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This Afternoon

Hi27° Chance Freezing Rain


Lo27° Chance Wintry Mix then Slight Chance Snow


Hi33° Slight Chance Snow then Cloudy

Thursday Night

Lo27° Slight Chance Snow


Hi31° Chance Rain/Snow

Friday Night

Lo27° Chance Rain/Snow


Hi32° Chance Rain/Snow

Saturday Night

Lo26° Chance Rain/Snow


Hi32° Rain/Snow Likely

Sunday Night

Lo25° Slight Chance Snow

Zenda, oldest lion in U.S., euthanized

PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Zoo has euthanized a 25-year-old lioness believed to have been the oldest lion in the United States after the animal suffered an acute decline in mobility and behavior, the zoo said on Friday.

21 people rescued from ride at theme park

LOS ANGELES — Twenty people and a ride operator were rescued on Friday after being trapped for several hours about 100 feet above the ground in an enclosed cabin of an amusement park ride in Southern California.

Code associated with Russia hacking found on Vermont utility computer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A code associated with a broad Russian hacking campaign dubbed Grizzly Steppe by the Obama administration has been detected on a laptop associated with a Vermont electric utility but not connected to the grid, the utility said on Friday.

Debbie Reynolds dies day after daughter

LOS ANGELES — Debbie Reynolds, the Oscar-nominated singer-actress who was the mother of late actress Carrie Fisher, has died at Cedars-Sinai hospital. She was 84.

Trump: Sprint, OneWeb to create 8,000 jobs

PALM BEACH — President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday said telecommunications group Sprint Corp and a U.S. satellite company OneWeb will be bringing 8,000 jobs to the United States, celebrating the moves as a result of optimism associated with his election.

Child victims sue former professor

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Eight women who appeared as children in illegal pornography have sued a former Pennsylvania college professor, saying they are owed damages because he owned and traded images of them being sexually abused.

Roof asks to keep mental health evidence from jury

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Dylann Roof, the man convicted in a church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, asked a judge on Wednesday to keep details about his mental health sealed for the sentencing phase of his federal death penalty trial next week.

Pioneering astronomer Vera Rubin dies at 88

As a woman, astrophysicist Vera Rubin had to fight just to get access to a telescope. What she saw when she did further rattled conventions: galaxies that were rotating more quickly than predicted by the laws of physics.

Fights, disturbances shut down malls

Fights, disturbances and false reports of gunfire caused chaotic scenes and shut down several malls across the United States on Monday during the typically busy post-Christmas shopping day.

Official who called Michelle Obama ‘ape in heels’ fired

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The director of a West Virginia nonprofit agency who called first lady Michelle Obama "an ape in heels" in a Facebook post has been fired and the institution put under outside management, state officials said on Tuesday.

Man found dead in home three weeks after fire

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A crew beginning work on a fire-damaged Pennsylvania home found the body of its former resident, weeks after the man’s corpse was missed by firefighters, the Washington County coroner said.

Carrie Fisher dies at age 60

LOS ANGELES — Carrie Fisher, who rose to fame as Princess Leia in the “Star Wars” films and later endured drug addiction before going on to tell her story as a best-selling author, died on Tuesday aged 60, her family said.

Trump taps ex-Bush official Bossert for counterterrorism post

PALM BEACH, Fla. — U.S. President-elect Donald Trump filled another post in his national security team on Tuesday, selecting former Bush administration official Thomas Bossert as the chief counterterrorism adviser in the White House

U.S. posts rules for addressing cyber bugs in medical devices

The U.S. government on Tuesday issued rules for addressing cyber vulnerabilities in medical devices, providing manufacturers with guidelines for fixing security bugs in equipment, including pacemakers, insulin pumps and imaging systems.