Information Technology Becomes Tool to Stop Human Trafficking

By Charlene Porter Staff Writer Human traffickers have been exploiting the innocent for millennia and continue to do so today, even while global moral and legal standards condemn the newest methods of enslavement. Many nations have revised laws to
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Partnerships Key to Ending Modern Slavery

Partnerships are key to ending human trafficking, which currently enslaves some 27 million people worldwide. That is the message sent by the first White House Forum to Combat Human Trafficking. The April 10 event brought together leaders from government, the private sector, law enforcement and academia, advocates and (more...)

Obama’s Remarks to Press on Bombing at Boston Marathon

April 16, 2013 James S. Brady Press Briefing Room I've just been briefed by my national security team, including FBI Director Mueller, Attorney General Holder, Secretary Napolitano, and my Counterterrorism and Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco, on the attacks in Boston. We continue to mobilize and deploy all appropriate (more...)

Boston Marathon Explosions – Three Dead, 130 Injured

The deadly bombing at the Boston Marathon that killed at least three and injured more than 130 is believed to be an act of terrorism, senior White House officials told Fox News. People are dead and injured after two bombs went of to the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street (more...)

Student Stabbed 14 People At Texas College Campus

A student of Lone Star Community College near Houston stabbed 14 people on Tuesday morning, according to local media. Two victims were critically wounded, twelve victims were transported to hospitals. In a rampage Police the suspect was wrestled to the ground by students and taken into custody, police said. Harris County Sheriff's (more...)

Violence & Crime in PA’s Small Urban Centers

Panel features Attorney General and State Police Commissioner Violence, crime and gang warfare continue to plague smaller urban areas across Pennsylvania. The Senate Democratic Policy Committee today held a roundtable discussion at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre to talk about the growing problem of violent crime in Pennsylvania, with (more...)

Human Trafficking Day In Pennsylvania

On the first day of the 2013 legislative session, a resolution introduced by State Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) recognizing Human Trafficking Awareness Day unanimously passed the Senate. The resolution designated January 11, 2013 as “Human Trafficking Awareness Day” in Pennsylvania, a day to work toward ending human trafficking around the world (more...)

New Law Honors The Late Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox

New law honors the late Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox In remembrance of the late Plymouth Township Police Officer Brad Fox, and in the presence of his family, lawmakers and law enforcement officers, Gov. Tom Corbett ceremonially signed Rep. Marcy Toepel’s (R-Mongomery) legislation, now Act 199 (more...)

Shooting In Connecticut Elementary School: 27 Killed

Terrible day is Friday 14 2012: more than twenty-seven people were killed in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, a small town 130 kilometers northeast of New York City, in Connecticut.  According to the media, " a gunman clad in black military gear opened fire inside his mother's kindergarten (more...)

In Storm-Ravaged New Jersey, Community Needs Transcend Politics

President Obama, center, and Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate, left, watch New Jersey Governor Chris Christie greet storm victims at Brigantine Beach Community Center. Obama, the Democratic nominee to the U.S. presidency, toured devastated areas of New Jersey on October 31 with Christie, an outspoken supporter
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Human Trafficking Bill Becomes Law

Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery/Delaware) announced that two companion bills to legislation he sponsored in the Senate have been signed into law by Gov. Corbett. H.B. 235 calls for the posting of a human trafficking hotline number in certain establishments across the state and H.B. 1616 (more...)

Another Child Clings to Life While Time Runs Out on Petri Bill

House Bill 2302 would create an Office of Child Advocate Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks) has been trying for 10 years to get legislation passed in the General Assembly that would establish an Office of Child Advocate to protect children from abuse. Child advocates, medical professionals and victim (more...)

Operation Provide Hope Delivers Medical Aid to Moldova

On September 21, a team of volunteer U.S. doctors and nurses will depart from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland bound for Chisinau, Moldova, as part of the U.S. Department of State’s Operation Provide Hope humanitarian assistance program. These volunteers will spend a week in Moldova sharing their expertise
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U.S. Treasury Authorizes Assistance for Iran Earthquake Victims

By MacKenzie C. Babb
Staff Writer
The U.S. Treasury Department has lifted restrictions to make it easier for American nongovernmental organizations to offer financial aid to earthquake victims in Iran. “The United States has made it clear that it would offer assistance to the Iranian people as they recover and (more...)

HIAS Pennsylvania Celebrates 130 Years with Their Annual Event

Tonight, HIAS Pennsylvania celebrates its Annual Event, focusing on the theme of the “Resilience and Renewal” of immigrants and refugees. It will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at the HYATT at the Bellevue on Broad and Walnut Streets. The 2012 Golden Door honorees are: The Parkway Corporation and Zuritsky/Winigrad Families, Wendy Voet, (more...)

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