State


Pa. considering photo-enforcement system to catch work zone speeders

Work zone speed cameras have slowed traffic down in Maryland, and may be coming to Pennsylvania.


 The Federal Railroad Administration has ordered Amtrak to enforce speed limits along the Northeast Corridor after last week’s deadly train derailment in Philadelphia.

Amtrak ordered to enforce speed limits in Northeast

The order requires Amtrak to enforce a 50 mph limit near the Frankford Junction curve, modify signals and enforce speed limits elsewhere.



 Xiaoxing Xi, chairman of Temple University’s physics department.

Temple U. suspends professor accused of selling sensitive information to China

Xi Xiaoxing, 47, a former professor at Penn State, was awarded a Defense Department grant in 2004 to purchase the device for research.


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Nation


NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program

Senate Republicans blocked a bill that would have allowed the NSA to search the records held by phone companies on a case-by-case basis.



Decade after Katrina, pointing finger more firmly at Army Corps

A pending article in the peer-reviewed journal Water Policy sets out to refine some  early versions of the factors that led to the disaster.


 

World


El Salvador’s Romero is beatified

Oscar Romero was the Catholic archbishop of San Salvador, whose slaying as he said Mass became emblematic of El Salvador’s civil war.



Gay marriage brings Irish out in numbers as #hometovote trends

Polls show overwhelming support to change the law in what was once among the most devout Catholic societies in Europe.


 
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State


Could slot machines be headed to Pennsylvania's international airports?

State Rep. Nick Kotik, D-Coraopolis, said he intends to introduce a bill that would allow the installation of slot machines.



Holiday weekend may start with frost

The National Weather Service forecast calls for a possibility of frost on Friday night and Saturday morning.


 

Early Returns


Crystal Ball says we're leaning towards Toomey

A reason for Pat Toomey to smile. (Associated Press photo) Underwhelmed by the effort thus far of Democrats to win back the U.S.


Breakfast Sausage: 5 stories to read today

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald and Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto listen to a speech Downtown in February 2015.



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