Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Breaking News

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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) - Gov. Chris Christie has a message for one of his potential rivals in the 2016 presidential contest: toughen up.
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CABOT, Pa. - Rick Santorum, a former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania who was the runner-up for the 2012 Republican nomination, announced his second presidential bid Wednesday with a vow to fight for the forgotten American worker.
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The national office of Kappa Delta Rho, the fraternity Pennsylvania State University suspendee this week for three years following allegations its members posted nude photos of unsuspecting women on private Facebook pages, had no harsh words for the punishment handed down.
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Barbara Edwards dialed her great-aunt's number Wednesday morning, and then put the phone down in puzzlement. The line was busy.
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Investment manager Franklin Square Capital Partners has applied for a $7.5 million grant to build a hotel at Philadelphia's Navy Yard business campus, according to a state report.
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A cyber school principal has been hired to head Cardinal O'Hara High School, whose former principal - abruptly fired in November of 2013 - recently settled a lawsuit with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.
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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Addiction treatment centers are responding to Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to increase state funding for such programs by $5 million.
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USA-ELECTION/SANTORUM (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV):UPDATE 3-Republican Santorum launches 2016 bid with appeal to middle class
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Teachers at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's 17 high schools educating 13,500 students unanimously voted Wednesday night to reject a proposed one-year contract, saying that the wage increase the archdiocese offered would not even cover the rise in medical insurance premiums.
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Pennsauken Township's police department will not be replaced with a Camden County-run force, the township's public safety director said Wednesday, ending weeks of uncertainty among officers and other residents about the future of policing there.
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Charges have been dismissed against a New York City police officer accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Atlantic City last year.
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When he abruptly resigned from the state House last month, Joe Hackett said he was returning to a $85,290 job with the Delaware County District Attorney's office after a five-year leave of absence.
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Michael A. Palis, a Rutgers-Camden computer science professor who helped start the school’s computer science department, will become the campus’ next provost, the school announced Thursday.
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She has been described as a "force of nature," a "serial entrepreneur," a "doyenne." But former Gov. Ed Rendell offered perhaps the most unvarnished - and true - assessment of Marciene Mattleman, a towering force for good honored at City Hall Wednesday for her decades of accomplishments.
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TRENTON - New Jersey is considering divesting public workers' pension funds from a private-equity fund that owns a payday lending firm that was fined $10 million last year by a federal agency for using illegal debt collection tactics.
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A person was fatally struck by an Amtrak train Wednesday night near SEPTA's Devon station in Chester County, authorities said.
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A 30-year-old man was critically wounded in a shooting Wednesday evening in the city's Kensington section, police said. At 6:38 p.m. in the 2800 block of Kensington Avenue, the man was shot twice in the back, once in the right abdomen, and once in the right arm. Police took him to Temple University Hospital.
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A Gloucester County man was sentenced last week to life in prison without parole for killing a 79-year-old Paulsboro woman in 2012, prosecutors said Wednesday.
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A 20-year-old man pleaded guilty Wednesday to the North Philadelphia shooting death of a woman he believed was a witness to an earlier murder.
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As debate over building a new prison in Philadelphia continues to draw controversy, the city on Wednesday announced it has received a grant to research ways to shrink its prison population.