New year to be a challenge for Republicans in Congress

WASHINGTON (AP) — Their tax bill triumph in the rear-view mirror, Republicans running Congress face a 2018 in which they'll need Democratic votes to get almost anything done.

  • Written by By ALAN FRAM , Associated Press

Hurricane Maria victims adjust to life in Pennsylvania

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — When Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico in September, its winds and lashing rain moved like a murderous scythe across the lush island, toppling power lines, hurling cables across roadways and depositing vehicles upside down in fields.

  • Written by By MICHAEL DEIBERT, LNP newspaper

Rocket lights sky as it carries satellites from California

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — A reused SpaceX rocket carried 10 satellites into orbit from California on Friday, leaving behind a trail of mystery and wonder as it soared into space.

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Appeals court: Trump exceeded authority with travel ban


HONOLULU (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Friday that President Donald Trump once again exceeded the scope of his authority with his latest travel ban.

  • Written by By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHER and MARTHA BELLISLE , Associated Press