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Pa. Senate leaves Capitol without vote on clergy abuse bill

‘It’s a disaster’: Senate leader laments end of sex abuse victims bill, open to talks

Pa. Attorney General Josh Shapiro: Senate leaders chose church over clergy sex abuse victims

Pennsylvania Senate pulls plans to vote on church abuse bill

Frustration, anger as clergy abuse bill stalls in PA Senate

Pennsylvania lawmakers limit license suspensions for drug charges

Pa. General Assembly passes bill increasing penalties for repeat DUI offenders

Questions arise about why ‘Alina’s Law’ hasn’t been passed

Pashinski’s grandparents bill passes Senate, heads to governor

On last day of lawmaking: ‘If you thrive on chaos, you enjoy this time of year.’

Bill to give Harrisburg enhanced taxing authority for five more years wins Senate passage

Sunoco fines will aid local environment; funding approved

Reliance on standardized tests decreased

House Majority Leader Dave Reed to take job at bank

Divorce lawyer withdraws over state Rep. Kevin Haggerty’s nonpayment, other issues

GOP state Reps. Jim Christiana, Mark Mustio say goodbye, share a toast


QVC, HSN fulfillment center coming to Bethlehem — with at least 1,200 jobs expected

Tarentum’s new Family Dollar store set to open the day before Thanksgiving


19-year-old charged with shooting deaths of 10-year-old, her mother and man in New Castle

Bucks DA: Prison guard ran fishing tours while out on workers’ comp


Diocesan schools superintendent stepping down

Penn Hi volleyball captain pens open letter about forfeit to Connellsville

Some motorists lack patience for stopped school buses

Abington Heights students can earn associate degrees by graduation

Cal U. enrollment takes 6-percent dip–percent-dip/article_e2c4aa84-d27b-11e8-b90a-77622e54ae60.html

Marywood students start shuttle service to downtown

PA 529 College Savings Program given a new name: Pa. treasurer

Cheyney president responds to enrollment plunging 38 percent

State System’s chief talks to Edinboro University students, faculty


In Pennsylvania’s lopsided gubernatorial race, a study in contrasts

‘They smell blood in the water’ — In Pa., N.J. congressional primaries, Trump, retirements bring a surge of activity

Analysis: Pence visit signals GOP sees path to victory over Cartwright

Director: Allocation will cover only a percentage of new voting machines’ cost

Voter Turnout Could Hit 50-Year Record For Midterm Elections

Health Care

Planners seek info on work at hospital

Local News

Wilkes-Barre’s 2019 budget includes police chief post, though no one in job

Payment delayed for downtown Wilkes-Barre train-station property

WB zoners put Sterling lot in park; board wants more info before deciding

No decision on Sterling parking lot

Commissioners’ resolution backs resident in Scranton Beltway project fight

United Neighborhood Centers announces new leader

City stormwater focus of public forum Tue.

Haverford leaders defend township and schools against racism complaints

Hatfield passes embattled beekeeping ordinance

Westmoreland Land Bank sells 70th property as it acquires its 100th

Reading firefighters train at high rise

Kutztown resident tells council that railroad exhaust a health hazard

Editorial: Today’s actions will decide community’s economic future

Allentown says $1.25 million price tag to demolish building is not final

National News

Who is black in America? Ethnic tensions flare between black Americans and black immigrants.

The black senior citizens ordered off a Georgia bus taking them to vote aren’t giving up

Drug-resistant salmonella from raw chicken products sickens nearly 100 in 29 states

That 2.8 percent Social Security adjustment could come with a few caveats

Opioid Crisis

Report: Easy access to fentanyl, Mexican heroin continue to boost overdose deaths in southwestern Pa.

Latina health group to focus on opioid crisis


No Sanctuary: Philly vs. the Feds

Study: Philly’s community schools, a Kenney soda-tax priority, show mixed results

Comcast to open lobby in new tower to public on Thursday

SEPTA is eyeing a big conversion to green energy

2-year sentence for ‘Skinny Joey’ Merlino, reputed longtime Philly mob boss

Philadelphia expected the Rail Park to generate new development. Instead, we might get a self-storage facility. | Inga Saffron

Arizona-based agency plans to house undocumented immigrant children in Philly shelter, city officials vow to fight

First lady Melania Trump visits Philadelphia to highlight opioid-exposed newborns

Starbucks report says police need training in anti-bias. Police disagree. | Editorial


Sides clash over who decides whether Allegheny County gets new voting machines

See Lawrenceville’s ongoing transformation with the opening of Condado Tacos

PWSA secures millions in state money for lead line replacements

State awards PWSA nearly $50 million for replacement of lead water lines

Pittsburgh gun violence dips in 2018 as police clear more homicide cases

Cement City joins railroad and village exhibit at Carnegie Science Center

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette violated labor law, judge rules

Pittsburgh council confirms Yvonne Hilton as new city solicitor

Community College of Allegheny County plans skilled trades fair

State News

Pa. Supreme Court should exercise compassion when grappling with issues related to pregnancy and drug addiction | Opinion

1 dead in Washington County ATV crash

Flight 93 park ranger will present a program on the creation of memorials

Trails projects get state funds

River section slated for year-round fishing

Powerball and Mega Millions jackpots top $1.3 billion combined in next drawings


LCTA introduces new rates for the shared ride program

Reading Regional Airport faces financial crisis

Reading-to-Philly bicycle trail to be completed by 2020


Facing flak, Sen. Warren doesn’t think her claim to have Native American DNA was a mistake