erase sh...

After dismal 2016, shale gas drillers begin to turn a corner

Pennsylvania's drilling industry is showing signs of life. Natural gas producers drilled more than twice as many shale wells in the first half of 2017 compared to the same period las...

Doctor arrested at Trump hotel on gun charges due in court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The tip received by police was vague, but potentially dire: a Pennsylvania physician was on his way to the nation's capital with a carload of weapons, planning to visit the president...