Vikings sack Paris, the Hollywood Walk of Fame gets its first star, President Eisenhower dies, and Three Mile Island melts down, all on this day.
2012: Earl Scruggs, the bluegrass banjo player whose playing style influenced generations of musicians, dies of natural causes at the age of 88 in Nashville, Tennessee. Scruggs, along with his guitarist partner Lester Flatt, helped shape the sound of 20th-century country music. Flatt & Scruggs, as they were known, were best known for two signature songs: "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" and "The Ballad of Jed Clampett." Scruggs also helped shape the "high, lonesome sound" of Bill Monroe, often referred to as the father of bluegrass, after joining Monroe's band, the Blue Grass Boys, in 1945.
It was a close call for a police officer who was injured in a near head-on crash.
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Volkswagen's U.S. boss blamed unnamed engineers at the company for the deceptive software that cheated emissions testing, and denied that anyone in senior management made a decision to break the law.
"This was not a corporate decision. To my best know...
With the cloud of a federal investigation still hanging over Allentown City Hall, City Council approved anti-pay-to-play legislation Wednesday night.
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House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy has dropped out of the race to succeed House Speaker John Boehner, in a shocking move that reflected his inability to gather the support of the Republican caucus.
The move comes as House Republicans were in a close...
Two people were thrown from their vehicles and up to 11 others were hurt in a chaotic pile-up on I-78 in Berks County on Wednesday
Alan Jennings has resigned from the board of directors of the Allentown Neighborhood Improvement Zone Development Authority.
The invasive pest known as the spotted lanternfly has spread its wings, now being found for the first time in Montgomery County and a new area of Berks County.
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Winners will be announced all week for the Nobel Prize for achievements in Physics, Chemistry, Medicine, Literature, Economics and Peace. Here are some of the winners that have been announced.
Chicago burns, Don Larsen is perfection in the World Series, Jerry Lee Lewis records his biggest hit, and Martha Stewart reports to prison, all on this day.
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