Pennsylvania

CHICAGO | Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England

CHICAGO—Jan 18, 2019—A winter storm started sweeping across the Midwest on Friday, leading to slick roads and runways, as it inched its way toward New England, where it was forecast to dump up to 2 feet (0.61 meters) of snow. The National Weather Service issued winter storm warnings from the Dakotas, across the Great Lakes … Continue reading CHICAGO | Weekend winter storm sweeping from Midwest to New England

LAS VEGASv | Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling

LAS VEGAS —January 14, 2019—   A legal opinion from the U.S. Department of Justice made public Monday could threaten the viability of online gambling that crosses state lines such as poker. The 23-page opinion interprets the federal Wire Act, which prohibits interstate wagering, to apply to any form of gambling that crosses state lines, not … Continue reading LAS VEGASv | Justice Department opinion could threaten online gambling

Pennsylvania News: Governor Tom Wolf Announces Record Drop in Prison Inmate Population

Harrisburg, PA – Jan. 13, 2019 – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced Friday the largest reduction of inmates in the Pennsylvania state prison system since record keeping began. In 2018, the total DOC inmate population dropped from 48,438 to 47,370, a decrease of 1,068 inmates or 2.2 percent over 2017.  The inmate population has declined … Continue reading Pennsylvania News: Governor Tom Wolf Announces Record Drop in Prison Inmate Population

PHILADELPHIA | AP Exclusive: A reckoning is underway in US Catholic Church

PHILADELPHIA—Jan 03, 2019  —Over the past four months, Roman Catholic dioceses across the U.S. have released the names of more than 1,000 priests and others accused of sexually abusing children in an unprecedented public reckoning spurred at least in part by a shocking grand jury investigation in Pennsylvania, an Associated Press review has found. Nearly … Continue reading PHILADELPHIA | AP Exclusive: A reckoning is underway in US Catholic Church

Pennsylvania Lottery News: Mega Millions Ticket Worth $4 Million Sold in Erie County

Middletown, PA – An Erie County convenience store sold a winning Pennsylvania Lottery Mega Millions® with Megaplier® ticket worth $4 million for the Tuesday, January 1, drawing. The ticket matched all five white balls drawn, 34-44-57-62-70, but not the yellow Mega Ball 14, to win $4 million, less applicable withholding.  It was sold with the … Continue reading Pennsylvania Lottery News: Mega Millions Ticket Worth $4 Million Sold in Erie County

ISTANBUL | Turkey expects ‘concrete steps’ from US on cleric’s return

ISTANBUL— Turkey’s foreign minister is expressing impatience with the United States for not extraditing a cleric whom the Turkish government alleges masterminded a failed 2016 coup. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said during Sunday that Turkey has demanded the return of 84 suspects from the U.S., including Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen. The cleric lives in Pennsylvania … Continue reading ISTANBUL | Turkey expects ‘concrete steps’ from US on cleric’s return

CHICAGO | US women to open 2019 at France, play Mexico in send-off

CHICAGO — The United States women’s soccer team will open next year with games at World Cup host France and Spain and finish a 10-game schedule leading to the tournament with a send-off match against Mexico at Harrison, New Jersey, on May 26. The defending world champion Americans play France at Le Havre on Jan. … Continue reading CHICAGO | US women to open 2019 at France, play Mexico in send-off

WASHINGTON | Remains of 3 troops killed in Afghanistan return to US

WASHINGTON  — The remains of three service members killed in the deadliest attack against American forces in Afghanistan this year have arrived back in the U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and relatives of the men were at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to receive the remains. Media representatives were on hand early Friday to … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Remains of 3 troops killed in Afghanistan return to US