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Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Feb. 26, 2020 4:41 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Cost of drill­ing: DEP raises per­mit fees to cover reg­u­la­tory ser­vices Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Feb. 26 Permit fees for shale gas wells in Pennsylvania would soar by more than 150% under an...

U.S.President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump stand with Indian President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind during the playing of the national anthem at a state banquet at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)

The Latest: Trump hails India trip as 'learning experience'

Feb. 25, 2020 11:02 AM EST

NEW DELHI (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to India (all times local): 8:40 p.m. President Donald Trump says an India visit that featured a mega-rally, a tour of the Taj Mahal and meetings with business leaders and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been a “tremendous learning...

Performers from the Grande Rio samba school parade during Carnival celebrations at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Feb. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Rio Carnival schools make plea for end of religious abuse

Feb. 24, 2020 12:41 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — As the Grande Rio Samba school rolled its Carnival float onto Rio de Janeiro's parade grounds, people aboard unfurled a massive fan-shaped banner reading “RESPECT MY AXÉ” to the roaring crowd. Axé is the vital cosmic force in the Afro-Brazilian religion...

Hero in Hanukkah attack declining $20K reward over Zionism

Feb. 22, 2020 8:21 PM EST

WEST NYACK, N.Y. (AP) — An Orthodox Jewish man credited as a hero for attacking a knife-wielding man who stabbed five people during a Hanukkah celebration north of New York City is refusing to take a $20,000 reward from established Jewish groups because he considers them Zionists, according to a rabbi who...

Supporters of Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star attend a protest against a new citizenship law that opponents say threatens India's secular identity, in Kolkata, India, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. Demonstrators across the country have been demanding the revocation of the citizenship law. The law provides a fast-track to naturalization for persecuted religious minorities from some neighboring Islamic countries, but excludes Muslims. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Modi says Indian Muslims had nothing to fear in new law

Feb. 6, 2020 7:23 AM EST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Parliament on Thursday that Indian Muslims had nothing to fear from a new citizenship law and accused opposition parties of toeing rival Pakistan's propaganda to create fear. Modi said the Congress and other opposition parties had incited the nationwide protests against the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 file photo the market place with the Stadtkirche (Town Church) is pictured in Wittenberg, Germany. A German appeals court has rejected a Jewish man's bid to force the removal of a 700-year-old anti-Semitic statue from a church where Martin Luther once preached. The “Judensau,” or “Jew pig,

German appeals court denies bid to remove anti-Semitic relic

Feb. 4, 2020 12:02 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — A German appeals court on Tuesday rejected a Jewish man's bid to force the removal of a 700-year-old anti-Semitic statue from a church where Martin Luther once preached. The “Judensau,” or “Jew pig,” sculpture on the Town Church in Wittenberg is one of more than 20...

Michigan couple sues airline after getting kicked off flight

Jan. 31, 2020 2:03 PM EST

SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple is suing American Airlines for discrimination after being removed from a flight because the airline said the Orthodox Jewish couple smelled bad. Yehuda Yosef Adler, Jennie Adler and their then-19-month old daughter were kicked off a Jan. 23, 2019, flight from...

Unwed, pregnant teacher can sue Catholic school over bias

Jan. 29, 2020 9:44 AM EST

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) — A teacher who alleges that she was fired from her job at a Roman Catholic school because the diocese was upset she was pregnant and unmarried has lost another bid for reinstatement, but she will be allowed to proceed with her discrimination lawsuit. A judge in Northumberland County,...

FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2017 file photo, demonstrators carrying signs chant as they protest outside of the White House in Washington during a demonstration to denounce President Donald Trump's executive order banning travel to the U.S. by citizens of Iraq, Syria, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia and Yemen. Trump's travel ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries is headed back to a federal appeals court, three years after it was first imposed. On Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2020, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond is scheduled to hear arguments in three lawsuits filed by U.S. citizens and permanent residents whose relatives have been unable to enter the U.S. because of the ban. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Court hears request to proceed with Trump travel ban cases

Jan. 28, 2020 2:37 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court appeared skeptical Tuesday as civil rights groups sought to allow legal challenges to President Donald Trump's ban on travelers from predominantly Muslim countries to move forward despite a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the ban. The ban, put in place...

Democratic presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, speaks to campaign workers and supporters in Minneapolis, Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, as he opens the first field office in Minnesota and meets with local community leaders and voters to share his vision for the country. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)

Bloomberg vows steadfast commitment to US aid for Israel

Jan. 26, 2020 5:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday made his case for the presidency to fellow Jewish Americans, vowing not to revisit U.S. aid to Israel -- an approach that contrasts Bloomberg with several of his Democratic rivals, including his only fellow Jewish candidate in the race, Bernie Sanders. ...