Obama: “No Shortcut” to Sustainable Mideast Solution

President Obama said the United States is “deeply committed” to the creation of an independent Palestinian state and a future where Palestinian rights will be respected, but he urged Palestinian leaders to resume direct negotiations with Israel
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To Require Labeling Of Genetically Engineered Food

State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) held a press conference to announce the introduction of legislation that would require the labeling of genetically engineered (GE) food in Pennsylvania. If passed, Senate Bill 653 would become the first law of its kind in the United States. It has already received (more...)

Changing Mindsets Is Needed to End Sexual Violence

By Jane Morse Staff Writer Sexual violence against women and girls — both in conflict and in peace — will not end until widespread attitudes toward women are changed and laws against violence are implemented and enforced, says Melanne Verveer, who until recently served as the State Department’s (more...)

John Kerry: The Next Secretary of State

By Phillip Kurata Staff Writer Massachusetts’ John Kerry is moving from the U.S. Senate — where he offered advice and consent on U.S. foreign policy — to the State Department, where he will implement it. On January 29, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee unanimously approved Kerry as the next secretary (more...)

There Was An Increase In Influenza Activity In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Health reported: "There was an increase in influenza activity in all regions of the state. Therefore, current activity is characterized as "widespread". Influenza cases have now been reported in all Pennsylvania counties. A majority of illness at this time is caused by influenza A/H3N2, a strain that generally causes (more...)

Crossroads Ahead for Global Info Tech, U.S. Official Says

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer At the global conference on information technology (IT) convening in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, December 3–14, the United States is ready to defend policies that will support “infrastructure, innovation and inclusion,” according to Julius Genachowski, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission
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Obama Remarks in Advance of Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur

As we look forward to the beginning of the Jewish High Holidays Sunday night, I want to extend my warmest wishes to all those celebrating the New Year. This is a joyful time for millions of people around the world. But Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are also (more...)

Mosquito Season Impacts this Spring in PA

The Pennsylvania health officials are concerned about the impact of mosquitoes this spring. Linda Rebarchak, Community Relations Coordinator at the PA Department of Environmental Protection, said to CBS News: “I haven’t really heard too many complaints, but I’m really not surprised because of the warm weather and the wet conditions (more...)

U.S. Harnesses Innovation for Global Development

By Kathryn McConnell Staff Writer Private sector and government leaders gathered at the White House February 8 to highlight progress in using science, technology and innovation to address global challenges. They heard about several new public-private partnerships to accelerate progress toward development goals in health, agriculture, education, climate change, (more...)

U.S. Acting on Reducing Domestic Drug Demand

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer The Obama administration says it recognizes the importance of reducing the American demand for illegal drugs alongside its ongoing efforts to provide assistance to Central American nations in stemming criminal activity and the flow of drugs from their territories. The White House’s National Drug Control (more...)

Can Holiday Bring Depression?

A holiday season is great! But a lot of people are not happy in this season. For them it brings feelings of stress and loneliness. And if you are depression by the holidays, please seek counsel. Do you have difficulty waking up in the morning, morning sickness, tendency to oversleep as (more...)

Occupy Philly:Health And Safety

At a noon news conference, Mayor Michael A. Nutter raised a series of public health and public safety concerns regarding the Occupy Philly site on Dilworth Plaza. The Mayor said that the Occupy Philly contingent has noticeably changed since its arrival in early October and has refused to establish regular (more...)

Peace Corps Workers in Armenia Text to Fight AIDS

Mobile phones are great for communicating, but can they also be good for your health? In Armenia, the answer is yes, thanks to U.S. Peace Corps volunteers who have helped launch a nationwide program that promotes HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention through mobile-phone-based SMS text messaging. Peace Corps volunteers Lisa Conder (more...)

Facts on Unfreezing Assets to Benefit the Libyan People

The UN Security Council’s Libya Sanctions Committee approved a U.S. proposal to unfreeze $1.5 billion of Libyan assets to be used to provide critical humanitarian and other assistance to the Libyan people. The U.S. request to unfreeze Libyan assets is divided into three key portions: Transfers to (more...)

Is The Measles Exposure Possible

Is The Measles Exposure Possible?

According to information released by the Pennsylvania Department of Health there is possibility of a potential measles exposure of Berks, Bucks, Delaware and Lehigh Counties: " Most people in the United States are immune to measles, either because they received the Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine in childhood or because they (more...)

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