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    Emma Watson faces backlash after speech

    Emma Watson is experiencing the ugly side of advocacy. According to reports, Watson's recent impassioned speech for gender equality at the United Nations has drawn backlash, including a threat to leak alleged nude photos of the star.

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Arsonists destroy two buildings at country club

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MAHONING TOWNSHIP, Pa.

Mahoning Township Police are investigating two arson fires set between Saturday night and Sunday morning at the Mahoning Valley Country Club.

Allentown Commercial Authority seeks developer for former Kline building

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ALLENTOWN, Pa.

The Allentown Commercial and Industrial Development Authority (ACIDA) board of directors Tuesday afternoon unanimously agreed to accept development proposals for the vacant Kline Building lot parcel located at Hamilton and Front Streets in downtown Allentown.

Pension and healthcare cost projected at 33% of 2015 budget

Wolf and Corbett share stage for first debate
EASTON, Pa.

Easton and many other municipalities are headed for economic disaster, or a trip through bankruptcy court, or distressed status, if pension reform is not addressed in Harrisburg,  Mayor Sal Panto Jr. told city council Tuesday night.

Poor health prompts commission member to resign

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HANOVER, Pa.

The Hanover Township Northampton County Board of Supervisors accepted the resignation of a member of the planning commission during Tuesday night's meeting.

Local Politics

Scots decide whether to declare independence from England

Scotland independence referendum, voters at polling place

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An independent Scotland could soon become a reality, so is the playing of bagpipes the sound of a revolution or the continued soundtrack of 300 years of tradition?

Pa. Senate committee approves property tax reform bill

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A measure to reform Pennsylvania's property tax system moved forward in Harrisburg on Tuesday.

Bethlehem leaders seek ways to close $5.9 million budget gap

Bethlehem City Hall

A $5.9 million budget deficit is looming in Bethlehem, but the mayor said he has a plan to fix it, and it's going to require some belt-tightening at City Hall and from residents themselves.

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa. governor

Poll shows Wolf maintaining lead in race for Pa governor

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is falling further behind in his bid for re-election.

Former Pa. lawmaker to take another shot at House seat

David Kessler

69 News

A former Pennsylvania representative in Berks County is once again setting his sights on Harrisburg.