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Dangerous, explosive hoverboards are still lurking, and here's another recall to remind you of it.

Here we go again. Following the tragic deaths of two children in Pennsylvania caused by a hoverboard fire earlier this month, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission just announced the recall of yet another hoverboard brand. SEE ALSO: The rise and fall of the hoverboard The brand is Los Angeles-based Vecaro LifeStyle ...

- Mashable! - US

Uber pauses its self-driving efforts following Arizona crash.

Uber isn't taking any chances in the wake of its self-driving car accident in Tempe, Arizona. The company has suspended both its Arizona testing and its Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania operations while it investigates what happened. The company has confirme...

- Engadget - US

High school sports star ordered to trial on rape charge.

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A two-sport star at a suburban Pittsburgh high school has been ordered to stand trial on rape and other charges in an...

- Townhall.com - US

Moms sell 'Barbie hijabs' to teach inclusiveness: 'They will grow into a kinder generation'.

Three Pittsburgh-area mothers are launching their Hello Hijab' effort on April 1, providing handmade hijabs for children's dolls, including Barbie. A hijab is a covering…

- TheBlaze.com - US

High school sports star ordered to trial on rape charge.

SCOTT TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A two-sport star at a suburban Pittsburgh high school has been ordered to stand trial on rape and other charges in an alleged assault on a 17-year-old girl.

- Billings Gazette - US

Pulitzer Prize winner on 'Sweat,' her Broadway play about Trump's America: 'Being poor is one of the hardest jobs in the world'.

'Sweat' is set in blue-collar Pennsylvania in 2000, but it could just as easily be 2017.

- Marketwatch - US

Ex-Penn State President Convicted Over Sandusky Child Sexual Abuse Scandal.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno.

- TPM News - US

Islanders edges Penguins in shootout.

John Tavares and Anthony Beauvillier scored in the shootout to lead the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday. Beauvillier opened the shootout with a goal, and Tavares snapped a wrist shot past Marc-Andre Fleury in the next round. Sidney Crosby scored in the shootout for Pittsburgh, but Jaroslav ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Kang having trouble with visa.

Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Kang Jung-ho, the first player to jump directly from South Korea into Major League Baseball, will not be with the team on opening day, the club confirmed Friday. Pirates general manager Neal Huntington said Kang's visa application was ongoing and he would not be in the team's starting lineup ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Multidisciplinary care tied to improved liver cancer survival.

Curative therapies are more likely to be prescribed when liver cancer patients are evaluated by a multidisciplinary team of specialists such as hepatologists, oncologists or surgeons, rather than general gastroenterologists, researchers say. Dr David Kaplan of the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Caviar snags exclusive Shake Shack delivery deal this weekend.

Shake Shack fans rejoice! The restaurant chain has teamed up with Square's Caviar on-demand food delivery service to see if it's a valuable offering. Those in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., Boston, and Chicago are eligible to get any of Shake Shack's burgers, chicken sandwiches, hot dogs, fries, and ...

- VentureBeat - US

American Landmark Combines Contemporary Design and Nature

Fallingwater is a house in rural southwestern Pennsylvania designed in 1935 by architect Frank Lloyd Wright. Although it is not easy to get to, Fallingwater is a must-see, and not just for architecture buffs. VOA's Masha Morton takes us on a tour.

- Voice of America - US

Ex-Penn State President Guilty Of Child Endangerment In Abuse Scandal

A Pennsylvania jury convicted Graham Spanier on Friday of one of three counts against him for his handling of sexual abuse allegations against disgraced assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky.

- NPR - US

The Latest: Freeh says conviction confirms earlier findings

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Latest on the conviction of former Penn State president Graham Spanier :

- Billings Gazette - US

Ex-Penn State president convicted over child-sex scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Former Penn State President Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up child sexual abuse allegations in 2001 against Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and…

- Billings Gazette - US

Graham Spanier, former Penn State president, convicted of child endangerment

HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Former Penn State president Graham Spanier was convicted Friday of hushing up suspected child sex abuse in 2001 by Jerry Sandusky, whose arrest a decade later blew up into a major scandal for the university and led to the firing of beloved football coach Joe Paterno.

