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Ben Carson is housing secretary

--Narrows list for positions

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump, moving to complete formation of his Cabinet and decide other key administration posts, chose former campaign rival Ben Carson today to be secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Election recount case goes to court

HARRISBURG — The Green Party-backed fight for a recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election result, won by Republican Donald Trump, is poised to enter a new arena.


Police seek robber

--Thief took money from food mart

SLIPPERY ROCK TWP, Lawrence County — The manhunt continues for a robber suspected in the weekend stickup at a convenience store. No one was injured.


Pittsburgh Symphony, idled by 55-day strike, resumes season

PITTSBURGH — Music returned to Heinz Hall with two free concerts over the weekend after an orchestra strike cost fans much of the fall season.


Dakota pipeline blocked

--Alternative routes will be explored

CANNON BALL, N.D. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday it won’t grant an easement for the Dakota Access oil pipeline in southern North Dakota, handing a victory to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and its supporters, who argued the project would threaten the tribe’s water source and cultural sites.


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