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Even as Motorcycle Deaths Rise, Some Celebrate Freedom

James Fitzgerald sold his motorcycle because his fiancee thought riding was too dangerous. But he ended up not marrying her. So in 2008, Fitzgerald bought another motorcycle. He rides to work at a retail auto parts business in Springettsbury Township. …

Delaware High Court Upholds Slip-and-Fall Lawsuit Dismissal

The Delaware Supreme Court issued an opinion this week upholding the dismissal of a lawsuit filed over a slip-and-fall accident at a gas station during freezing rain four years ago. On January 10, 2014, Michael Laine, slipped and fell on …

Agency Will Hold ‘Parties Accountable’ for JFK Flood

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said Monday it will investigate the water pipe break that added to the weather-related delays at Kennedy Airport and will “hold all responsible parties accountable.” The agency said there were still …

Weather Term ‘Bomb Cyclone” Blows Up on Social Media

When it comes to weather, it’s hard to sound scarier than “bomb cyclone.” It’s a version of a real weather term that applies to a massive winter storm that pulled together Wednesday off the U.S. Southeast coast. But as fearsome …

Swift Winter Storm Unleashes Snow and Snarls Travel in New York

A fast-moving winter storm, growing stronger by the hour, has grounded 3,000 flights, delayed rail travelers in the busy Northeast Corridor and closed schools in New York and Boston. Manhattan could get as much as 9 inches (23 centimeters) of …

New York Governor to Push for Legislation to Combat Sexual Harassment

Gov. Andrew Cuomo proposed sweeping changes to the sexual harassment policies covering state and local officials Tuesday following national attention on the problem of sexual misconduct in the workplace. The Democrat’s proposal includes a prohibition on taxpayer funded legal settlements …

Winter Cyclone to Bring Deep Freeze to Northeast U.S.

A quick moving low pressure system, dubbed a bomb cyclone, located just off the East Coast of Florida will move northeast toward Canada by Friday, according to a short range forecast by the National Weather Service. According to the National …

Pennsylvania Woman Sues Over Nude Photos Taken on Operating Table

A woman has sued the Pennsylvania hospital where she once worked over nude photos taken of her while she was on the operating table. Sheila Harosky sued Washington Hospital, its chief executive and the doctor performing her surgery. She alleges …

Armed With New Data, Feds Target ‘Drug-Dealing’ Doctors

The pain clinic tucked into the corner of a low-slung suburban strip mall was an open secret. Patients would travel hundreds of miles to see Dr. Andrzej Zielke, eager for what authorities described as a steady flow of prescriptions for …

Deadline Nears for Museum’s $10M Offer for Tips on 1990 Robbery

A hot tip could still earn you a cool $10 million from a Boston, Mass., museum desperate to recover a trove of missing masterpieces. But you’d better hurry. Midnight Dec. 31 is the deadline to collect a doubled reward being …

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