- Newsday - US

Donald Trump: An incredibly indecent man, a poor orator and a failing president

In 1973, Joe Frazier was on the top of the world. Fresh off defeating 'The Greatest' Muhammad Ali in the Fight of The Century, the southpaw from Philadelphia was undisputed champion. He had vanquished all pretenders to his throne. He was the man. The post Donald Trump: An incredibly indecent man, a poor orator and a failing ...

- Firstpost - IN

Penn State ex-president convicted of one charge in Sandusky scandal

A jury convicted the former president of Penn State University of child endangerment on Friday for his handling of a 2001 report that assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky was seen molesting a boy in a campus shower. But jurors in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, acquitted Graham Spanier of a second coun...

- The Raw Story - US

Woman guilty of kidnapping baby from mall food court

A suburban Philadelphia woman charged with befriending a woman at a shopping mall and then taking her baby was convicted Friday of kidnapping and child concealment.

- FOX News - US

The Latest: Prosecutor: Penn State jury kept focus on kids

HARRISBURG, Pa. " The Latest on the conviction of former Penn State president Graham Spanier :5 p.m.A prosecutor says jurors who found former Penn State president Graham Spanier guilty of child...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Steve Moakler explores country’s heartland in song

Steve Moakler’s new album, 'Steel Town,' explores the Pittsburgh-native’s hometown and his family roots before he settled in Nashville as a country singer-songwriter.         

- USA TODAY - US

How to adult at security

You're a grown-ass adult -- so stop using the same password for everything. Seriously, your cat's name followed by your birthday isn't fooling anybody. Don't be that guy who gets totally owned by ransomware. Pull up your big-person pa...

- Engadget - US

Kraft Heinz lays off 200 white-collar workers in Canada, US

PITTSBURGH " Kraft Heinz Co. has laid off 200 white-collar workers in Canada and the United States.Michael Mullen, the company's senior vice president of corporate and government affairs,, says the company is realigning its...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Jury deliberations resume in Penn State ex-president's trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. " Jurors have resumed deliberations in the child endangerment trial of former Penn State president Graham Spanier .The panel deliberated for six hours Thursday without reaching a verdict but did ask...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Former Philly Cop in Jail Until He Gives Up His Passwords

It's been a year and a half since former Philadelphia police sergeant Francis Rawls was issued a court decryption order, but he has yet to provide the passwords to two encrypted hard drives. On Friday, an appeals court upheld the September 2015 decision to hold him in contempt of court,...

- Newser - US

Pennsylvania lawmakers honor THON with resolution

In honor of Penn State students' efforts to raise money for the fight against pediatric cancer, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives unanimously passed a resolution on March 22 recognizing the IFC/Panhellenic Dance Marathon .

- Penn State University - US

Senators lose Marc Methot to gruesome finger injury

Senators defenceman Marc Methot suffered a gruesome injury to a finger on his left hand in a game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Ottawa on Thursday.

- Vancouver 24 hrs - CA

Student sues Pennsylvania school over transgender policy

- Education Week - US

Why Rust Belt States Are Tackling Methane When Trump Won't

Nobody raises an eyebrow when California takes steps to rein in air pollution – but what's going on when conservative-leaning rust belt states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania are doing the same?

- Forbes.com - US

Policeman charged; his dog found in trash bag dumped in park

A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park. The Pennsylvania Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Using technology to empower students and turn them into critical thinkers

Editor's note: Google for Education Premier Partners are working with schools to host the ExploreEDU event series, where schools can share their first-hand experiences with other educators. Today's guest author is Kyle Black, a high school English teacher from First Philadelphia Preparatory Charter School, which hosted an ...

- The Official Google Blog - US

Church leader's long legal odyssey over abuse claims returns

A former Philadelphia church official long imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints may soon learn if his legal odyssey will come to an end.

- FOX News - US

Philadelphia policeman accused of dumping his dog at park

A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park.

- FOX News - US

Reduction, population 60, up for sale for $1.5m

Got $1.5 million to spare? If so, tiny Reduction, a one-time company town built to house workers at a long-vanished garbage-processing plant in western Pennsylvania, could be yours for the asking. The aptly named town is home to 60 residents, down from 400 in its heyday. They live in 19 tidy brick houses, paying rent to ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Government Official Who Negotiated Trump Hotel Deal Says Deal Is Fine

A top government official who negotiated a controversial deal to lease a historic Washington, DC, property to Donald Trump has announced that he sees no problem with the arrangement—despite a clause in Trump's contract that prohibits any elected officials from benefiting from the deal. Since before Trump's ...

