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Q&A: Federal investigation into deadly Amtrak derailment

May 18, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say the engineer of a speeding Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last year likely was distracted after hearing that a nearby commuter train had bee... more »»

Charges withdrawn against boxer Spadafora in store incident

May 18, 2016

FORD CITY, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors have withdrawn charges against former lightweight boxing champ Paul Spadafora, who was accused of holding a knife in front of a convenience store worker. more »»

Court to rule later on appeal in 2009 pregnant woman slaying

May 17, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Superior Court panel will rule later on the appeal of a boy who was 11 when he was charged with killing his father's pregnant fiancee and her unborn child in western... more »»

Defense rests in trial of man accused of killing 2 sisters

May 17, 2016

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Attorneys defending a Pittsburgh man accused of robbing and killing two sisters who lived next door have rested their case.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (http://bit. more »»

Distracted engineer blamed in deadly Amtrak wreck

May 17, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Amtrak engineer whose speeding train ran off the rails in Philadelphia last year was apparently distracted by word that a train nearby had been hit by a rock, federal... more »»

TV meteorologist running on trail rescues baby screech owl

May 17, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia television meteorologist has broken off from a trail run to rescue an injured baby screech owl and take it to a wildlife center, where it's doing well. more »»

Woman sues Cosby, Hefner, claiming abuse at Playboy Mansion

May 17, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former model who claims Bill Cosby sexually abused her at the Playboy Mansion in 2008 has filed a lawsuit against the comedian and Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. more »»

Distracted engineer blamed for deadly Amtrak wreck

May 17, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Amtrak engineer whose speeding train ran off the rails in Philadelphia last year was apparently distracted by word that a train nearby had been hit by a rock, federal... more »»

TV meteorologist rescues baby screech owl

May 17, 2016

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Television meteorologist Cecily Tynan broke off from a trail run to rescue an injured baby screech owl and take it to a wildlife center, where officials report the animal is... more »»

Pennsylvania doctors launch anti-opioid addiction effort

May 17, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Medical Society is launching an education effort to help physicians and patients find treatment alternatives to highly addictive painkillers. more »»

Pennsylvania man pleads guilty in 2015 overdose death

May 17, 2016

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to distributing heroin and crack cocaine that led to the overdose death of a 26-year-old man in January 2015. more »»

NTSB blames distracted engineer for deadly Amtrak wreck

May 17, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The speeding Amtrak train that crashed in Philadelphia last year, killing eight people, most likely ran off the rails because the engineer was distracted by word of a nearby... more »»

Senate approves Sept. 11 legislation despite Saudi threats

May 17, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate passed legislation Tuesday that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia, rejecting the fierce objections of a U.S. more »»

 
 

 

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