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Editorials from around Pennsylvania

Oct. 16, 2019 4:44 PM EDT

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Black boxes in cars must be priority Altoona Mirror Oct. 16 Most Pennsylvania motorists, at least the owners or leasers of many newer models, probably are unaware that their personal vehicles might be equipped with a...

Twitter: world leaders' accounts not entirely above policies

Oct. 16, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Amid calls from some Democrats to suspend President Donald Trump's account, Twitter says world leaders' accounts aren't entirely above its policies and that it will enforce those policies on any account that violates rules, such as promoting terrorism. The company's announcement this...

Correction: Pregnancy Discrimination story

Oct. 16, 2019 1:03 PM EDT

In an Oct. 12 story about pregnancy discrimination, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the Neal Gerber and Eisenberg law firm. A corrected version of the story is below: Pregnancy discrimination continues, 41 years after US ban For 41 years, federal law has banned pregnancy discrimination in the...

Former governor stands by tweet comparing Trump to Hitler

Oct. 16, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman says she stands by a tweet she deleted in which she compared President Donald Trump to Adolf Hitler. The Republican tweeted Hitler "has nothing on" Trump. Whitman's tweet was in response to reports that a violent parody video depicting a likeness...

Alaska animal officials seek public help in capturing goat

Oct. 16, 2019 9:52 AM EDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — An escaped Alaska goat continued to elude capture despite a widely shared social media request by animal control officers for public assistance, officials said. Fairbanks North Star Borough Animal Control officers were on the lookout for the goat first reported missing Monday...

Debate rivals assail Warren as she joins Democrats' top rank

Oct. 16, 2019 7:49 AM EDT

Elizabeth Warren repeatedly came under attack during the Democratic presidential debate as rivals accused the Massachusetts senator of ducking questions about the cost of Medicare for All and her signature wealth tax plan in an attempt to derail her rising campaign. The pile-on Tuesday reinforced her new status...

Lawmakers: Tech giants have given some of documents sought

Oct. 15, 2019 7:33 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers investigating the market dominance of Big Tech say they've received part of the information they requested from Google, Facebook, Amazon and Apple, and expect to get the rest soon. Tuesday was the deadline for the companies to provide a broad range of documents to the House...

As NBA-China tweet rift continues, James enters spotlight

Oct. 15, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — LeBron James has stepped into the spotlight of the now-strained relationship between the NBA and China with his comments about the league executive who started the ongoing fallout with what James derided as a "misinformed" tweet. Politicians, human rights groups and ordinary fans...

Chief: Officer's Proud Boys membership didn't break policy

Oct. 15, 2019 6:44 PM EDT

A Connecticut police officer's membership in the Proud Boys, a far-right group known for engaging in violent clashes at political rallies, didn't violate department policies, the town's police chief has concluded in response to a civil rights group's concerns. The East Hampton officer, Kevin P. Wilcox, "stopped...

Lions latest victims of NFL's flag football problem

Oct. 15, 2019 5:55 PM EDT

Another frustrating weekend of flag-filled football culminated with the Packers' 23-22 last-second win over the Lions on Monday night thanks to two hands-to-the-face calls on Detroit defensive end Trey Flowers. The first one came with about 10 minutes left in the fourth quarter and Detroit comfortably ahead...