Wilkes-Barre, PA
79°
Partly Cloudy
5:47 am8:32 pm EDT
SatSunMon
82°F / 66°F
88°F / 64°F
86°F / 68°F

National News

McConnell to step down as U.S. Senate GOP leader

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell of Kentucky will step down as the Senate Republican leader in November, he said on the Senate floor Wednesday, announcing the end of a run as party leader that broke records for its length and shaped American politics over nearly two decades.

The Rising Cost of the Oil Industry’s Slow Death

In the 165 years since the first American oil well struck black gold, the industry has punched millions of holes in the earth, seeking profits gushing from the ground. Now, those wells are running dry, and a generational bill is coming due.