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Sunoco pipeline work halted

HARRISBURG — An administrative law judge has shut down work on a natural gas liquids pipeline in the Philadelphia suburbs, saying Sunoco has failed to take reasonable steps to warn people and protect them from danger. Public Utility Commission Judge Elizabeth Barnes ruled the company had to ...

Horoscope

Today’s Birthday (May 25) You are learning to use your emotions (both positive and negative) for what they can give the world. Joy is a contagion. Anger is motivation. Gemini (May 21-June 21). You have an excellent rapport with a lot of different kinds of people. But what you have with ...

Long hours, debt doomed marriage man can’t let go of

Dear Abby: I was divorced seven years ago. My ex-wife, “Annie,” and I were married almost seven years and had what I thought was a great relationship. Then we bit off more than we could chew financially. I began working long hours to get us out of the pit, which created distance between us ...

Ibuprofen helps enlarged prostate sufferers’ urine flow

Dear Dr. Roach: A couple of years ago, a letter writer asked if you knew anything about the effect of Advil on men with enlarged prostates. It seemed that ibuprofen decreased his trips to the bathroom. I have found the same thing myself. Taking two Advil allows me to wait five to six hours ...

Meditation

“We will not hide them from their children, showing to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, and his strength, and his wonderful works that he has done.” — Psalms 78:4 Tell your children about your walk with God. It will bless them.

Put a stop to racial profiling

The post-9/11 mantra “If you see something, say something” appears to have taken an ugly turn these days. It used to relate to concerns about terrorism. If you saw an abandoned backpack or van, or if you discovered evidence that could be construed as bomb-related, the instruction was to ...

Was meeting proof of collusion?

If there is an Exhibit A in the case that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to fix the presidential election, it is the June 9, 2016, meeting in Trump Tower between three top campaign officials — Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort and Jared Kushner — and a group of Russians who promised ...

Court rules on bathroom policy

PHILADELPHIA — A Pennsylvania school district can allow transgender students to continue using bathrooms and locker rooms that correspond with their sexual identity, a federal appeals court panel ruled Thursday. A three-judge panel heard extended arguments in the case before conferring for ...

Vet who survived wartime accident that killed son dies at 93

ALBANY, N.Y. — Lawrence Reilly Sr. barely survived the 1969 collision that sent half of the USS Frank E. Evans to the bottom of the South China Sea with his namesake son and 73 other shipmates trapped inside. The father spent the last years of his life unsuccessfully trying to convince the ...

Trump cancels summit with NKorea

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday abruptly canceled his summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, blaming “tremendous anger and open hostility” by Pyongyang — a decision North Korea called “regrettable” while still holding out hope for “peace and stability.” In a ...

Dem, GOP leaders get classified briefings

WASHINGTON — Republican and Democratic lawmakers on Thursday huddled in classified briefings about the origins of the FBI investigation into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election, a highly unusual series of meetings prompted by partisan allegations that the bureau spied on the ...

Probe: Russian missile used to shoot down MH17

BUNNIK, Netherlands — The missile used to shoot down a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over eastern Ukraine in 2014, killing all 298 aboard, belonged to a Russia-based military unit, an international team of investigators said Thursday after painstakingly studying video and photos of a ...

Nation

Maryland Teens face hate charges GLENELG — Four 18-year-olds face hate crime charges over spray-painted slurs at their high school, some of it aimed at their African-American principal. Howard County police said school officials found racist, anti-Semitic and anti-LGBTQ slurs ...

World

Syria Airstrikes kill 12 BEIRUT — Airstrikes overnight in eastern Syria killed at least 12 pro-government fighters, all reportedly foreign nationals, a war-monitoring group said Thursday. The Syrian government-run media blamed the strikes on the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic ...

Ticker

Trump explores tariffs on autos, auto parts The Trump administration is exploring whether tariffs are needed on auto imports, a move that comes as trade talks with Canada and Mexico have stalled. The U.S. and its partners remain far apart on rewriting the North American Free Trade ...

Trump eases bank rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Thursday signed into law a measure that loosens key restraints for banks imposed after the 2008 financial crisis and Great Recession. Savoring the legislative triumph, he called it “the next step in America’s unprecedented economic ...

Echo recorded, sent conversation

SEATTLE (AP) — An “unlikely” string of events prompted Amazon’s Echo personal assistant device to record a Portland, Oregon, family’s private conversation and then send the recording to an acquaintance in Seattle, the company said Thursday. The woman told KIRO-TV that two weeks ago, ...

Study: Public pensions may run dry

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Many pension funds for public workers already owe far more in retirement benefits than they have in the bank, and the problem will only grow worse if the economy slows down, according to a report released Thursday. The study from The Pew Charitable Trusts found that ...

Young Catholics invited back to church

PITTSBURGH — Taco Tuesdays at Holy Trinity in Robinson. Mass meet-ups during work-week lunch breaks in Downtown Pittsburgh. Pub-style trivia nights at Saints John and Paul in the North Hills, where a $5 ticket gets you free grub, drinks and 10 rounds of team trivia culminating in a $200 ...

Leader removed from Texas seminary

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A former head of the Southern Baptist Convention was removed Wednesday as president of a Texas seminary following allegations of “unbiblical teaching” through sexist and demeaning comments to women who he suggests should tolerate abuse. The Southwestern Baptist ...