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AP Exclusive: FBI eyes how Pennsylvania approved pipeline

Nov. 12, 2019 3:31 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The FBI has begun a corruption investigation into how Gov. Tom Wolf's administration came to issue permits for construction on a multibillion-dollar pipeline project to carry highly volatile natural gas liquids across Pennsylvania, The Associated Press has learned. FBI agents have...

One-year commemoration of synagogue shooting marked

Oct. 27, 2019 10:31 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The first anniversary of the deadliest attack on Jews in U.S. history was being marked around the world Sunday with community service projects, music and an online remembrance. The shooting on Oct. 27, 2018, killed 11 worshippers and wounded seven at the Tree of Life synagogue in...

Frustrated Democratic governors find ways to sidestep GOP

Oct. 27, 2019 11:47 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried for months to get the Republican-controlled Legislature to take up a pair of gun control bills, holding news conferences and touting polls showing strong public support. When Republicans wouldn't budge, Evers turned up the heat by turning to...

Pennsylvania's gas politics churn as Trump embraces industry

Oct. 23, 2019 5:29 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — President Donald Trump promoted his support for the natural gas industry Wednesday, making clear on his second visit to Pennsylvania in the past three months that he sees his pro-industry policies as a boost to his chances of winning the battleground state in 2020. As some of his leading...

After deadly shooting, Pittsburgh synagogue plans reopening

Oct. 18, 2019 1:16 PM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Leaders of the Pittsburgh synagogue where worshippers were fatally shot last year want to rebuild and renovate the building, turning it into what they hope will be a "center for Jewish life in the United States" and a symbol against hatred. On Friday, they outlined their vision for the...

Big greenhouse gas emitter moves to join climate initiative

Oct. 3, 2019 4:16 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf took a step toward capping greenhouse gas emissions from power plants Thursday, part of an effort to fight climate change in a heavily populated and fossil fuel-rich state that has long been one of the nation's biggest polluters and power producers. Wolf, a...

Democratic governors in swing states cautious on impeachment

Sep. 25, 2019 6:24 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic governors in states that President Donald Trump hopes to win in 2020 are reacting cautiously to impeachment proceedings beginning in Congress. House Democrats' impeachment probe focuses on Trump's phone call to Ukraine's president. A rough transcript released Wednesday shows...

Pennsylvania governor now supports legalizing marijuana

Sep. 25, 2019 6:20 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf is now in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use, saying Wednesday that most of the state's residents support it and that the state has a wealth of knowledge from the experience in other states to guide it. Wolf, a second-term Democrat, packaged...