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Penn State ex-president Spanier’s request for appeal denied
Graham Spanier, 70, had argued the trial judge and a lower appeals court wrongly relied on a statute of limitations law that prosecutors never cited.
22 mins ago
Activist arrested at City Hall protest targeting Jannie Blackwell
Sheriff deputies arrested an activist in Philadelphia City Hall after the Brown and Black Workers Cooperative disrupted a City Council meeting.
34 mins ago
Study finds spike in Pennsylvania child abuse-related deaths
The increase likely stems from an uptick in reporting of abuse in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals.
53 mins ago
Top flutist settles gender pay-gap suit with Boston Symphony Orchestra
Elizabeth Rowe was among the first women to file a gender pay-equity claim under the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act.
2 hours ago
Philly Republican mayoral candidate says she’s living with mental illness, ready to serve
Philadelphia mayoral candidate Daphne Goggins told a conservative website she’s receiving disability payments for bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety.
Term-limit bill DOA in Philadelphia City Council
A Philly councilman is pushing for limiting new City Council members to three terms but finds little support for the measure.
Italian law helps bishops dodge investigation, abuse victims say
Only one pedophile priest is now in prison, out of 144 convictions in the last 10 years.
3 hours ago
How extreme isolation affects the brain
New research on solitary confinement could bridge the mind-body gap when it comes to cruel and unusual punishment.
Offshore wind company considers using Shore power plants for energy distribution
A Danish offshore wind company is considering adaptively reusing two New Jersey power plants set to be decommissioned.
From corn to Apple: What’s behind the US-China standoff
Individual examples tend to surface only when the complaints wind up in court — often in cases brought by U.S. prosecutors.
Push for N.J. laws to cover drones over schools, homes
Lawmakers say their big concern is that a camera could be attached to a drone by someone seeking to spy on a neighbor or to take photos without their permission.
4 hours ago
Inside Pa.’s Peach Bottom nuclear power plant
Three Mile Island might close down this year. But operators at the Peach Bottom Atomic Power Station hope to stay in business until at least 2053.
5 hours ago
Dress code violation sparks racial controversy and conversations at Camden charter school
After an African-American student was punished for wearing an African head wrap, administrators are accused of favoring Hispanic teens at Camden Academy Charter High School.
N.J. businesses, investors want jump-start for plug-in vehicles
Electrifying the transportation sector is critical to cutting greenhouse gases, and achieving a clean economy.
6 hours ago
Advocates ask FTC to investigate Facebook over kids’ in-game purchases
Parents also say Facebook made it challenging to find out how to report what had happened and often would not reimburse parents.
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