Philly: New Home for Amazon

  Mayor Kenney spoke at a gathering hosted by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and thanked the diverse coalition that made the Philadelphia region’s bid for Amazon HQ2 possible. In a little over a month, a large, varied group of Philadelphia-area residents
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Blizzard Takes Aim at Northeastern US, Flights Canceled

VOA A fast-moving winter storm was expected to hit the northeastern United States, forecasters warned on Monday, prompting airlines to cancel thousands of flights and some mayors to order schools to close on Tuesday. The National Weather Service issued blizzard warnings for parts of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut, with (more...)

A Rodent Helps Forecast the Weather

By Deborah Charles ShareAmerica Every year at the beginning of February, Americans look to a special groundhog known as Punxsutawney Phil to see if they’re going to have an early spring. A festival is held on February 2, which is known as Groundhog Day in the United States. On that day Phil is (more...)

US Honors Nearly 22M Former Service Members on Veterans Day

As he presided over his final Veterans Day ceremony as commander-in-chief, U.S. President Barack Obama thanked the country’s former service members for preserving America’s democratic electoral process, a reference to Donald Trump’s stunning presidential victory after a contentious campaign. “Veterans Day often follows a hard fought political campaign, an exercise in (more...)

Monday’s Trump-Clinton Debate Could be Defining Moment in Presidential Campaign

Jim Malone

It could be the defining moment of the 2016 campaign. Monday’s first presidential debate between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump may draw, by some estimates, 100 million viewers, who will be able to take the measure of the candidates for the first time on the same stage (more...)

2016 List of Best Places to Work in Pennsylvania Revealed

76 Small to Medium Sized Companies and 24 Large Companies Make the Cut The alphabetical list of the 100 companies in Pennsylvania to win a designation as a “Best Place to Work” has been revealed. This year’s list represents 30,256 employees of 76 small to medium sized companies and 24 large (more...)

Earthquake Hits Central Italy, at Least 73 Dead

VOA A strong earthquake shook central Italy just after 3:30 a.m. Wednesday causing extensive damage to three cities near the epicenter and killing at least 73 people, including children, according to unofficial numbers given by Italian media. The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at 6.2 with an epicenter about 10 kilometers (more...)

Trump, Clinton Vie for Votes in Battleground Pennsylvania

Will they decide to "make America great again" or are they with her? Voters in this predominantly white, working-class city of 77,000, set in a region buffeted by manufacturing losses, might readily align this November with presidential nominee Donald Trump for the Republican’s protectionist stance on trade. Or, (more...)

Pastors Network Alerting Residents About Two Dangerous Bathroom Bills

The Pennsylvania Pastors Network (PPN, www.papastors.net) is alerting residents about two dangerous and disturbing “bathroom bills” in the Keystone State—HB1510 in the House and its sister bill, SB974, in the Senate. According to the Pennsylvania Family Institute (PFI), the bills are among Gov. Tom Wolf’s (more...)

A Bridge Too Far?

State Rep. Robert F. "Rob" Matzie D-Beaver/Allegheny www.pahouse.com/Matzie It’s a yearly occurrence for drivers in Pennsylvania. You fill out your vehicle registration card, include payment, and wait to receive your sticker. Or maybe you need to renew a license or transfer a vehicle title. These are straightforward PennDOT transactions that number (more...)

Russian National Accused Charged With Foreign Bribery

The former owner and President of Chestnut Consulting Group Inc. and Chestnut Consulting Group Co. (generally referred to as the “Chestnut Group”) was indicted by a federal grand jury or his alleged participation in a scheme to pay bribes to a foreign official in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices (more...)

Attorney General’s office warns consumers of ‘IRS scam’

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s office today warned of a new variation of a pervasive telephone scam that aims to defraud taxpayers. The well-known “IRS scam” has reemerged recently, but this time fraudsters are posing as U.S. Treasury agents. The Attorney General’s Bureau of Consumer Protection in recent weeks has received several (more...)

Hundreds of Children Sexually Abused by Priests in Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

Jurors issue report that details cover-up taking place over decades A statewide investigating grand jury has determined that hundreds of children were sexually abused over a period of at least 40 years by priests or religious leaders assigned to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's (more...)

Grand Jury Finds no Evidence Of Criminal Wrongdoing in Death of Student

Jurors issue report that highlights dangers of hazing activities that occurred within PSU fraternity Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane's office today announced a statewide investigating grand jury has determined there is no evidence to support criminal charges in connection with the death of Marquise Braham. Braham, 18, a student at the Altoona campus (more...)

Suspect Arrested after Philadelphia Policeman Shot in Name of IS

VOA News A gunman claiming to have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State terror group ambushed a police officer Thursday as he sat in his marked car in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, firing multiple times at the officer. According to authorities, the officer, who was struck three times in the left arm, managed to (more...)

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