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Elderly couple, 8 firefighters injured in house fire

Aug. 19, 2019 8:37 AM EDT

BARTO, Pa. (AP) — A fast-moving fire has destroyed a Pennsylvania home, leaving two elderly residents and eight firefighters injured. State police say the fire in Barto was reported shortly before 5:30 p.m. Sunday. Emergency responders found the home's attached garage completely consumed by flames and...

Man invites police to help mow lawns in all 50 states

Aug. 13, 2019 12:57 PM EDT

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama man who traveled to all 50 states to mow lawns for free says he's traveling cross-country again to bring together police officers and the community. Rodney Smith Jr. tweeted Monday to announce his "Mowing with Cops" tour will start Wednesday in Apopka, Florida. Smith says...

Cremated remains in office of embattled Florida guardian

Aug. 7, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Investigators found the cremated remains of nine individuals in the office of a former Florida professional guardian accused of filing "do not resuscitate" orders on behalf of clients without their permission, the press secretary for Florida's attorney general said Wednesday. Kylie...

AP FACT CHECK: The Democratic debates and Trump counterpunch

Aug. 3, 2019 8:13 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — In his typically boastful rally this past week, Donald Trump placed himself too high in the pantheon of presidents when it comes to getting his judicial picks on federal courts. He's been having a good run on that front but he's not where he said he is — ranking right under George...

AP FACT CHECK: Persistent distortions on migrants, economy

Aug. 1, 2019 12:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the Democratic presidential contenders dug in their heels with unsupported rhetoric about immigration, the economy and more in the final debate before the stage shrinks. Several persisted in their distorted depiction of caged migrant children as a singular cruelty of President...

Lottery reports record sales after adding online, bar games

Aug. 1, 2019 11:36 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Lottery is reporting record highs in revenue and profits, after concerns that it was slumping spurred lawmakers to expand its offerings to the internet and bars. The agency said Thursday it recorded $4.5 billion in sales in the 2018-19 fiscal year, an increase of 7%....

200K jeopardized by Trump's food stamps move, governor warns

Jul. 29, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf warned Monday that food stamp benefits for about 200,000 people in Pennsylvania are jeopardized by a Trump administration move to stop allowing states to exceed federal income eligibility thresholds for the food-assistance program. Such a change to the nation's food...

Embattled Florida guardian gives up hundreds of ward cases

Jul. 26, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The professional guardian linked to the death of a 75-year-old Florida man began relinquishing hundreds of guardianships across Florida as law enforcement officials opened a criminal investigation against her. State officials said the guardian, Rebecca Fierle, had 450 guardianships...

Drug cost bill advances but GOP resistance spells trouble

Jul. 25, 2019 8:15 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A prescription drug compromise that would lower costs for Medicare recipients and save billions for Medicare and Medicaid cleared a key hurdle in the Senate on Thursday, but Republican resistance signaled trouble as the legislation faces floor consideration. The Finance Committee voted...

Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records

Jul. 25, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Even ice cream, Italian gelato or Popsicles couldn't help this time. Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute Thursday afternoon and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave...