Pennsylvania

  • Pennsylvania parents locked son in car trunk to cure his fear of the dark July 26, 2014

    A western Pennsylvania couple, accused of luring their fiveyearold son into the trunk of their car with candy to resolve his fear of the dark, was granted probation this week, according to court officials on Friday. Jeffrey and Danielle Lenhart were charged with felony child endangerment and reckless endangerment for locking...
  • US: Student stabs 22 people at school, arrested April 10, 2014

    Washington: Twenty-one students and an adult were injured when a teenager, armed with knives, attacked students and staff at a high school in the US state of Pennsylvania on Wednesday, officials said. "A critical incident has occurred at the high school. All elementary schools are cancelled, the middle school and high...
  • US: Twenty hurt at Pennsylvania high school after stabbing spree April 9, 2014

    Twenty students were injured after a stabbing attack, apparently by a male student, at a Pennsylvania high school on Wednesday, and four of the victims were flown to area hospitals, officials said. The suspected attacker, a student at the school, was in custody, local media reported, citing police. The incident occurred at...
  • Frigid temperatures to persist in northeast US, less snowfall expected today January 22, 2014

    Residents of the northeastern United States on Wednesday looked to dig themselves out from a storm that has dumped over a foot (30.5 cm) of snow in many places, snarling traffic and forcing the Philadelphia school system to shut down. The weather system packing snow and Arctic cold forced the cancellation...
  • US newlyweds killed man for thrill December 7, 2013

    A couple married just three weeks lured a Pennsylvania man to his death with a Craigslist ad because they wanted to kill someone together, police said. Elytte Barbour told officers before his arrest on Friday night that he and his wife, Miranda, had planned to kill before but their plans never...
  • 3 shot near Pittsburgh high school; gunman sought November 14, 2013

    Pittsburgh: School officials say three students were shot outside a high school in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and police are searching for a gunman. Pittsburgh school district spokeswoman Ebony Pugh says the students were shot outside Brashear High School on Wednesday afternoon as they walked to a vehicle they'd all taken to...
  • 10yearold boy robs lemonade stand with a gun in Pennsylvania: Police August 2, 2013

    Authorities say a 12yearold boy used a BB gun to rob a 10yearold who was running a lemonade stand in Pennsylvania. Johnstown Sgt Patrick Goggin says the 12yearold approached the stand on Monday with what appeared to be a handgun in his pocket and threatened the younger boy. Goggin says the...
  • Four IndoAmerican professors win 2013 Simons Investigators award July 27, 2013

    Four Indian American professors are among the 13 mathematicians, theoretical physicists and theoretical computer scientists who have won 2013 Simons Investigators awards. Currently working at Stanford University, Harvard, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Pennsylvania University, they will each receive $100,000 a year for five years for their longterm research with the...
  • Billy Horschel, Phil Mickelson lead at US Open June 15, 2013

    Pennsylvania: Phil Mickelson drilled a long birdie on his final hole and Billy Horschel made every green in regulation on Friday to be the only two players below par after a long and trying second day of the U.S. Open. Nearly half the field did not finish the second round...
  • Tradition, weather collide for US Open at Merion June 13, 2013

    Ardmore, Pennsylvania: Under bright sunshine and a gentle breeze, Sergio Garcia signed autographs near the tee box at the 16th hole during his final practice round for the US Open. He then sent his drive in the direction of one of those charming red wicker baskets that sit atop the...
  • Viacom18's Colors pulls out of Wharton forum March 7, 2013

    Washington: Another key sponsor of the Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) has pulled out of the prestigious annual meet in the wake of the organiser's decision to cancel a keynote address by Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. The webpage of WIEF showed Colors' channel, which is Viacom18's flagship brand in...
  • Full text: letter written to protest against Wharton's invite to Modi March 6, 2013

    Here is the full text of the letter drafted by three University of Pennsylvania professors - Ania Loomba, Catherine Bryson Professor of English; Suvir Kaul, A M Rosenthal Professor of English and Toorjo Ghose, Assistant Professor at the School of Social Policy and Practice - and signed by hundreds of...
  • Wharton regrets confusion over Modi invite March 5, 2013

    Washington: Ending its silence, Wharton School has backed the organising committee of Wharton India Economic Forum (WIEF) on cancelling the address of Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, but regretted the confusion caused as a result of the change in program. "The student organisers of the upcoming Wharton India Economic Forum have...
  • Petition behind Wharton's decision to cancel Modi invite March 4, 2013

    Washington: The Wharton India Economic Forum revoked its decision to invite Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi to deliver a key note address after three Indian-American professors from the University of Pennsylvania sent a petition signed by about 135 people "furious" against such a move. Curiously enough, not a single professor from...
  • Pennsylvania: 4 dead, 3 policemen hurt in shooting December 22, 2012

    Pennsylvania: Four people died on a Pennsylvania highway on Friday when a gunman shot dead three people and later was killed in a shootout with police, according to Pennsylvania media, citing authorities. Three state troopers were injured in the incident in Frankstown Township, about 160 km east of Pittsburgh. Investigators suspect...
  • US elections: Barack Obama wins Pennsylvania November 7, 2012

