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Fire, Then Building Collapse Kills Philly Firefighter

4 other firefighters and a city inspector were pulled from the rubble and are now in stable condition

(Newser) - One firefighter has died after being trapped in a building that caught fire in Philadelphia and then collapsed early Saturday, fire officials said. The fallen firefighter wasn't immediately identified, but Deputy Fire Commissioner Craig Murphy said he was a 27-year department veteran, per the AP . Four other firefighters and...

Dr. Oz Caught in 'Complex and Fact-Intensive Family Drama'

GOP Pa. candidate for US Senate, sister are battling another sister over large inheritance

(Newser) - Dr. Mehmet Oz is headed toward the general election in Pennsylvania, where the Republican celebrity doctor will face off for a Senate seat against the state's Democratic lieutenant governor, John Fetterman. But behind the scenes, Oz, 62, is in a multimillion-dollar inheritance fight with one of his siblings that'...

DC Bar Charges Giuliani Over Election Fraud Claims
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Giuliani Faces Ethics Charge

Trump lawyer had claimed election fraud to court in Pennsylvania

(Newser) - Rudy Giuliani could be prohibited from practicing law in the District of Columbia, after the disciplinary arm of the DC Bar filed an ethics case over his advocacy of false fraud claims in the 2020 presidential election. The charge involves claims Giuliani made in a federal court about a lawsuit...

2 Workers Rescued From Chocolate Vat at Mars Plant

It doesn't appear they were injured during incident in Elizabethtown, Pa.

(Newser) - It's a story out of Pennsylvania that Today describes as "something straight out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory." The local fire department received quite an unusual call on Thursday, when it was informed that two maintenance workers at the Mars Wrigley plant in Elizabethtown, known for...

Fetterman Will Be Off Campaign Trail for a Month

Wife says Pennsylvania Senate candidate needs more rest after stroke

(Newser) - Another acknowledgment that the health problems of Senate candidate John Fetterman in Pennsylvania are more serious than initially thought: His wife says he won't be back on the campaign trail until July—and even that might not be a sure thing. Asked if Fetterman, the state's lieutenant governor,...

Fetterman Concedes Heart Condition: 'I Almost Died'

Doctor: Pa. Dem Senate nominee, who has atrial fibrillation, cardiomyopathy, will be OK if vigilant

(Newser) - If the recent status of John Fetterman's health has been a "mystery," a little bit more of that mystery has now been clarified. The Democratic nominee for US Senate out of Pennsylvania has been resting up since he suffered a stroke last month, but while his health...

Dr. Oz Will Face Off Against John Fetterman in Pa.

Dave McCormick concedes to celebrity doctor in GOP primary for US Senate seat

(Newser) - Update: It's going to be Mehmet Oz vs. John Fetterman in November in the run for a US Senate seat out of Pennsylvania. The Washington Post reports GOP candidate Dave McCormick conceded Friday to the celebrity doctor, who's been endorsed by former President Donald Trump. After more than...

At Least 4 Dead in House Explosion

3 homes were destroyed in Pennsylvania blast

(Newser) - A house exploded in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, Thursday night, killing at least four people and destroying two other homes. Officials say two other people were injured and two more may be unaccounted for, CBS Philly reports. The cause has not been confirm but officials believe the blast, which started a two-alarm...

Fetterman Leaves Hospital, Says He Won't Campaign Yet

Senate candidate says he'll take time to recover before hitting trail in Pennsylvania race

(Newser) - Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman was released from a hospital on Sunday, after being treated for a stroke and undergoing surgery to implant a pacemaker. "I could not be happier to finally be heading home to be with my family," he said in a statement, Politico reports. His...

Trump to Oz: 'Declare Victory' Before Count Is Finished

'Here we go again'

(Newser) - With the Republican US Senate primary in Pennyslvania too close too call on Wednesday, former President Trump had a familiar prescription for Mehmet Oz, the celebrity doctor he endorsed against Dave McCormick. In posts on his Truth Social network, Trump urged Oz to "declare victory" before the counting process...

