| Jan 24, 2014
| 5:35 PM
Regional sports networks continue to be the hottest ticket in media.
21st Century Fox said Friday that it was taking a majority stake in the New York Yankees Entertainment and Sports Network, known as the YES Network, a little more than a year after Fox...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Where, oh, where are all my birds this winter?
Bluebirds seldom nibble on the freeze-dried meal worms, while woodpeckers and bluejays practically ignore the chopped nuts.
I faithfully check the feeders, but they seldom need replenishing. During past...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 9:53 PM
NEW YORK — The death of Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman underscores a surge in heroin use reminiscent of the 1970s and early '80s.
More than 660,000 Americans used heroin in 2012, health officials say — nearly double the number...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 4:37 PM
Turn around and look rearward, Sen. Mensch. Cooking up razzle-dazzle schemes aimed at future "deregulation" of the electric power industry has hurt Pennsylvania consumers enough.
On Tuesday, state Sen. Bob Mensch, R-Montgomery, author of last October'...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 6:17 AM
From fried chicken to fine dining, here are some fun takeaways from area federal lawmakers' end-of-the-year campaign finance reports.
While there's no confirmation that campaign operatives dig into buckets of KFC while pouring over...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Like pollen in the air and lengthening days, rising gas prices are among the annual signals that spring is near.
The AAA Fuel Gauge Report released late Monday noted the national average price of a gallon of unleaded gas rose 3 cents, to $3.49, during...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:13 AM
NEW YORK -- Roads were closed, transit was thrown into turmoil, a store awning collapsed and thousands of people were without power Wednesday as the second storm this week dumped heavy snow across the Northeast and left streets coated with ice.
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:28 PM
David Rea started a business late last year and it's taken him a little while to get a handle on all of the government paperwork that's involved.
But he was certain about one thing — he shouldn't have been getting requests to garnish employees'...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 12:01 PM
SACRAMENTO — Gov. Jerry Brown is paid less than some mayors and city managers in California, but a state panel that sets his salary balked Thursday at giving him and lawmakers a pay raise, saying it wants more information before making a decision....
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:14 AM
There's something about the funding for the Museum of the American Revolution that might make you do a double-take.
The $118 million (some reports say $150 million) museum will be built in Philadelphia, fittingly, and more than $100 million already...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Even the threat of death can't reliably stop a heroin addiction.
Paramedics tell stories about the tricks addicts use to save themselves from an overdose -- that is, to ensure that somebody else saves them. For instance, users will block a water...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 12:45 PM
After a hoax report that Wayne Knight had died in a traffic accident near the New York–Pennsylvania border, the actor who played Newman on "Seinfeld" and a treacherous techie in "Jurassic Park" took humorously to his Twitter account to dispel the...