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Reigning in NY Lobbyists

05.18.12 | Bob Price

The state's ethics commission may soon determine if the biggest lobbying group in Albany will have to name at least some of the donors behind an unprecedented $10 million TV campaign it funded to help boost Gov. Andrew Cuomo's poll numbers and ...

Unvaccinated Kids Booted from PA Classrooms

05.18.12 | Bob Price

Get stuck or get out. That's what Pennsylvania school districts told students and their parents this year as they approached a deadline to comply with new state vaccination requirements. The message seems to have penetrated.

Obama requesting help to pay for Afghan War

05.17.12 | Bob Price

Mapping the way out of an unpopular war, the United States and NATO are trying to build an Afghan army that can defend the country after 130,000 international troops pull out. The alliance's plans for arm's-length support for Afghanistan will be a ...

Study Finds Java Drinkers Live Longer

05.17.12 | Bob Price

One of life's simple pleasures just got a little sweeter. After years of waffling research on coffee and health, even some fear that java might raise the risk of heart disease, a big study finds the opposite: Coffee drinkers are a little more ...

Minorities now surpass whites in U-S Births

05.17.12 | Bob Price

For the first time, racial and ethnic minorities make up more than half the children born in the U.S., capping decades of heady immigration growth that is now slowing.

Eric Smith Denied Parole

05.16.12 | Bob Price

Convicted child killer Eric Smith has been denied parole. Smith was 13 years old in 1993 - when he killed 4-year-old Derrick Robie in Savona in Steuben County.

Lennon's Killer Transferred to another NY Prison

05.16.12 | Bob Price

John Lennon's killer has been transferred to another maximum-security state prison in western New York after spending more than 30 years in Attica Correctional Facility.

FBI confirms leak probe on Al-Qaida Plot

05.16.12 | Bob Price

FBI Director Robert Mueller says the bureau has launched an investigation into who leaked information about an al-Qaida plot to place an explosive device aboard a U.S.-bound airline flight.

Medal of Honor Bestowed on Ellwood City, Pa Native

05.16.12 | Bob Price

President Barack Obama on Wednesday is awarding the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military award, to a Pennsylvania Army specialist killed in 1970 while serving in Cambodia during the Vietnam War.

Drilling Rigs down in Pa, up in West Virginia

05.14.12 | Bob Price

The number of active Pennsylvania gas drilling rigs is continuing to decline, while the number in West Virginia is increasing.

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