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Treasurer touts college savings plan for newborns

Harrisburg commuter tax would ease pain of Act 47 ‘exit’: mayor

‘I’m livid’: Lawmakers seek public meeting on overdue, over-budget Mt. Rose/I-83 project


That sound from Seattle? Only silence on progress of Amazon HQ2

Carter’s/OshKosh reopens; Tovon & Co. relocating

Businesses destroyed by tornado find new life

More layoffs, cuts at Times Leader

Former Baker Hughes facility to reopen with more than 200 employees

3D Gun

More states sue to stop online plans for 3D-printed guns

Why Cody Wilson, the man behind the 3D-printed gun, says he’ll keep fighting – and win

A plastic gun battle: Develop countermeasures for print-at-home arms

Clergy Sex Abuse

Bishop Trautman withdraws challenge to grand-jury report

Retired Erie bishop is one of the petitioners challenging clergy sex-abuse report

Report: Church leaders pressured victims, cops over abuse

‘We watched with shock and great sadness’: Harrisburg Diocese reacts to interview with ex-priest


Son of Westmoreland County judge charged with marijuana distribution

Woman involved in Erie collar-bomb case jailed on prostitution charge in Greensburg


Children of migrant workers sharpen skills, confidence

Pennsylvania Governor’s School a ‘transformative’ experience for students

State auditor general concerned about transparency in Duquesne schools child sex abuse settlement

Delco high school is pioneering a choice to learn at home, at school – or both

Hempfield Area School District hikes fee for after-school sports

Cheyney University forges powerful partnerships

Starbucks-Cheyney relationship yet to be defined


Georgia company to conduct Sharon, Pa. site’s environmental cleanup

State forests do well amid gas drilling

Local News

Wilkes-Barre will hold large item pickup in neighborhoods, $10 fee for stickers

Cancer wellness center Candy’s Place closing after 20 years

National Night Out Sunday on Wilkes-Barre’s Public Square

Osterhout Free Library hosts 10th annual Brewesterhout fundraiser

Hispanic employees say nursing home’s no-Spanish policy is discriminatory

Costly sidewalk repairs needed at Scranton police headquarters

City to host e-recycling event

A Chester County village was vacated for a nuclear power plant. Today, it’s a ghost town.

Festa Italiana returns for 37th edition at Mount St. Peter Church in New Kensington

Former workers say goodbye to Hamburg Center

At Radsport, youth to offer glimpse of Reading “bike life”

Berks communities celebrating National Night Out

Annual pension of $41,624 set for cop who had been on paid suspension for 10 months

Want to hike and bike Allentown? Citywide trail plan moves forward after near-decade delay

National News

Ohio governor will let concealed carry bill become law without signature

Natural Gas

Mariner East 2 pipeline nears completion

Opioid Crisis

Unapproved antidepressant with opioid-like effects raises concerns about abuse


Want to host a block party in Philly? Ask cops first, Streets Department says

A Buddhist temple embedded in a synagogue tells the story of South Philly immigration

Teen killed, two people wounded in Kensington shooting

Philly astronaut to command test capsule in 2019 launch

Toddler ID’d in fatal mauling by pit bulls in Port Richmond rowhouse

Mayor Kenney should apologize for linking black doll hanging to Trump’s rhetoric, Pennsylvania GOP says

Philly makes pension management harder than it has to be | Editorial

To understand Philly’s gun violence crisis, in-depth reporting is needed | Opinion

Remembering Jeremy Nowak, a force for urban change | Commentary


Historic flight: first nonstop Pittsburgh to Shanghai flight arrives

Charter flight from China makes historic first landing at Pittsburgh airport

Two shot outside Giant Eagle in Greenfield

2 shot outside of the Greenfield Giant Eagle in Pittsburgh

Parade kicks off weekend-long 51st Harambee Black Arts Festival

Mother of Allegheny County Jail inmate who committed suicide files lawsuit

Preservationist group seeks to block demolition of Squirrel Hill home

Clean air activists get hour-plus meeting with Allegheny County executive

Pittsburgh officials say rain should not impact weekend regatta activities

State News

West Nile-carrying mosquitos widespread, Pa. says in warning

Drain the pools of water: West Nile reaches record high in Pa.

Events set for safe disposal of TVs, paints and other hazardous waste

$1.1 million repair planned to prevent Montgomery Lock and Dam failure

High court tags small town judge for tough high profile jobs

Mosquito spraying in Luzerne County set for Aug. 7

What I learned at Ike’s house | John L. Micek


Atlantic City-Philadelphia rail line to shut down in September

LCTA receives two new CNG buses

PennDOT to close Route 422 lanes in Lower Pottsgrove for construction project


Democrats shift strategy, to begin meeting with Kavanaugh

Trump’s five false claims about Bob Casey in Wilkes-Barre speech

Donald Trump takes shot at LeBron James in late-night tweet

Trump associate socialized with alleged Russian agent Maria Butina in final weeks of 2016 campaign