{FD} Pennsylvania coal mine, first in Trump era, praised as lifeline for local economy

Even amid ubiquitous predications of a decline in coal extraction, the mine has been praised locally as an economic lifeline for a region hard hit by the decline in coal-fired power plants and – despite Corsa starting work on the mine last August - been hailed by President Trump as proof that environmental deregulation will bring jobs to the struggling industry.

{FD} Penn State ex-President Spanier, other administrators sentenced in Sandusky case

Ex-Penn State President Graham Spanier and two other former school administrators were sentenced Friday to at least two months in jail each for failing to report now-convicted sexual predator Jerry Sandusky to law enforcement.

{FD} Saudis paid for US veteran trips against 9/11 lawsuit law

After Congress passed a new law allowing Sept. 11 victims' families to sue Saudi Arabia in U.S. courts, opponents mounted an expensive political campaign, including paying American military veterans to visit Capitol Hill and warn lawmakers about what they said could be unintended consequences.

{FD} Frat member told 911: ‘We have a friend who’s unconscious’

A Penn State University fraternity member calling 911 for help in a case that has led to charges against 18 students following an alcohol-fueled party calmly told a dispatcher "we have a friend who's unconscious." The call from Beta Theta Pi member Ryan McCann wasn't made for nearly 12 hours after Timothy Piazza fell face-first down a basement stairway Feb. 2.

{FD} Eric Frein trial: Pennsylvania trooper’s ambush killer sentenced to death

A bell tolled the fate of a gunman after a jury on Wednesday condemned him to die for shooting two Pennsylvania troopers at their barracks in a late-night ambush, killing one and leaving a second with devastating injuries.

{FD} FBI nabs suspected ‘Straw Hat Bandit,’ serial bank robber

A convicted bank robber paroled in 2011 is under arrest again, charged with carrying out a new string of holdups in the Philadelphia area as the man dubbed the "Straw Hat Bandit." The FBI arrested 57-year-old Richard Boyle on Thursday on charges he committed 11 bank robberies from 2012 through 2016.