1 dead, over 100 hurt in train crash at New Jersey station
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) -- A rush-hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented the tragedy....
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UN impotent before Syria war crimes
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Russia and Syria faced a growing chorus of international condemnation over their actions in Aleppo, but U.N. officials conceded Thursday there was little they could do beyond shaming the two countries for what they are increasingly calling "war crimes."...
Scientists bid farewell to Rosetta space probe before crash
BERLIN (AP) -- Scientists began saying their final farewells to the Rosetta space probe Thursday, hours before its planned crash-landing on a comet, but said that data collected during the mission would provide discoveries for many years to come....
UN warns of 'merciless abyss' in besieged eastern Aleppo
BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces continued their push into rebel-held districts of Aleppo on Thursday as international officials issued dire warnings of an ongoing humanitarian disaster in Syria's largest city....
The Latest: Mayor whose exit sought alleges 'witch hunt'
YORK, Pa. (AP) -- The Latest on the small-town Pennsylvania mayor who is being asked to resign over racist pictures on his Facebook page (all times local):...
Trains returning to schedule in Philadelphia after 3 months
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia area's commuter rail service will resume a normal schedule Monday, three months after a third of its coaches were sidelined due to defects in their suspension systems....
Cop facing state, federal charges now sued over rough arrest
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A fired Pittsburgh police sergeant criminally charged in federal and state court with wrongly beating up a drunken high school football fan then trying to cover it up is now also being sued, along with the city....
Temple University to honor Tina Fey with media award
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Temple University is honoring Tina Fey with a special media award....
Audit: Agency paid public assistance benefits to dead people
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An audit by the state's fiscal watchdog has found Pennsylvania's Department of Human Services was paying public assistance benefits to the accounts of dead people, prompting policy changes at the agency....
Pittsburgh man faces penalty if he can't catch noisy rooster
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh man has 30 days to figure out how to catch a noisy rooster or the city will penalize him....
Court expands right to sue counties over public defenders
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's highest court will allow criminal defendants to sue a county in an effort to prove a public defender's office isn't adequately funded to provide the constitutional right to an attorney, a victory for civil rights lawyers....
Man accused of trying to hide crash that killed girlfriend
VERNON, Ind. (AP) -- Indiana authorities have brought charges against a Pennsylvania man who was injured in a crash that killed his girlfriend earlier this month, alleging that he initially tried to conceal that the crash even happened because he may have been trying to avoid being arrested....
Officials raise weight limit on Liberty Bridge to 30 tons
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- PennDOT has raised the weight limit on Pittsburgh's Liberty Bridge to 30 tons....
Trump returning to Pennsylvania to campaign
MANHEIM, Pa. (AP) -- Donald Trump is heading back to Pennsylvania....
The United Nations Human Rights Council weighed in on U.S. domestic policy Wednesday by concluding that after 14 years of speaking with U.S. officials, activists, and families of people killed by police in major American cities "the slave trade was a crime against humanity and the government should pay reparations." The U.N. panel sighted how "it's deeply concerned at the alarming levels of police brutality and excessive use of lethal force committed with impunity against people of African descent in the United States”.
Will you drive on the Liberty Bridge during the remainder of its rehabilitation project?