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The east campus in Oley Township will remain open for in-person learning. Read more

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A Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruling gives the green-light for the use of drop off ballot boxes for the presidential election. Read more

Candido Serrano, 49, was pronounced dead of natural causes in Reading on Friday, according to the coroner's office. Read more

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NBC has moved eight of this weekend’s 10 Premier League matches to its online streaming service Peacock behind a pay wall. The network did so because it wanted to broadcast the U.S. Open golf tournament and Tour de France on its television networks. NBC took over Premier League U.S. broadcasts from Fox starting with the 2013-14 season and on a typical weekends in recent seasons had two Saturday matches on NBCSN followed by a late game on NBC, and several Sunday matches on NBCSN. But only Manchester United-Crystal Palace and Chelsea-Liverpool will be on U.S. TV this weekend. Read more

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Frank Gore took his first snap as a pro in what seems like a lifetime ago. Mike Nolan was the coach of the San Francisco 49ers in 2005 and Mike McCarthy the offensive coordinator. Gore was a wide-eyed third-round pick climbing the depth chart. Current 49ers defensive end Nick Bosa wasn’t even 8 and couldn’t have had any idea he’d someday need to tackle Gore who’s still going strong at 37. It all comes full circle for the ageless Gore on Sunday when his New York Jets host the team with which he began his NFL career. Read more

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(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate for August was 10.3%, according to information released Friday by the state’s Department of Labor and Industry. Read more

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Patience, pitching and big drives have put Bryson DeChambeau in good position at the U.S. Open. With the wind kicking up and the temperature dropping at Winged Foot, DeChambeau was one of the very few to conquer the U.S. Open-like conditions that finally showed up for the second round. He shot 2-under 68 to reach the halfway point at 3-under 137, one of only five players in red numbers with the afternoon starters about halfway through their rounds. Read more

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Actor Danny Masterson's attorney says his client is “absolutely not guilty” of the three rape charges against him, and calls the case "politicized." Masterson, the 44-year-old former star of “That ‘70s Show," made his first appearance in the case since his June arrest Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom. His attorney Tom Mesereau says the actor has been unfairly harassed by prosecutors as the district attorney faces reelection and his case has been unfairly hyped by media outlets. Mesereau says he'll prove that Masterson is not guilty. Prosecutors said his statements have no basis in fact.  Read more

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Two more college football games have been postponed. Baylor’s season opener against Houston is one of them and the other is Florida Atlantic’s opener against Georgia Southern. Both were supposed to be played Saturday. In both cases, positive tests for the coronavirus are to blame. The number of Bowl Subdivision games postponed or canceled because of virus issues since Aug. 26 is now 16. The pandemic is also affecting college basketball, with the start date delayed until Nov. 25. The marquee tournament on Maui has been moved to North Carolina.  Read more

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A Wilson Borough man is facing a host of child sex assault charges Read more

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(The Center Square) – Some of this fall’s biggest battles may end up off the gridiron once Big Ten football resumes Oct. 23. Read more

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"Light a candle, say a prayer, keep them close to your heart and just remember they're not home." Read more

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The New Jersey Interscholastic Athletic Association has granted Phillipsburg an exemption from its interstate competition ban to play rival Easton. Read more

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PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 18, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Senator Sharif Street, Vice Chair of the PA Democratic Party and other Democratic leaders and elected officials met outside Philadelphia City Hall today to discuss their recent court victories against Donald J. Trump. Read more

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The dismissed captain of a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier knew he was jeopardizing his military career when he sent a now-famous email warning of possible sailor deaths due to a coronavirus breakout on board. But Capt. Brett Crozier said in a witness statement obtained by the San Francisco Chronicle that he wanted to avoid a larger catastrophe amid a bureaucratic logjam. The statement was recorded as part of the Navy’s investigation into the March outbreak aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The admiral overseeing the carrier said Crozier screwed up and panicked or wanted to play hero. Crozier's crew called him a hero.   Read more

The owner of an elementary school that collapsed in Mexico City during the 2017 earthquake has been found guilty of charges equivalent to manslaughter. The school collapse killed 26 people in the devastating magnitude 7.1 earthquake in September 2017. The Mexico City prosecutor’s office said late Thursday it has requested a sentence of 57 years in prison for Mónica García Villegas, who built an apartment atop the school. Sentencing will be held later. The collapse of the Enrique Rebsamen school killed 19 children and seven adults and came to symbolize the corruption and impunity that plague Mexican construction. Read more

