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  • NCAA agrees to restore Joe Paterno's wins

    NCAA agrees to restore Joe Paterno's wins
    HARRISBURG — The NCAA agreed to restore former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's wins to settle a lawsuit challenging the NCAA's authority to punish the university over Jerry Sandusky's crimes. The decision, announced Friday, was met with...
  • Toomey, Casey agree: Exempt waste coal power plants from pollution rules

    Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators are pushing to exempt waste coal power plants — like those in Northampton, Carbon and Schuylkill counties — from a pair of recent federal pollution rules. The proposal from Republican Pat Toomey and...
  • In Hershey, congressional Republicans back away from federal gas tax hike

    In Hershey, congressional Republicans back away from federal gas tax hike
    HERSHEY — With a long-term funding fix for the federal highway system looming large on their to-do list, congressional Republicans gathered Thursday in a state where GOP legislators recently hiked taxes on gasoline — and still have benefited...
  • U.S. House votes to undo Obama's immigration actions

    WASHINGTON — The Republican-led U.S. House pushed back against President Barack Obama's recent immigration actions Wednesday, with Pennsylvania Rep. Lou Barletta at the forefront of an effort to curtail deportation relief for those in the country...
  • Pa. senators sign on to medical device tax repeal

    Pa. senators sign on to medical device tax repeal
    WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania's two senators are backing a bill introduced Tuesday that would repeal the medical device tax that helps pay for Obamacare. Republican Pat Toomey and Democrat Bob Casey are part of a bipartisan group of 10 senators...
  • New Congress, new roles for Pennsylvania lawmakers

    WASHINGTON — The political dynamics of the new Congress offer opportunities and challenges for Pennsylvania's delegation. Republicans now run the Senate and enjoy a larger majority in the House. That puts Democrat Bob Casey in the minority for...
  • Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late

    Sands poker player finds out about casino data hack 10 months late
    With the frequency of data breaches these days, it may feel as if you're gambling every time you swipe your credit card or fill out a form giving a business your personal information. If your information does get swiped by a hacker, it's not a sure...
  • Hundreds rally for cops in Philly

    About 200 people braved temperatures below freezing to attend a rally near Philadelphia's Independence Hall in support of local law enforcement officers. Pennsylvania Republicans Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Pat Meehan spoke at Saturday's Delaware Valley...
  • 200 brave Philadelphia cold in rally for police

    PHILADELPHIA — About 200 people braved temperatures below freezing to attend a rally near Philadelphia's Independence Hall in support of local law enforcement officers. Pennsylvania Republicans Sen. Pat Toomey and Rep. Pat Meehan spoke at Saturday'...
  • Gov.-elect Tom Wolf heading to White House for meeting with Obama

    Gov.-elect Tom Wolf heading to White House for meeting with Obama
    — As Gov.-elect Tom Wolf builds his team in Harrisburg, he's also got his eye on building relationships in that other capital city. He was among a small group of incoming governors who spent Friday at the White House, meeting with President...
  • Pa. senators back Comcast merger

    Pa. senators back Comcast merger
    WASHINGTON — Pennsylvania's two U.S. senators urged regulators on Thursday to approve "as soon as possible" Comcast's plan to merge with Time Warner Cable, saying there were many potential benefits from the proposed tie-up that is opposed by some...