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November 17, 2021
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Federal health authorities on Wednesday confirmed the discovery of some frozen vials labeled "Smallpox" in a freezer at a facility in Pennsylvania that conducts vaccine research.
November 1, 2021
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Dr. Aaron T. Beck, a groundbreaking psychotherapist regarded as the father of cognitive therapy, died Monday at his Philadelphia home. He had turned 100 in July.Beck's work revolutionized the diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychological disorders.
October 17, 2021
ROSEMONT, Penn. (AP) -- Megan Rice, a nun and Catholic peace activist who spent two years in federal prison while in her 80s after breaking into a government security complex to protest nuclear weapons, has died.
October 6, 2021
Workers at the U.S. Kellogg Company -- maker of breakfast staples such as Corn Flakes and Rice Krispies -- are on strike, after yearlong negotiations between union and management broke down.
September 29, 2021
The pace of healthcare workers exiting multiple specialties is expected to outpace hiring over the next several years, leading to labor shortages nationwide, Mercer projects.
September 15, 2021
A newly unsealed whistleblower lawsuit claims that Aetna misrepresented its provider network to secure Medicaid contracts in Pennsylvania.
September 13, 2021
Harvard Business Review
Lessons from the U.S. Army.
September 12, 2021
The tipped wage scale allows restaurants to pay workers less than the legal minimum wage. Some unscrupulous owners nevertheless try to get away with paying even less
Nina Lakhani and Mark Oliver in New York, and agencies
September 2, 2021
Deaths and damage spanned huge areas in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland
By COLLIN BINKLEY
August 27, 2021
BOSTON (AP) -- While many schools scrambled to shift to online classes last year, the nation's virtual charter schools faced little disruption. For them, online learning was already the norm. Most have few physical classrooms, or none at all.
August 24, 2021
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August 24, 2021
Insects are eating crops of apples, grapes and hops, and destroying native trees such as maple, walnut and willow in Pennsylvania
August 19, 2021
There is good and bad news about ginseng collection and production in Pennsylvania, and likely much of Appalachia, according to a new study conducted by Penn State researchers.
August 17, 2021
Last week, a landmark climate report from the United Nations gave the sobering consensus of decades of international climate change research: "It is unequivocal that human influence has warmed the atmosphere, ocean and land," causing "widespread and rapid changes" in the air, seas, once-frozen places and plant and animal life that have touched every region on Earth.
By MARK SCOLFORO
August 12, 2021
Two brothers accused by federal regulators of defrauding friends and neighbors in their Pennsylvania hometown of more than $30 million in an alleged cryptocurrency scheme were indicted this week on related federal criminal charges.
By MICHAEL RUBINKAM
July 30, 2021
Gov. Tom Wolf and Pennsylvania's coronavirus task force are asking state lawmakers to urge their constituents to get vaccinated, citing the highly contagious delta variant, and one of the state's most populous counties acknowledged Friday that it mishandled students' confidential COVID-19 health data.
July 29, 2021
Welcome to this week's Chutes & Ladders, our roundup of hirings, firings and retirings throughout the industry. Please submit the good news--or the bad--from your shop, and we will feature it here at the end of each week.
Cathy Bussewitz and Martha Irvine
July 29, 2021
Rusted pipes litter the sandy fields of Ashley Williams Watt's cattle ranch in windswept West Texas. The corroded skeletons are all that remain of hundreds of abandoned oil wells that were drilled long before her family owned the land. The wells, unable to produce any useful amounts of oil or gas, were plugged with cement decades ago and forgotten.
Frank A. Hale
July 28, 2021
The spotted lanternfly was first detected in Pennsylvania in 2014 and has since spread to 26 counties in that state and at least six other eastern states. It's moving into southern New England, Ohio and Indiana. This approximately 1-inch-long species from Asia has attractive polka-dotted front wings but can infest and kill trees and plants. We recently caught up with Professor Frank Hale, an entomologist who is tracking this species.
July 22, 2021
"Unlock The Key" is a collection of poems and stories based on actual personal events as described by the author, told through poetry and each with their own unique introduction inspired by actual events, pictures, ideas, feelings, and people. Overall, the objective of the book is to make the reader feel being part of the experience thereby keeping it inspired and motivated., , , , Each chapter is composed of a poem and a life event. Each of these stories shared by Stanish provides a glimpse...