Mercury News Feed

Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaul
Senate GOP backs budget, clears way for tax overhaulWASHINGTON >> Republicans must now shift their focus to enacting President Donald Trump’s sweeping tax plan, a far heavier lift than the $4 trillion budget plan they’ve muscled through the Senate to lay the groundwork for the first tax overhaul in ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:10:00 GMT
Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence calls
Evoking slain son, Kelly defends Trump on condolence callsWASHINGTON >> He started by describing the reverent handling of America’s war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to an Air Force base in Delaware. From that opening, White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered a raw and searing ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:19:00 GMT
End of an era as Hong Kong stock trading floor set to close
End of an era as Hong Kong stock trading floor set to closeHONG KONG >> Hong Kong’s last remaining stock market floor traders are taking their final orders as the exchange prepares to shut its trading hall. The bourse’s operator, Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing, says it will close the trading hall by the end of ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:01:00 GMT
K-9 officers receive free police dog first aid training
K-9 officers receive free police dog first aid trainingROYERSFORD >> Ask any K-9 officer and they will tell you that they can rely on their partner to save their life. That’s why area officers are training to do the same for their four-legged partners. Around 30 officers from areas including Pottstown ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 10:00:00 GMT
Obama tells Democrats to reject politics of division, fear
Obama tells Democrats to reject politics of division, fearRICHMOND, Va. >> Former President Barack Obama called on fellow Democrats to reject politics of “division” and “fear” while rallying on Thursday with party’s candidates for governors in Virginia and New Jersey. “Why are we deliberately trying ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 04:16:00 GMT
Spring-Ford students get special ‘Grillebration’
Spring-Ford students get special ‘Grillebration’UPPER PROVIDENCE >> Spring-Ford School District was looking positively pink Friday as they celebrated an enormous success. Students in the fifth, sixth and seventh grades were treated to a “Grillebration” Friday to celebrate their efforts in collecting ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:33:00 GMT
‘Montgomery County Barks Back Against Cancer’ event to be held on Nov. 4
‘Montgomery County Barks Back Against Cancer’ event to be held on Nov. 4UPPER MERION >> Together, you and your furry best friend can put cancer in its place when “Montgomery County Barks Back Against Cancer” in dog-friendly Heuser Park on Saturday, Nov. 4. The event is hosted by the American Cancer Society, which invites ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:16:00 GMT
Regional Morning Briefing: School grapples with 2 racial incidents; Demanding justice for DREAMERS
Regional Morning Briefing: School grapples with 2 racial incidents; Demanding justice for DREAMERSGood Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region. We should see sunny and nice weather today with a High of 71 degrees. Tonight will fall to a Low of 46 degrees with clear to partly cloudy conditions. Coatesville Superintendent Cathy ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Fri, 20 Oct 2017 03:51:00 GMT
Elderly couples in wildfires’ path died in each other’s arms
Elderly couples in wildfires’ path died in each other’s armsSome had just celebrated marriages of half a century or longer. They spent their time volunteering and playing with grandchildren. A few had lived through both world wars. The majority of the 42 people killed in the wildfires that have ravaged Northern ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:19:00 GMT
Big question for US cities: Is Amazon’s HQ2 worth the price?
Big question for US cities: Is Amazon’s HQ2 worth the price?WASHINGTON >> Dozens of cities are working frantically to land Amazon’s second headquarters, raising a weighty question with no easy answer: Amazon is promising $5 billion of investment and 50,000 jobs over the next decade and a half. Yet the winning ...read more
Source: The Mercury
Published on Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:03:00 GMT