Maryland School Shooting Leaves Shooter Dead, 2 Other Students Wounded

VOA A student with a gun opened fire in a high school hallway in the eastern U.S. state of Maryland on Tuesday, wounding two classmates, before being killed during a confrontation with a school resource officer. The latest U.S. school shooting unfolded
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Nearly 2 Million Homes, Businesses Still Without Power After East Coast Storm

VOA Nearly 2 million households and businesses remained without power Saturday on the U.S. East Coast after a heavy storm system brought rain, snow and hurricane-force winds to states from Maine, where the governor declared a state of emergency, all the way to North Carolina. Seven deaths were reported as a result (more...)

US East Coast Prepares for Major Snowstorm

VOA News Residents of the eastern United States are preparing for a major storm that threatens to dump as much as 60 centimeters of snow on Washington, D.C., the capital. Washington Mayor Muriel Bowser Thursday declared a state of emergency ahead of the expected blizzard and issued a snow emergency that is (more...)

Baltimore Riots Shed Light on City’s Troubled Past

VOA Chris Simkins National Guard troops took up positions Tuesday in Baltimore, Maryland, as authorities tried to restore order after rioting and looting broke out a day earlier. Violence swept across parts of the U.S. eastern city following Monday’s funeral for Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man whose suspicious death while in police (more...)

Cape Ray Conducts Final Sea Trials for Syria Mission

By Claudette Roulo American Forces Press Service This article was originally published on the Defense Department website on January 13. Washington — The U.S. Military Sealift Command container ship MV Cape Ray left Portsmouth, Virginia, on January 10 to conduct its final sea trials in preparation for its mission to (more...)

More than a Ball Drops in U.S. New Year Celebrations

The world is familiar with the traditional drop of a glittering glass ball in New York City’s Times Square before a million-person crowd. Other items dropped to welcome the new year by other cities and towns across the United States are not nearly as well-known. Consider Prairie (more...)

The Maryland-Based KKK Group’s Meeting Was Canceled

A Maryland-based Ku Klux Klan has been granted a permit to hold an event on Oct. 5, on the battlefield’s grounds, at Gettysburg National Military Park, park officials reported." The special-use permit was approved for a Maryland-based KKK group to exercise its First Amendment right". "As custodians of land owned (more...)

More Than 50 People Indicted in Massive Fraud Ring

A massive case of organized tax and bank fraud culminated with the unsealing of four federal grand jury indictments accusing 55 people of participating in one or more illicit schemes, including the theft of more than 2,000 identities that were used to claim more than $20 (more...)

New U.S. Monuments Honor History, Preserve Environment

President Obama signed proclamations March 25 establishing five new U.S. national monuments, using his authority under the Antiquities Act, which celebrates American’s rich history and natural heritage. Located in Delaware, Maryland, New Mexico, Ohio and Washington, the monuments help tell the story of significant people and extraordinary (more...)

The Winter Storm Is Arriving In Pennsylvania

According to Fox News, "rain, strong wind gusts of up to 60 miles-per-hour and snow are all expected to be part of a storm set to arrive in our area overnight. Winter storm watches go in effect Wednesday afternoon for several counties, while a winter storm warning (more...)

U.S. Voters Set New State Laws on Same-Gender Marriage, Marijuana

President Obama’s re-election victory may have been the worldwide focus of the United States’ Election Day, but the millions of Americans who voted November 6 did much more than choose the country’s next president. As well as electing a host of state and local representatives, U.S. voters cast (more...)

U.S. Response to Natural Disasters Taps Broad Range of Assets

By Bridget Hunter Staff Writer When disaster strikes the nation, all elements of the U.S. government work together to save and sustain lives and restore livelihoods. Superstorm Sandy is no exception. At the direction of President Obama, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), working closely with state and local governments, (more...)

Hurricane Sandy: States of Emergency In Pennsylvania

According to the media, Hurricane Sandy has killed nearly 60 people across the Caribbean and now is moving to the East Coast of US. States of emergency have been declared in Maryland, New York,Virginia, Washington DC and Pennsylvania. During a press conference on Hurricane Sandy on Friday mayor Michael Nutter asked everyone (more...)

Minimum Wage Amendment

State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today she will continue to push for an update to Pennsylvania’s minimum wage law, after a Senate committee voted to avoid a decision. The Senate Labor and Industry committee tabled a Tartaglione amendment that would have tied Pennsylvania’s minimum wage (more...)

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