Nearly 600 faculty and staff have taken a voluntary retirement package from Penn State University, including more than 400 employees on the main campus.
Neil Fingleton, a 7-foot 7-inch actor who played the giant Mag the Mighty in "Game of Thrones" has died at 36. The Tall Persons Club says Fingleton, who was Britain's tallest man, died Saturday. British media reported the cause as heart failure. Fingleton was recognized by Guinness World Records in 2007 as the U.K.'s tallest man.
Police say a Pennsylvania woman had her 8-year-old daughter blow into an ignition device meant to prevent the woman from driving while drunk shortly before she crashed and was again charged with drunken driving.
At least two Philadelphia area Jewish Community Centers were evacuated Monday morning due to threats that targeted JCCs around the country.
In the months following the 2016 Summer Olympics, the facilities of Rio de Janeiro's Olympic Village have fallen into disuse and disrepair. The stadiums, used to hold the competitions for 11,237 athletes from Aug. 5-21, are now husks of their former selves as Olympic organizers struggle to find private management for the properties.
Donald Trump once seemed to like government leaks, praising WikiLeaks during his campaign and inviting Russia for president to find State Department-related emails missing from Hillary Clinton's private email server, NBC News reported. Now, the president fumes about "un-American" leaks coming from his administration, including ones that led to the ouster of national security adviser Michael Flynn within a month of Trump taking office. But leaks have been a major part of American history, starting with Benjamin Franklin passing letters from the colonial governor of Massachusetts to revolutionaries and including the Watergate scandal that took down Richard Nixon. "We have a very long history of leaks in this country," University of North Carolina law professor Mary-Rose Papandrea said. "It's almost a long-standing tradition."