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Bill to further limit abortions in Pa. passes Senate committee

HARRISBURG — A key Senate committee on Monday approved a controversial bill that critics say would roll back abortion rights in Pennsylvania. The bill, championed by Republicans who control the Senate, would ban abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy except in medical emergencies, instead of the 24 weeks allowed under current law. […]

Suspect wearing Brooklyn Nets hat involved in Kobe Bryant memorabilia theft

Lower Merion police have released surveillance video images of two suspects wanted in the . According to police, the two suspects, one donning a Brooklyn Nets winter hat, forcibly opened an exterior entrance to the high school Sunday night and made their way to Bryant Gymnasium. One of the suspects […]

Baer: They demand to talk to Toomey. His office says it’s trying. Democracy in action

Maybe you’ve heard or read something about this. Lots of Pennsylvanians angry about President Trump’s cabinet picks, refugee/immigrant travel ban, plans to repeal Obamacare, or all of the above, say they can’t get Sen. Pat Toomey — who supports all of the above — to hear, read, or respond to their […]

Aston considers proposal to grow medical marijuana

Aston Township officials will hold a special meeting Wednesday to consider a medical marijuana ordinance after being approached by someone wanting to grow cannabis. Officials scheduled the 7 p.m. meeting at the municipal building on Pennell Road after the person expressed interesting in a location withing the township to grow […]

Man accused of road rage shooting suspected in more cases

Man accused of road rage shooting suspected in more cases

LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina man accused of shooting a motorist in a road-rage incident is a suspect in other shootings. The Fayetteville Observer reports (http://bit.ly/2lgPqIa) the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that 20-year-old Tyree Shariffe Newsuan is being investigated in other shootings […]

Romania top court strikes down Swiss franc ‘mortgage’ loan

Romania top court strikes down Swiss franc ‘mortgage’ loan

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania’s constitutional court has struck down a bill to help holders of mortgages that were taken out is Swiss francs by converting them into Romanian currency at the rate at which they were borrowed. Court chairman Valer Dorneanu said Tuesday that one reason for the rejection […]

Suspect arrested in August attack at Marymoor Park

Suspect arrested in August attack at Marymoor Park

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the , but authorities are releasing few details. Detectives said a DNA hit led to identification of the suspect, according to a news release from the King County Sheriff’s Office. However, the King County Prosecutor’s Office has requested that no additional information […]

Author Lorraine Hansberry among women hall of fame honorees

Author Lorraine Hansberry among women hall of fame honorees

SENECA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — “A Raisin in the Sun” playwright Lorraine Hansberry, former New York first lady and mentoring champion Matilda Raffa Cuomo and autism and livestock advocate Temple Grandin will be inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame as part of the 10-member class of 2017, the […]

Virginia cop’s retrial begins in teen’s shooting at car wash

Virginia cop’s retrial begins in teen’s shooting at car wash

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The retrial of a Virginia police officer is underway in the off-duty shooting of an 18-year-old man at a car wash. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/2lfe2kf) Richmond Police Officer David Cobb is being tried again this week on second-degree-murder and firearms counts in Paterson Brown Jr.’s […]

Kruger, Oklahoma deal with growing pains, tough losses

Kruger, Oklahoma deal with growing pains, tough losses

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A year ago, Buddy Hield was dropping 3-pointers seemingly at will, leading Oklahoma to win after thrilling win. The Sooners were ranked in the top five, and they eventually earned the Final Four banner that hangs high at the Lloyd Noble Center. Hield is now with […]