Sept. 28, 2015


Pittsburgh: UPMC reopens transplant program

UPMC is reopening its organ transplant program after reviews by the state department of health and the CDC. The health department told the hospital it must submit a plan to improve infection and mold control, although the agency didn’t say if mold was what caused the deaths or if a source of mold had been found.

Pittsburgh: And the Kane saga continues…

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s law license could still be in jeopardy even if she is acquitted of criminal charges, law experts said.

Philadelphia: Pope says farewell in Philadelphia

Thousands gathered in the City of Brotherly Love to experience Pope Francis give an open-air mass, which concluded his six-day visit to the U.S. and Cuba. He was the first pope to ever visit the U.S.


Russia’s surprise accord 

To the surprise of the U.S. Russia has reached an agreement with governments in Syria, Iraq and Iran to share information about the Islamic State.

TSA finds record number of firearms on carry on luggage

TSA agents found a record 67 firearms in carry on luggage intended to go onto planes in the week ending September 17. Fifty-six of the 67 were loaded guns and 26 had a round in the chamber.

Aspirin may help cancer patients

According to a new study patients with cancers affected the gastrointestinal tract who took a daily Aspirin pill were twice as likely to be alive four years later compared to those who didn’t consume a pill. Researchers in the Netherlands studied 14,000 cancer patients.

In Other News

Fracking TV drama premieres

Don Johnson plays a “ruthless” oil baron operating in the shale oil fields of North Dakota.

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