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African Americans Connect with Roots Through DNA.

Impatient, Laquana Cooke checked her e-mails every day. She scanned her computer screen in hopes of finally seeing the results of her DNA test. She knew that her family comes from somewhere in Africa, but she wanted to know which country, which culture, which language. “I am a mother and I want to be able to tell my ...

- Voice of America - US

Woman sentenced to 42 to 94 years in son's beating death.

A woman who pleaded guilty to murder in the beating death of her 3-year-old son in a mobile home near Philadelphia has been sentenced to 42 to 94 years in prison.

- FOX News - US

NFL POWER RANKINGS: Where all 32 teams stand going into Week 15.

Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images With just three weeks left in the regular season, the race for the NFL playoffs is officially in full swing. In the NFC, the postseason landscape was blown wide open after the Philadelphia Eagles' star quarterback Carson Wentz's season-ending knee injury. The Los Angeles Rams, the Minnesota ...

- Business Insider - US

MAPPED: Where Millennials are buying homes — and for how much.

James Kirkikis/Shutterstock Despite contrary claims, Millennials are in fact buying homes at record rates. Minneapolis is the hottest market for these young buyers, with other small metros like Pittsburgh and St. Louis making the list. Millennial homeownership rates are essential to understanding the housing market because ...

- Business Insider - US

More than one-third of NFL teams have never won a Super Bowl.

With three weeks to go in the regular season, the New England Patriots are the favorites to win the Super Bowl, according to FiveThirtyEight. It would be a record-tying sixth Super Bowl win for the Patriots, breaking their second-place tie with the Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers. In all, nine franchises have won at ...

- Business Insider - US

Ancient penguin was as big as a Pittsburgh Penguin.

Fossils from New Zealand have revealed a giant penguin that was as big as a grown man, roughly the size of the captain of the Pittsburgh Penguins.

- PhysOrg - NL

Rendell endorses Democrat Connie Pillich for Ohio governor.

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Connie Pillich got the backing of former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell on Tuesday, and the two plan on hitting the campaign trail.

- Billings Gazette - US

Ancient penguin was as big as a Pittsburgh Penguin.

- Townhall.com - US

Prosecutor: Fake tutor bilked Philly schools out of $60K.

PHILADELPHIA — Prosecutors say a woman bilked the Philadelphia school district out of tens of thousands of dollars by posing as a tutor for a relative with special needs.Federal prosecutors announced fraud charges against Patricia...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Eagles turn to Nick Foles after Carson Wentz tears ACL.

Carson Wentz got the Eagles this far. Now, it's up to Nick Foles to deliver Philadelphia its first Super Bowl title.Wentz has a torn left ...

- The Japan Times - JP

The Hot Stock: CenturyLink Soars 8.2%.

A deal to provide services to the State of Pennsylvania helped make CenturyLink the best-performing stock in the S&P 500.

- Barrons - US

Jones chides Moore over Pa. trip as vote nears

Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Doug Jones of Alabama chided his Republican opponent, Roy Moore, about a weekend trip to see the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia as Tuesday's special election drew near.         

- USA TODAY - US

With Carson Wentz's injury, there's a growing buzz that Colin Kaepernick might be a good fit to help the Eagles' playoff push

Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images The Philadelphia Eagles lost Carson Wentz to a season-ending knee injury and could be in need of quarterback depth. As has happened with numerous teams with quarterback injuries this year, many fans were quick to speculate that Colin Kaepernick might be a suitable candidate to join the Birds ...

- Business Insider - US

Global CAR T therapy trial shows high rates of durable remission for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma

In a pair of clinical trials stretching from Philadelphia to Tokyo, the chimeric antigen receptor T cell therapy Kymriah™ demonstrated long-lasting remissions in non-Hodgkin's lymphoma patients.

- ScienceDaily - US

Glass with switchable opacity could improve solar cells and LEDs

Using nanoscale grass-like structures, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have created glass that lets through a large amount of light while appearing hazy. This is the first time that glass has been made with such high levels of haze and light transmittance at the same time, a combination of ...

- PhysOrg - NL

Gas driller: Make homeowner pay for disparaging us

MONTROSE, Pa. — A gas driller argued in court Monday that it's entitled to monetary damages from a Pennsylvania homeowner who continued bad-mouthing the company after settling his water-contamination lawsuit against it more than...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

In Alabama, Democrats take aim at an often-absent Roy Moore

Moore had reportedly slipped out of Alabama to catch the Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia.