- Mother Jones - US

Republicans Scramble to Salvage Health Care, Trump Agenda

The future of President Donald Trump's agenda hung in the balance Thursday as Republicans endured a tortured day of negotiations up and down Pennsylvania Avenue, fighting up to the last minute to negotiate passage of a long-promised health care bill. Just 61 days after Trump promised momentous political change as he was ...

- Voice of America - US

Trump: Pass Health Care Friday, or Obamacare Stays

U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened his fellow Republicans with leaving Obamacare in place and focusing on other issues, if they do not support a vote Friday on new health care legislation, a signature campaign promise of repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. It was not clear late ...

- Voice of America - US

Philadelphia Media Network guild members vote down contract that would have ended seniority protections in the event of a layoff

Jeff Gammage / Philly.com: Philadelphia Media Network guild members vote down contract that would have ended seniority protections in the event of a layoff  —  Journalists and other union members at the Inquirer, Daily News, and Philly.com have decisively rejected a contract offer that would have provided solid ...

- Mediagazer - US

Church leader's long legal odyssey over abuse claims returns

PHILADELPHIA — A former Philadelphia church official long imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints may soon learn if his legal...

- Townhall.com - US

The Latest: Jury fails to reach verdict in Penn State case

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The Latest on the criminal trial of former Penn State University president Graham Spanier :

- Billings Gazette - US

Deliberations to resume in Penn State ex-president's trial

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Jurors in former Penn State president Graham Spanier's child endangerment case are preparing to resume their discussions after failing to reach a verdict over six hours.

- Billings Gazette - US

Church leader's long legal odyssey over abuse claims returns

PHILADELPHIA — A former Philadelphia church official long imprisoned over his handling of abuse complaints may soon learn if his legal odyssey will come to an end.

- Billings Gazette - US

Policeman charged; his dog found in trash bag dumped in park

PHILADELPHIA — A Philadelphia policeman has been accused of putting his adopted dog in a trash bag and dumping it at a park.The Pennsylvania...

- Townhall.com - US

2 dogs survive gas explosion that levels home; no one hurt

PITTSBURGH " And they say cats have nine lives.A gas explosion that leveled a home in the Pittsburgh suburbs on Thursday spared two dogs that were inside at the time.Officials say the homeowner was at work and no one was...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

'What the hell is Nunes doing at the White House?': Former top CIA, NSA lawyer stunned House Intel chair shared info with Trump

Getty Images A former top lawyer for the CIA, NSA, and Department of Defense expressed shock in an interview with Business Insider that House Intelligence Chair Devin Nunes went to the White House Wednesday to share information with President Donald Trump — going at a time when Nunes' panel is looking into Russian ...

- Business Insider - US

High School Tries Shaming Boy, Demanding He 'Tolerate' Undressing with Girls to 'Make it Natural'

A teenage boy and his parents have filed a lawsuit against a Pennsylvania high school saying that administrators tried to shame the boy for being "intolerant" and demanded that he undress with girls in the school locker room to "make it seem natural."

- Breitbart - US

Town of Reduction, population 60, up for sale in Pennsylvania

By David DeKok HARRISBURG, Pa. - Got $1.5 million to spare? If so, tiny Reduction, a one-time company town built to house workers at a long-vanished garbage-processing plant in western Pennsylvania, could be yours for the asking. The plant, built by American Reduction Co on a wide bend of the Youghiogheny River, shut ...

- Yahoo! News - US

'Drunk' mother slammed daughter into wall repeatedly after she incorrectly read Bible verses: report

A Middletown, Pennsylvania girl under the age of 13 was beaten by her mother and kicked out of her home after her mother told her that she incorrectly recited Bible verses. Police announced Thursday that they are filing aggravated assault against a child, strangulation and terroristic threats agains...

- The Raw Story - US

Town of Reduction, population 60, up for sale in Pennsylvania

PENNSYLVANIA-REDUCTION/:Town of Reduction, population 60, up for sale in Pennsylvania

- Times Of India - IN

Philadelphia Says Soda Tax Revenue Exceeded Projections in February, While Pepsi Stops Offering Two Liter Bottles, Six-Packs

The city wants to borrow $300 million based on how much it thinks it'll raise from the tax.

- Reason.com - US

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