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McCain condemns 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in speech.

U.S. Sen. John McCain jabbed Monday night at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics, saying at his National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia that abandoning America's role as an international leader is "unpatriotic."

- WRAL.com - US

McCain condemns 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in speech.

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Sen. John McCain jabbed Monday night at unnamed pushers of isolationist politics, saying at his National Constitution Center Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia that abandoning America's role as an international leader is "unpatriotic."

- Billings Gazette - US

Judge Accused of Ethics Violations While on Trial for Ethics Violations.

Just outside Pittsburgh, PA, Beaver County Magisterial District Judge Andrew Hladio may surely have found himself in a sort of judicial ethics pickle. It seems that while charges against him were pending in one ethics complaint with the state's judicial ethics board, he allegedly violated additional judicial ethics ...

- FindLaw - US

John McCain came out swinging at 'half-baked, spurious nationalism' in Philadelphia speech.

REUTERS/Charles MostollerSen. John McCain of Arizona set rhetorical fire to what he called "half-baked, spurious nationalism" in a speech in Philadelphia. McCain was there to accept the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal, in recognition of his decades of service to the US. Former Vice President Joe Biden presented ...

- Business Insider - US

McCain, in speech, denounces 'spurious nationalism'.

Sen. John McCain delivered a condemnation of spurious nationalism' on Monday night in Philadelphia, using his acceptance speech for the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal to issue a call to American ideals.The Arizona Republican, his voice wavering at points after a program celebrating his life and service in the ...

- POLITICO - US

Prosecutors seek 5-year term for ex-Philly district attorney.

Federal prosecutors are urging a judge to sentence Philadelphia's former top prosecutor to the maximum term of five years in prison in a corruption case.

- FOX News - US

Top senators are asking Trump to withdraw his nomination for drug czar after a '60 Minutes'-Washington Post investigation.

APSen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia sent President Donald Trump a letter on Monday asking him to withdraw his nomination for a top drug policy position. And now Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is joining the chorus of voices calling on Trump to reconsider. The request came a day after a joint investigation from the ...

- Business Insider - US

'Dead serious' Pennsylvania GOP mayoral candidate determined to enact 'narco bunnies' plan to sniff out drugs.

While many police departments employ K-9 units that are used to sniff out explosives and drugs, one Republican mayoral candidate wants to see bunnies do the work. It all began when the Amherst, New York police proposed a drug-sniffing bunnies as part of an April Fool's joke on their Facebook, The Ph...

- The Raw Story - US

A top senator is asking Trump to withdraw his recommendation for drug czar after a '60 Minutes'-Washington Post investigation.

APSen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia sent President Donald Trump a letter on Monday asking him to withdraw his nomination for a top drug policy position. The request came a day after a joint investigation from the Washington Post and CBS' "60 Minutes," which concluded that Congress and the drug industry fueled the opioid ...

- Business Insider - US

Trump: 'I hope' Hillary Clinton runs in 2020.

President Donald Trump on Monday suggested he would win reelection in a 2020 rematch against Hillary Clinton, and said he hopes he will get the chance to go head-to-head against her again.I was recently asked if Crooked Hillary Clinton is going to run in 2020? My answer was, 'I hope so!'' Trump tweeted Monday morning.Trump ...

- POLITICO - US

Aramark plans to buy Avendra and AmeriPride in separate deals totaling $2.35B.

Food-services giant says the deals will strengthen Philadelphia-based Aramark's competitive position in food, facilities and uniforms businesses        

- USA TODAY - US

Man shot daughter's boyfriend in groin at motel, police say

SHAFT, Pa. — Police in Pennsylvania are searching for a man accused of shooting his daughter's boyfriend in the groin after an argument at a motel.

- Billings Gazette - US

Attorneys demand answers from opioid manufacturers

Forty-one attorneys are demanding information and documents from prescription opioid manufacturers or distributors. The Pennsylvania attorney general is part of that investigation. He says 13 people die every day in his state from drug addiction. CBS News correspondent Demarco Morgan reports.

- CBS NEWS - US

Aramark plans to buy Avendra and AmeriPride in separate deals totaling $2.35B

Food-services giant says the deals will strengthen Philadelphia-based Aramark's competitive position in food, facilities and uniforms businesses         

- USA TODAY - US

'Shark Tank' entrepeneur's body fished out from river in Philadelphia

A body of a man in his 50s has been flushed out from the Schuylkill River in the University City section of Philadelphia with a gunshot wound to his head.The man has been identified as Philip Reitnour, a 58-year-old entrepreneur who founded the app EmergenSee, which allows people to live stream locations of emergencies to ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Body of 'Shark Tank' entrepreneur found dead in Philadelphia river

The body of the entrepreneur behind the phone application Emergensee' was discovered Thursday in a Philadelphia river, ABC 30 reported

- FOX News - US

Sen. John McCain to be awarded Liberty Medal

PHILADELPHIA — U.S. Sen. John McCain is this year's recipient of the National Constitution Center's Liberty Medal.

