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Counselors offered after 3 sophomores die in crash

2 hours 27 min ago
LAKE ARIEL, Pa. (AP) - Counselors were being provided for students and parents in a suburban Philadelphia school district on Labor Day after three sophomores were killed in an SUV crash.

For union stagehands, Labor Day is day of labor

2 hours 37 min ago
By the time Labor Day dawned, steamy and soggy on the Made in America concert site on the Parkway, union stagehand Colin Peters and his overnight crew had just about wrapped up dismantling the three miles of barricades.

Lightning kills boy swimming in Pennsylvania creek

5 hours 52 min ago
PEACH BOTTOM, Pa. (AP) - Authorities say a lightning strike has killed a boy who was swimming in a central Pennsylvania creek.

More stormy, steamy weather

8 hours 58 min ago

Made in America: Day 2 starts sunny, battles the rain

12 hours 11 min ago
'Here we go, Chilladelphia." So said Kenny Vasoli of Vacationers as the band kicked off Day 2 of the Budweiser Made in America musical block party on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia. Sunday promised lots of music, as long as the rain held off. And while a brief early downpour did not deter fans of weather-delayed rapper Danny Brown, a black, threatening storm did force suspension of the festival around 6:15 p.m. Would Made in America return?

Pittsburgh-based reality show 'The Chair' to debut

12 hours 28 min ago
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Viewers of a new reality show will soon find out what happens when two fledgling directors are given $850,000 to direct their own movies from the same script.

After 27 years, Showboat goes dark; two more close soon

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:35
ATLANTIC CITY - Toni Peterson was among the last customers to leave the Showboat casino Sunday afternoon as "closed" signs went up, bringing an end to the Mardi Gras-themed gaming hall and hotel that opened on the Boardwalk 27 years ago.

Palmer charter school ready to open, fight for its future

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:35
As an embattled city charter school prepares to welcome 1,350 students on Tuesday, founder Walter D. Palmer remains hopeful the school that bears his name will remain open past June.

New initiative seeks to help students find housing stability

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:35
For Erika Taylor, a Pottstown mother of four, the long line for fingerprinting at the UPS Store was just one more roadblock in her quest to reenter the job market and finally gain some stability after moving her children eight times in the last 17 years.

Putin talks about 'statehood' for eastern Ukraine

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:35
MOSCOW - Seeming to be searching for the right word during a prerecorded television interview, Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested Sunday that one of the issues to be resolved in the Ukrainian conflict is "statehood" for the eastern regions now controlled by separatists.

Five years after recession, American workers are scared, cautious, and worse off

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:35
When the phone call came, Anthony Reynolds, a big man with a ready laugh, cried like a baby. His ex-wife, living in Texas, had taken their son, 7, to a hospital for an important but minor procedure, and the hospital had turned them away. No insurance.

Rain in Philadelphia for Made in America

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:35
Day 2 of the Made in America festival turned soggy and briefly scary Sunday night, as lightning and heavy rain forced organizers to stop the music and make fans leave - then call them back when the weather improved.

Stagehands the foundation of Made in America

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:35
Nothing stopped stagehand James Pisano, 25, from reporting for work at Made in America for a 5 a.m. call Sunday.

Camden school district makes improvements; adds 3 Renaissance schools

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:35
When Paymon Rouhanifard was appointed by the state a year ago to lead the Camden School District, one of the first questions asked was whether he planned to make Camden an all-charter district.

TCNJ adding 'Campus Town,' with shops and more housing

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:35
As a small public college that targets top high school students, the College of New Jersey prides itself on high retention and graduation rates and regular recognition as a top economic value for families.

The rhythms of a sanitation truck crew

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:35
Mamadou Sacko and Barry Williams spend their work days enveloped in a malodorous fog. If it is even mildly warm out, they are trailed by a light constellation of flies.

Open or Closed for Labor Day

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:33
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Rutgers responds to digital age with library renovations

Sun, 08/31/2014 - 23:33
Rutgers-Camden students assiduously avoided studying in the dark, dusty library basement, crammed in between book stacks with asbestos tile and the ghostly noises of a building built in the middle of the last century.