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4 hrs ago | Chicago Tribune

Children's respiratory illness spreads to a dozen U.S. states: CDC

A serious respiratory illness sickening U.S. children has spread to 12 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Tuesday, as it predicted that more states will report cases in coming weeks. The growing list of states with confirmed cases now includes Alabama, Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, New York, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania, the CDC said.

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Related Topix: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Alabama Government, Alabama

6 hrs ago | Forward

University of Pennsylvania Jewish Group Kills $400 Stipend

An independent Jewish organization at the University of Pennsylvania has stopped offering students a stipend to participate in its Maimonides program, after parents objected to the practice. Since 2004, Meor has offered a $400 stipend for students to participate in its Maimonides Leaders Fellowship program.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government, Religion, Judaism

10 hrs ago | ABC 27

Treasury loan props up Pennsylvania operating fund

A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 from a church charity that benefits Sudanese children. A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $60,000 from a church charity that benefits Sudanese children.

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Related Topix: University of Pittsburgh, University of Pennsylvania, Drugs

14 hrs ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Scotland took long road to independence vote

15, 2014. . Decorated stones form "The Auld Acquaintance" cairn, which is being built as a monument supporting the union of Scotland and the U.K. on the England Scotland border near Gretna, Scotland, Monday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Dumfries and Galloway County, Scotland, United Kingdom, Europe, Lothian County, Scotland, World News, Fire

Mon Sep 15, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Profile of gunman who ambushed troopers released

15, 2015, at the Pennsylvania State Police Barracks at Stonington for the late Corporal Bryan Dickson of Dunmore. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

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Related Topix: HarperCollins Publishers, Publishing, Media, Television, Ottaway Newspapers, Fox Filmed Entertainment, Digital Journal, FOX News Network

TheCourier.com

Police: Rifle used to ambush Pennsylvania troopers

A Pennsylvania State Trooper photographs the scene at the state police barracks on Sunday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Dunmore, PA, Olyphant, PA

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Why hire? French confront reasons for malaise

11, 2014. . Alexis Maldjian manager of the Claridge parking, left, directs employees in Paris, Friday, Sept.

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WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Vietnam soldiers receive Medal of Honor

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack... President Barack Obama says a grateful nation honors the acts of valor by two Vietnam War soldiers who risked their lives to protect fellow troops. Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures.

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Related Topix: US News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Yosemite National Park, US National Parks, Jeff Sessions, US Senate, Republican

KAUZ

Hurricane Odile in Baja slams Baja California

Two raging wildfires in California forced hundreds of people to evacuate their homes, including one near a lakeside resort town that burned nearly two dozen structures. By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Associated Press A funeral will be held Thursday for a Pennsylvania State Police trooper who was killed in an ambush outside his barracks.

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Related Topix: Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Natural Disasters

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Second woman dies after Marion explosion, house fire

MARION >> A second woman injured in an explosion and house fire in Marion on Aug. 28 has passed away, according to a hospital spokesperson on Sunday. Naja N. George, 23, was taken to Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center in Baltimore after police responded to the fire on Aug. 28 and died from her injuries Friday evening.

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Related Topix: Explosion, Medicine, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Hospital Administration, Healthcare Industry, Opinion

WLNE-TV Providence

Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

14, 2014. . Tourists watch the ocean from inside a swimming pool at a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Associated Press, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

Sun Sep 14, 2014

St. Augustine Record

US wealth gap puts squeeze on state revenue

The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor's. Even as income for the affluent has accelerated, it's barely kept pace with inflation for most other people.

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GlobalNews

Pennsylvania State Police identify troopers shot in ambush; 1 dead, 1 wounded

A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on Saturday looking for the shooter or shooters. "This attack was an ambush.

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SFGate

Coroner rules 2 shooting deaths are murder-suicide

Authorities say two people found shot to death in eastern Pennsylvania are victims of a murder-suicide. The Lehigh County coroner says 36-year-old Etab Mahkoul was gunned down outside her home in Allentown on Sunday morning.

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KEPR CBS 19

Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task

A Pennsylvania State Trooper walks by a state police vehicle on Route 402 on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Blooming Grove Township, Pa.

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Related Topix: UC Los Angeles

Philly.com

Pa. casino cash a mixed bag for taxpayers

In the summer of 2004, Gov. Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers promoted legalized casino gambling as a way to provide historic relief from burdensome school property taxes. A decade later, slot-machine revenue has helped restrain the inexorable growth of a tax that homeowners love to hate, and completely eliminated it for thousands of low-income seniors.

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Related Topix: Ed Rendell, US Governors, Education Etc., Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Wilkes-Barre, PA

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Holocaust experts work to preserve WWII-era items

8, 2014 photo, Yad Vashem workers scan documents at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial digitization laboratory in Jerusalem. . In this Monday, Sept.

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WAVE-TV Louisville

Police: Deadly ambush 'has touched us to the core'

Frank Noonan. . A patch worn by Pennsylvania State Police Captain Tim Shannon on Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, Dunmore, PA, Pike County, PA

Science Daily

Zebrafish Model of a Learning and Memory Disorder Shows Better Way to Target Treatment

Using a zebrafish model of a human genetic disease called neurofibromatosis , a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that the learning and memory components of the disorder are distinct features that will likely need different treatment approaches. They published their results this month in Cell Reports .

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

Pia Zadora to have ankle surgery after accident

According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home. According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

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