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Legislative answer to late absentee ballot problem seems simple but elusive

920 participate in phone-in town hall on pipelines in Berks


Surprise! Bayada Home Health chairman gifts $20 million to his employees

Major retailers’ gift-card policy changes aim to reduce scams


Judge rules that Rosfeld civil, criminal lawyers can share materials in Antwon Rose cases

Creative solution: State prisons, advocates work around a book ban


Plum teachers authorize strike if contract talks fail

Crestwood terminates district bus contract

Law enforcement raids Scranton School District administration building

Hazleton Area School Board seeks energy savings

Tamaqua teachers on target

Reading School Board set to vote on immigration policy

Cheyney University’s accreditation extended another year


Special Election Looms In 37th District, Attracting Bipartisan Interest

Provisional ballot tabulation trims Cook’s lead to 11 votes in 49th District

Democrats flip Utah House seat as McAdams tops Rep. Mia Love

Health Care

Partnerships build a model to find and reverse racial disparities in health care

UPMC income up $2.5 billion compared to last year

Local News

Pop-Up Shops returning to downtown Wilkes-Barre for the holidays

Wilkes-Barre council shows support for 2019 proposed budget

W-B budget gets preliminary approval

61 displaced in WB senior home fire

Luzerne County DA’s Office adds K-9 to team

Pittston, Exeter ambulance associations to merge

Friends of the Poor annual dinner about food, and also community

Light the fuse on the holiday season with annual Times Radio Tower Lighting festival

Local brewery joining effort to aid victims of California wildfire

Three have applied to follow John Fetterman as Braddock’s mayor until next election

Kiski Township starts planning to expand public sewage to 700 households

Police from Reading, other departments deliver holiday meal to fallen officer’s family

RAWA passes $32 million budget

Health official, railroad at odds over idling trains in Kutztown

Salvation Army distributes hundreds of Thanksgiving meals

National News

Former Michigan State president charged with lying to police about Nassar sex-abuse scandal

Local restaurants, markets scramble to get rid of romaine lettuce after E. coli warning

Romaine lettuce is not safe to eat, CDC warns U.S. consumers

Conservative nonprofit with obscure roots, undisclosed funders paid Whitaker $1.2 million

Tech giants plunge again, pushing market into red for year


Philadelphia’s overdose death rate remains stubbornly high

City Council should play a bigger role in opioid crisis | Editorial

Philly’s premiere hunger fighter is departing

‘The offer of all offers’: Ex-Brady challenger describes $90K payoff that bought him out of the race

Uber adds wheelchair accessible rides in Philadelphia

Thanksgiving Day parade in Philadelphia: Route, road closures and other details

South Philly street collapses after water main break

Philadelphia’s low wages hurt single mothers most of all | Opinion

First operating gain in years for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia

Fund Philly libraries so that they can be fully staffed | Opinion

Larry Krasner moves Philadelphia beyond ‘eye-for-an-eye’ on murder | Opinion

Could a garden tended by drug users be the thing that unites fractured Kensington? | Ronnie Polaneczky

Philadelphia police buy and deliver 450 Thanksgiving dinners

Pennsylvania diocese rolls out $25 million clergy sexual abuse reparations fund


Pagan seen beaten in South Side bar brawl sues Pittsburgh police officers, city

Region’s bid for Amazon’s HQ2 may have been the biggest of them all

Another 134 apartments on tap for Downtown

Woman claims BNY Mellon fired her for Antwon Rose-related Facebook post because she’s white

State News

Upper Bucks residents are scrambling to oppose Adelphia, the pipeline coming to their backyards

Consumer advocacy group singles out dangerous toys

Bear hunting numbers down in Westmoreland County, on par in rest of Pennsylvania

Pa.’s Hunters Sharing the Harvest sets record for donations

Police: Pa. mom drove with son on car hood over dentist dispute

Be wary about bringing spotted lanternfly along for holidays

Pa Supreme Court agrees to hear case over donor names and Harrisburg’s legal defense fund for gun lawsuits

Transgender people killed around the world remembered in Reading

Harrisburg marks Transgender Day of Remembrance, calls for legislative action


COLTS hopes jingle will promote ridership


Trump answers Mueller’s questions on Russian interference

Pat Toomey tries again: Congress should back gun buyer checks

Congress to probe Ivanka Trump’s private email use in WH

Houlahan won’t commit to Pelosi as Speaker … yet