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  • Pa. State Police to fight gender-bias suit

    The head of the Pennsylvania State Police said Wednesday that he planned to fight a federal lawsuit seeking to dial down the agency's hiring standards. The Department of Justice contended in a complaint filed Tuesday that the state police physical-...
  • Your Place: After air conditioner runs, a cigarette smell

    Question: Over the last month, after running the air conditioner in my son's room, we noticed that it smelled like an ashtray. There is no hidden source, like a collection of cigarette butts in his room, so the logical thing was to clean the current...
  • Ex-Terp Alyssa Thomas goes No. 1 in S. Korean draft

    Ex-Terp Alyssa Thomas goes No. 1 in S. Korean draft
    Women's basketball Ex-Terp Thomas goes No. 1 in overseas draft Former Maryland women's basketball star Alyssa Thomas was selected first overall in the Women's Korean Basketball League foreigner draft on Tuesday by KEB Hanabank, which plays less than 2...
  • Celebrating 40 years of Episcopal women priests

    On a recent Saturday at North Philadelphia, Pa.'s, landmark Episcopal Church of the Advocate, worshipper gathered in a jubilant, crowded service to mark the 40th anniversary of the ordination of women as priests. It is not too fanciful to imagine that the...
  • Trudy Rubin: In Gaza, time to stop the blame and recognize the humanity

    On my refrigerator door I keep a photo of an exceptional Palestinian woman who ran kindergartens in Gaza in the 1990s for the Philly-based American Friends Service Committee. Mary Khaas, who died more than a decade ago, would drag her teachers from...
  • Kathleen Kane's credibility is on the line

    In January 2013, Kathleen Kane charged into Harrisburg on a Nittany Lion. The former assistant district attorney from Lackawanna County became the first Democrat and woman to be elected state attorney general by vowing to examine her predecessors'...
  • VA health care scandal update: See the latest patient wait-time data

     
    The uproar over the Department of Veterans Affairs health care scandal has quieted some in recent weeks, but the pressure still is on for medical centers and outpatient clinics to ensure patients are seen in a timely manner. Data released......
  • Pa. man accused of stealing $350K worth of human skin

    A Pennsylvania man has been accused of stealing more than $350,000 worth of human skin, according to nydailynews.com. Gary Dudek allegedly took the grafts from Mercy Philadelphia Hospital between November 2011 and July 2013. Cops were called after an...
  • Metra engineers OK new contract

    Members of the locomotive engineers union at Metra have approved a new contract that gives them a cumulative wage increase totaling 21.2 percent over seven years, union officials said Wednesday. The agreement, which runs through 2019, provides for...
  • Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, railroader

    Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, railroader
    Robert J. "Chief" Hunter, a career railroader who retired from Amtrak, died of heart failure Wednesday at Little Flower Manor nursing home in Darby, Pa. The former Lutherville resident was 91. The son of Robert Hunter, a shipyard worker, and Delia...
  • Lehigh Valley basks in patriotic glow of Independence Day celebrations

    Lehigh Valley basks in patriotic glow of Independence Day celebrations
    The images that come to mind when we think of Independence Day are wrapped in patriotism and healthy doses of red, white and blue. After all, standard Fourth of July fare includes Uncle Sam, marching bands, American flags, a good cover band and anything...