The Issue: Debt limit back in effect; House leaders float ideas

The Issue: Debt limit back in effect; House leaders float ideas

So what is the Republicans' plan concerning raising the U.S. debt limit the Treasury Department says must be raised by the end of the month or risk default?
NICOLE DEBEVEC, United Press International

Time to empower the Iranian Resistance

LONDON, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- The author argues it is time for Western leaders to embrace the Iranian Resistance against the current leadership in Tehran..
DAVID AMESS, UPI Outside View Commentator

Pennsylvania going green

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell announced a $22 million grant for smaller municipalities to fund projects that will conserve electricity and natural gas.

Deal struck to end Philly transit strike

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell says a tentative agreement could end Philadelphia's transit strike by Saturday night.
Congress urged to renew assault-gun ban

Congress urged to renew assault-gun ban

HARRISBURGH, Pa., April 16 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell has urged Congress to reinstate a federal ban on assault rifles.
Pa. gov. pushes use of Welcome Fund

Pa. gov. pushes use of Welcome Fund

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell wants his state's Convention Center Authority to use the Welcome Fund to generate income for the center, sources said.

Bush lends support to Swann fundraiser

LANCASTER, Pa., Aug. 17 (UPI) -- A Lancaster, Pa., fundraiser attended by U.S. President George Bush has raised $700,000 for Republican gubernatorial candidate Lynn Swann.

Floodwalls, levees do well in Pa., .N.Y.

NEW HOPE, Pa., June 30 (UPI) -- Flood walls and levees have held their own in northeast Pennsylvania and New York against flooding that killed at least 14 people in four states.

Ben Franklin's 300th birthday celebrated

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 17 (UPI) -- Benjamin Franklin, the senior member of the Founding Fathers of the United States, turned 300 Tuesday.

Street wants gun-control talks with Rendell

PHILADELPHIA, March 15 (UPI) -- Philadelphia Mayor John Street requested an urgent meeting with Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell after 18 people were fatally shot in the city last week.

Tanker oil spill in Delaware River

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency reported 25,000 to 30,000 gallons of crude oil leaked Saturday from the oil tanker ATHOS I.

Pennsylvania embraces slot machines

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 5 (UPI) -- The Pennsylvania legislature has approved a bill allowing as many as 61,000 slot machines to generate $1 billion a year, the New York Times said Monday.

HealthBiz: Malpractice reform cuts cases

Reforms of malpractice insurance enacted in Pennsylvania are showing promising results, an emergency situation is brewing in many ERs these days, and other news of interest to the healthcare industry.
ELLEN BECK, United Press International

The Philadelphia Eagles cancel hoagie ban

PHILADELPHIA, July 31 (UPI) -- The Philadelphia Eagles' hoagie ban at soon-to-open Lincoln Financial Field has officially been rescinded.

Execution warrant signed for Timothy Rice

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 24 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania Gov. Edward Rendell Tuesday signed a warrant for the execution by lethal injection of Timothy Rice of Philadelphia.

Group asks PA death penalty moratorium

PHILADELPHIA, June 20 (UPI) -- The Christian Associates' Council of Bishops and Judicatory Executives is calling for a moratorium on the death penalty in Pennsylvania.

Urban News

A spokesman for the Minneapolis police department denies accusations of excessive force against an American Indian.
DENNIS DAILY, United Press International