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Pharrell Williams to headline Philadelphia's Roots Picnic.

PHILADELPHIA, Feb 22 ― The official line-up for Philadelphia's 10th annual Roots Picnic has been announced and it reads like a who's who of musical heavyweights As well as Pharrell, who will be preforming alongside The Roots, the June 3...

- The Malay Mail - MY

U.S. Homeland Security employees locked out of computer networks: sources.

WASHINGTON - Some U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington area and Philadelphia were unable to access some agency computer networks on Tuesday, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

- Reuters - US

WATCH: Trains collide outside Philadelphia.

Video shows aftermath of collision of two out-of-service trains in Pennsylvania; no passengers were reported on board.

- ABC News - US

Study finds 6,600 fracking spills in four states over 10 years.

Brooks HaysFeb. 21 -- Between 2005 and 2014, fracking wells in Colorado, New Mexico, North Dakota and Pennsylvania produced 6,648 spills.

- UPI - US

U.S. Homeland Security employees locked out of computer networks: sources.

By Dustin Volz WASHINGTON - U.S. Department of Homeland Security employees in the Washington area and Philadelphia were unable to access some agency computer networks on Tuesday, according to three sources familiar with the matter. It was not immediately clear how widespread the issue was or how significantly it affected ...

- Yahoo! News - US

School district agrees to remove Ten Commandments monument.

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. " A Pennsylvania school district is agreeing to remove a Ten Commandments monument from outside a high school and pay $164,000 in legal fees to settle a federal lawsuit.The Freedom From Religion Foundation...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The Latest: Federal investigators head to train crash site.

PHILADELPHIA " The Latest on accident involving three out-of-service commuter trains :3:50 p.m.Federal crash investigators are heading to Philadelphia after an accident involving three out-of-service commuter...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Sheriff Clarke on Leftist Violence: 'It's Going to Get Cops Killed'.

After violent leftist Black Resistance' protests Friday night in North Philadelphia led to the injury of three police officers and the arrest of four people, outspoken Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke appeared on an episode of Fox & Friends Weekend and said This stuff is disastrous. It's going to get cops hurt; ...

- Breitbart - US

Engineers overcome a hurdle in growing a revolutionary optical metamaterial.

When John Crocker, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering in the University of Pennsylvania's School of Engineering and Applied Science was a graduate student, his advisor gathered together everyone in his lab to "throw down the gauntlet" on a new challenge in the field.

- PhysOrg - NL

Out-of-service trains collide head-on near Philadelphia.

Two commuter trains crashed head-on at a rail yard Tuesday in Upper Darby, Pa., and one of them tipped onto a third car, according to police.

- FOX News - US

Out-of-service commuter train accident in Philly burbs.

PHILADELPHIA — Officials are investigating an accident involving two out-of-service commuter trains in suburban Philadelphia.

- Billings Gazette - US

Out-of-service commuter train accident near Philly; 4 hurt

PHILADELPHIA " Officials are investigating an accident involving two out-of-service commuter trains in suburban Philadelphia that injured four railroad workers.The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority says the...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The US dollar is climbing

Markets InsiderThe dollar is climbing. The US dollar index is up by 0.6% at 101.53 as of 8:16 a.m. ET. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker said on Friday in an interview with Market News International, "I would not take March off the table at this point. We'll have to see how it plays out in the ...

- Business Insider - US

Mom mails garbage to college student who didn't take out trash

A Pennsylvania college student got a reminder to take out the trash when his mother sent him some garbage in a care package.

- Times-Picayune - US

Archbishop Chaput on his new book about life in a post-Christian world

Philadelphia, Pa., Feb 21, 2017 / 02:50 am .- Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia's new book, released on Tuesday, takes a hard look at how Catholics in the United States can live their faith in a public square which has become post-Christian. CNA recently spoke with Archbishop Chaput about Strangers in a Strange ...

- Catholic News Agency - US

Verizon will pay $350 million less for Yahoo

Despite two massive security breaches, which affected over a billion user accounts, Verizon still wants to make Yahoo its own. Early reports suggested that the carrier has been seeking to reduce its $4.83 billion offer by $250 million, but the two pa...

- Engadget - US

Bond Report: Treasury yields rise as Fed's Harker says he could back March rate hike

Treasury yields climbed Tuesday following hawkish comments from Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank President Patrick Harker, who said over the weekend that he would likely support raising interest rates at the central bank's upcoming March meeting if he sees more evidence that economic growth and inflation are accelerating.

- Marketwatch - US

Andy Warhol still surprises, 30 years after his death

During the last 13 years of his life, Andy Warhol made 610 time capsules. The artist stuffed these parcels with found objects and everyday ephemera, before consigning them to storage. When the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh started to carefully exhume and catalogue their contents, they discovered that the boxes contained ...

- The Conversation - UK

'Enhancing Health' Strategic Planning forum rescheduled for April 7

The Strategic Planning forum "Enhancing Health," which had been scheduled for Feb. 9 but was canceled due to the weather, has been rescheduled for April 7. The forum will take place 1-2:30 p.m. in the Morrison Gallery of the Library at Penn State Harrisburg.

- Penn State University - US

EQT wins auction for Stone Energy's Marcellus assets

EQT Production Co., a subsidiary of Pittsburgh-based EQT Corp., has won a bankruptcy auction to acquire 53,400 core net Marcellus acres, including drilling rights on 44,100 net acres in the Utica, from Stone Energy Corp., Lafayette, La., for $527 million.

- OGJ - US

Where is 'rural America,' and what does it look like?

The view from Wyoming County, Pennsylvania. Cropped from nicholas_t/ CC BYRural people and issues generally receive little attention from the urban-centric media and policy elites. Yet, rural America makes unique contributions to the nation's character and culture as well as provides most of its food, raw materials, ...

- The Conversation - UK

Students, Faculty Rejoice as PA School Drops Federally-Regulated School Lunch Program

A Pennsylvania high school is no longer bound by federal food regulations after the district decided to do away with the National School Lunch Program.

- Breitbart - US

Ivy League Student Claims Classroom 'Trauma' After Professor Refuses to Acknowledge White Privilege

University of Pennsylvania student James Fisher took to the Ivy League school's student newspaper to complain that a professor's refusal to acknowledge white privilege was a traumatic experience for him.

- Breitbart - US

Court fight follows Democrats home

Conservatives are aggressively ramping up their campaign to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court this week, using a rare congressional recess to needle vulnerable Senate Democrats into supporting President Donald Trump's high court nominee.A bloc of right-leaning groups are organizing events around the country to help ...

- POLITICO - US

Water regulators for Philly, NYC mum on gas drilling talks

Environmental groups and anti-drilling residents fear regulators are taking steps to lift a seven-year moratorium on natural gas development near the Delaware River, whose watershed supplies Philadelphia and half the population of...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump marks his first month with tweets and turmoil

One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines of metal fencing....

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Trump marks his first month with tweets, turmoil

WASHINGTON — One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables…

- Billings Gazette - US

10 sites in US named 'proving grounds' for driverless cars

In January, the U.S. Department of Transportation designated 10 "proving grounds" to encourage testing of automated vehicle technologies:" City of Pittsburgh and the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute" Texas...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Trump marks his first month with tweets, turmoil

WASHINGTON " One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

FBI conducting at least 3 probes into Russian hacking - Report

The probes are reportedly taking place out of three field offices in Washington DC, San Francisco and Pittsburgh.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Small plane crashes on Pennsylvania golf course

A small plane has crashed on a golf course in Pennsylvania. Authorities say no one was hurt when the plane went down Sunday afternoon at the Butter Valley Golf Port … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

10 sites in US named 'proving grounds' for driverless cars

In January, the U.S. Department of Transportation designated 10 "proving grounds" to encourage testing of automated vehicle technologies: — City of Pittsburgh and the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Gostisbehere has 3 assists, Flyers beat Canucks 3-2

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Shayne Gostisbehere had three assists for the first three-point game of his NHL career, and the Philadelphia...

