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With Pa. House, Senate gone, big issues remain unresolved

Local eighth-grader raises $1,500 for Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation

American Bar Association endorses Pennsylvania death penalty report

DA Association squares off against death penalty opponents

Child abuse bill attracts attacks amid legislative uncertainty

Independence Day

Philadelphians share their stories of patriotism for Fourth of July

Philly hand surgeons on devastating fireworks injuries: ‘There is nothing left to fix’

Gas prices shoot up; July 4 travel record expected

Free parking available for Wilkes-Barre’s Old-Fashioned Fourth of July

Celebrating America: Where to catch fireworks, a parade and more

Fireworks and music wow audiences in Scranton, Abingtons

Berks loyalties were split when the United States was born

Free performance coming Saturday to steps of Reading Public Library

On July 4, Americans celebrate shared freedoms, rue divisions

Not everyone in America is free this Fourth of July | Solomon Jones

The pursuit of happiness: The Founders’ intent: virtue and distinction

Finding my own patriotism in the turmoil of America in 2018 | Ronnie Polaneczky

More freedom on fireworks


Ainsworth Pet Nutrition closing Sewickley offices; 54 jobs cut

Study: Pennsylvania is fifth worst state to start a business


Delco man convicted of hiding past as Liberian war criminal


State-owned universities face cost, aid decisions if tuition plan is approved

Will Trump administration’s directive on race-based admissions have impact on colleges locally?

Judge rejects request for class action against Lock Haven University


Incumbent Republican state representative drops out of election in surprise announcement

Republican State Rep. Hal English won’t seek re-election

Wagner to host town hall meeting

Armed with a 2007 press release, Lou Barletta attacks Bob Casey’s view of Supreme Court candidate

Independent panel to look for ways to protect Pa.’s voting system

Health Care

First Hospital nurses reach deal with CHS

Coordinated Health building hospital in Dickson City

Local News

No ruling yet on sober-living home in Luzerne

On Politics: Ph.D student’s dissertation topic? Luzerne County voters

Harveys Lake cop becoming a singing sensation

Jeanne Bovard remembered for dedication to Scranton

Building pads being readied at new industrial park in Harrison

Monessen avoids shutdown but leadership disputes continue

Replica of Vietnam Veterans Memorial coming to Berks

Bethlehem council backs ban on conversion therapy

National News

Calls to Abolish ICE Not ‘Open Borders’ | FactCheck

ICE: What is Immigration and Customs Enforcement, an agency now under fire

NRDC: Administration proposal to roll back fuel standards could cost Pa. billions at the pump

Black men are succeeding in America

Judge rules census question lawsuit can proceed

One contractor dies and another is wounded in a shooting outside a Kansas school


Hidden for years, some Philly schools’ artwork is back – and new school board means to unearth more

Police clash with protesters outside Philly ICE office, arresting 29

Philly kids collected new books for immigrant children at Berks detention center. No thanks, officials told them | Mike Newall

Philly Judge Genece Brinkley’s lawyer on tape: Meek Mill should have gotten new trial

Murder case dropped over fired Philly detective’s ‘outrageous’ misconduct

Fake Super Bowl rings for Eagles, other teams seized by federal authorities

Let’s not welcome a Wawa on Philadelphia’s Delaware waterfront | Inga Saffron

Art Institute of Philadelphia owner mum about next steps in closing of Center City school

It takes a long time to close a charter school in Philly. Here’s why

Is death penalty turning Krasnerphilia into Krasnerphobia? | Stu Bykofsky


First Blues and Heritage Festival will take place Downtown in September

Region’s public safety officials prepare for busy July 4th, warn of heat

Peoples CEO proposes partnership to improve water quality

O’Hara residents seem open to Peoples Gas water plant

Snow falls on a hot summer day in Market Square for KidsPlay event

Pittsburgh firefighter sues claiming city wrongly restricted his duties

State News

Fresh sweet corn is poppin’ for punctual planters

Wolf, Trump order flags at half-staff to honor Capital Gazette victims

Pa. needs to return to an appointed attorney general. Here’s why | Opinion

Study aims to accurately evaluate broadband availability in Pa.


Pennsylvania Turnpike to raise tolls 6 percent again in January

Turnpike raising fares in 2019


The Senate Intelligence Committee affirms that Russia favored Trump over Hillary Clinton

Former wrestlers accuse Rep. Jim Jordan of ignoring sexual abuse while at Ohio State

White House uses Twitter account to push back at Democrats

Bill targeting animal abuse videos could provide wider anti-cruelty enforcement