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(The Center Square) – A multimillion-dollar, yearslong project to modernize Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation benefits system is unlikely to be ready for its Oct. 5 go-live date, witnesses told members of the House Labor & Industry Committee. Read more

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Rigging crews spent the day at Wind Creek Bethlehem taking apart a 350-ton hydraulic press. Read more

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Ryan Blaney is determined to avoid elimination from the playoffs. It’s a daunting task and just might require an outright win Saturday night at Bristol Motor Speedway, where four drivers will be knocked from title contention. Blaney has plummeted to last in the 16-driver field. William Byron, Cole Custer, Matt DiBenedetto and Blaney are the four drivers below the cutline headed into the knockout race. It marks a collapse for Blaney, who spent 13 weeks ranked fourth or higher in the Cup standings and was seventh at the start of the playoffs.  Read more

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Pine Grove's board of directors voted Thursday night to move to full-time in-person instruction starting Oct. 5. Read more

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Her retirement comes as the office staff prepares for a presidential election that will involve an abundance of mail-in ballots. Read more

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Passenger traffic at the airport last month was down more than 70 percent compared to a year ago. Read more

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A forgotten studio recording of the late jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw has been released as part of an effort to preserve jazz history. “49th Parallel,” a 1987 recording led by Canadian bassist Neil Swainson that features Shaw and tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson, was made available this month by Vancouver, Canada-based Cellar Music Group’s imprint Reel to Real and New York distributor la reserve records. The album has been out-of-print for 25 years and is now available on digital platforms. Swainson says Shaw was nearly blind during the record and played by ear. Shaw died two years later after a long battle with heroin addiction.  Read more

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Hundreds of Lebanese are fleeing miserable conditions in their country on migrant ships hoping to start a new life in Europe. A trip on a fishing boat this month from the northern city of Tripoli to the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus ended with some of the four dozen passengers losing their lives while others are still missing. People are selling their belongings to pay human traffickers who promise a bright future beyond the seas. Lebanon is passing through its worst economic and financial crisis in decades. Tens of thousands of people lost their jobs over the past year while the local currency lost 80% of its value. Read more

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It won’t be known until Election Day if a poll showing a tightening contest between Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democrat Jaime Harrison portends an upset, but the gains are real enough in the Democrat’s campaign account. On the heels of a Quinnipiac University poll that has Harrison tied with Graham among likely voters in South Carolina, Harrison’s campaign has marked two back-to-back fundraising days of $1 million apiece, bringing his fundraising to over $30 million. The influx of cash for Harrison is providing a rare opportunity to blanket the airwaves in a place where Democrats haven’t won a statewide contest in 15 years. Read more

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has visited the small nation of Guyana looking to shore up support for Trump administration efforts to oust Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and build ties with the booming oil producer. During the brief stop Friday, Pompeo and Guyanese President Irfaan Ali signed agreements to strengthen U.S. investment and cooperation on energy and infrastructure while vowing to deepen cooperation on maritime security and drug trafficking interdiction. Pompeo praised Ali’s support for the Lima Group, a regional body of U.S.-aligned nations that have pushed for a diplomatic solution to Venezuela’s political crisis. Read more

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The federal government says it will give farmers an additional $14 billion to compensate them for the difficulties they’ve experienced selling their crops, milk and meat because of the coronavirus pandemic. The U.S. Department of Agriculture released details of its plan Friday, saying it will provide “financial assistance that gives producers the ability to absorb increased marketing costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.” President Donald Trump first mentioned the aid in a speech Thursday night in Wisconsin, a state that is considered vital for his chances to win a second term. The additional payments also illustrate the importance of farmers as a voting block to Trump’s reelection.  Read more

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Ballot-on-demand voting will be available at the Government Center, 669 Washington Street, Easton, PA 18042 from now until Oct. 27.  Read more

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California's unemployment rate fell to 11.4% in August. The Employment Development Department says the state added 101,900 jobs during the month. Most  were government jobs, including temporary positions for the U.S. Census. California lost more than 2.6 million jobs in March and April because of the coronavirus. The state has regained nearly a third of those jobs. But experts warn other indicators show the state's economy has stalled with no quick recovery in sight. Restaurants and other hospitality businesses have been the hardest hit. The sector lost another 14,600 jobs in August with coronavirus restrictions still in place across much of the state. Read more