Christopher Columbus lands in the New World, Oktoberfest finds its roots, Sid is arrested for allegedly killing Nancy, and Matthew Shepard dies, all on this day.
1492: Christopher Columbus' expedition makes landfall in The Bahamas during the first of his journeys to the New World. The explorer believed he had reached the East Indies and the Indian Ocean.
Keep the umbrella handy today as there will be a couple of showers and a thunderstorm, mainly during the afternoon, but there will be dry stretches as well.
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National Hurricane Center
Newly formed Tropical Storm Bertha was barreling toward the Lesser Antilles early Friday, the National Hurricane Center said.
After forming late last night, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 45 mph and was churning through the Atlantic at 20 m...
On what was supposed to be the last day before summer recess, dysfunction reigned in Congress.
House Republican leaders called off a vote Thursday on their $659 million emergency response to the border influx from Central America overwhelming immigrat...
If you're headed to Musikfest in Bethlehem, make sure the spot you're parking in is legal.
When the $28 million bridge is completed in Lehighton, it will be named in honor of a soldier who gave his life to protect our freedom.
Beginning Friday, you can read -- and offer your comments on -- a new regional housing plan for the Lehigh Valley.
Borough officials say the Nazareth community is set to join a number of other Lehigh Valley municipalities in regulating and inspecting rental properties.
A one-car accident left a 21 year-old Berks County man dead Thursday.
Reading Area Water Authority (RAWA) moved to authorize a lease agreement with the City of Reading on Thursday, but not without leaving room for small changes.
The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Thursday night despite starter Cliff Lee leaving in the third inning with an elbow injury.
August is National Family Fun Month. Spend some time with yours at these 15 best U.S. spots for kids.
Oxygen is discovered, Adolf Hitler presides over the opening of the Olympics, a new superhero is introduced, tragedy strikes the University of Texas, and a new all-music TV network debuts, all on this day.