Allentown mayor takes stand, denies campaign cash shakedown

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city is defending himself against accusations that he sold his office to campaign donors. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski...

Pennsylvania church to bless couples toting AR-15 rifles

A Pennsylvania-based offshoot of the Unification Church is encouraging couples to bring their AR-15 rifles with them to a commitment ceremony in the Pocono Mountains, a half-mile from an elementary sc...

False alarms highlight weaknesses in national alert system

Weather junkie John Grosso knew it was highly unlikely a monster wave was barreling toward the Connecticut coast. Still, when a tsunami warning appeared out of the blue on his phone Tuesday, he felt a...

Pennsylvania to require voting machines with paper backup

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is ordering counties that plan to replace their electronic voting systems to buy machines that leave a paper trail. The Democrat's administration says the ...

A library without books? Universities purging dusty volumes

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A library without books? Not quite, but as students abandon the stacks in favor of online reference material, university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a nat...

Prosecutor: Pennsylvania mayor 'sold his office' to donors

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of Pennsylvania's third-largest city "sold his office" to campaign donors, trading city contracts for cash to fuel his political ambitions, a prosecutor told jurors Mon...

Family that owns Post-Gazette denounces Trump editorial

A Pittsburgh newspaper editorial denouncing efforts to brand President Donald Trump a racist for his vulgar comment about Africa and Haiti is causing a firestorm — even within the publisher's own fami...

Polka, Ponzi and prison: Jack Black stars in new biopic

Jan Lewandowski built a "polka empire" from his base in Hazleton, Pennsylvania, only to watch it crumble after his arrest on fraud charges. Lewandowski's rise and fall is played for ...

Gas driller: Make homeowner pay for disparaging us

MONTROSE, Pa. (AP) — A gas driller's ongoing feud with a Pennsylvania homeowner over the contamination of his water supply has once again entered a courtroom. Houston-based Cabot Oil...

Not Real News: Alabama Senate race spurs false reports

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama's high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents of GOP candidate Roy Moore are bending the truth — or shattering it to pieces — in t...

A look at what didn't happen in the Alabama Senate race

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — As Alabama's high-profile Senate race heads toward a Tuesday vote, supporters and opponents of GOP candidate Roy Moore are bending the truth — or shattering it to pieces — in t...

Racial dispute at beloved bakery roils liberal college town

OBERLIN, Ohio (AP) — Students at Oberlin College have long enjoyed pastries, bagels and chocolates from Gibson's Bakery, a century-old, family-owned business near campus. That sweet relationship has t...

Accused serial predator had 'devil' in eyes, woman says

A woman who police say was raped by a serial sex predator on their first date says she saw the "devil" in his eyes. The woman tells The Associated Press that 30-year-old Seth Mull qu...

APNewsBreak: Neurologist faces sex allegations in 3 states

A prominent neurologist who is already charged with groping patients at a Philadelphia clinic is facing a growing number of accusations that he assaulted women at medical facilities in three states.  ...

Victims of bike path attack reflected a diverse city

One of the dead was a mother of young sons from Belgium. Five had traveled from Argentina to New York with a tight-knit group of classmates to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their graduation. ...