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Eshoo: Russian hacking requires independent investigation

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:57:34 GMT

When Osama Bin Laden ordered members of Al-Qaeda to carry out the brutal murders of thousands of Americans in New York, Washington, and Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, President Bush declared, "Our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts." America responded with full force after the attack; preparing our military, helping those affected by the attacks, and ensuring that our democracy did not falter in the face of evil.




The Latest: Media commentator Crowley not joining Trump team

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:04:56 GMT

In this Jan. 13, 2017 file photo, President-elect Donald Trump speaks with reporters in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York. Trump has offered views on U.S. relations with Asia that could indicate radical shifts in long-standing policy toward the region.




PennDOT plans more roundabouts for the region

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:04:55 GMT

PennDOT plans more roundabouts for the region Roundabouts are the latest rage in Pennsylvania for controlling traffic. Check out this story on eveningsun.com: http://ponews.co/2jR5c7K The asphalt-and-concrete circles calm traffic without stopping it, and in the long run, they're cheaper than traffic signals.




Womena s march after Donald Trump inauguration is an echo of the past

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:33:37 GMT

This photo provided by the Library of Congress, taken in 1913, shows the parade and enormous crowd on Pennsylvania Avenue looking toward Capitol past the old Post Office in Washington. Thousands of women took to the streets of Washington, one day before the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson, demanding a greater voice for women in American political life as a new president took power.




Women's march in DC an echo of the past

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:33:36 GMT

In this photo provided by the Library of Congress, taken in 1913, German actress Hedwig Reicher wearing costume of "Columbia" with other suffrage pageant participants standing in background in front of the Treasury Building in Washington. Thousands of women take to the streets of Washington, demanding a greater voice for women in American political life as a new president takes power.




Inauguration in sight, Trump continues Twitter assault

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:04:21 GMT

The inaugural parade presidential reviewing stand on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, is nearly completed in preparation for the 58th presidential inauguration, on Friday, Jan. 20. less The inaugural parade presidential reviewing stand on Pennsylvania Avenue in front of the White House, Sunday, Jan. 15, 2017, is nearly completed in preparation for the 58th presidential inauguration, on Friday, ... more NEW YORK - His inauguration days away, President-elect Donald Trump is continuing to lash out at critics in the intelligence community and Democrats in Congress who are vowing to skip his swearing-in ceremony.




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Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:16:22 GMT

As lawmakers mull closing two state prisons, the question of what to do with the empty, aging buildings remains. The road to finding a new use for a closed prison can be a rocky one that takes years to complete.




Prison plan could risk public safety

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 04:33:46 GMT

It's disappointing the Wolf administration has already made a decision to close two state prisons without any public input whatsoever and is now strangely leaving five communities twisting in the wind for several weeks. Closing these prisons will uproot families and damage the local economies in these communities.




Brian O'Neill: Put methane in its place, not the atmosphere

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 23:58:53 GMT

It's not often we see legislation that eases the way for the emission of methane and other volatile organic compounds we'd be better off not breathing, but America's Largest Full-Time State Legislature is considering just that. The idea is to make federal Environmental Protection Agency regulations the maximum, not the minimum, to protect oxygen-breathing life forms in Pennsylvania, a group you and your children are likely among.




Chinese museum demands return of horse sculptures from Pennsylvania

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 19:25:19 GMT

A Chinese museum in Northwest China's Shaanxi province has openly demanded the return of two horse relief sculptures displayed at a University of Pennsylvania museum. The sculptures were illegally sold overseas.




Adolescent Marijuana Use May Be on the Rise After All, New Study Shows

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 14:40:38 GMT

The marijuana industry enters 2017 with high hopes. Last year was arguably the best year ever for cannabis, and pro-legalization enthusiasts are counting on that trend to continue.




Electoral College changes power dynamics on the presidential level

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 09:54:22 GMT

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Wolf faces tough second-half fight

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 05:22:06 GMT

For about 45 minutes, the scene at Highlands Hospital on Friday looked like a textbook illustration on how government should work. There was Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf in a conference room, flanked by three local Republican state legislators, listening to doctors, local officials, and a grieving mother discuss how to address the plague of opioid abuse.




Akins, Benjamin win titles at "Shorty" Hitchcock Memorial Classic

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 00:48:13 GMT

Despite being nearly a week away from their next dual meet, UB Wrestling was in action this weekend at the "Shorty" Hitchcock Memorial Classic at Millersville University in Pennsylvania. Buffalo had five grapplers in action: James Benjamin, Kyle Akins, Matt Seitz, Ryan Kromer and Jimmy Devine.




GOP Vote Sounds Death Knell for Obamacare: 'Complete Failure Since Day One'

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 20:17:51 GMT

Republicans expressed strong confidence Friday that they would make good on their promise to repeal Obamacare after the House passed a budget resolution allowing them push through legislation ending the Affordable Care Act without facing a filibuster by Democrats. "By taking this first step toward repealing Obamacare, we are closer to giving Americans relief from the problems this law has caused," House Speaker Paul Ryan said.




Flooding closes two roads in Mercer County

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 15:39:20 GMT

PennDOT urges motorists to be alert to water on roadways, obey warning signs and traffic control devices, and never drive through flooding or standing water on roads. Shallow, swiftly flowing water can wash a car from a roadway.




Photos: 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 10:59:06 GMT

Photos: 101st Pennsylvania Farm Show Piglets rest up under a heat lamp at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017. Check out this story on eveningsun.com: http://evesun.co/2iuixF3 Brooke Mazepink, of Chester County, Pa., grooms her sheep, Saphira, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show in Harrisburg on Friday, Jan. 13, 2017.