Controversial: Swimmer who changed his gender now sweeps women’s competitions

U.S. 12/02/21, 16:51

A University of Pennsylvania swimmer who swam for the men's team for three years now, after becoming transgender, is dominating women's competitions and is leading his team to win every competition, sparking controversy again. Athlete Will Thomas, who now identifies as transgender and goes by the name Lia Thomas, competed as ...

Smallpox virus vials found in Pennsylvania lab

U.S. 11/18/21, 16:54

Authorities are investigating why a Pennsylvania laboratory stored deadly disease samples. The FBI and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) want to know why Merck's kept five vials marked as "smallpox" at its vaccine research facility in Montgomery County. A lab worker reported the surprise discovery after cleaning out a ...

Video: School bus carrying 29 kids plunges into creek in Pennsylvania

U.S. 11/10/21, 17:15

On Monday, Nov. 8, a school bus carrying 29 students from middle school in eastern Pennsylvania careened through a guardrail and rolled 25 feet into Bushkill Creek in Easton, injuring thirteen students and the driver as well.Easton school official John Remaley confirmed that the students' injuries were minor, and at ...

At least 6 people injured in Pennsylvania mall shooting

U.S. 10/18/21, 15:11

At least six people were injured while other shoppers fled for safety after a shooting in a Pennsylvania mall on Sunday afternoon. Before the shooting, several men were engaged in a scuffle inside Park City Centre, according to Lancaster City Police. Three men and a woman were treated for non-life-threatening bullet wounds. ...

Megacomet spotted hurtling towards Earth, opens window into the past

U.S. 10/12/21, 04:36

A super comet, considered the largest comet ever discovered, is hurtling towards Earth, and astronomers see it as an opportunity to understand more about the solar system. The Bernardinelli-Bernstein comet, named after University of Pennsylvania astronomers Pedro Bernardinelli and Gary Bernstein, was detected seven years ago. According to The Sun, it ...

Pennsylvania: Democrat proposes forced sterilization of men after age 40

U.S. 10/06/21, 20:29

A Democratic state representative from Pennsylvania, Christopher Rabb, has introduced a bill that would force men to have a vasectomy six weeks after having their third child when they reach the age of 40.  According to Rabb, the proposal is in response to the Texas heartbeat law that prohibits abortions after ...

The federal jobless aid program comes to an end as claims fall to pandemic low

U.S. 09/03/21, 15:36

According to most economists, various factors make it more difficult for businesses to fill jobs at current pay levels. Many unemployed people are afraid of contracting COVID-19 if they work in service businesses like restaurants or hotels. The abrupt termination of pandemic unemployment benefits on a large scale after this ...

Hurricane Ida: Pilot and fiancée rescue 17 stranded in Tennessee flood

U.S. 08/31/21, 03:33

On Saturday morning, Aug. 28, Nashville-based helicopter pilot Joel Boyers had just finished assisting his fiancée in obtaining her pilot's license, and they were on their way home to celebrate when he received a phone call from a distressed woman in Pennsylvania. Her brother's house in Waverly, Tennessee, was flooded, and ...

Pennsylvania Senate Committee will subpoena election officials who oppose forensic audit

U.S. 08/01/21, 15:54

A Pennsylvania senator will summon county officials to verify the outcome of the November election, after they refused to cooperate voluntarily. State Sen. Doug Mastriano confirmed he will ask the Pennsylvania Senate's Intergovernmental Operations Committee to subpoena commissioners from three counties to comply with his 2020 election investigation. "We are eagerly awaiting ...

Black academic challenges claim that maths discriminates, calling ‘anti-racism’ a business

Opinion 07/28/21, 18:56

An African American academic from Pennsylvania accused the local school district of promoting a "victim narrative" in classrooms. York College rhetoric associate professor Erec Smith believes teaching children that "mathematics is racist" only encourages extreme left-wing discourse. Smith warns the district's so called 'anti-racist maths' fuels a dangerous belief that practically everything ...