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  • Corbett: No decision yet on signing budget

    Corbett: No decision yet on signing budget
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett is criticizing state lawmakers for not passing a pension reform bill he supports, as his standoff with lawmakers over this year's budget continues. "Pension reform really does equal property tax relief," Corbett said...
  • Seniors see age-restricted housing as a chance for freedom

    Retired high school teachers John and Judy Woffington are trading their home on a three-acre lot in Marshall, Pa., near Pittsburgh, for one that sits on about a third of an acre not because they don't like the house they've owned for 34 years, but because...
  • Failure to fingerprint suspects widespread in state

    Last year, 30,000 criminal suspects whose charges included sex crimes, assaults and murder were not fingerprinted by Pennsylvania police, according to state records. State law requires that suspects be fingerprinted within 48 hours of arrest. But many...
  • Trudy Rubin: An American's ordeal in Egypt

    This week, Secretary of State John Kerry rightly criticized an Egyptian court's conviction of three international journalists with al-Jazeera English on blatantly fake charges cooked up for political reasons. But Kerry failed to mention the equally...
  • House kills pension bill; Senate goes home in budget stalemate with Gov. Tom Corbett

    HARRISBURG — The House tossed Gov. Tom Corbett's pension gauntlet back in his lap Tuesday, a day after he vowed not to sign a new budget until lawmakers vote to reform the state's two debt-laden retirement systems. Fifteen Republicans in the GOP-...
  • Philadelphia archdiocese sells nursing homes for $145 million

    PHILADELPHIA — The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has reached an agreement to sell its seven nursing and senior-living facilities for $145 million, officials said Tuesday. It's the biggest deal yet in Archbishop Charles Chaput's effort to fill deep...
  • Trudy Rubin: Cheney is up to his old tricks again

    For Dick Cheney, Iraq means never having to say you're sorry. His recent interviews damning President Obama for losing Iraq make him sound as if he's suffering from amnesia. But memory loss has not blotted out his central role in creating the Iraq mess....
  • Philadelphia airport adds car-rental fee

    PHILADELPHIA — For 20 years, Richard Schwarz rented cars at affordable rates on weekends at Philadelphia International Airport. By combining airline promotions, frequent-flier miles and deals offered by the rental companies, the Philadelphia...
  • Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says

    Tough-on-crime policing hard on poor, author says
    Sociologist Alice Goffman is a 5-foot-2-inch white woman who grew up in privilege in Philadelphia's historic and affluent neighborhood of Center City. But over the course of six years — during part of her time as an undergraduate at the University...
  • Corbett could veto budget without pension changes

    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Corbett said Sunday he has not ruled out a veto of the state budget if lawmakers do nothing to address pension debt costs that are eating up more and more taxpayer money. Corbett made that announcement at a news conference in...
  • Sister Dorothy Mary Epple, educator

    Sister Dorothy Mary Epple, educator
    Sister Dorothy Mary Epple, a member of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia for 66 years, died Tuesday of a heart attack at Assisi House in Aston, Pa. She was 86. Dorothy Mary Epple was born to Carl and Barbara M. Bender Epple and was raised on...