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Congress: Gerlach last-ditch effort to pass conservation tax break falls short |Dec 17, 2014

WASHINGTON >> Despite winning a majority of votes in the House of Representatives, the last-ditch effort by U.S. Rep. Jim Gerlach to make permanent a federal tax break for donating land for conservation fell just 13 votes shy of passage Thursday.

Hossler, Karkoska named co-MVPs |Jan 24, 2014

PHOENIXVILLE - Paul Hossler and Kyle Karkoska were chosen as co-Most Valuable Players of the Phoenixville Area High School football team during the awards luncheon on Jan. 19 at the Phoenixville Area School District cafeteria.

Boys, girls swimming previews |Dec 11, 2013

BOYS PHOENIXVILLE Coach: Dan Weinstein (second year)

LIVE: Congressional hearing on increase in military sex assaults |Jun 4, 2013

Watch a historic hearing about the rising rate of sexual assaults in the military and a contentious bill that would change how military sex crimes are prosecuted.

Cameron: ‘Indications’ that today’s London attack was terror-related |May 22, 2013

(Updated at 2:53 p.m.) LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron says there are “strong indications” that a brutal attack in London is terror-related.

Tornadoes can happen in most of the U.S., not just in the ‘Alley’ |May 21, 2013

Tornado Alley may be home to the most dangerous tornadoes, but it’s not the only place they’re found.

VIDEO: Oklahoma tornado victim finds dog while being interviewed by TV news crew |May 21, 2013

As an Oklahoma tornado victim explains how she took cover in her bathroom during the tornado as her house collapsed around her, her missing dog peaks out from under some rubble. It’s worth watching.

Prescriber Checkup: Lifting the veil on dangerous prescribing |May 14, 2013

Federal officials were skeptical two years ago when ProPublica asked them to release a database of prescriptions written in Medicare’s landmark drug plan, known as Part D. The data details the prescribing habits of more than 1 million doctors and other health professionals who treat Medicare patients.

8 ways to strengthen Medicare drug benefit |May 14, 2013

Former government officials, analysts and researchers say Medicare could improve oversight of its Part D drug benefit with these steps:

Prescriber Checkup: What you need to know |May 14, 2013

Q. What’s the purpose of Prescriber Checkup?

Medicare drug program lacks oversight; seniors, disabled at risk |May 14, 2013

Ten years ago, a sharply divided Congress decided to pour billions of dollars into subsidizing the purchase of drugs by elderly and disabled Americans.

Terrifying video shows man firing 33 rounds before cops kill him |May 7, 2013

Police in Ohio have released dashboard camera footage of a shoot-out in March that left one man dead and two officers injured.

Must-see interview with man who rescued kidnapped Ohio girls (VIDEO) |May 7, 2013

Watch the neighbor who helped free the three kidnapped Ohio girls talk on-camera talk about what happened.

Gun control advocates concerned about 3D printers |May 6, 2013

Boston bombing spurs demand for video monitoring |Apr 30, 2013

In the aftermath of the terrorist bombing there on April 15, Boston Police Commissioner Edward Davis wants even more cameras to boost street-level surveillance, said spokeswoman Cheryl Fiandaca. Other cities, too, now may be spurred to expand their systems, which security specialists said will fuel sales growth in the $3.

Tech News: Your privacy, under attack |Apr 29, 2013

Your privacy is being debated by lawmakers in Sacramento and Washington D.C., and there’s a good chance you’re going to lose out. In Congress, a poorly written bill could erode your privacy, while in the California Legislature, a good bill that would protect your privacy is coming under fierce attack.

Boston Bombing Suspects: Who Do We Think They Are? |Apr 23, 2013

Chechen? American? Immigrant? Citizen? Muslim?

Boston Marathon suspect charged with using WMD |Apr 22, 2013

BOSTON — U.S. officials charged Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzohkhar Tsarnaev with using a weapon of mass destruction to kill people, the Justice Department said.

In wake of explosion, Texas town’s foundation is unbroken |Apr 22, 2013

(April 22, 2013) WEST, Texas — Boys grow up to do what their grandfathers did in this old saloon town in Central Texas. They farm the black soil for corn and radishes. They play dominos at the same bar off of Main Street.

Live: Fertilizer plant explosion in Texas |Apr 18, 2013

* A massive explosion struck a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, on Wednesday night around 9 p.m. EDT, about 20 miles north of Waco. It could be heard as far away as Waxahachie, 45 miles to the north. At least 160 are injured, D.

CNN: Investigators have image of bombing suspect |Apr 18, 2013

Investigators believe they have an identifiable image of a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, according to news reports.

Cyber-spying said to target U.S. business |Feb 12, 2013

WASHINGTON - A new intelligence assessment has concluded that the United States is the target of a massive, sustained cyber-espionage campaign that is threatening the country’s economic competitiveness, according to people familiar with the report.

Key moments from Hillary Clinton’s testimony on Benghazi |Jan 23, 2013

Outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified on the Benghazi attacks before the Senate on Wednesday. Here’s what you need to know about her testimony.

PA Banks Increase Lending To Small Businesses via Treasury Dept.Program |Jan 10, 2013

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of the Treasury recently released a new report showing that Pennsylvania institutions receiving capital through the Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) continue to increase their small business lending, in total by over $401.

Company’s plan for private moon missions raises questions |Dec 10, 2012

Commercial space exploration moved away from science fiction and closer to science fact last week when a private company based in Boulder revealed its plans to launch humans to the moon.

Across the US Grinches are already stealing Christmas |Dec 10, 2012

One stole a Christmas tree from a Rite Aid parking lot. Another swiped a baby Jesus figurine from Christmas Village in a small town. And much to the dismay of some university students, someone stole 92 feet of Christmas lights from an Alumni Center.

A look back at the third presidential debate |Oct 23, 2012

Here’s a look at what was said, and what was left unsaid, during Monday night’s third and final presidential debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney.