National News

April 27, 2018 - 6:04 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A nasty strain of bacteria that can cause severe illness is what's driving a food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, health officials said Friday. The government now has reports of 98 people who got sick in 22 states. Forty-six people have been hospitalized, including 10...
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Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Pat Meehan
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David Madden
April 27, 2018 - 2:26 pm
WASHINGTON, D.C. (KYW Newsradio) — Four-term suburban Republican Congressman Pat Meehan, who is under a House Ethics Committee probe for dealings with a former aide, is stepping down effective immediately. Meehan, a former Delaware County district attorney and U.S. attorney, announced earlier this...
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High temperatures
John McDevitt
April 27, 2018 - 1:23 pm
The Farmer's Almanac has been a source for long-range weather forecasts for 200 years. What is it predicting for the region this summer? "It will be one of those 'keep the lemonade coming' kind of summers, because it's going to be hot and it will be steamy," said Peter Geiger, the current editor of...
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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney
AP Photo/Mary Altaffer
April 27, 2018 - 11:20 am
By Catherine Lucey and Tom Hays, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that personal attorney Michael Cohen handles very little of his legal work, but did represent him in the "crazy Stormy Daniels deal," a rare presidential public reference to the porn star who...
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U.S. Capitol
April 27, 2018 - 10:13 am
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press\ WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan has forced out the House chaplain, Reverend Patrick Conroy. Conroy had served as the chamber's chaplain since 2011 but offered his resignation last week at Ryan's urging. Conroy's resignation letter said he was offering...
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Tom Brokaw
AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File
April 27, 2018 - 8:11 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who worked as a war correspondent for NBC News said Tom Brokaw groped her, twice tried to forcibly kiss her and made inappropriate overtures attempting to have an affair, according to two reports published Thursday. Linda Vester told Variety and the Washington Post that the...
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Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson talks to reporters at the Downtown Women's Center.
AP Photo/Jae C. Hong
April 26, 2018 - 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of families living in federally subsidized public housing would pay more for rent under a proposal unveiled Wednesday by Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson. The proposal would have to be approved by Congress, where it could touch off a debate over how best...
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Scientist Karen Xavier holds a petri dish containing a stool sample of small bacteria colonies in Denver.
AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda
April 26, 2018 - 5:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Disease hunters are using genetic sequencing in their investigation of the ongoing food poisoning outbreak linked to romaine lettuce, a technique that is revolutionizing the detection of germs in food. The genetic analysis is being used to bolster investigations and — in some cases...
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The Senate confirmed Mike Pompeo to be the next Secretary of State.
Pool via CNN
April 26, 2018 - 4:34 pm
By Lauren Fox, Deirdre Walsh and Laura Koran (CNN) -- Mike Pompeo was sworn in as the 70th US secretary of state Thursday, after the Senate voted to confirm him, 57-42, installing the former CIA Director as the nation's top diplomat at a time when several high stakes negotiations are underway...
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Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt
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April 26, 2018 - 11:47 am
By Michael Biesecker and Ellen Knickmeyer, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers assailed Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Thursday for the ethics and spending scandals that have prompted bipartisan calls for his ouster. On the defensive, the EPA chief blamed "half...
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