°F The heat continues, with highs expected to hit the lower 90s. Hear what this means for four very different New Yorkers.

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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.


Baltimore Police Conclude Investigation Into Freddie Gray's Death

Thursday, April 30, 2015

The investigation into the death of the 25-year-old has been handed over to the city's prosecutor. But it is raising more questions than answers and failing to quell the community's calls for justice.


Rapper Wale Holds Town Hall With Baltimore High School Students

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Students in Baltimore were back in class Wednesday where administrators turned the riots and looting from Monday into a teachable moment. The rapper Wale visited Frederick Douglass High School and held an informal town hall with students in the school library.


LGBT Activists Push States To Expand Anti-Discrimination Laws

Friday, April 24, 2015

The Supreme Court hears arguments over same-sex marriage on Tuesday. But laws still exist in many states that allow discrimination against LGBT people in employment, housing and public accommodations.


In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust

Monday, April 13, 2015

While lower oil and natural gas prices are great for the wallet, they've led to layoffs. NPR visits Pennsylvania's Marcellus Shale region, which is still seeing growth in high-paying natural gas jobs.


Supporters Work To Reclaim Legacy Of Penn State Coach Joe Paterno

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

A campaign is underway to repair former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno's legacy after a child sex abuse scandal involving former assistant coach Jerry Sandusky tarnished his image.


Philadelphia Police Must Change Tactics, Justice Department Says

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Justice Department said Monday that the Philadelphia Police Department's training methods in the use of deadly force could be to blame for a spate of police shootings in 2013.


Not Clearing The Snow Off Your Car Before Driving Could Cost You

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to fine people who don't clean snow off their cars before getting on the road. Other states have similar laws. But for trucks, clearing the snow poses its own hazard.


The Great Solar Panel Debate: To Lease Or To Buy?

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

More homeowners are cutting energy costs by installing solar panels, due in part to leasing programs that require no up-front investment. Leasing means less hassle, but may also save you less money.

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Obama Administration To Allow Drilling Off Southeastern Atlantic Coast

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

The Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it will allow oil companies to drill off the southeastern Atlantic Coast. The move will also restrict access along parts of Alaska's coast.


U.S. Solar Industry Sees Growth, But Also Some Uncertainty

Monday, January 19, 2015

The solar industry employs nearly 174,000 workers in the U.S., up 22 percent from a year ago. But the industry's future is murky, as government subsidies are set to expire within two years.


NCAA To Return Penn State Wins Lost After Sandusky Scandal

Friday, January 16, 2015

The NCAA has settled a lawsuit with Penn State over sanctions it imposed on the school related to a child abuse scandal involving one of the school's assistant football coaches. Under the settlement, all of Penn State's victories between 1998 and 2011 will be restored and the school will donate $60 million anti-child abuse programs. State officials sued to repeal a consent decree issued in 2012 after the serial abuses of former coach Jerry Sandusky were revealed.

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Future Of Keystone XL Pipeline Back In Obama's Hands

Friday, January 09, 2015

The U.S. House passed legislation to approve the pipeline on Friday and the Senate is expected to take up the issue in coming weeks. President Obama has threatened a veto. In the meantime, a legal challenge over the route the pipeline would take through Nebraska has been resolved — for now.


Environmentalists Push To Keep Canadian Crude In The Ground

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Many groups that oppose the Keystone XL pipeline also want, more broadly, to stop pollution-heavy extraction of crude from Canada's oil sands. They point to canceled or delayed projects as success.


A Restaurant That Serves Up A Side Of Social Goals

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Burned out from her high-tech job, Srirupa Dasgupta opened a restaurant and catering service that hires primarily refugees. On the menu: a mix of cuisines from South Asia, Africa and the Middle East.


Low Gas Prices Predicted For 2015 And Beyond

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Prices at the pump have dipped below $2 a gallon in some parts of the country this month, with average prices more than one-third lower than this summer. Analysts say that trend is likely to continue.