Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service....
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Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers
SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month....
Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State
AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday....
Saved Mali manuscripts face damage in new home
BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- After being spirited away from under the noses of rampaging Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the fabled city of Timbuktu now face another threat: weather and poor storage conditions in their new location that scholars say could cause permanent damage....
DNC visits Philadelphia as decision on 2016 convention nears
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A delegation from the Democratic National Committee is visiting Philadelphia on Wednesday as it nears a decision on which city should host its 2016 convention....
5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania
A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:...
House committee passes ban on plastic beads polluting lakes
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana House committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban the sale and manufacture of soaps and cosmetics containing tiny plastic particles that environmentalists say are polluting water resources....
Fight between cities, nonprofits flares in Pa. Senate
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican efforts to put Pennsylvania state lawmakers back in control of granting tax-exempt status to charities is meeting more resistance....
USDA revises maple syrup grading with descriptive terms
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Grading standards for maple syrup have been revised to match international standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday, and now consumers can have a better understanding of what topping they're buying....
Pennsylvania-based Rita's Italian ice expanding to Mideast
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It's not a mirage: Rita's Italian Ice is bringing its cool treats to the Middle Eastern desert....
New England digs out after getting exactly what it expected
BOSTON (AP) -- Trudging through knee-high snow, New Englanders began digging out from a blizzard Wednesday with grudging respect for the forecasters, who missed the mark in New York but were right on the money in the Boston area....
Major impressionist exhibit making US stop in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A major impressionist exhibit featuring works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas is making its only U.S. stop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this summer....
Official resigns from embattled suburban Philly district
COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- The assistant superintendent of an embattled suburban Philadelphia school district has stepped down a month after his former boss was charged with stealing district funds and violating ethics rules....
Dorney Park owner challenging worker safety violations
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The owner of a Pennsylvania amusement park is challenging a federal regulator's findings that it failed to protect summertime workers from extreme heat, including a teenager who was burned after collapsing near a deep fryer....
The Republic majority in the state senate is suing democratic Governor Tom Wolf over the firing of his predecessor's appointee as head of the state office of open records. Republicans say former governor Tom Corbett's appointee is entitled to serve a full 6-year term and that the state legislature insulated that position from removal. Governor Wolf says Corbett's 11th hour appointment lacks transparency.
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