This article from The Wall Street Journal’s Washington Wire column is an interesting one. A review was conducted and found that prejudice played a part in some heroes not getting their awards. Barak Obama will be awarding these individuals their medals. Please read the Washington Wire column:blogs.wsj.com
The PA Turnpike has been shut down because of several jack-knifed tractor trailers. The has caused a very large chain reaction. So far 16 people have been airlifted to Abington Memorial and one has gone to Doylestown Hospital. I will be following this story for the rest of the day and I will include links to local news regarding this horrible chain reaction accident. Many people are reporting very icy conditions. Everyone is pitching in to help each other. Four people are in serious condition. Barriers are being taken down and emergency exits are being opened so that the Turnpike can be cleared. There are lots of human interest stories coming out over the air (local news radio KYW1060).
2:00pm Update: West bound is being opened to allow those stuck on East bound to get off at Willow Grove, PA.
3:30 Update: East bound lanes are open and state troopers are saying that the PA Turnpike may be open by 5:00pm.
4:00pm PA Turnpike is open as per KYW1060 AM.
Thankfully there were no fatalities.
I saw this news this afternoon and it still makes me very sad. I can still hear her singing “On the good ship Lollipop …” She was a very interesting person with a career that had many detours. Actress and Ambassador she spread her smile and her knowledge around the world. Please read the article from The Huffington Post: huffingtonpost.com
A law which required PA voters to show ID at the polling places is no longer. The author of this page for one is very happy that I will not have to show my awful looking driver’s license to my neighbors who have known me for over thirty years. Please read the brief from “Radio Times:” whyy.org
Yes, 8 to 12 inches of snow in Philly means snow emergency. Public and Parochial schools will be closed on Wednesday. SEPTA is having delays. And yes the Flyers game has been postponed. Please read the article from Newsworks.org: newsworks.org
The company is closing thirty-three stores in twenty-two states. Here is the list of the stores that are closing: blogs.wsj.com
The US Gov’t is now releasing a report regarding the Target hacking. The report is titled “Indicators for Network Defenders” and it is giving retailers and those who watch their accounts some idea of how to protect themselves. It was also revealed that Neiman Marcus had security breaches too. Please read the article: news.yahoo.com
900pm ET is the start of Season 4 of Downton Abbey. Please check your local PBS station for the time. Keep in mind that some of these related websites will be running on the slow side due to volume. pbs.org
Those hackers who stole information from Target probably stole more than that. As per an article from yahoo and Reuters bank PIN’s were stolen too. Please read the article: news.yahoo.com
BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The hackers who attacked Target Corp and compromised up to 40 million credit cards and debit cards also managed to steal encrypted personal identification numbers (PINs), according to a senior payments executive familiar with the situation.
One major U.S. bank fears that the thieves would be able to crack the encryption code and make fraudulent withdrawals from consumer bank accounts, said the executive, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the data breach is still under investigation.
Here are some snow photos from Newsworks: newsworks.org