A Nobel Peace Prize winner and astronaut are born, a gymnast reaches Olympic perfection, and an epic superhero hits summer theaters, all on this day.
2013: The city government of Detroit, Michigan, with up to $20 billion in debt, files for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, exceeding the $4 billion filing by Jefferson County, Alabama, in 2011. Detroit is also the largest city by population in the U.S. history to file for Chapter 9 bankruptcy, more than twice as large as Stockton, California, which filed in 2012.
Pennsylvania State Police say they are investigating the drowning death of an Allentown man at a popular swimming spot along the Berks-Schuylkill county border.
Allentown police are on the hunt for two men who held up a restaurant at gunpoint.
With the heat this weekend, make sure you are staying hydrated, wearing light clothing and staying in air conditioned areas.
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Debbie Wasserman Schultz announced Sunday she is stepping down as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee at the end of the party's convention, which is set to begin here Monday.
The Florida congresswoman's resignation -- under heavy pressure...
An explosion in the southern German city of Ansbach that killed one person and injured 10 others was a suicide attack, according to the region's interior minister.
A device was exploded by a 27-year-old Syrian national outside a music festival. He ha...
Over the past decade, the rate of new HIV infections has increased in 74 countries, according to a new study presented Tuesday at the 21st International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa.
Officials in Berks County have released the name of the victim killed in an early morning homicide.
If you can't take the heat, you can take a dive into Allentown City pools without reaching deep into your wallet.
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A mix of high-profile politicians and community activists are scheduled to speak during the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.
An aviation pioneer is born, a lost city is rediscovered, a famous comedy duo performs together for the first time, George Brett flips out, and Apollo 11 splashes down, all on this day.
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