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Trump challenge of Pa. race denied

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — President Donald Trump’s legal team suffered yet another defeat in court Friday as a federal appeals court in Philadelphia roundly rejected the campaign’s latest effort to challenge the state’s election results. Trump’s lawyers vowed to appeal to the Supreme ...

Pa. certifies Biden as state’s winner

HARRISBURG (AP) — Democrat Joe Biden was certified Tuesday as winner of the presidential election in Pennsylvania, culminating three weeks of vote counting and a string of failed legal challenges by President Donald Trump. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf first disclosed in a tweet that the ...

Wolf administration releases ‘targeted mitigation’ measures

HARRISBURG — The Wolf administration has released what it calls “targeted mitigation measures” aimed at stopping a resurgence of the COVID-19 pandemic in Pennsylvania. In the order, restaurants and bars, schools and large gatherings are facing more restrictions. Schools in counties ...

Trump lawyers continue fight in Pennsylvania

WILLIAMSPORT — More than two weeks after Election Day, the case of President Donald J. Trump against the state Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar remains a lawsuit in search of a legal theory. That’s what attorneys Thursday with the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania, the ...

State House Republicans vote for election procedures study

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republicans in the state House on Wednesday pushed forward on party lines a proposal for a review of election procedures in Pennsylvania, although its author insisted he accepts voting results and is not trying to overturn them. GOP members of the State Government ...

Man convicted in a slaying during robbery, faces life term

WILKES-BARRE (AP) — A man has been convicted of first-degree murder in a northeastern Pennsylvania slaying during a robbery two years ago that prosecutors allege was plotted in collaboration with a teenage girlfriend. Jurors in Luzerne County deliberated for less than two hours Wednesday ...

Pennsylvania school disciplined for marching band’s costumes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials have disciplined a western Pennsylvania high school because of costumes worn by some members of its marching band that were perceived as blackface. The Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League on Tuesday placed the Peters Township School District on ...

4 ordered to trial on charges stemming from officer’s death

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Four men have been ordered to stand trial on charges stemming from the death of a Philadelphia police officer shot as police were trying to serve a warrant earlier this year. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that 22-year-old Hassan Elliott, accused of being the gunman, ...

Pa. orders virus testing, sharpens mask mandate

Pennsylvania is strengthening its mask mandate and will require out-of-state travelers to test negative for the coronavirus before arrival, health officials announced Tuesday, taking additional steps to address a sharp increase in infections and hospitalizations. Masks are now required ...

Trump campaign works to block certification of vote count

The eyes of the nation were glued to Williamsport Tuesday as the President Donald J. Trump campaign took its legal fight to federal court to try to block the certification of the state vote count. The state remains in play despite the unofficial vote count going to Democrat Joe Biden. That ...