| 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 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 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 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...
| 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 17, 2014
| 4:35 PM
Ouch. Don't mess with Connecticut's governor.
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy threw some choice words at U.S. House Speaker John Boehner on Monday over cutting food-stamp benefits: "shameful" and "reprehensible." The governor was right.
Mr. Boehner started...
| 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...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:03 AM
Utility workers struggled Friday to continue repairing downed power lines, but hundreds of thousands of people remained without electricity two days after a major storm swept through Pennsylvania and Maryland.
More than a foot of snow fell in many areas...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 8:09 PM
Stacie Testerman lives in York County, about 100 miles west of Philadelphia, and gets her water from a well.
So when her power suddenly went out at 3 a.m. Wednesday -- as it did for several hundred thousand Pennsylvanians last week -- her faucets and...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Valentine’s Day is just a few days away. Looking for inspiration? Take a peek inside the life of York County romance author Michelle Willingham.
Willingham’s latest Harlequin Historical, “To Tempt a Viking” (Book 2 in her...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:18 AM
YORK — New coastal flood maps produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency may require about 260 York County property owners who are now included in a high-risk flood zone to get flood insurance for the first time.
The new maps, which update...