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Wednesday 27 September 2023 Dublin: 15°C

# Pennsylvania

This year
Death toll from powerful explosion at chocolate factory in United States rises to seven
The explosion happened on Friday afternoon in the state of Pennsylvania.
Key US swing state senator John Fetterman hospitalised with depression
The Pennsylvania representative – who has made headlines for his imposing stature and unconventional dress style – had only just returned to work.
Six more weeks of winter predicted in Pennsylvania's Groundhog Day ceremony
The ceremony sees the rodent Punxsutawney Phil emerge from his burrow and choose one of two scrolls to decide the upcoming weather.
Last year
Democrat John Fetterman defeats Trump-backed Dr Oz in Pennsylvania senate race
Pennsylvania results represent a failure of the Trumpian playbook.
Abortion and the US Midterms: 'It's about my right to take care of my body'
Voters in Pennsylvania are not voting in a referendum but the issue is central to who they’ll vote for.
Five states, California, Michigan, Vermont, Kentuck and Montana, are holding votes on abortion.
For all other states, the issue is a motivating factor for people to get out and vote for politicians.
The context is the Dobbs decision to remove the US constitutional right to abortion.
US Midterms: Baseball over breakfast with Ireland's unofficial Congressman Brendan Boyle
On the trail with MAGA-favourite Doug Mastriano as he hits the culture war notes in Pennsylvania
Democrat John Fetterman displays stroke after-effects in high-stakes US Senate debate
Fetterman is facing celebrity surgeon Dr. Mehmet Oz in the Senate race in Pennsylvania.
US Midterms: Baseball over breakfast with Ireland's unofficial Congressman Brendan Boyle
The representative for Pennsylvania’s 2nd District speaks about the Democrats’ chances.
In a diner in northeastern Philadelphia, Boyle speaks to Rónán Duffy about the Democrats' chances.
Boyle outlines why he has been so outspoken about Brexit and Ireland;s constitutional future.
The backdrop is a high-profile Senate race in the Pennsylvanuia that has the US talking.
On the trail with MAGA-favourite Doug Mastriano as he hits the culture war notes in Pennsylvania
'Every single vote matters': Biden travels to Philly as activists hit local bars ahead of the midterms
Author: 'I knew those neo-Nazi classmates were living in a sort of oblivion of meaninglessness'
Conner Habib has now made Ireland his home. But here, he recalls his youth in Pennsylvania, and how it fed into the writing of his debut novel.
US politician attends son’s same-sex wedding days after voting no to gay marriage
In 2015 the U.S. Supreme Court struck down all state bans on same-sex marriage and legalized it in all fifty states
Trump urges celebrity doctor to declare victory in US Senate primary
Trump urged Dr Oz, who he has endorsed, to declare victory in Tuesday’s too-close-to-call Pennsylvania Republican Senate primary.
All time
World leaders pay tribute to 9/11 victims
Jihadists carried out multiple attacks in the US 20 years ago today.
The commemorations will take place at the Pentagon, Shanksville in Pennsylvania and at the World Trade Centre in New York.
Bill Cosby denied parole after refusing to engage in sex offender programmes
The 83-year-old entertainer denies wrongdoing and says he will stick to that stance even if he has to serve his full sentence.
It’s Groundhog Day in a time of pandemic
The annual ceremony foretelling the end of winter will be held in Pennsylvania, with no crowds allowed.
Joe Biden: 'The numbers tell us a clear and convincing story'
The candidate said he is going to win the 2020 US presidential election.
When can we expect to get results in remaining states?
The end is in sight, but could still take days.
One man arrested as police in Philadelphia investigate planned attack at election count centre
Police received a tip that an armed group had driven to Philadelphia to carry out an attack.
Melania Trump criticises Biden and Democrats in first solo campaign stop
The First Lady defended Donald Trump’s record on Covid-19.
'This is not a reality show': Obama takes aim at Donald Trump’s handling of coronavirus
Obama’s visit to Philadelphia underscores the significance of Pennsylvania.
Trump foregoes preparation for his debate with Biden to campaign in crucial swing state
There is just under two weeks to go until election day.
Police in the US searching for person who tried to release bedbugs in Walmart store
The store manager contacted police on Saturday after store employees found pill bottles with bugs in them.
Bill Cosby loses appeal to overturn his sexual assault conviction
The 82-year-old is currently serving a three and a half year jail term.
Victims of synagogue shooting ranged in age from 54 to 97
The man suspected of the killings was earlier charged with murder.
11 dead and 6 injured as shooter opens fire during baby naming ceremony at Pittsburgh synagogue
The suspect is in custody in hospital.
US opens national investigation into alleged abuse carried out by more than 300 suspected priests
The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has confirmed that it will ‘cooperate’ with the federal investigation.
'A sexually violent predator': Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years in prison
His defence team has argued he is too frail for prison and that he is not a threat, but prosecutors pointed out he has not expressed remorse for his crime.
Bill Cosby back in court to face sentencing for sexual assault
The 81-year-old faces a maximum potential sentence of 30 years for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia mansion.
Over 1,000 children molested by 300 priests in Pennsylvania - report
The report adds that senior church officials took steps to cover it up.
Algerian-Irish man pleads guilty to terror charges in US
Ali Charaf Damache is the first foreigner extradited to the US on terror charges under President Trump.
Democrat Conor Lamb claims victory in key congress election battle in Trump stronghold
Democrat Conor Lamb clung to a slender lead today in the longtime GOP stronghold friendly to President Donald Trump.
US car wash shooting: Victims families say killer was motivated by 'jealousy'
Timothy Smith shot and killed four people yesterday morning at Ed’s Car Wash near Pittsburgh.
A white Christmas: Record-breaking 60 inches of snowfall has completely buried this US town
58 inches of snow fell between Christmas Day to Stephen’s Day in the US town of Erie.
'There was blood everywhere': Over 40 injured in Philadelphia train crash this morning
At least four people are seriously injured.
18-year-old girl shot dead in road rage incident after two cars try to merge into one lane in Pennsylvania
Bianca Roberson had only just graduated from High School and was due to begin college this autumn.
Bill Cosby elects not to testify as defence calls just one witness in sexual assault trial
Concluding arguments have been delivered by both sides in the high-profile trial of the comedian.
Cosby trial opens with witness breaking down in tears on stand
Witness Kelly Johnson claimed that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in a Los Angeles hotel in 1996.
'Legally blind' Bill Cosby arrives for jury selection in sex assault trial
Cosby is accused of plying Andrea Constand with pills and wine and then assaulting her at his home in 2004.
'Facebook murderer' shoots and kills himself during police chase
Police said that Steve Stephens shot himself after a brief pursuit this morning.
Donald Trump calls election recount 'a scam'
Green Party candidate Jill Stein wants recounts in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
Man jailed for 18 months for hacking nude photos from celebrities' phones
36-year-old Ryan Collins hacked over 100 Apple and Google email accounts in 2014, including those of multiple celebrities.
For some Americans, Trump is the lesser of two evils
Many voters in the so-called American rust belt states don’t really like either candidate, but they especially do not like Hillary Clinton it seems.