US Issues Travel Warning for Europe

VOA News The U.S. State Department has issued a travel warning alerting U.S. citizens to the to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation. The Travel Alert that expires on August
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7 Dead, Scores Sick in NYC Legionnaires’ Disease Outbreak

VOA News New York's largest recorded outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has killed seven people and infected 86 others as the city moved Tuesday to draw up new legislation to halt future outbreaks. It is the largest appearance of the disease in New York City that health officials are aware of, said Health (more...)

Air Pollution – Staying Informed

Author Julie Bowen While the hottest of the summer weather may now be over and we are heading rapidly into fall, this does not signal an end to concerns over air pollution in Philadelphia. While the hotter weather brings the increased risk of ground level ozone and (more...)

World Bank Projects Slow but Steady Economic Growth for 2013

By Stephen Kaufman Staff Writer The World Bank says that in 2013 the global economy will continue to experience very slow but steady growth, citing the need for structural fixes in high-income countries and weaker-than-expected growth in developing countries, but it says the risk of a large financial crisis (more...)

Plight of Third-Class Cities

Local government leaders from across Central Pennsylvania appeared before the state Senate Democratic Policy Committee today to give a first-hand account of the challenges facing the commonwealth’s small cities. “When a local problem replicates itself across the state under different leadership and in different regions, then (more...)

Five Salmonella Cases In Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania Health Department says that makes five cases total with salmonella issue in the Keystone state. The others are from Allegheny County. The victims are three men and two women, range in age from two to 43. More than 76 people in 26 states have been sickened, and one person (more...)

Working long hours? Watch out for your heart

A long-term study in Britain has showed that working more than 11 hours a day increased the risk of heart disease by 67 percent as opposed to working a normal 8 hour day.  The findings suggest that information on working hours combined with data on blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking (more...)

U.S. Aid Has Supported Ukraine’s Recovery from Chernobyl

U.S. Aid Has Supported Ukraine’s Recovery from Chernobyl

By Domenick DiPasquale Staff Writer A quarter-century after the disaster at the Chernobyl nuclear plant, and as world attention focuses on a similar crisis in Japan, the United States continues to provide assistance to Ukraine to help that nation deal with the consequences of one of the world’s worst (more...)


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