PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An anti-abortion group has received a permit to project images of bloody, aborted fetuses on a 10- by 12-foot screen as part of a demonstration scheduled for Friday next to the Liberty Bell on Philadelphia's historic Independence Mall.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique.
Trenton's mayor is taking a unique approach to fixing the city's most blighted properties. He's offering to sell them for $1 apiece, but the bargain comes with a few catches.
WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy court judge will issue what the owners of Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort consider a life-or-death decision on Friday for the troubled gambling hall.
The man convicted of killing a baby and her grandmother in King of Prussia is awaiting his fate.
(Reuters) - Two Boston city park rangers were stabbed on Tuesday on the Boston Common, and one suffered life-threatening injuries, a police spokesman said. He said the ranger was transported to Massachusetts General Hospital. The second ranger had injuries that were not life-threatening and was taken to Tufts Medical Center. The spokesman had no details on the incident, possible suspects or arrests. The CBS Boston website said one person was in custody. The Boston Common in the city's downtown covers almost 50 acres and is the oldest park in the United States. ...
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Five Ohio teenagers were charged on Tuesday with dumping a bucket containing urine, tobacco and spit over the head of a boy with autism who thought he was participating in the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge," a county prosecutor said. The five unidentified high school students face disorderly conduct charges and three of them also were charged with assault in juvenile court for the Aug. 18 incident, Cuyahoga County prosecutor Timothy McGinty said in statement. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama isn't afraid of a little dirt.
By Elizabeth Daley PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania woman sentenced to jail for mistreating her adopted children will be allowed to go home six days a week to care for her biological children when she starts her sentence this month. Kristen and Douglas Barbour adopted two children from Ethiopia and within six months were arrested in 2012 for allegedly harming them. The 5-year-old boy was malnourished and the 13-month-old girl had multiple broken bones, prosecutors said. ...
By Terry Wade DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States is establishing a rapid-response team to help hospitals "within hours" whenever there is a case of Ebola, the top doctor leading the fight against the deadly virus said on Tuesday. Prospects for a quick end to the contagion fell as the World Health Organization (WHO) predicted that three impoverished countries in West Africa - Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea - could produce as many as 10,000 new cases per week by early December. U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) director Dr. ...
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - An Ohio inmate due for release in days has been charged with raping five women in the mid 1990s based on tests performed on a backlog of thousands of rape evidence kits submitted by law enforcement, prosecutors said on Tuesday. Dwayne Wilson, 54, who is serving a five-year sentence on a separate sexual assault, was indicted last week on charges that he raped and kidnapped five women from 1994 to 1997, the Ohio Attorney General's Office said in a statement. Wilson was scheduled to be released from custody on Friday after serving more than 4 years. ...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says "the world is not doing enough" to fight Ebola.
By Serena Maria Daniels DETROIT (Reuters) - A suburban Detroit businessman accused of hiring his handyman to kill his wife tried to point blame away from himself after her body was discovered, telling police she may have gone to a bad neighborhood to buy drugs, prosecutors told jurors on Tuesday. Robert Bashara, 56, is accused of first-degree murder in the death of his wife, Jane, a marketing executive. Prosecutors say Bashara told handyman Joseph Gentz to carry out the killing. After Jane Bashara's body was found in the backseat of her Mercedes Benz SUV on Jan. ...
DENVER (AP) — Several victims of the Colorado theater shootings have written letters to the judge about his decision to let news organizations broadcast the trial using a closed-circuit TV camera already in the courtroom.
Philadelphia police say at least 32 shots were fired in a North Philadelphia double shooting that left a man dead and sent a woman to the hospital.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Americans shot in Saudi Arabia were employees of U.S. defense contractor Vinnell Arabia, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday. One employee was killed and the other slightly injured after being shot at a gas station near the Vinnell Arabia base in Riyadh, about 20 miles (32 km) from the U.S. embassy, the official said on condition of anonymity. A suspect was in police custody, the official said. Vinnell is a joint venture company of Northrop Grumman Corp. (Reporting by Matt Spetalnick; Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by)
RIYADH (Reuters) - The motive behind the fatal shooting of a U.S. citizen and wounding of another in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Tuesday is not yet known and an investigation is under way, Interior Ministry spokesman Major General Mansour Turki said. The assailant, who was wounded in the attack and then detained, is a Saudi national who was born in the United States, he told Reuters. He added that a third U.S. national in a separate vehicle witnessed the attack. (Reporting by Angus McDowall; Editing by Mark Heinrich)
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A desk and chair designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has been returned to home products giant SC Johnson as part of a settlement with a California man who had planned to auction the distinctive and valuable furniture, a company spokesman said Tuesday.
ATLANTA (AP) — A severe storm system roughed up much of the South for a second day Tuesday, knocking out power to tens of thousands as it snarled morning commutes and kept many under a tornado watch.
Philadelphia is the ninth most expensive city in the nation to live in, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.