LIVE: ISIS hearing

9:30 a.m. ET: The Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on U.S. policy toward Iraq and Syria and the threat posed by the Islamic State.


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Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) releases statement on 9-11 anniversary

"Today, we pay tribute to and draw inspiration from the heroes who were lost on September 11, 2001.

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News organizations seek data on Pa.'s execution drugs

Four news organizations are asking a federal judge to unseal information about where the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections plans to get drugs for use in executing inmates.

Pa. education secretary outlines Common Core review

A website should be up next month to collect public comment on aspects of Pennsylvania's new reading and math standards, according to the state's acting education secretary.

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PUC approves PPL pilot time-of-use program

The Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has approved a pilot time-of-use  program proposed by PPL Electric Utilities, which will replace the current time-of-use  rates.

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Former speaker Hastert marks Flight 93 anniversary

Those who died when Flight 93 crashed in southwestern Pa. during the 9/11 terror attacks will be honored in a new way during Thursday's ceremonies.

AG: Texas man victimized Pa. child in Facebook pornography exploits

A Pennsylvania child was the victim of a Texas man's child pornography exploits that involved Facebook threats to children in Michigan and Australia as well.

UGI Launches Mobile Bill Pay App

UGI Utilities, Inc. has launched a Mobile Bill Pay App that makes it easier for customers to manage their utility account from their smartphones.

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Governor orders flags to fly at half-staff Thursday

American and Pennsylvania flags across the state will be lowered to half-staff Thursday in recognition of Patriot Day.

Casey honors 9/11 fallen at gold medal ceremony

With the 13th anniversary of 9/11 -- one of the darkest days in American history -- approaching, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) honored the fallen of that day at a Congressional Gold Medal Ceremony Wednesday morning in the U.S. Capitol.

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Pa. county council rejects 'In God We Trust' motto

A western Pennsylvania county council has voted 8-6 against posting the national motto, "In God We Trust," in its chambers.

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Commission examines funding of Pennsylvania public schools

Is there a better way to fund schools in Pennsylvania?

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NCAA lifts Penn State's postseason ban

The NCAA has lifted the rest of the sanctions placed on Penn State for the Jerry Sandusky scandal, including immediately eliminating the postseason ban.


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