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The Long-Range Threat Is Poor Education, Not Nukes

Hal Donahue | Posted 05.24.2015 | Education
Hal Donahue

Without a strong education base, a global power cannot maintain its leadership position. The United States' massive investments in education following World War II and during the Cold War space race allowed the nation to successfully compete on existing resources. This trend is ending.

State Trooper Wounded In Deadly Ambush Home For Holidays

Associated Press | Posted 12.23.2014 | Crime

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania trooper wounded in a deadly September ambush outside his barracks is home for a holiday visit. Trooper A...

State Trooper Dead In Late-Night Shooting

AP | MICHAEL RUBINKAM | Posted 11.13.2014 | Crime

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and...

David Lohr

Alleged Kidnapping Victim Sent To Jail To Ensure That She Testifies

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

In an extraordinarily rare legal move, a Pennsylvania judge ordered an alleged kidnapping victim held behind bars to make sure she shows up at the sus...

Driven To Kill -- Man Hires Chauffeur For Murder Plot

AP | Posted 11.02.2011 | Crime

TAYLOR, Pa. — Authorities say a man hired a car service to drive him 300 miles to kill a romantic rival and then killed himself inside the car w...