- Townhall.com - US

Small plane crashes on Pennsylvania golf course

UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A small plane has crashed on a golf course in Pennsylvania.

- Billings Gazette - US

Small plane crashes on Pennsylvania golf course

UPPER HANOVER TOWNSHIP, Pa. — A small plane has crashed on a golf course in Pennsylvania.Authorities say no one was hurt when the plane went...

- Townhall.com - US

Penn State students raise $10 million-plus in dance marathon

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. " Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.The $10,045,478.44 total was announced Sunday afternoon...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

Woman accused of faking cancer to steal $40K from fiance

The smitten Pennsylvania man decided he would do whatever it took to keep the love of his life alive.

- Times-Picayune - US

Trump voters take inventory after his first month in office

Those at the western Pennsylvania bar -- not far from the famed "Trump House" -- said controversy is what to expect from a president hell-bent on changing how Washington operates.

- Stars and Stripes - US

Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids

PHILADELPHIA — Some joggers weren't joking when they said they were going out for a "brief run."

- Billings Gazette - US

Woman accused of faking cancer to steal thousands from boyfriend: 'She exploited him with romance'

The man had known Michelle Zipp for only a few months, but he already knew he wanted to spend the rest of his life with her. So after learning that his 31-year-old fiancee had been diagnosed with terminal cancer, the smitten Pennsylvania man decided he would do whatever it took to keep the love...

- Baltimoresun.com - US

Ornithologists are using drones to eavesdrop on songbirds

When conservationists put drones to work in field research, they typically function as flying eyes that gather imagery of the habitat and wildlife below. Now, ornithologists from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania are using drones as flying ears to monitor songbirds in the Appalachian Mountains. Results of their drone ...

- TechCrunch - US

Joggers in bras, panties, briefs raise money for sick kids

PHILADELPHIA " Some joggers weren't joking when they said they were going out for a "brief run."In briefs, boxers, bras and bloomers, they ran three-quarters of a mile in a Valentine's Day-related charity event benefiting sick...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

The FBI is pursuing 3 separate probes into Russian hacking of the presidential election

Thomson ReutersSAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation. While the fact that the FBI is ...

- Business Insider - US

U.S. inquiries into Russian election hacking include three FBI probes

By Joseph Menn SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation is pursuing at least three separate probes relating to alleged Russian hacking of the U.S. presidential elections, according to five current and former government officials with direct knowledge of the situation. While the fact that the FBI is ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Jets cornerback Revis' court date Thursday on fight claims

PITTSBURGH — New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has a court date next week on criminal charges stemming from a fight after he turned...

- Townhall.com - US

Ford invests $1 billion in Pittsburgh-based Argo AI to build self-driving cars by 2021

Ford has invested $1 billion in a joint venture with Argo AI, a Pittsburgh-based company with ties to Carnegie Mellon. The goal is to completely outfit Ford vehicles with self-driving technology. Interestingly this isn't a case of a large company simply hiring talent but the creation of an entirely separate company with ...

- TechCrunch - US

Jets cornerback Revis' court date Thursday on fight claims

PITTSBURGH — New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has a court date in Pittsburgh next week on criminal charges after he turned himself in to police and was later released on a non-monetary bond.

- Billings Gazette - US

A month of the 45th president: Tweets and turmoil for Trump

WASHINGTON — One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables…

- Billings Gazette - US

A month of the 45th president: Tweets and turmoil for Trump

WASHINGTON " One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles...

- The New Zealand Herald - NZ

A month of the 45th president: Tweets and turmoil for Trump

WASHINGTON — One month after the inauguration, the stretch of Pennsylvania Avenue in front of Donald Trump's White House still is a hard-hat zone. Skeletal remains of the inaugural reviewing stands poke skyward. Random piles of plywood and cables are heaped on the ground inside crooked lines of metal fencing. The disarray ...

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

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