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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Seven of nine House Democrats from Pennsylvania now say they will support the two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump that were under consideration in the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday.

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In this Dec. 12, 2019 photo, Omar AlKofahi, vice president of a technology company that won a federal contest to find new or better ways to scan incoming mail for illegal opioid shipments, demonstrates how the computer analysis works at a demonstration in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

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In this Dec. 12, 2019 photo, Omar AlKofahi, vice president of a technology company that won a federal contest to find new or better ways to scan incoming mail for illegal opioid shipments, demonstrates how the computer analysis works at a demonstration in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

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In this Dec. 12, 2019 photo, Omar AlKofahi, vice president of a technology company that won a federal contest to find new or better ways to scan incoming mail for illegal opioid shipments, demonstrates how the computer analysis works at a demonstration in Egg Harbor Township, N.J.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Critics say we’re in an era called Peak TV, with hundreds of original scripted streaming, cable, and broadcast series competing for eyeballs. But even in a peak era some peak characters emerge. These are some of the fictional folk that we’ll look back respectfully when we thi…

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FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The mother of a 10-month-old girl on life support testified Thursday that her daughter is “sassy” and enjoys cartoons, as a Texas judge considered whether a Fort Worth hospital can remove life-sustaining treatment because doctors say the infant's condition will never…

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FILE - In this Nov. 4, 2019, file photo, Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, right, looks out at the crowd during a campaign rally with President Donald Trump in Lexington, Ky. Bevin, who lost to Democrat Andy Beshear last month in a close race, issued more than 400 pardons since the Nov. 5 election, …

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Bolivia's former President Evo Morales pumps his fist after a press conference at the journalists club in Mexico City, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019. Morales went into exile in Mexico after he was prodded by police and the military, forcing him to resigned on Nov. 10, after he claimed victory in …

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A federal judge in New Hampshire dismissed a request to vacate the 39-year prison sentence for a traveling medical technician convicted of infecting patients with hepatitis C, agreeing with prosecutors that he waited too long to ask.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after the European Central Bank said it would leave interest rates unchanged and as traders look for signs of progress in trade talks between the US and China. Another optimistic tweet from President Donald Trump had traders hopeful a …

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MUNHILL, Pa. (AP) — A judge on Wednesday sentenced a former volunteer firefighter in western Pennsylvania who told investigators he set two fires because he was bored.

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A group of sixth grade girls from Harlan Rowe Middle School recently attended the Women in Engineering event at Lockheed Martin in Owego, where they were able to take part in several hands-on projects, tour labs, see helicopters, and meet women working in engineering. Seventeen school distri…

The Canton FFA welcomed state officers Timber Thebes and Killian George as they visited the Canton FFA members and all of the eighth grade students to share all about the National FFA Organization. A number of the Canton FFA members showed off their new jackets which were sponsored by Dean a…

U.S. Rep. Fred Keller (R-12) announced Wednesday that the United States Department of Agriculture has approved an Economic Impact Initiative Grant of $22,000 for Sayre Borough for the purchase of 15 new portable police radios with multi-key encryption and accessories.

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FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, the Trump International Hotel near sunset in Washington. A federal appeals court is set to rehear arguments Thursday, Dec. 12, in a lawsuit that accuses President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel.

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Fears that a deadly shooting at a Jewish market in Jersey City was an anti-Semitic attack mounted on Wednesday as authorities recounted how a man and woman deliberately pulled up to the place in a stolen rental van with at least one rifle and got out firing.

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SAYRE BOROUGH — A Sayre man is facing multiple charges following a Nov. 12 crash on South Wilbur Avenue where he allegedly hit a pedestrian who died from his injuries.

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FILE - This April 1, 2019 file photo shows Boris Epshteyn, former special assistant to President Donald Trump, right, at the 2019 Prison Reform Summit and First Step Act Celebration in the East Room of the White House in Washington. The Sinclair group of local television stations said Wednes…

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Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., left, walks outside a hearing room with Rep. Ted Lieu, D-Calif., center, and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, D-N.Y., as the House Judiciary Committee hears investigative findings in the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, on Capitol Hill i…

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The county prosecutors' association in Pennsylvania gave its members guidelines Wednesday about informing defendants when police officers on their cases have been shown to be dishonest or biased, or may have committed crimes or engaged in certain types of misconduct at work.