- Billings Gazette - US

News24.com | 'He saved all of us' - wife of slain heroic farmer

"He saved all of us," says the wife of a farmer who was shot dead while defending his family and guests, most of whom were teenage girls, at a farm near Philadelphia in the Western Cape.

- News24.com - ZA

Pittsburgh college student charters a plane to bring supplies to Puerto Rico

A junior at Carnegie Mellon University raised nearly $50,000 and chartered a plane to bring 3,000 pounds of supplies to Puerto Rico.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Pitt Panther Kneels for the Anthem As NFL-Style Protests Hit College Football

What do Germany and Pittsburgh have in common? Other than being able to find excellent Bratwurst in either place, both Pittsburgh and Germany were the scene of NFL-style anthem protests on Saturday.

- Breitbart - US

Prisoners in Texas donate more than $50,000 for Harvey relief

After Hurricane Harvey devastated Texas and Louisiana in late August, prison inmates in Texas reached out with a helping hand. More than 6,600 incarcerated individuals in Texas dipped into their limited commissary funds to donate to the American Red Cross, pooling together more than $53,000 for Harvey relief efforts, ...

- Mashable! - US

News24.com | Heroic farmer shot dead while defending girls

A farmer has been shot dead by gunmen while defending his family and guests, most of whom were teenage girls, during a birthday party at a farm near Philadelphia in the Western Cape.

- News24.com - ZA

Fentanyl Claims Top Spot for US Overdose Deaths

Fourteen people overdosed on heroin laced with fentanyl in a span of just four hours Wednesday in Camden, New Jersey, NBC Philadelphia reports. While none of Wednesday's overdoses in Camden were fatal, BuzzFeed —citing new data from the CDC—reports fentanyl and other synthetic opioids are now the leading cause...

- Newser - US

'SNL' Cold Open: Alec Baldwin Brings The Trump But No Weinstein Yet

Update with video “Get out of there, Mike!” is tonight's new Saturday Night Live catchphrase, with Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump yelling the warning repeatedly to Beck Bennett's Mike Pence in the cold open as the Veep infiltrated a Pacers' game, a Starbucks and a two-groom wedding, looking for any number of ...

- Deadline.com - US

In Weinstein accusations, patterns of abuse span 30 years

​In 1984, Harvey Weinstein was 32 years old and making one of his first real feature films, on location outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

- Stuff - NZ

'SNL' Cold Open: Alec Baldwin Brings The Trump But No Weinstein Yet

“Get out of there, Mike!” is tonight's new Saturday Night Live catchphrase, with Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump yelling the warning repeatedly to Beck Bennett's Mike Pence in the cold open as the Veep infiltrated a Pacers' game, a Starbucks and a two-groom wedding, looking for any number of offensive things to ...

- Deadline.com - US

Football isn't the only thing Trump wants Pence to boycott in this week's 'SNL' cold open

Alec Baldwin returned to Saturday Night Live to remind us all what a distracted seven days President Trump had last week. You know, unlike all the other weeks he's been president thus far. Coming to us live from “Harassburg, Pennsylvania,” Baldwin's Trump declares his intention to talk about taxes and fix all ...

- Mashable! - US

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- BuzzFeed - US

SNL's Baldwin nails Trump on feud with Tillerson: 'I took an IQ test - it came back positive'

Alec Baldwin returned to “Saturday Night Live” this week as President Donald Trump and sent up Trump's Harrisburg, PA rally to an audience of truckers this week , while remotely directing Vice President Mike Pence to get up and walk out of events he didn't find sufficie...

- The Raw Story - US

Honors bestowed on Pa. veterans

Butch Blair still carries the Vietnam War with him – literally. He has a tattoo on his arm showing the year of his service, and that he was stationed in Vinh Long – one of the battle sites.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Violence. Threats. Begging. Harvey Weinstein’s 30-year pattern of abuse in Hollywood.

In 1984, Harvey Weinstein was 32 years old and making one of his first real feature films, on location outside of Scranton, Pennsylvania. It was a comedy called "Playing for Keeps," featuring a not-yet-famous Marisa Tomei, and the mood on set was anxious. Weinstein was foul-mouthed and domineering....

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Despite hostage rescue, US-Pak tensions remain 

The freeing of a hostage US-Canadian family by Pakistan's army has been hailed by officials as a positive step in mending ties between Washington and Islamabad, but those hoping for a fresh start in their fraught relationship seem likely to be disappointed.

- Times Of India - IN

Despite hostage rescue, US-Pak tensions remain

The freeing of a hostage US-Canadian family by Pakistan's army has been hailed by officials as a positive step in mending ties between Washington and Islamabad, but those hoping for a fresh start in their fraught relationship seem likely to be disappointed.

