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Pa. Gov. Tom Corbett

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Governor dropped from NCAA suit on Penn State fine

The NCAA has dropped Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett from its lawsuit over where Penn State's fine money should be spent.

Jeffrey Fowle hugs family

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American held by North Korea returns home

After five months of detention in North Korea, Jeffrey Fowle arrived home in Ohio early Wednesday for an emotional reunion with his family.

Stepping off the plane at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and onto the tarmac, he was embraced by family member...

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Election issue: Why people still feel the economy stinks

U.S. unemployment is down. Consumer confidence is up. Inflation is low. Things are improving, yet Americans are still worried.

Bethlehem City Council outlines process to replace Karen Dolan

The process is in place to replace a Bethlehem City Council member who has resigned.

Sen. Tom Coburn

CNN

'Wastebook': All that fits in pork barrel

Monkeys taught how to gamble and play video games. People paid to watch grass grow. Swedish massages given to rabbits. These are just a few examples from the 100 entry-long list in a book detailing government waste, compiled by retiring GOP Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma.

Pa. Depart. of Revenue Sec., Dan Meuser speaks to with members of the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Assoc.

Emmaus learns of state pension crisis

The public employee pension system in Pennsylvania is in need of repair, Emmaus residents learned Tuesday night.

Matt Olsen

CNN

Ex-official: U.S. lost track of terrorists

Ripping the cover off top-secret U.S. surveillance programs pushed foreign terrorists underground and out of intelligence services' reach, a former top intelligence official said Tuesday.

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Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee, the charismatic Washington Post editor who guided the paper through the era of the Pentagon Papers and Watergate and was immortalized on screen in "All the President's Men," has died. He was 93.

Ben Bradlee and Bill Clinton

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Bradlee was an icon, journalists say

The death of Ben Bradlee, the iconic editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's coverage of the Watergate scandal and the Pentagon Papers, saddened the industry he influenced Tuesday night.

PA law signed to curb Abu-Jamal's `obscene celebrity'

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has signed into law a measure he says is intended to curb the ``obscene celebrity'' he says is cultivated by convicts like Mumia Abu-Jamal, who is serving a life sentence for the 1981 killing of a Philadelphia police officer.

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Study: Liberals, conservatives inhabit different worlds

Ever wonder why your avowed-conservative brother and fervently-liberal aunt can't even seem to agree on the facts?

 

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5 fun facts about Barack Obama

Obama preparing for Tuesday debate

Happy birthday, Mr. President! President Barack Obama turned 53 on Monday. Find out five interesting facts about the commander in chief.

The British Monarchy

Prince George

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Prince George, who is third in line to the British throne, celebrates his first birthday on Tuesday. Take a look at the family tree of the British monarchy and learn a bit about George's great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth.

The legacy of JFK

JFK side profile

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

JFK was assassinated riding in the motorcade in Dallas, Texas 50 years ago.  Years later his legacy still lives on through his influence on the Peace Corps, the Space Race and in Civil Rights.  Take a look at this interactive to review a timeline of important events, as well as, watch and listen to powerful JFK speeches.

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Bradlee had his feet firmly on the ground

Ben Bradlee interview

Legendary Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee discusses what it was like to report the Watergate scandal.

American teens stopped on their way to Syria

Teens arrested on way to Syria

Three teenage girls from a Denver suburb apparently bound for Syria to join extremists after the trio was stopped in Germany, U.S. officials said.

Voter tells Obama: 'Don't touch my girlfriend'

Man jokes don't touch my girlfriend

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Casting his ballot in Chicago on Monday, President Barack Obama stood at a voting booth next to Aia Cooper, whose fiancé decided to joke around with the president.

On camera: Obama votes early in Illinois

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President Barack Obama went home to Illinois to cast a ballot ahead of Election Day on Nov. 4.

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On this Day

  • First Blood, Sylvester Stallone, Brian Dennehy

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    On this day: October 22

    The first parachute jump takes place, "Pretty Boy" Floyd is gunned down, football meets television, The Supremes top the charts, and "First Blood" dominates the box office, all on this day.

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INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Phillipsburg borrowing $350,000 for road work

Phillipsburg Council meeting
PHILLISPBURG, N.J.

Phillipsburg's Main Street will soon have a new look, with the help of a $350,000 bond approved by town council Tuesday.

Bethlehem City Council outlines process to replace Karen Dolan

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The process is in place to replace a Bethlehem City Council member who has resigned.

Emmaus learns of state pension crisis

Pa. Depart. of Revenue Sec., Dan Meuser speaks to with members of the Concerned East Penn Taxpayers Assoc.
EMMAUS, Pa.

The public employee pension system in Pennsylvania is in need of repair, Emmaus residents learned Tuesday night.

72-year-old man charged with Stroudsburg arson

Arson charges
STROUDSBURG, Pa.

Seventy-two-year-old Paul York of Stroudsburg has been charged with arson in connection with the Aug. 2 fire of a commercial and residential building in Monroe County.

 
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