- Washington Post - US

Bahrain NGO visits Jerusalem

First-ever visit by Bahraini delegation to Israel to promote peace angers PA.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Teen Pennsylvania HPC storage pusher Panasas: Small files, fat nodes, sharp blades

Not your average Silicon Valley startup kid Analysis HPC storage array maker Panasas has been talking about the new architecture for its scale out, parallel filesystem array, involving separate and scale-out director nodes talking to scale-out storage nodes.…

- TheRegister - UK

Gas driller: Make homeowner pay for disparaging us

MONTROSE, Pa. — A gas driller's ongoing feud with a Pennsylvania homeowner over the contamination of his water supply has once again entered a courtroom.Houston-based Cabot Oil & Gas Corp. claims Dimock resident Ray Kemble...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

DA: Fatal shooting of trooper killing suspect was justified

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A district attorney ruled Monday that state police acted properly a year ago when they shot and killed a man they suspected of murdering a state trooper in a rural area of central Pennsylvania.

- Billings Gazette - US

DA: Fatal shooting of trooper killing suspect was justified

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A district attorney ruled Monday that state police acted properly a year ago when they shot and killed a man they suspected of murdering a state trooper in a rural area of central Pennsylvania.Huntingdon County...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

AP sources: Doctors believe Wentz tore ACL, out for year

PHILADELPHIA — Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass a few plays after suffering an injury that could ruin a special season for the Philadelphia Eagles, and then stuck around to greet teammates and celebrate a division-clinching victory with them.

- Billings Gazette - US

Eagles capture NFC East title, lose Carson Wentz in process

The Philadelphia Eagles might have lost star quarterback Carson Wentz for the rest of the season even as they clinched the NFC East title.Wentz threw ...

- The Japan Times - JP

AP sources: Doctors believe Wentz tore ACL, out for year

Two sources familiar with the injury tell The Associated Press that doctors believe Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in a win over the Rams … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

The Latest: Steelers get emotional comeback win over Ravens

The Latest on Week 14 of the NFL season: : 12:10 a.m. The Pittsburgh Steelers are AFC North champions after a wild 39-38 victory over the division rival … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

AP sources: Doctors believe Wentz tore ACL, out for year

Carson Wentz threw a touchdown pass a few plays after suffering an injury that could ruin a special season for the Philadelphia Eagles, and then stuck around to greet teammates … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

AP sources: Doctors believe Wentz tore ACL, out for year

LOS ANGELES — Two sources familiar with the injury tell The Associated Press that doctors believe Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz tore his left anterior cruciate ligament in a win over the Rams on Sunday and will miss the…

- Billings Gazette - US

Intruder shot in Pennsylvania home invasion attempt was homeowner's relative, police say

Dennis Mercadante, 49, and another man broke into the home early at about 1:20 a.m. on Friday, Ellwood City police said.

- FOX News - US

Democrats eye gains in Pennsylvania trial on 'goofy' gerrymandering

In Pennsylvania state Senator Daylin Leach's bid to win a seat vital to the Democratic Party's chances in 2018 elections of taking control of the U.S. Congress, his opponents may not be his biggest obstacle. Leach is running in one of the country's most gerrymandered congressional ...

- The Raw Story - US

Police: Man shot in home invasion was homeowner's relative

Police say an intruder shot and killed by an elderly homeowner during a home invasion attempt in Pennsylvania turned out to be a relative of the man.

- FOX News - US

Democrats eye gains in Pennsylvania trial on 'goofy' gerrymandering

LOWER MERION, Pa. - In Pennsylvania state Senator Daylin Leach's bid to win a seat vital to the Democratic Party's chances in 2018 elections of taking control of the U.S. Congress, his opponents may not be his biggest obstacle.

- Reuters - US

Watch: This rendition of the national anthem at the Army-Navy game will give you goosebumps

The annual Army-Navy football game, a tradition that began in 1890, was played at a snowy Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia on Saturday. Video of…

- TheBlaze.com - US

The Naval Academy took a shot at the 'Communist Cadet' during the Army-Navy game

The Naval Academy took a shot at the Communist Cadet' during the Army-Navy game Twitter/punkproletarian Saturday's Army-Navy game took place under snowy lights in Philadelphia, and the game opened up with a barb when the Midshipmen showed off a not communist' banner hung from their stands....