    Washington: Pennsylvania has turned out to be safe for the Democrats after all. The state's 20 electoral votes are going to President Barack Obama. Pennsylvania had been considered to be in Obama's column for much of the campaign. But in recent days, as polls appeared to narrow, Mitt Romney's campaign saw...
  • US: 5 reasons why Sandy is expected to be a superstorm October 28, 2012

    1. A Northbound Hurricane Hurricane Sandy is moving slowly toward the northnortheast but is expected to turn to the north and west later Sunday and Monday, forecasters say. At some point, it's expected to become what's known as an extratropical storm. Unlike a tropical system like a hurricane, which gets its...
  • US: Hurricane Sandy downgraded to tropical storm October 27, 2012

    Bloomsburg: The National Weather Service has downgraded Sandy from a hurricane to a tropical storm but warns that "widespread impacts" are still expected into next week for the US East Coast. The storm was expected to increase in speed and move away from the Bahamas and parallel to the southeast...
  • Baby Saanvi death: Suspect to be charged with double murder October 27, 2012

    A 10monthold child of Indian origin, baby Saanvi Venna, who was kidnapped four days ago from her home in Pennsylvania, was found murdered in Santiago on Friday. The US media quoted authorities as saying that the baby was found dead and a suspect was charged with murdering both the baby and...
  • US: Indian officer arrested for assaulting maid July 26, 2012

    Pennsylvania: A senior official of the Indian Forest Service was arrested for alleged sexual assault in Pennsylvania in the US for allegedly assaulting a hotel maid. Surendra Mohapatra, a 1986 batch officer, was arrested in Pennsylvania reportedly on Wednesday. He is currently in jail as he does not enjoy diplomatic immunity,...
  • White House could fetch up to $ 115 mn: Realtor May 6, 2012

    Washington: White House is priceless and, of course, not for sale. But, the mansion, which has housed US presidents and their families since 1800, could fetch up to $115 million in the open market, a realtor has claimed. "This would be an extreme luxury home. It would probably be $100...
  • Man who wrote about Alzheimer's kills wife, self March 31, 2012

    Trexlertown: A man who had recently written in The New York Times about his love for his Alzheimer'sstricken wife killed her and himself in what their family called an act of "deep devotion." The bodies of Charles Snelling and his wife, Adrienne, both 81, were found on Friday in their...
  • US universities to participate in Yale Hindi debate March 29, 2012

    Washington: Students from top American universities, including Columbia, Cornell and Harvard, would participate in the fourth edition of the Yale Hindi debate. The one of its kind debate with the preliminary on March 30 and final on April 6, the students from these top American universities would debate on theme "Higher...
  • A device that helps visually impaired walk freely January 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Finally, there is a device that will allow the visually impaired to walk without sticks. Three Indians in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania have developed a belt that senses obstructions and helps the visually impaired walk freely. Visually impaired Wasim can walk without a stick to guide him....
  • Love letter delivered 53 years late July 16, 2011

    Pittsburgh: A love letter written to a US college student in the state of Pennsylvania and delivered 53 years late will be mailed to its intended recipient who is now an elderly ma. A spokeswoman for the California University of Pennsylvania said the letter, addressed to Mr Clark C Moore and...
  • Happy people eat candies, hopeful ones eat fruit April 20, 2011

    Washington: Happy people are more likely to eat candy bars and hopeful ones choose fruit. "Most of us are aware that we often fall victim to emotional eating, but how is it that we might choose unhealthy or healthy snacks when we're feeling good?" write authors Karen Page Winterich of Pennsylvania...
  • People act morally if somebody is watching March 9, 2011

    Washington: A new study says that most people would be quite comfortable pocketing an extra $ 20 note they receive in change, especially when the cashier is not looking. "Omissions and commissions come up relatively frequently in everyday life, and we sometimes puzzle over them," says psychologist Peter DeScioli of Brandeis...
  • 'Conan' painting goes for $ 1.5 million July 23, 2010

    Philadelphia: A 1971 painting by fantasy artist Frank Frazetta has sold for $ 1.5 million, two months after the Pennsylvania artist's death. Frazetta's managers said this week that a private collector bought "Conan the Destroyer" from a family trust. Managers Robert Pistella and Stephen Ferzoco call it the price the highest...
  • Vidya Balan goes to Wharton March 31, 2010

    Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who was recently invited to the Wharton School in Pennsylvania to be part of the 14th Wharton India Economic Forum, showcased the high points of Indian cinema there. The 32yearold was invited to speak March 27 on globalisation of mainstream Indian cinema. "Vidya spoke on how mainstream Indian...
  • Watch: Santa brings Christmas cheer to Pennsylvania hamlet December 4, 2008

    Now a giant singing Santa's bringing a Pennsylvania neighbourhood an EARLY Christmas ... As CNN's Joscelyn Moes explains, not everyone's thrilled about his addition to the neighborhood. ...