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AP FACT CHECK: Trump and a tale of 2 sheets of paper

May. 25, 2019 1:27 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump held up and read from a sheet of paper in the Rose Garden this past week as he argued he's been hounded by investigators in the Russia probe for no reason. "Nearly 500 search warrants," says the page, from an ABC News graphic. "More than 2,500 subpoenas." And: "19...

Pennsylvania has already seen yearly average of tornadoes

May. 25, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Weather officials say Pennsylvania has already recorded the average number of tornados for a year. Meteorologist Sarah Johnson of the National Weather Service office in Mount Holly, New Jersey says 16 tornadoes that have had preliminary confirmation in the commonwealth so far this year....

Fisherman trying to aid struggling friend drowns in creek

May. 25, 2019 10:16 AM EDT

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say an eastern Pennsylvania fisherman trying to help his struggling friend fell into the fast-moving water of a creek and drowned. The Monroe County coroner said the accident happened at about 6 p.m. Thursday near the Route 1919 bridge on McMichael Creek in Stroudsburg....

Class teaches students to appreciate beer _ and brew it

May. 25, 2019 9:17 AM EDT

GLENSIDE, Pa. (AP) — It wasn't long into a Saturday brew day at Hatboro's Crooked Eye Brewery before Steve Capobianco thought to do a safety check on his assistants. "No one fell in?" the brewer asked, referring to the grain mill, a tool used to pulverize malt in one of the first steps of the brewing...

Erie native dives for prehistoric shark teeth

May. 25, 2019 9:16 AM EDT

ERIE, Pa. (AP) — Bill Eberlein, a 1983 graduate of Erie Tech Memorial High School, learned to dive in the murky waters of Lake Erie, honing his skills with the Erie County Sheriff's Office Scuba Team. Maybe that's why the the 54-year-old Erie native is so comfortable most mornings when he plunges 40 or 50...

Catholics share thoughts on the abuse scandal vs. faith

May. 25, 2019 9:15 AM EDT

SHARON, Pa. (AP) — A faith that is shaken, but not lost. Deep disappointment, but hope for the future. An overwhelming feeling that there is a lesson to be learned and a stronger church if it is taken to heart. In the wake of the October grand jury report chronicling hundreds of cases of sexual abuse by...

Tactics in prostitution stings raise questions

May. 25, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

YORK, Pa. (AP) — Inside the bedroom, Heather Strausbaugh sat talking with her client — the conversation ranged from nightlife and bars to their families. The man seemed nervous. But, eventually, he took off his clothes and laid beside her on the bed. That's when she began to massage his leg and...

Longtime alpaca lover Karen Rader started an alpaca farm

May. 25, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

HARVEY'S LAKE, Pa. (AP) — Karen Rader has always loved alpacas and after visiting Falls Edge Farm in Benton, she decided to start an alpaca farm. She began Pine Valley Alpacas farm in Lake Twp. with her husband, Dan, in 2015 with six alpacas. They now have 17 alpacas and they bought some from Falls Edge...

Freese's grand slam powers Dodgers by Pirates 10-2

May. 25, 2019 12:02 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — David Freese stepped into the batter's box, heard the polite applause from the crowd at a ballpark he once called home and was surprised when the familiar strains of Tool's "Stinkfist" blasted through the speakers at PNC Park. The Pittsburgh Pirates played the song as a token of respect...

Today in History

May. 25, 2019 12:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Saturday, May 25, the 145th day of 2019. There are 220 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On May 25, 1935, Babe Ruth hit his last three career home runs — Nos. 712, 713 and 714 — for the Boston Braves in a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (The Pirates...