- Times Of India - IN

Shocking video shows NFL fan sucker punching 62-year-old man at Panthers-Eagles game

An NFL fan was arrested and charged with simple assault Friday, after he was caught on video punching a 62-year-old man in the face multiple times during the Carolina Panther's 28-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at the Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, North Carolina, on Thursday....

- The Raw Story - US

Ex-politician gets probation for groping 103-year-old relative in Pennsylvania nursing home

A former politician who molested a 103-year-old nursing home resident received a sentence to two years' probation a day after another politician in the same ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Convicted sex offender suing Big Tobacco for $50M, report says

A 64-year-old registered sex offender in Philadelphia has reportedly filed a $50 million lawsuit against tobacco conglomerate R.J. Reynolds, as well as other cigarette makers and executives, claiming they are responsible for his health problems.

- FOX News - US

Hostage release not a cure for long-damaged US-Pakistan ties

- Townhall.com - US

Pennsylvania Republican Says He's Concerned About Cost-Sharing Reductions Ending

NPR's Robert Siegel talks to Congressman Charlie Dent, R-Pa., about the impact of the White House ending cost-sharing reductions.

- NPR - US

Hostage release not a cure for long-damaged US-Pakistan ties

WASHINGTON — The United States and Pakistan are hailing the release of a Taliban-held U.S.-Canadian family as a cautious sign of improved ties for a deeply troubled relationship that has endured years of rancor. For the good will to…

- Billings Gazette - US

Daycare owner strikes back at racists who criticized their employee as 'too dark': 'This is not going to divide us'

Last week, a daycare center in Pennsylvania's Lehigh Valley received an anonymous letter criticizing them for hiring a black woman the writer deemed “too dark.” The alleged parent claimed they wanted to help the center “MAKE YOUR DAYCARE GREAT AGAIN.” Now, the owner of ...

- The Raw Story - US

Mueller interrogated Reince Priebus: 'He will paint a picture of obstruction of justice' ex-DA explains

The former District Attorney of Philadelphia told MSNBC chief legal correspondent Ari Melber that former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus is unlikely to protect President Donald Trump from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation. Late Friday afternoon, Priebus' defense la...

- The Raw Story - US

Watch: Panthers Fan Punches Older Fan in the Face

Police are investigating an ugly moment from the stands at Thursday night's Philadelphia Eagles-Carolina Panthers game. In the video captured of the incident, a fan in a Cam Newton Panthers jersey is seen sharing words with an older fan in a white shirt, who the user who uploaded the video to Instagram said is also a ...

- Breitbart - US

Google gives $1 billion to help the workers it's hurting

At an event in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced it was pledging $1 billion to its new 'Grow with Google' initiative that will help re-train people who are about to lose their jobs due to AI-fueled automation. It’s the company’s biggest philanthropic push to date, but even Google ...

- Fast Company - US

Watch this Panthers Fan Unleash a Series of Violent Punches on Another Fan

The latest example of horrific NFL fan conduct takes us to Charlotte, NC -- where the Carolina Panthers took on the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night.

- Mediaite - US

Google is spending $1 billion on tech education to prepare people for an automated future

GoogleGoogle says over the next five years it will spend $1 billion on nonprofit organizations helping to raise education levels around the world and commit its employees to a million hours of volunteer work doing the same. CEO Sundar Pichai announced the goal Thursday morning in Pittsburgh, the city where he arrived in ...

- Business Insider - US

Rescue doesn't mean US-Pakistani relations are repaired

The Pakistanis still believe they need to back Afghan militants as a hedge against their arch enemy India.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Trump Expected To Detail Tougher Line On Iran's Nuclear Program

Steve Inskeep talks to Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania about indications that President Trump won't re-certify the 2015 nuclear deal. Congress could re-impose sanctions.

- NPR - US

Police: Man forced 8-year-old to provide urine for drug test

GREENSBURG, Pa. — Police say a Pennsylvania man who used heroin forced his girlfriend's 8-year-old son to provide urine for his drug test.

- Billings Gazette - US

Family Held Captive For 5 Years Leaves Pakistan Despite Husband's Resistance

WASHINGTON — Five years after they were seized by an extremist network in the mountains of Afghanistan, an American woman, her Canadian husband and their children — all three born in captivity — are free after a dramatic rescue orchestrated by the U.S. and Pakistani governments and have left Pakistan, ...

- TPM News - US

Trump joked with Sean Hannity that a flag-honoring military bugle call was 'in honor of his ratings'

President Trump sat down for an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity inside a Pennsylvania National Guard hangar in Middletown on Wednesday evening, and while they were discussing GDP growth, a bugle call sounded in the background. "What a nice sound that is — are they playing that for you or for me?" Trump ...

- The Week - US

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