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Pennsylvania Sets Stage for Increased AV Oversight

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 21:24:09 GMT

The commonwealth of Pennsylvania has drafted guidelines for autonomous vehicle testing, but it's unclear whether car manufacturers will comply. Without legislative action, there's still no requirement beyond having a licensed driver behind the wheel of a self-driving car.




FAA to order inspections of jet engines after Southwest blast

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 11:43:08 GMT

The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said it will order inspection of about 220 aircraft engines as investigators have found that a broken fan blade touched off an engine explosion this week on a Southwest flight, killing a passenger. The regulator said late on Wednesday it plans to finalize the air-worthiness directive within the next two weeks.




Ohio couple charged with defrauding Pennsylvania out of nearly $50,000 in Medicaid funds

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 06:55:05 GMT

An Ohio couple is facing felony charges after allegedly participating in a scheme to defraud Pennsylvania's Medical Assistance program out of nearly $50,000, according to the office of Attorney General Josh Shapiro. John Miller, 57, of Canton, and Jeanette Turner, 36, of Malvern, are charged with theft by deception and provider prohibited acts, Shapiro said.




Nightmare Poll for GOP in Pennsylvania

Thu, 19 Apr 2018 02:15:27 GMT

With about seven months remaining before the 2018 elections, Democratic candidates are in strong positions across an array of races within Pennsylvania, according to Muhlenberg College Institute of Public Opinion/Morning Call poll released Wednesday. Incumbent Gov. Tom Wolf, D-Pa., has solid leads over an array of potential Republican nominees in his bid to win a second term as the Commonwealth's chief executive.




A boom, a whoosh of air and then terror on Flight 1380

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 21:41:00 GMT

There was a loud boom, and the plane started shaking violently. Air whooshed through the cabin, and snow-like debris floated down the aisle as oxygen masks dropped from the ceiling.




Pennsylvania House OKs work requirements for healthy Medicaid recipients

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:45:11 GMT

After a lengthy debate spread out over the course of two days, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives has passed legislation that requires some individuals collecting Medicaid benefits to adhere to a set of work requirements or risk losing those benefits. State Rep. Matthew Dowling's bill carves out quite a few exceptions to the work requirements for Medicaid recipients, including for: Anyone who is the primary caregiver of a child younger than 6 or someone who is permanently disabled or in hospice care Anyone experiencing a crisis, serious medical condition or temporary condition that prevents them from seeking employment, including but not limited to domestic violence or a substance use disorder.




Text of 1990 speech by Barbara Bush

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:32:46 GMT

In this May 14, 1990, file photo, first lady Barbara Bush receives an honorary degree during the commencement ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. A family spokesman said Tuesday, April 17, 2018, that former first lady Barbara Bush has died at the age of 92. less FILE - In this May 14, 1990, file photo, first lady Barbara Bush receives an honorary degree during the commencement ceremony at the University of Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia.




Almost 50 bills have been introduced in 24 states targeting conversion therapy.

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 06:32:12 GMT

A record number of jurisdictions this year are taking aim at conversion therapy for minors: an attempt to change someone's sexual orientation or gender identity through tactics as obvious as hypnosis or as subtle as inducing shame. Almost 50 bills have been introduced in 24 states targeting conversion therapy, which has been discredited by dozens of medical associations and child-welfare institutions.




1 dead after jet blows an engine; woman nearly sucked out

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:55:10 GMT

A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked out. One person died and seven others were injured.




1 dead after jet blows an engine; woman nearly sucked out

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 01:55:09 GMT

A Southwest Airlines jet blew an engine at 32,000 feet and got hit by shrapnel that smashed a window, setting off a desperate scramble by passengers to save a woman from getting sucked out. One person died and seven others were injured.




Inmate arraigned on urine-flinging charges

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:35:58 GMT

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SEMPRA ENERGYFaisel H. Khan Appointed Vice President Of Investor Relations For Sempra Energy

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 15:42:48 GMT

Sempra Energy announced that Faisel H. Khan has joined the company as its vice president of investor relations. Khan previously was a managing director for Citigroup in New York, covering the natural gas, pipeline, midstream, refining and master limited partnership industries.




Improving Pennsylvania Business Competitiveness

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 10:46:49 GMT

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What seats are up for grabs in the Pennsylvania primaries? Source: WPXI

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 06:04:21 GMT

There are four candidates for governor. Incumbent Tom Wolf will represent the Democratic Party; click here for his campaign website.




Pennsylvania American Water Unveils $19.6M Plan

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 01:25:10 GMT

Pennsylvania American Water announced its 2018 plans to rehabilitate 10 existing water storage tanks, as well as erect six new storage structures. Pennsylvania American Water's rehab program of inspecting, sandblasting and repainting tanks will extend their service life and protect water quality, and the new tank construction will provide increased storage capacity to meet customer demand and improve fire protection.




Number of Pennsylvania traffic deaths reached an all-time low in 2017, PennDOT says

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:33:20 GMT

Traffic deaths on Pennsylvania roadways reached a new low in 2017, dropping to 1,137 - the lowest total since record-keeping began in 1928, according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. "Pennsylvania has continued to defy national crash trends by steadily decreasing the number of deaths on our roadways," PennDOT Secretary Leslie S. Richards said in a press release announcing the figures.




For cops who want to help ICE crack down on illegal immigration, Pennsylvania is a free-for-all

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 18:11:51 GMT

It was Easter morning in central Pennsylvania, and Luke C. Macke, a state trooper, was patrolling I-81 for speeders, swervers, texters, and seat-belt shirkers. Shortly before 8 a.m., he clocked a Ford Econoline van going 81 in a 65-mph speed zone near Carlisle.