A Nobel Peace Prize winner and astronaut are born, a gymnast reaches Olympic perfection, and an epic superhero hits summer theaters, all on this day.
2013: The city government of Detroit, Michigan, with up to $20 billion in debt, files for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, exceeding the $4 billion filing by Jefferson County, Alabama, in 2011. Detroit is also the largest city by population in the U.S. history to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, more than twice as large as Stockton, California, which filed in 2012.
An explosion rocked a heavily traveled section of Manhattan's East Village on Thursday, injuring at least a dozen people and leveling parts of a building, authorities said.
More than 200 New York firefighters responded to an explosion and inferno in the East Village section of Manhattan.
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A teenager who admitted to the attempted murder and sexual assault of a Lehigh University student learned his fate Thursday morning.
In the wake of several reports of child luring cases in Berks County, a unique effort aims to keep kids safe as they head to and from school.
Police are trying to identify a man and woman in connection with a series of thefts at CVS stores in Berks County.
An employee at a corporate bakery found more than he bargained for on a production line in Luzerne County on Monday.
A local soldier who went on hundreds of rescue missions looking for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl said the former soldier should also be charged with treason.
Some women pictured nude or semi-nude in photos posted to a Penn State fraternity's secret Facebook page have come forward, and some frat members are now cooperating with an ongoing criminal investigation.
Knoebels Amusement Resort
A worker was struck by a new roller coaster during testing at Knoebels Amusement Resort.
The National Park Service wants to begin using border collies to chase away Canada geese that frequent the Lincoln Memorial reflecting pool and other spots on the National Mall.
Beethoven and Walt Whitman die, the Stanley Cup comes to the U.S., UCLA wins their seventh straight title, and Pink Floyd's "Dark Side" rules the charts, all on this day.
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