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Williamsport woman celebrates 94th birthday by skydiving

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — A woman from Williamsport celebrated her 94th birthday in a very unique way. Eila Campbell decided to go skydiving with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter. She says she figured she might not “make it for another year” at her age, so she took the 10,000-foot plunge on Sunday at the Hazleton Regional […]

Comments - 7:31 pm - updated: 7:36 pm.

Williamsport woman celebrates 94th birthday by skydiving

HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — A woman from Williamsport celebrated her 94th birthday in a very unique way. Eila Campbell decided to go skydiving with her granddaughter and great-granddaughter. She says she figured she might not “make it for another year” at her age, so she took the 10,000-foot plunge on Sunday at the Hazleton Regional […]

Comments - 7:29 pm

Tattooed man captured in Pennsylvania after random machete attack

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — A man who has several facial tattoos and was wanted in connection with a machete attack on a woman and a dog last month in Massachusetts has been captured in Pennsylvania. Police say Thomas Vargus was apprehended Sunday in Marcus Hook, Pa., where he’d been staying with a man who shot […]

Comments - 4:23 pm - updated: 4:24 pm.

Hoverboard suspected in fire that damages six townhomes in Pennsylvania

MANCHESTER (AP) — Officials suspect a hoverboard might be to blame for a fire that damaged six townhomes in Pennsylvania. Firefighters found one home engulfed in flames when they arrived on the scene on Royal Drive in Manchester on Monday morning. The flames quickly spread. Four homes were destroyed, and more than a dozen people […]

Comments - 8:04 am

Fox renewed O’Reilly contract despite knowing about harassment allegations

NEW YORK — The parent company of the Fox News Channel says it knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O’Reilly when it renewed the popular personality’s contract in February. The New York Times reported Saturday the company renewed O’Reilly’s contract after he reached a $32 million settlement with […]

Comments - 11:09 pm - updated: 7:38 am.

Study: Victim’s race a factor in death sentences

HARRISBURG — A new study of capital punishment in Pennsylvania found that death sentences are more common when the victim is white and less frequent when the victim is black. The report, which drew from court and prosecution records over an 11-year period, concluded that a white victim increases the odds of a death sentence […]

Comments - 8:11 pm - updated: 7:51 am.

Tillerson seeks help in isolating Iran

DOHA, Qatar — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration’s case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He also called for a quick resolution to the ongoing […]

Comments - 7:57 pm

US-backed forces take Syria’s largest oil field

BEIRUT — U.S.-backed fighters captured Syria’s largest oil field from the Islamic State group Sunday, marking a major advance against the extremists in an area coveted by pro-government forces. With IS in retreat, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces and the Syrian government have been in a race to secure parts of the oil-rich Deir el-Zour […]

Comments - 7:45 pm

Veteran sentenced to 9½ to 20 years after plea in father’s death

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — An Iraq war veteran has been sentenced to 9½ to 20 years in prison in the shooting death of his father last year in a case that a Pennsylvania judge called “very, very sad.” Thirty-eight-year-old Jason Myirski pleaded guilty Friday to third-degree murder, with prosecutors and the judge saying his fragile […]

Comments - 12:59 pm - updated: 1:20 pm.

Trump has no plan to block scheduled release of JFK records

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn’t plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. “Subject to the receipt of further information,” he wrote in a Saturday morning tweet, “I will be allowing, as President, the long blocked and classified […]

Comments - 1:56 pm - updated: 4:06 pm.

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