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Mother Loses Claim Against Pennsylvania School Over Daughter’s Disappearance

A federal judge has dismissed an eastern Pennsylvania mother’s argument that a school should be held responsible for psychological harm and bad publicity over her teenage daughter’s disappearance to Mexico with a married man. The suit alleged that Lehigh Valley …

No More Nuts at the Ballpark for Kids’ Sake

Kerry Adamowicz hoped that a meeting with Hartford Yard Goats officials might lead to a few peanut-free days or maybe a peanut-free section at the team’s Double-A baseball stadium, so her son and other children with food allergies could enjoy …

New Jersey Among States Moving to Limit Contact in High School Football

The executive committee of the organization that governs New Jersey high school athletes has approved a proposal to drastically reduce contact in football before and during the season. The proposal passed Wednesday by the executive committee of the New Jersey …

N.H. Lawmakers Debate Gun-Free School Zones, Background Checks

The day before the one-year anniversary of the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, New Hampshire lawmakers said they are hoping to take advantage of a Democratic-controlled legislature to move ahead with gun control legislation that would allow school districts …

New Jersey Fund to Compensate Victims of Catholic Priest Sex Abuse

Victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic clergy in New Jersey will soon be able to apply for compensation from a fund representing all five of the state’s dioceses, one of the fund’s administrators announced. Camille Biros, who also is …

New York Limo Crash Investigators Still Working to Identify Cause

The National Transportation Safety Board’s probe of a fatal limousine crash in upstate New York has not yet identified a cause, according to a preliminary report released earlier this week, after weeks of wrangling between federal inspectors and a local …

2 Payouts Endanger New Jersey’s Post-Sandy Dune Work

After Superstorm Sandy pummeled the New Jersey coast, then-Gov. Chris Christie set out to build protective sand dunes along most of the state’s 127-mile (204-kilometer) shoreline. Despite lawsuits from homeowners throughout the shore seeking to block the project, the state …

Snow, Ice Threaten to Snarl New York City Roads

Snow, ice and rain will sweep across the eastern U.S. starting Tuesday, giving commuters in New York and the Northeast a couple of slippery trips to and from work and potentially tying up air traffic throughout the region. A low-pressure …

Opioid-Related Car Crash Deaths in Maryland Hold Steady Over Decade

A new approach to defining opioid-related auto fatalities provides insight into the nature and distribution of opioid-involved deaths in the state of Maryland, say the authors of a new study led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of …

Virginia Lawmakers, Victims Want Distracted Driving Bill Expansions

Teary-eyed parents and supporters of legislation to curb distracted driving filled a small room at the Capitol, some wearing neon yellow traffic vests in solidarity as they offered emotional testimony. Others held framed pictures of loved ones who died in …

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