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As Lightning Strikes Spike, Myth-Busting Often Means Safety

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Deaths from lightning strikes are up sharply this year, according to the National Weather Service. Here are some myths about lightning, or avoiding it, and tips on how to actually stay safe.


'When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors' To Best Avoid Lightning's Pain

Friday, July 17, 2015

Deaths in the U.S. from lightning strikes are up in 2015, compared with recent years. A convertible won't save you. Get inside at the first rumble of thunder, and stay away from plugged-in appliances.


Obama Proposes Changes To Criminal Justice System

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

In the wake of the White House's decision to commute the sentences of 46 nonviolent drug offenders, President Obama speaks to the NAACP Tuesday about plans to re-evaluate the criminal justice system.


BP To Pay $18.7 Billion In Landmark Settlement Over 2010 Gulf Oil Spill

Thursday, July 02, 2015

Oil giant BP agreed to pay $18.7 billion in a settlement announced on Friday by Gulf Coast states and the federal government. The deal pays for the harm from BP's 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill, which was the worst in U.S. history. The accident killed 11 rig workers.


New LGBT Issues Enter Spotlight After Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

After last week's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage, events are being held across the country, including in Allentown, Penn., to decide the LGBT community's next public policy objective.


After Sandusky, A Debate Over Whether Sex-Abuse Law Goes Too Far

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Professors in Pennsylvania are upset over a new law that requires them to be fingerprinted and undergo thorough background checks. The law came in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.


Charleston Church To Hold Sunday Service And Deliver 'Message Of Hope'

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Charleston's Emanuel AME Church will reopen for the first time since Wednesday night's mass shooting. The suspect, Dylann Roof, remains in custody under a suicide watch.


NAACP Urges S.C. To Remove Confederate Flag From State Capitol

Friday, June 19, 2015

The NAACP issued the demand in the wake of the mass shooting at an African-American church in Charleston, S.C. The shooting reignites an old debate over the flag's prominence in the South.


Despite Attack, Charleston, S.C., Congregation Remains Strong

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Charleston mourns the loss of nine residents after a gunman shot them to death at a historic church Wednesday.


It's Spawning Season: Are Horseshoe Crabs Down For the Count?

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Migratory birds and humans have long relied on the odd creatures, and scientists now fear they're on the decline. This time each year, volunteers fan out along Mid-Atlantic coast to count the crabs.


During Amtrak Derailment, Engineer Was Not On Cellphone, According To NTSB

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Federal investigators reported that engineer Brandon Bostian was not using his cellphone ahead of the May 12 derailment in Philadelphia. The train accident killed eight people and injured dozens more.


EPA Finds No Widespread Drinking Water Pollution From Fracking

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The report says there are few incidents of tainted water given the number of wells. Energy companies agree. Environmentalists accuse the industry of undue influence over the study.


Obama: Camden, N.J., Police A Model For Improving Community Relations

Friday, May 22, 2015

"Wherever you walk around, there goes a cop," says one resident, who is happy with the changes in the city. But some critics still see evidence of old-school police tactics that they say don't work.


Obama Touts New Jersey City's Success In Policing Efforts

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The president said in Camden, N.J., that the government will put limits on the military-style equipment it makes available to police. The goal is to improve relations between police and residents.


Amtrak Victims Remembered During Memorial Service

Monday, May 18, 2015

Amtrak service between Philadelphia and New York is resuming Monday. Service shut down last Tuesday after train 188 derailed in Philadelphia. Sunday night, a service was held for the victims.


Amtrak Ordered To Improve Safety Along Northeast Corridor

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Amid reports that Amtrak's train 188 may have been struck by a projectile, the Federal Railroad Administration says Amtrak is required to install technology at the accident site that will automatically slow a speeding train.


5 Killed In Amtrak Train Derailment In Philadelphia

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

An Amtrak train that was traveling from Washington, D.C., to New York Tuesday night derailed in the Port Richmond area of Philadelphia. Dozens of people were taken to area hospitals.


At The Heart Of The Freddie Gray Case, Six Officers Remain A Mystery

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Little is known about the six Baltimore police officers charged in the April death of Freddie Gray. Their attorneys have filed a motion to have the case dismissed.


Oil Companies Look To Fill Employment Gap With More Women

Friday, May 08, 2015

Less than 20 percent of oil-sector workers are female. That's a problem for an industry that needs legions of new workers to replace retirees. So firms are looking to draw more women into the field.


Baltimore Residents Demand More Information On Freddie Gray's Death

Friday, May 01, 2015

Police on Thursday released more details on the arrest of Freddie Gray. The van that transported him after last month's arrest made an additional stop that investigators weren't aware of before.