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Brazil blocks WhatsApp

A regional judge on Monday ordered all telephone operators in Brazil to block WhatsApp, the popular messaging app owned by Facebook, for failing to turn over data as part of an…

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Why Periscope hired an editor in chief

Periscope, the live video app owned by Twitter, is hiring an editor in chief.

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Three Earth-like planets discovered orbiting dwarf star

For the first time, researchers have discovered three potentially habitable, Earth-like worlds orbiting an ultracool dwarf star 40 light-years away in another star system,…

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Amazon is making an amazing comeback

It looks like Wall Street's love affair with Amazon has been re-Kindle-d.


Australian computer scientist claims he created Bitcoin

Australian computer scientist Craig Steven Wright has publicly identified himself as "Satoshi Nakamoto," founder of the widely-used cryptocurrency Bitcoin.

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Delta implementing new luggage tracking system

What if tiny radio waves from your luggage could communicate its location to baggage handlers?

Airlines could use that technology to track your bags and prevent them from getting…


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Lawyers target Snapchat for potential car crash suits

Personal injury lawyers across the country have been asking people if they've been in a car accident that may have involved Snapchat.

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SpaceX releases 360-degree video of rocket landing on barge

SpaceX just released a 360-degree barge-level video showing the historic landing of its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform.


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NBC partners with Snapchat for Rio Olympics 'live stories'

Snapchat is going to the Olympics.


Palmer eyes Pittsburgh firm for its new comprehensive plan


Palmer Township officials are getting ready to blow the dust off the old comprehensive plan for where the township is headed in the next 10 years or so.

Ironton Rail-Trail agreement forwarded in Whitehall

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The Whitehall Township Board of Commissioners moved several ordinances and resolutions to next week's regular board meeting Monday night.

Bethlehem Township commissioners approve vacation buybacks for non-union employees


Bethlehem Township commissioners on Monday night approved vacation buyouts for six non-union township employees — some who had received in excess of 300 hours’ vacation in 2014 — who lost time with the adoption of the new paid-time-off policy.

Cow's head left at sanctuary for cows in Monroe County

Cow s head left at sanctuary for cows in Monroe County

Two Tannersville residents have been charged with ethnic intimidation and more for leaving the head of a cow at the sanctuary for cows near Stroudsburg.

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    On this day: May 2

    Leonardo da Vinci dies, Lou Gehrig sits out a game for the first time in 14 years, the Soviets capture Berlin, and a version of "The Scream" sells for a record amount at auction, all on this day.


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