Month: May 2012

Priests in Pa. child sex-abuse case created a list of suspected clergy back in 1994

By Associated Press, Published: May 22 PHILADELPHIA — A priest assigned to help handle child sex-abuse complaints at the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia told jurors Tuesday that Monsignor William Lynn was the only other person who could have created a typed list of suspected pedophile priests.Monsignor James Beisel’s testimony came as the defense began its case in … Read more

New Electronic Stability System for Semi-Trucks and Buses Could Prevent Roll Over Accidents

DOT proposes electronic stability systems on trucks, buses to prevent rollover accidents By Keith Laing – 05/16/12 05:42 PM ET The Department of Transportation is proposing a new rule that would require large trucks and buses to have electronic stability control systems on board to help prevent accidents where they roll over. DOT said Wednesday … Read more

New online tool helps you estimate Social Security benefits

Social Security has launched a new online tool that will help you avoid costly errors that could reduce your benefits. The Retirement Estimator gives estimates based on your actual Social Security earnings record. Please keep in mind that these are just estimates. We can’t provide your actual benefit amount until you apply for benefits. And that amount may … Read more

Traffic fatalities fall to lowest level since 1949

By Mike M. Ahlers and Jeanne Meserve Washington (CNN) — The number of traffic fatalities continued its welcomed downward trajectory last year, falling 3% to its lowest levels since 1949, and a 25 percent drop from 2005, according to U.S. Department of Transportation estimates released Friday. Preliminary figures show that 32,788 people died in traffic accidents last year, down … Read more

Child Abuse Hotline Calls Up Since Sandusky Case

By Susan K. Livio/Statehouse Bureau  TRENTON — New Jersey’s child abuse hotline has been flooded with phone calls since the Penn State sexual abuse scandal shocked the nation late last year, according to Children and Families Commissioner Allison Blake. The number of calls soared to as many as 750 a day in November, when a Pennsylvania grand … Read more