List by Month: 5-2012

Sandusky Scandal Focus of Documentary

05.24.12 | Jeremy Miller

          A documentary is in the works on the Penn State child abuse scandal. A&E Indiefilms is producing "Happy Valley," a movie about the former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, who goes ...

New York Public Workers Pension Among Best In Nation

05.24.12 | Jeremy Miller

          It's good to be a retiree in New York, if you collect a pension from the state. Comptroller Tom Dinapolli says the Public Employee Retirement Fund is worth more than $150 billion, the ...

Reproductive Education Changes With Public Sentiment

05.24.12 | Jeremy Miller

          An abstinence-based sex-education curriculum has been approved by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  Baptist Press says Heritage Keepers was found to be effective in ...

Ketchup Bottle Battle Over

05.24.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Problem solved. M.I.T. PhD student Dave Smith and a team of mechanical engineers and nano-technologists have solved the age old debate of how to get the last of the ketchup out of the bottle. They coat the inside of the bottles with a substance ...

Four accused of targeting the Elderly in Pennsylvania

05.23.12 | Bob Price

Four men have been arrested, accused of bilking elderly Pennsylvanians out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. The state attorney general announced the arrests Tuesday in Harrisburg and described in frightening detail how the men allegedly ripped ...

Trooper revives toddler in Erie County, NY

05.23.12 | Bob Price

When Trooper Christopher Sullivan arrived at a home in Erie County Tuesday night, he found a toddler who had been in the pool unresponsive and not breathing. He quickly began CPR and partially revived the child. It was just before 9 p.m.

Regulators probe bank's role in Facebook IPO

05.23.12 | Bob Price

Regulators are examining whether Morgan Stanley (MS), the investment bank that shepherded Facebook through its highly publicized stock offering last week, selectively informed clients of an analyst's negative report about the company before the ...

Egypt votes in first free Elections

05.23.12 | Bob Price

More than 15 months after autocratic leader Hosni Mubarak's ouster, Egyptians streamed to polling stations Wednesday to freely choose a president for the first time in generations. Waiting hours in line, some debated to the last minute over their ...

U.S. House And Senate Speak Like 10th Graders

05.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Have you ever thought politics were too tough to understand? A new study by the Sunlight Foundation found the U.S. House and Senate speak at a 10th grade level. The group analyzed every word said on both floors between 1996 and last month, using a ...

Pennsylvania Senator Looks To Dice State Pensions Next Year

05.22.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A top state Senator in Pennsylvania says the government should cut pensions of all future public workers. State Senator Jake Corman predicted Monday a major pension reform plan will be in place a year from now, in time for the next budget. And in ...