- The Raw Story - US

Online date 'devil' held woman hostage, raped and burnt her to make her his 'sex slave'

He seemed the ideal man. Smart. Fit. Gentle. But the online date soon turned to terror. And the Pennsylvanian woman who escaped his clutches likely wasn't his first victim. She met him on a dating site, where Seth Mull's profile...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Fox Sports Solicits LA Rams “Fans” for 'NFL On Fox' Pre-Game Hoopla Sunday

Apparently Los Angeles lacks enough actual die-hard fans of the Rams. That's because a casting call has gone out to play one on TV. A notice on projectcasting.com has been issued for warm bodies to appear outside the NFL on Fox pre-game show for Sunday's game between the Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles. The contest pits ...

- Deadline.com - US

James carries Cavs, Clippers edge Wizards

Cleveland Cavaliers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 105-98 on Saturday night.

- Daily Nation - KE

Field goal try wide on final play, Army holds off Navy 14-13

PHILADELPHIA — Just when you thought Army-Navy couldn't get any more intense, it snowed.

- Billings Gazette - US

Veteran with PTSD and caregiver wife surprised with SUV at Army-Navy game

On Saturday Bryan and Shawn Moore were enjoying the Army-Navy game in Philadelphia when they both got a big surprise at halftime that honored Shawn Moore's service as a caregiver.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Inspiring Army-Navy Prayer, Anthem Upstages Barnburner of a Snowy Rivalry Game

Players stood for the national anthem and bowed for a prayer at the annual Army-Navy game in Philadelphia on Saturday.

- Breitbart - US

Convictions overturned in crash that killed woman, 3 kids

An appeals court has overturned third-degree murder convictions of a man accused of striking and killing a woman and three young children while street racing in Philadelphia.

- FOX News - US

A gas station desperate to curb drug overdoses turned its bathroom lights blue so people can't see their veins

Sheetz A Pennsylvania convenience store is testing out blue lighting in the bathroom to see if it will detract opioid addicts from doing drugs there. But existing research suggests that blue-lit bathrooms don't deter addicts with few other options. Other strategies that can help include dispensing overdose anecdote ...

- Business Insider - US

Worst Landlord Of The Year Has Been Announced

Cops: Pennsylvania man, 67, pleasured self in woman's home Thomas Fallon is facing felony burglary and criminal trespass charges after the female tenant's motion-activated security system recorded him in the act. Nightmare Landlord

- The Smoking Gun - US

Pennsylvania moves to dial back annual testing of students

- Education Week - US

Social studies teacher chosen as Pennsylvania's best

- Education Week - US

'Do Everything They Ask So They Don't Shoot Me'

One college professor's run-in with the surveillance state demonstrates its power to destroy innocent people's lives. On a May morning in 2015, Xiaoxing Xi, a physics professor at Temple University, woke up to violent banging on the door of his home in a quiet suburb of Philadelphia. He raced downstairs. When he opened the ...

- ACLU - US

Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani signs with the Los Angeles Angels

The Los Angeles Angels signed 23-year-old Japanese superstar Shohei Ohtani on Friday, putting an end to an intense Major League Baseball-wide pursuit of the dual pitcher and outfielder. Ohtani's agent explained to Yahoo Sports that "while there has been much speculation about what would drive Shohei's decision, what ...

- The Week - US

Jerry Sandusky's son sentenced to prison on sex abuse charges

A Pennsylvania judge sentenced the son of convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky to prison Friday.

- UPI - US

Elderly Pittsburgh man kills intruder

An 84-year-old Pennsylvania man used a handgun that he keeps under his pillow to fatally shoot a home intruder and successfully fight off another early Friday, police said.         

- USA TODAY - US

Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's son sentenced for child sex crimes

Jeffrey Sandusky, 42, pleaded guilty in September to soliciting two teenage sisters for sex, according to Pennsylvania prosecutors. Centre County Court of Common Pleas Judge Pamela Ruest sentenced Sandusky to three-and-a-half to seven years in prison followed by one year of probation, district court administrator Kendra ...

- Yahoo! News - US

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