State trooper hit by own patrol car, severely injured

Police say Sgt. Robert Bemis pulled over to the side of I-81 in Schuylkill County on Friday to help a man whose car had caught fire.

 Sherif Abdelhak, former CEO for Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation

Obituary: Sherif Abdelhak / Embattled health care CEO died quietly

The CEO of AHERF (Allegheny Health, Education and Research Foundation), once the state’s largest health system, was jailed after its fall.

Proposed Medicare overhaul would affect doctors, some beneficiaries

The House passed a measure that would create a new payment formula for doctors and charge higher premiums to some Medicare beneficiaries.

 The proposed 28-word amendment aims to cement the role of the Pennsylvania Legislature in defining “purely public charities.”

Proposed Pennsylvania tax-exemption amendment stalls

Senate Bill 4, a proposed state constitutional amendment, faces scrutiny in the House and may not make fall ballot.



In defeat, a woman disrupts how Silicon Valley does business

A gender discrimination lawsuit has blown open a conversation about the shortcomings in the emerging tech industry.

Young and facing death, but having a say

There are no firm estimates of the number of young patients facing life-threatening diseases at any given time.



Diplomats, U.N. staff flee Yemen

Diplomats evacuated from Aden; U.N. staff leave Sanaa; gulf Arabs offer Yemeni president support at Egypt summit.

Syria rebels take strategic town of Idlib

The loss came amid recent indications that the Assad regime is struggling to maintain the momentum it won on the battlefield last year.



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    Swarthmore group breaks from Hillel

    Hillel has attempted to stop local chapters from hosting events that involve speakers or groups deemed to be anti-Israel.

    Ex-legislator Mike Veon due for parole

    Mike Veon, a top former Pennsylvania House Democrat from Beaver County serving prison sentences for corruption, may be a free man soon.


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