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Firm: Faster-than-expected corrosion led to pipeline blast Firm: Faster-than-expected corrosion led to pipeline blast
2 weeks ago -
GREENSBURG (AP) — Faster-than-expected corrosion caused a Westmoreland County natural gas pipeline blast that scorched 40 rural acres in April and badly burned a man whose home was destroyed, the Texas energy company that owns the pipeline said. [Read More]

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State extends drilling moratorium
6 days ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — Pennsylvania has extended a moratorium on oil and gas drilling in state forests and parks for five years. [Read More]
Wolf nominates longtime official
6 days ago -
HARRISBURG (AP) — The man who’s been running Pennsylvania’s environmental protection agency for the last four months is Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s nominee to keep the job on a more permanent basis. [Read More]
Inmate 'very happy' to leave solitary Inmate 'very happy' to leave solitary
6 days ago -
HARRISBURG — A Pennsylvania inmate who has won a court order freeing him from solitary after 36 years told his lawyer Wednesday he looks forward to simply being with others in the prison yard and taking classes beyond his third-grade education. [Read More]
Man stranded for days after crash
6 days ago -
VERNON, Ind. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man whose girlfriend died when the SUV he was driving plunged down an embankment damaged his legs so badly he had to stay with her body for three days before he was able to crawl to a roadside for help. [Read More]
Your TV may use more energy than you think, group says
6 days ago -
SAN FRANCISCO — An environmental group on Wednesday accused three major TV manufacturers of misleading consumers and regulators about how much energy high-definition screens devour. [Read More]
Toddler dies in fall from window
6 days ago -
WILLOUGHBY HILLS, Ohio (AP) — A 2-year-old child has died after falling from a high-rise apartment building in northeast Ohio. [Read More]
Legislator secretly pleaded guilty to felony six months ago Legislator secretly pleaded guilty to felony six months ago
6 days ago -
HARRISBURG — A freshman state lawmaker from Philadelphia secretly pleaded guilty six months ago to a felony charge that she helped a member of a politically connected family embezzle money from a health clinic, a federal court document unsealed Wednesday shows. [Read More]
Sacramento mayor hit in face with pie
6 days ago -
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man hit Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson in the face with a pie at a charity dinner Wednesday, and an official said the former NBA star went on the defensive. [Read More]
Lawyer defies order to remove pin
6 days ago -
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Las Vegas defense attorney is expected to again challenge a state court judge’s rule against courtroom displays of what he terms political speech by refusing to remove a “Black Lives Matter” pin. [Read More]
Fed keeps key rate unchanged, hints of hike
6 days ago -
WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve is keeping its key interest rate unchanged but signaling that it will likely raise rates before year’s end. [Read More]
Obama administration considers arming Syrian Kurds against IS
6 days ago -
WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is weighing a military plan to directly arm Syrian Kurdish fighters combating the Islamic State, a major policy shift that could speed up the offensive against the terrorist group but also sharply escalate tensions between Turkey and the United States. [Read More]
3.5 million without power in Puerto Rico
6 days ago -
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Repair crews worked through the night trying to restore electricity to Puerto Rico’s 3.5 million people early today after a fire at a power plant blacked out the entire U.S. territory. [Read More]
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