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NY, PA Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

10.26.12 | Jeremy Miller

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has directed the state Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services to closely monitor the progress of Hurricane Sandy and prepare for its potential storm impacts. Cuomo says he learned the last time around ...

Pentagon Defends Benghazi Decision

10.26.12 | Jeremy Miller

The Pentagon defended its decision not to deploy forces to Benghazi, Libya, as soon as the U.S. mission came under attack on September 11th, saying it would have been irresponsible to put forces in harm's way without better information. President ...

PA Legislation Tackles Alcohol Offenses

10.25.12 | Jeremy Miller

A bill that raises maximum fines in Pennsylvania for alcohol offenses, and awaits the governor's anticipated signature, could generate an estimated $6 million in new annual revenue spread across Pennsylvania municipalities. The legislation would ...

Childhood Obesity Costing New Yorkers

10.25.12 | Jeremy Miller

New York State Comptroller, Tom Dinapoli, says the state is spending about $12 billion a year to deal with obesity, which is reaching "epidemic proportions" in children, affecting nearly one-third of them. DiNapoli's report says expenditures for ...

Rice Weighs in on Benghazi Attack

10.25.12 | Jeremy Miller

A former secretary of state is wondering if the right protocols were followed when e-mails came in about the dangers facing the U.S. Ambassador in Benghazi, Libya.  Condoleezza Rice says she understands that when things are unfolding quickly ...

Sandy Threatens East Coast

10.25.12 | Jeremy Miller

Hurricane Sandy is heading toward Florida after making landfall overnight near Cuba's second largest city. Sandy came ashore as a Category 2 storm with 110-mile-an-hour winds.  The storm is headed north and Florida residents are being warned ...

Court Refuses To Hear Major Pro-Traditional Marriage Case in NY

10.24.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New York’s top court has declined to hear an appeal from a Monroe County-based group that sought to overturn the state’s law allowing same-sex marriage.The state Court of Appeals announced its decision Tuesday.New Yorkers for ...

Sandusky Moved To Different State Prison

10.24.12 | Sarah Harnisch

Jerry Sandusky became a state prison inmate Tuesday with his transfer out of the Centre County jail, his home since his conviction in June. The 68-year-old former Penn State Assistant coach is settling in at the state correctional institute at Camp ...

Painkiller Abuse May Be Fueling Massive Upswing In Drug and Alcohol Abuse

10.24.12 | Sarah Harnisch

New research indicates the number of drug and alcohol problems in the U.S. are on the upswing. The number shot up by 70-percent between 2001 and 2009. It's believed the rise is possibly driven by a surge in painkiller abuse. The study's lead ...

Some Implantable Medical Devices Can Be Hacked

10.24.12 | Sarah Harnisch

A General Accountability Office report says that certain implantable medical devices that can be accessed remotely are vulnerable to hackers. The report says medical device security is not being addressed by the FDA and too many heart ...

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