police incident on E Tremont St, Allentown

Residents asked to shelter in place during police situation

Residents in an Allentown neighborhood are asked to stay inside during a "police incident" Tuesday morning.

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This man bet $100K that there's a startup bubble

One man is betting $100,000 that there is -- in fact -- a tech bubble. But he's hardly an adamant bubble theorist.

NYC Skyscrapers

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Skyscrapers made from ...wood?

If the 20th century was the century of the skyscraper, then the 21st century is shaping up as the century of the "plyscaper."

Despite its historical reputation for great city fires -- London in 1666, the Great Chicago fire of 1871 and San Francisco in...

Kickstarter

Kickstarter

Pebble Time Kickstarter project raised $20.3 million

During its monthlong crowdfunding campaign, which ended 10 p.m. ET Friday, Pebble Time shattered two Kickstarter records -- fastest project to raise $1 million (49 minutes) and most raised ($20.3 million).

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Would pilotless planes make sense?

Would you be willing to fly on a plane with no pilot?

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Your iPhone could help lower medical bills

Your iPhone could save you time and money at the doctor's office. At least that's what doctors hope.

Microsoft file

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Microsoft tells its contractors: Give workers paid time off

Microsoft wants its security guards, janitors and cooks to have paid time off.

meerkat

Gwen Sung

Livestream your life with this new app

If you haven't yet been asked by friends or co-workers to Meerkat, chances are you will soon.

Uber, car taxi service app

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The great tech debate: Are we in a bubble or not?

Y Combinator's Sam Altman is just the latest to sound off on what he thinks of that question: Is there, or isn't there, a tech bubble?

Scott Kelly

NASA

Astronaut lifts off on history-making mission

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly has left Earth for what could be a very long time -- and to make U.S. spaceflight history.

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook Communications

7 big changes coming to Facebook

Get ready for more big changes to Facebook.

The social media company announced several new products and features that will launch on its platform soon -- all are designed to make it easier for you to communicate with people and businesses.

Facebook C...

Gmail

Courtesy Google

Google could soon let you pay bills in Gmail

Google is working on a secret project to let users pay bills directly through its email service Gmail, according to tech news site Re/code.

Mars rover Opportunity heat shield impact site

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NASA's Opportunity rover finishes Martian marathon

It certainly won't be troubling any earth-based runners' personal bests, but NASA's long-serving Mars rover Opportunity set a significant benchmark Tuesday as it clocked in 26.219 miles (42 kilometers) -- the first-ever Martian marathon.

It might hav...

Ruth Porat

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Wall Street's most powerful woman jumps to Google

Wall Street just lost its brightest female star to Silicon Valley.

NFL logo on goal post

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images

NFL to give live-streaming a try out this fall

If you want to watch the Buffalo Bills play the Jacksonville Jaguars this fall, you're going to need a decent Internet connection.

INSIDE YOUR TOWN

Hiker rescued from French Creek State Park

Hiker rescue
UNION TWP., Pa.

Emergency responders were called in for a dramatic rescue at French Creek State Park Monday afternoon.

New restaurant serves up more than just food

Mission BBQ ribbon cutting

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WYOMISSING, Pa.

A new restaurant in Berks County is serving a helping of gratitude to those who have served our country.

'Yoga Girl' author gets rock star welcome in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, Pa.

The Yoga Girl got a rock star reception in Bethlehem Area Public Library Monday night.

ABC News: Sen. demands release of Hopkins Black Lung report

WASHINGTON

U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, Jr. is demanding to see the findings of Johns Hopkins internal review of a controversial radiology program that for years reviewed x-rays of coal miners on behalf of coal companies and rarely found miners to have serious black lung disease -- decisions that helped prevent them from obtaining much-needed financial support.

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  • Eiffel Tower, 1889, Library of Congress

    Library of Congress

    On this day: March 31

    The Eiffel Tower is completed, Knute Rockne dies in a plane crash, "Oklahoma!" debuts on Broadway, and Brandon Lee and Selena both die tragically, all on this day.

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