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Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden speaks in Philadelphia, Tuesday, June 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Biden moves closer to formally winning Democratic nomination

Jun. 3, 2020 1:14 AM EDT

Joe Biden is on the cusp of formally securing the Democratic presidential nomination after winning hundreds more delegates in primary contests Tuesday that tested the nation's ability to run elections while balancing a pandemic and sweeping social unrest. Biden could lock down the nomination within the next week...

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The Latest: Ex-CIA operative Valerie Plame loses N.M. race

Jun. 3, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

The Latest on Tuesday's primary elections (all times EDT): 1:05 a.m. Former CIA operative Valerie Plame has lost her race in the Democratic primary for an open seat representing New Mexico in Congress. Attorney Teresa Leger Fernandez overcame six competitors to win her party’s nomination to succeed U.S....

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf meets with the media at The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) headquarters, Friday, May 29, 2020 in Harrisburg, Pa. (Joe Hermitt/The Patriot-News via AP)

Governor to lift more pandemic restrictions in Pennsylvania

May. 29, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf will lift most of his pandemic restrictions in an additional 16 counties home to nearly 3 million people, including much of the Pittsburgh area, his office said Friday as afflicted Philadelphia also began mapping its way out of the crisis. The counties are in western...

County native pens book on ancestor's journey

May. 16, 2020 3:06 AM EDT

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — Bradenton, Fla., is quite a long way from Indiana, Pa. It’s where author Craig Pennington lives, but his roots are here in Indiana County and they are roots that go deep. Pennington grew up near Indiana on Sleepy Hollow Road where his Grandfather Moorhead built a cabin in the...

Workers line up to enter the Tyson Foods pork processing plant in Logansport, Ind., Thursday, May 7, 2020. In Cass County, home to the Tyson plant, confirmed coronavirus cases have surpassed 1,500. That’s given the county — home to about 38,000 residents — one of the nation’s highest per-capita infection rates. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

As Trump urges reopening, thousands getting sick on the job

May. 12, 2020 10:13 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump urges getting people back to work and reopening the economy, an Associated Press analysis shows thousands of people are getting sick from COVID-19 on the job. Recent figures show a surge of infections in meatpacking and poultry-processing plants. There's been...

Appeals court upholds lawsuit by man released after 34 years

May. 11, 2020 1:35 PM EDT

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court ruling declining to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a man who served more than three decades in prison in the slaying of a teenage girl before his conviction was overturned due to new DNA evidence. The Indiana Gazette reports that the 3rd...

Friends Michele Boone, left, and Michele Blasius said they were enjoying “the freedom of shopping” on Friday, May 8, 2020, at a gift ship in downtown Lewisburg, Pa. Some of the retail shops in the town’s Market Street shopping strip reopened after about two months on Friday, with a  trickle of customers, as Union County was considered to be safe enough to begin to loosen social distancing restrictions. (AP Photo/Mark Scolforo)

Western Pennsylvania to escape lockdown amid growing anger

May. 8, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Thirteen western Pennsylvania counties, including the Pittsburgh metropolitan area, will see relief from Gov. Tom Wolf's most restrictive pandemic orders on movement and businesses next week, joining much of northern Pennsylvania that began emerging Friday. But frustration among...

US Steel expects to lay off 2,700 as virus reduces demand

May. 1, 2020 11:54 AM EDT

PITTSBURGH (AP) — U.S. Steel expects to lay off roughly 2,700 employees as the demand for iron and steel drops during the coronavirus pandemic, the company said. The Pittsburgh-based steelmaker, one of the nation's largest, announced its plans in a filing Thursday, the same day it reported a first-quarter...