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    Al-Qaeda frees nearly 200 from Yemeni prison

    Al-Qaeda fighters attacked a prison in the coastal Yemeni city of al-Mukallah early Thursday, freeing nearly 200 prisoners, a number of whom have al-Qaeda links, security senior security officials have told CNN.

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Northampton Council presses Brown to fill 200-plus jobs

Northampton County Executive John Brown

With 268 unfilled jobs on the Northampton County payroll, county council pressed county executive John Brown Wednesday night for answers on why it is taking so long to fill them.

South Whitehall puts teeth into dog laws

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The South Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners believed their dog ordinance was more bark than bite.

Steel City residents demand action from Lower Saucon council on landfill odors

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Amidst ongoing complaints from Steel City residents about persistent odors emanating from the Bethlehem IESI landfill, Lower Saucon Council agreed Wednesday night to send "urgent" letters to state agencies and area politicians asking for a solution in stopping the smells.

Bucks Commissioners approve multiplec county contracts for children and youth

Bucks County commissioners

The Bucks County Commissioners Wednesday approved 18 of 19 children and youth social services contracts which provide case management, family and child welfare support services, shelter operations and multiple other transitional and foster care programs for children, youth, and their families in need.

Longtime acquaintance reacts to US Sen. Robert Menendez indictment

New Jersey US Sen Robert Menendez indicted on corruption

After almost a month of speculation by the media and expectations by officials within the Justice Department, corruption charges have been leveled against New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez.

NJ US Sen. Robert Menendez indicted on corruption charges

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United States Sen. Robert Menendez has been charged with using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor.

Court upholds judge's role in investigation of Pa. AG Kane

Kathleen Kane

A county judge acted properly when he appointed a special prosecutor to look into grand jury leaks tied to the state attorney general's office, according to Pennsylvania's highest court.

Kane's troubles could haunt her hopes for second term in 2016

Kathleen Kane

The result of a controversial case could affect Democrat Kathleen Kane's plan to seek a second term as the state's top prosecutor next year.

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