It's a Close One Between Oz, McCormick in Pa. Primary

GOP contenders are neck and neck in state's primary, with Kathy Barnette now out of the race

(Newser) - Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman has won his state's Democratic primary to run for a US Senate seat being vacated by Republican Pat Toomey, but the race to see which GOPer will face off against him is a nail-biter—and it could be a while before the victor is...

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Trump-Backed Candidates Win in Tuesday Primaries

Pennsylvania governor's race, North Carolina Senate race go Trump's way

(Newser) - Doug Mastriano, a state senator who secured a late endorsement from Donald Trump and has trumpeted the former president’s lies about nonexistent, widespread voter fraud costing him the 2020 election, won the Republican nomination for Pennsylvania’s open governor’s office on Tuesday, the AP reports. Mastriano’s victory...

Front-Runner Gets Pacemaker as He Awaits Results

John Fetterman, seeking Democratic Senate nomination in Pennsylvania, had a stroke days ago

(Newser) - On the day Pennsylvania Democratic voters going to the polls to decide whether to nominate him for the US Senate, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman had an appointment elsewhere. The front-runner in the primary had a pacemaker with defibrillator installed, Politico reports, days after he suffered a stroke . Fetterman's campaign...

Printer Errors to Slow Count in 2 Places

Counties in Oregon, Pennsylvania say the results will be accurate

(Newser) - Printing mistakes will force local election officials in Pennsylvania and Oregon to redo thousands of mailed ballots, a laborious process that could delay results for some closely contested races in Tuesday's primaries. In Pennsylvania, where GOP primaries for governor and US Senate are drawing national attention, officials in Republican-leaning...

Top Democrat in Senate Race Has Stroke but Isn't Quitting
Senate Candidate Has a Stroke

Senate Candidate Has a Stroke

John Fetterman says he's still in Pennsylvania Democratic primary on Tuesday

(Newser) - Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the leading Democrat in the state's high-profile Senate contest, has suffered a stroke but is on his way to a "full recovery," his campaign said on Sunday. Fetterman, 52, said in a statement that he wasn't feeling well Friday and went...

Trump's Pick for Pa. Governor Is an Eyebrow-Raising One

Doug Mastriano has pushed lie of 2020 stolen election, said he'd make voters 'reregister' to vote

(Newser) - Donald Trump on Saturday endorsed Doug Mastriano in Pennsylvania's Republican primary for governor, siding with a far-right candidate who was outside the US Capitol during the Jan. 6 insurrection and has worked with determination to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential election. Mastriano was already leading a crowded...

GOP Has 'Oh S---' Moment Over Pa. Senate Candidate

Kathy Barnette, surging in polls, makes some Republicans nervous with controversial history

(Newser) - The race between Pennsylvania Republicans for Pat Toomey's seat in the US Senate had seemed to narrow down to two men: TV doctor Mehmet Oz and Army vet David McCormick. But as these two candidates have been going after each other with vitriolic TV ads, another candidate has had...

Catholic School's Mother's Day Flowers Had Quite the Surprise

Lingerie was stuffed inside artificial roses sold by Philly school

(Newser) - Picking out the right Mother's Day gift "isn't very hard to get right," according to the Philly Voice —pick up some flowers and you're good to go. Just maybe not the ones sold by St. Anselm School. The Voice reports that the pre-K through...

Mom Allegedly Shot Young Sons in Head as They Lay in Bed

9- and 13-year-old are on life support until their organs can be donated

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania mother is accused of shooting her two young sons in the head Monday morning as they lay in bed in their Bucks County home. Police responded to the Upper Makefield Township scene at 7:05am, called there by another person who lives at the address who reported Trinh...

Ex-Cop Charged With Murder in Shooting of Boy, 12

DA says Edsaul Mendoza shot TJ Siderio in the back at near-point blank range

(Newser) - Update: A former Philadelphia police officer who was fired after the fatal shooting of a 12-year-old in March has been charged with murder. Prosecutors say the shot that killed Thomas "TJ" Siderio was fired from near-point blank range while the boy was unarmed and "essentially face down on...

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