Stories tagged: "biden"


FILE - A home router and internet switch are displayed on June 19, 2018, in East Derry, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)
Bridging the Digital Divide: 20 Internet Companies Agree to Provide Discount Services

Over 900,000 Pennsylvanians are eligible for the Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides monthly subsidies on internet service for low-income households.

Dr. Ala Stanford administers a COVID-19 swab test on Wade Jeffries in the parking lot of Pinn Memorial Baptist Church in Philadelphia, Wednesday, April 22, 2020. Stanford and other doctors formed the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium to offer testing and help address heath disparities in the African American community. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Biden Appoints Dr. Ala Stanford as Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director

Stanford founded the Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium in Philadelphia at the outset of the pandemic and has since been named one of USA Today’s Women of the Year.

In this image made by tilting and shifting the lens, a Department of Justice logo is shown on a podium during a news conference about Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corp., Thursday, Sept. 30, 2010, in Philadelphia. Federal prosecutors say drug maker will plead guilty to charges it marketed an epilepsy medicine for unapproved uses and pay more than $400 million in civil and criminal penalties. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Jacqueline Romero Nominated as New US Attorney for Eastern District

If confirmed, Romero would be the first woman of color to lead the eastern district of Pennsylvania.

President Joe Biden speaks at Carnegie Mellon University at Mill 19 in Pittsburgh, Friday, Jan. 28, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Pennsylvania Unemployment Rate Improves, Following National Trend

Pennsylvanians, and Americans, are getting back to work.

Gas prices are displayed at a filling station in Yardley, Pa., Monday, March 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Biden Tapping Oil Reserve for 6 Months to Control Gas Prices

Biden is also expected to call on Congress to impose financial penalties on oil and gas companies that lease public lands but aren't producing.

President Joe Biden announces a ban on Russian oil imports, toughening the toll on Russia's economy in retaliation for its invasion of Ukraine, Tuesday, March 8, 2022, in the Roosevelt Room at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
PA Congressional Lawmakers Support Ban On Russian Energy Imports

The US took a stand and became the first nation to ban Russian energy imports, which account for less than 10% of overall oil imports in America.

President Joe Biden visits the site where the Fern Hollow Bridge collapsed Friday, Jan. 28, 2022, in Pittsburgh's East End. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Biden Visits Collapsed Bridge, Touts Infrastructure Law in Pittsburgh

The bridge collapse — which caused no fatalities but prompted rescuers to form a human chain to retrieve people from a precariously perched bus — offered Biden a striking example of what he has declared is an urgent need for investments in the country's infrastructure.