Pennsylvania

Philadelphia is set to become the first major American city with a soda tax despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Philadelphia becomes first major American city with soda tax

PHILADELPHIA — Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda…

 

Plum High School teacher Jason Cooper leaves a preliminary hearing in the Pittsburgh suburb of Plum, Pa. (Darrell Sapp/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP, File)

Did Pennsylvania school leaders look the other way as teachers preyed?

PLUM, Pa. — The legal and emotional casualties keep piling up in…

 

An Asian elephant performs during the national anthem for the final time at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday in Providence, R.I. (AP Photo/Bill Sikes)

Elephants perform for final time at Ringling Bros. circus

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — An elephant carrying a performer holding an American flag…

 

FILE - In this April 15 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Trump routs rivals in Northeast; Clinton carries four states

PHILADELPHIA — In a front-runner's rout, Republican Donald Trump roared to victory…

FILE - In this April 15 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks in Hartford, Conn. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at a ceremony where he signed the medical marijuana bill known as Senate Bill 3 into law on Sunday in Harrisonburg, Pa.  (Daniel Zampogna/PennLive.com via AP)

Pennsylvania launches 24th US medical marijuana program

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania has become the 24th state to legalize a…

Pennsylvania Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at a ceremony where he signed the medical marijuana bill known as Senate Bill 3 into law on Sunday in Harrisonburg, Pa.  (Daniel Zampogna/PennLive.com via AP)
Emergency personnel stand by debris from a deadly train crash in Chester, Pa., on Sunday. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)

Senator: 2 dead in train-backhoe crash were Amtrak workers

CHESTER, Pa. — An Amtrak train struck a piece of construction equipment…

Emergency personnel stand by debris from a deadly train crash in Chester, Pa., on Sunday. (Michael Bryant/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)
Members of the community react at the scene of a deadly shooting in Wilkinsburg, Pa., Thursday. (Michael Henninger/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)

Gunmen, 1 with rifle, worked as team to kill 6 at cookout

WILKINSBURG, Pa. — Two gunmen working as a team fatally shot five…

Members of the community react at the scene of a deadly shooting in Wilkinsburg, Pa., Thursday. (Michael Henninger/Pittsburgh Post-Gazette via AP)
The unmanned Army surveillance blimp broke loose from its ground tether at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, a U.S. military base,  on Wednesday and drifted over central Pennsylvania as two Air Force fighter jets tracked it.  (Courtesy of Susan Switzer via AP)

Army blimp breaks loose, drifts over Pennsylvania

MUNCY, Pa. — An unmanned Army surveillance blimp broke loose from its…

The unmanned Army surveillance blimp broke loose from its ground tether at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, a U.S. military base,  on Wednesday and drifted over central Pennsylvania as two Air Force fighter jets tracked it.  (Courtesy of Susan Switzer via AP)
A car drives by HitchBOT, a hitchhiking robot. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment say someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair on Saturday, ending its brief American tour. (Stephan Savoia/AP File Photo)

Hitchhiking robot’s cross-country trip in US ends in Philly

PHILADELPHIA — A hitchhiking robot that captured the hearts of fans worldwide…

A car drives by HitchBOT, a hitchhiking robot. The Canadian researchers who created hitchBOT as a social experiment say someone in Philadelphia damaged the robot beyond repair on Saturday, ending its brief American tour. (Stephan Savoia/AP File Photo)
AP Photo/Matt RourkeWilliam Roletter

Legal fight over gay marriage spreads to 30 states

Federal lawsuits filed this week in Montana and South Dakota leave just…

AP Photo/Matt RourkeWilliam Roletter
AP Photo/Keith SrakocicBrett Hurt

Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like 'deer in headlights'

The 16-year-old boy charged in a stabbing spree at a high school…

AP Photo/Keith SrakocicBrett Hurt
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Stabbing spree at Pennsylvania high school leaves 20 injured

A 16-year-old armed with two knives went on a stabbing and slashing…

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Defrocked Pennsylvania pastor 'in shock,' will appeal

A United Methodist Church pastor defrocked for officiating the gay wedding of…

AP Photo/Matt RourkeAccompanied by his wife Brigitte
AP Photo/Steve HelberIce forms on holly leaves as sleet falls in Richmond

Sleet, ice, deep freeze hit large swath of US

A mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow is delivering a sloppy…

AP Photo/Steve HelberIce forms on holly leaves as sleet falls in Richmond
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Asher Roth finds a home at Def Jam

He’s no novelty act. Pennsylvania-bred artist Asher Roth is a well-schooled white…

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They should have called it the U.S.S. Abscam

Disregarding public outrage, the U.S. Navy will name a warship after the…

In Philadelphia abortion clinic murders, liberals blame stingy American taxpayers

It's amazing what cognitive dissonance can do: Liberals reacting to the news…

'Shop of horrors' abortion clinic in Pennsylvania had not been inspected in 17 years

Via Glenn Reynolds, comes this report from Pro-Publica on the abortion doctor…

Big GOP advantage among absentee ballots in Pennsylvania

Roll Call has stunning report on early voting trends in Pennsylvania: While…