Education


Mercer County school district among 28 to win technology grant

The grant was announced today to help further support STEAM — science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics — projects.


 Some in the group of 15 are accused of posing as others to take the exams for a fee, sometimes up to $6,000.

Chinese national charged in test-taking scam to appear in Boston court

He was among a group of Chinese citizens in the U.S. and China named in an indictment brought by the U.S. attorney's office in Pittsburgh.



Rash of suspicious fires reported at Pitt

Campus police are searching for a suspect, who they described as a white male, about 5 feet 11 inches tall of medium build with shaggy hair.



Residents to appeal move toward gas drilling near Mars Area schools

Middlesex on Wednesday approved new zoning rules that open up more than 90 percent of the township for gas drilling and development.


Nation


Latest U.S. proposal for ethanol could have political fallout

The Obama administration’s latest plan on ethanol, the corn-based renewable fuel, probably will not have a major effect on pump prices.



Hastert case is said to be linked to decades-old sexual abuse

Federal prosecutors on Thursday announced the indictment of former House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert.


 

World


Talks on Asia’s migration crisis end with plans to target root causes

Delegates from more than 17 governments agreed to create job incentives, provide training and enhance “a sense of security and belonging.”



Water revolution in Israel overcomes any threat of drought

Desalination, recycling and conservation in the wake of a drought that began in 2005 have now given Israel all the water it says it needs.


 
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