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FILE - In this May 17, 2019, file photo, a tugboat assists as a container ship is prepared for docking at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, Calif. The president of the Oakland City Council in the San Francisco Bay Area is proposing bringing a cruise ship to the city's port to house up to 1,000…

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FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2014 file photo then-Oakland mayoral candidate Rebecca Kaplan poses for photos in Oakland, Calif. Kaplan the president of the Oakland City Council in the San Francisco Bay Area is proposing bringing a cruise ship to the city's port to house up to 1,000 homeless people…

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Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale speaks at a news conference in his Capitol Complex office building, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 in Harrisburg, Pa. DePasquale, a Democrat, said the federal government should stop the long-term detention of asylum seekers and he urged Berks County t…

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Pennsylvania Auditor General Eugene DePasquale speaks at a news conference in his Capitol Complex office building, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Harrisburg, Pa. DePasquale, a Democrat, said the federal government should stop the long-term detention of asylum seekers and he urged Berks County …

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NELSON TOWNSHIP — A man who shot a Pennsylvania State Police officer Tuesday was killed after a 14-hour standoff in Nelson County early Wednesday morning, according to a Pennsylvania State Police press release.

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This Nov. 6, 2019 photo provided by Sam Simpkins, Luke Putney, right, walks with Belmont University President Dr. Bob Fisher at the university in Nashville, Tenn., after finishing Putney's mile-a-day marathon. Through the effort, Putney raised more than $17,000 for Music Works, a music thera…

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This Nov. 6, 2019 photo provided by Sam Simpkins, Luke Putney, right, finishes his mile-a-day marathon with support from Belmont University President Dr. Bob Fisher at the university in Nashville, Tenn. Through the effort, Putney raised more than $17,000 for Music Works, a music therapy prog…

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NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) — A semitrailer driver choking on a piece of pizza triggered a chain of events that left Interstate 70 clogged for more than three hours in eastern Indiana, state police said Wednesday.

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Children of former Associated Press journalist Y.C. Jao, Rao Jian, left, and his younger sister Rao Jiping, right, bow after unveiling their father's name, which was added to the memorial Wall of Honor dedicated to fallen journalists of The Associated Press at the AP headquarters in New York…

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's independently elected fiscal watchdog said Wednesday that his staff was repeatedly refused a tour of a Berks County facility that is one of three family detention centers in the United States that hold children and parents who are seeking asylum or enter…

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — In a story Nov. 19 about changes inside hospital psychiatric units, The Associated Press incorrectly described the standards and requirements of The Joint Commission, an accrediting agency. It introduced new safety guidelines and called for assessments for suicide risk…

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FILE - In this June 21, 2019 file photo, George Soros, Founder and Chairman of the Open Society Foundations, looks before the Joseph A. Schumpeter award ceremony in Vienna, Austria. Soros is playing a key part in conservative efforts to defend President Donald Trump ahead of a looming impeac…

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FILE - This July 12, 2017 file photo, billboards showing a photo of a smiling Soros with the caption "Let's not allow Soros to have the last laugh," as they were set up to promote the government's anti-migration policies while taking aim at Soros' support for refugees and migrants Soros is p…

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Trader Sal Suarino works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street following news reports that US President Donald Trump might delay a tariff hike on Chinese goods set to go into effect this weekend.

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Trader Michael Urkonis, left, and specialist Anthony Matesic work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street following news reports that US President Donald Trump might delay a tariff hike on Chinese goods set to go into eff…

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Trader Patrick Casey, left, and specialist James Denaro work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street following news reports that US President Donald Trump might delay a tariff hike on Chinese goods set to go into effect t…

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Trader Andrew Silverman works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street following news reports that US President Donald Trump might delay a tariff hike on Chinese goods set to go into effect this weekend.

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Trader Michael Milano, left, and specialist Philip Finale work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street following news reports that US President Donald Trump might delay a tariff hike on Chinese goods set to go into effect…

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Specialist Thomas McArdle, left, and trader Jonathan Corpina, right, work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019. Stocks are opening mixed on Wall Street following news reports that US President Donald Trump might delay a tariff hike on Chinese goods set to go …