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Students operate radio station

HAVERTOWN — Deep inside Haverford High School sits WHHS (99.9) FM, a little 10-watt radio station with a 20,000-watt legacy. The impact of the tiny, student-run operation extends well beyond the mile-sized broadcast range that circles the school’s Main Line locale. It shows up in community ...

High-deductible insurance can lead to big hit

The new year often starts harshly for people with high-deductible health insurance. Many deductibles reset Jan. 1, forcing patients to pay thousands of dollars for care or prescriptions before most insurance coverage starts. Such a financial hit can be brutal for patients with cancer or a ...

Businesses weigh pros, cons of selling on Amazon

NEW YORK — While many small manufacturers and retailers believe Amazon is the place to be, Lyris Autran is forgoing the opportunity. Autran wants to keep the prices on her leashes, bowls and other products for dogs competitive. It costs money to sell on Amazon.com — a 15% fee on each sale ...

Microsoft pledges to be ‘carbon-negative’ by 2030

Microsoft is pledging to become 100% “carbon-negative” by 2030 by removing more carbon from the environment than it emits. CEO Satya Nadella said Thursday that the commitment will happen “not just across our direct emissions, but across our supply chain, too.” It’s a major step up ...

Justices may make it easier to fund religious schools

WASHINGTON — A Supreme Court that seems more favorable to religion-based discrimination claims is set to hear a case that could make it easier to use public money to pay for religious schooling in many states. The justices will hear arguments Wednesday in a dispute over a Montana scholarship ...

Trump team has fiery answer to Dems

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s legal team issued a fiery response ahead of opening arguments in his impeachment trial Saturday while House Democrats laid out their case in forceful fashion, saying the president had “abandoned his oath” and betrayed the public trust. The dueling ...

Thousands march for women

WASHINGTON — Thousands gathered in cities across the country Saturday as part of the nationwide Women’s March rallies focused on issues such as climate change, pay equity, reproductive rights and immigration. Hundreds showed up in New York City and thousands in Washington, D.C., for the ...

Yemeni: 25 troops killed in strike

SANAA, Yemen — A missile attack launched by Shiite rebels in Yemen hit an army camp Saturday, killing at least 25 troops, Yemeni officials said. The strike in the central province of Marib wounded about 10 others. Officials said they expected the death toll to rise as burn victims were ...

Nation briefs

Man arrested in shooting of 13 people CHICAGO, Illinois — A man has been charged with attempted murder in a December shooting at a Chicago house party that left 13 people wounded, Chicago police said Saturday. According to a police statement, 25-year-old Keilon Jones was arrested ...

World briefs

Far-right party chooses candidate WARSAW, Poland — Poland’s far-right Confederation party on Saturday chose a lawmaker who previously led an ultra-nationalist youth organization as its candidate in the country’s spring presidential election. Krzysztof Bosak, one of the 11 ...

Gun-rights activists prep for show of force in Va.

RICHMOND, Va. — Police are scouring the internet for clues about plans for mayhem, workers are putting up chain link holding pens around Virginia’s picturesque Capitol Square, and one lawmaker even plans to hide in a safe house in advance of what’s expected to be an unprecedented show of ...

Discovery of unused disaster supplies angers Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — People in a southern Puerto Rico city discovered a warehouse filled with water, cots and other unused emergency supplies, then set off a social media uproar Saturday when they broke in to retrieve goods as the area struggles to recover from a strong earthquake. With ...

News shows

WASHINGTON — Guest lineups for today’s news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif.; Sens. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., and Cory Booker, D-N.J.; Alan Dershowitz, a member of President Donald Trump’s impeachment legal team. NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Sens. ...

Harry, Meghan to quit royal jobs, give up titles

LONDON — Goodbye, your royal highnesses. Hello, life as — almost — ordinary civilians. Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, are quitting as working royals and will no longer use the titles “royal highness” or receive public funds for their work under a deal announced Saturday by ...

Police: Woman ‘tested faith’

WEATHERLY — A Pennsylvania woman drove into the path of an oncoming vehicle as a way to test her faith, then exhibited no concern about the people who were injured in the crash, state police said. Bail was revoked last week for Nadejda Reilly, 31, of Drums, who is charged with aggravated ...

Lawyer accused of stabbing fiance

AVALON — A public defender in Allegheny County stabbed her fiance, who is a fellow public defender, after a night of drinking earlier this week, police said. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Elizabeth LaForgia, 31, was charged by police in Avalon with aggravated assault and other ...

Son of Lord of the Rings creator Tolkien

LONDON — Christopher Tolkien, who played a major role protecting the legacy of his father’s “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, has died. He was 95. The Tolkien Society and publisher HarperCollins UK confirmed Tolkien's death. The Centre Hospitalier de la Dracenie, a hospital in southern ...

Police officer bitten by coyote in Ohio

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Police in Ohio’s largest city shot and killed a coyote after it bit an officer who had stopped to help a stranded motorist, the police department said. The coyote appeared out of nowhere Thursday night and first tried to attack a state road worker also helping the ...

Younger folks uninterested in fine china

Last summer, I cleaned out the house where my Grandma lived for 60 years. Every nook and cranny was filled with something — papers, mugs, old photographs, knickknacks, furniture. There were also two complete sets of Johann Haviland china, from plates and platters to an ornate coffee ...

Panel advances trafficking bill

HARRISBURG — A House panel on Tuesday voted unanimously to approve a Senate-passed bill aimed at curbing consumer demand for the services of human trafficking victims. The House Judiciary Committee approved Senate Bill 60, which seeks to sharply increases penalties for both those who traffic ...