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Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:16:38 GMT2017-10-19T02:16:38Z

 



Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:16:38 GMT2017-10-19T02:16:38Z

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) - A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded.



City shootings leave one teen boy dead, another wounded

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:15:58 GMT2017-10-19T02:15:58Z

Separate city shootings Wednesday night left a 17-year-old boy dead and 16-year-old boy in critical condition, police said.



Senate candidate Roy Moore says kneeling during anthem is against the law

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:53:19 GMT2017-10-19T01:53:19Z

Moore, a former chief justice of Alabama known for his controversial interpretations of the Bible, and who was twice suspended from the bench for defying judicial orders, argued that a section of the U.S. Code forbids professional athletes from taking a knee during the national anthem. The U.S. Code, however, is a compilation of most public laws currently in force, and is not actually the law itself. And the section that Moore was referring to does not specify legal penalties.



Ambler man charged with stealing FEMA Sandy funds

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:46:50 GMT2017-10-19T01:46:50Z

A Montgomery County man was charged Wednesday in federal court with using phony documents to collect more than $250,000 in FEMA-backed disaster benefits and insurance payments intended for Hurricane Sandy disaster relief, prosecutors said.



Sessions defends Comey firing, dodges questions on Trump

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:36:05 GMT2017-10-19T01:36:05Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Jeff Sessions strongly defended President Donald Trump's firing of James Comey, but at a Senate hearing Wednesday repeatedly declined to discuss private conversations with the president about the dismissal, frustrating Democratic lawmakers who wanted to link the firing of the FBI director to a broader inquiry into Russian election meddling.



Pa. tax break offer for Amazon to top $1 billion, Philly-area business group head says

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:35:38 GMT2017-10-19T01:35:38Z

Wisconsin's proposed $3 billion in tax breaks for Chinese electronics manufacturer Foxconn Technology Group to open a U.S. plant there served as a model in for Pennsylvania leaders in their discussions.



In historic verdict, Delco man convicted in 'Jungle Jabbah' war crimes case

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:25:28 GMT2017-10-19T01:25:28Z

Mohammed Jabateh, a 51-year-old father of five and owner of a Philadelphia-based international shipping company, is the first person found guilty of crimes tied to the numerous documented atrocities that occurred during the protracted, multi-faction civil war that ravaged Liberia between 1989 and 1997.



Gymnast McKayla Maroney alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:18:04 GMT2017-10-19T01:18:04Z

Two-time Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested for years by a former USA Gymnastics team doctor, abuse she said started in her early teens and continued for the rest of her competitive career.



Comcast secretly kicked in $200K for lawmakers' room at 2016 Republican Convention

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:06:34 GMT2017-10-19T01:06:34Z

Comcast Corp. gave the most of a group of about 20 politically influential companies and organizations to host a private room for lawmakers at the 2016 Republican Convention, published reports say. Comcast had no comment.



Trump offered a grieving military father $25,000 in a call, but didn't follow through

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:52:40 GMT2017-10-19T00:52:40Z

President Trump's offer of $25,000 adds another dimension to his relations with Gold Star families, an honorific given to those whose loved ones die while serving in support of the nation's wars.



Malcolm Jenkins and over 70,000 fans want to ban referee Pete Morelli

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:43:46 GMT2017-10-19T00:43:46Z

Nearly 70,000 fans - and at least one Eagles player - want to ban NFL referee Pete Morelli from calling future Eagles games.



Could latest Pa. budget plan be as good as it gets?

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:36:17 GMT2017-10-19T00:36:17Z

Gov. Wolf, a Democrat, has not endorsed the plan, but Republicans who control the Senate sent strong signals Wednesday that it may be what ultimately ends up being the solution to the state's nearly four-month-long budget stalemate.



Giant mall operator attempts to snuff N.E. Philly marijuana dispensary

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:34:46 GMT2017-10-19T00:34:46Z

Simon Property Group, the $59 billion company based in Indianapolis that owns King of Prussia Mall, also owns Philadelphia Mills Mall, formerly Franklin Mills, in Northeast Philadelphia and is attempting to turn its effort into a federal case to assure the cannabis business never launches.



Gord Downie, lead singer of The Tragically Hip, has died

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:27:04 GMT2017-10-19T00:27:04Z

KINGSTON, Ontario (AP) - Gord Downie, who made himself part of Canada's national identity with songs about hockey and small towns as lead singer and songwriter of iconic rock band The Tragically Hip, has died at age 53 after a battle with brain cancer.



Some Destination Maternity shareholders voting for new blood on board

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:26:20 GMT2017-10-19T00:26:20Z

Investor activist Tim Stabosz holds 3 percent of Destination Maternity. "I'm a material shareholder, so I'm glad to see the company is exploring other options" including a sale of the company, he said. "I'd like to see Destination Maternity sold at a price of at least $3.00 a share or higher," said Stabosz. A private equity fund or another retailer might buy Destination Maternity, he said, saying the company was a bargain at its current $33 million market cap, or about $2.30 a share.



Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:18:15 GMT2017-10-19T00:18:15Z

MIAMI (AP) - President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third contentious day. "I have proof," he insisted.



Delaware County, Chester City to compete for Amazon's HQ2

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:15:28 GMT2017-10-19T00:15:28Z

County and municipal officials presented two sites that they believe could serve as viable locations for the e-commerce giant: the sprawling Chester City waterfront and nearly 1 million square feet of open and redevelopable land in Middletown Township, seven miles away.



CNN gets permission to fly drones over crowds to gather news

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:07:31 GMT2017-10-19T00:07:31Z

CNN becomes the first TV network to receive permission to fly small drones over crowds for news broadcasting.



South Jersey teacher, jailed for making upskirt videos, must pay his victims

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:06:16 GMT2017-10-19T00:06:16Z

The former English teacher at Gloucester County Institute of Technology must pay $60,000 to six victims.



For ornery shelter cats, 2nd chance is a job chasing mice

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 23:27:37 GMT2017-10-18T23:27:37Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Gary wasn't used to being around people. He didn't like being touched or even looked at. If anyone came too close, he'd lash out.