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David Letterman Calls on Trump to Resign: Impeachment ‘Will Take Forever’

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:07

Late-night veteran David Letterman called on President Donald Trump to resign from office and called his presidency a failed "experiment" in an interview this week on Howard Stern's radio show.

Lehigh Valley under flash flood watch; excessive rainfall expected again this afternoon

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:05

A flash flood watch has been posted by the National Weather Service in Mount Holly, N.J. as another round of severe weather is expected to move through the area this afternoon.

Round One came early this morning as Doppler radar indicated an area of showers and thunderstorms moving east at 30 mph....

3 ways to prevent being scammed when buying eclipse glasses

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 12:00

You’re running out of time to buy the special glasses or viewers that you need to safely watch Monday’s solar eclipse. You can’t use just any sunglasses. They must be a special kind, and you have to be wary of counterfeits and scams. Follow these tips to make sure you buy the real thing.

1. NASA...

Mattis Visits Amazon, Google to Learn New Technologies: ‘I Don’t Ever Want Our Troops in a Fair Fight’

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:56

SILICON VALLEY, CALIFORNIA — In the middle of a vast complex on NASA’s Moffett Airfield, right in the heart of Silicon Valley, is a nondescript two-story building where the Pentagon is working with tech companies on its latest top secret project.

Brand Sells ‘F*ck Trump’ Lipstick to Raise Money for Charlottesville Victims

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:52

A beauty brand has raised $10,000 for the victims hurt during the Charlottesville, Virginia white nationalist and Antifa protests by selling "F*ck Trump" lipstick.

Allentown NIZ properties could pop up across the city under Senate bill

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:50

Here a NIZ, there a NIZ, everywhere a NIZ in Allentown?

It could be that way if Sen. Pat Browne, R-Lehigh, gets his way with a pending bill in the Legislature.

With the Neighborhood Improvement Zone having spurred $1 billion in new projects downtown and along the Lehigh River, Browne is looking to...

Here's the precise weather forecast for the Lehigh Valley's solar eclipse

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:50

Good news: The National Weather Service is forecasting mostly sunny — or more accurately, only partly cloudy — skies in the Lehigh Valley for the afternoon of the solar eclipse Monday.

The forecast charts show temperatures of 85-87 degrees for the 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. window, with 22-26 percent sky...

Chelsea Clinton on Confederate Statues: Christians Don’t Memorialize the Devil for His Rebellion

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:49

Bill and Hillary Clinton's daughter, Chelsea, has been spending a lot of time on Twitter during the last year attempting to expound on all manner of topics to show how engaged she is, but her attempt to compare Confederate statues to the worship of the devil did not fare so well.

Ryan Adams Defends Lucifer in Twitter Meltdown Triggered by Chelsea Clinton

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:41

Veteran rocker Ryan Adams went on a Twitter tirade late Thursday night against Chelsea Clinton after the former first daughter appeared to compare Confederate statues and monuments to Lucifer.

Man surrenders after 3-hour standoff in Allentown

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:25

Allentown vice officers were conducting a drug raid early Friday in the 500 block of North 10th Street when the suspect barricaded himself in a third-floor bedroom, police said.

The suspect held police at bay for more than three hours before finally surrendering around 10:30 a.m., Chief Glen Dorney...

Al Gore to Donald Trump: ‘Resign’

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:12

Thursday in an interview with Britain’s LADbible, former Vice President Al Gore was asked what “one piece of advice” he would offer to President Donald Trump. Gore had a one-word reply, which was “resign.” He did not elaborate on why he thought President Trump should step down. Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Mika Brezezinski: ‘We’re at a Low Point in American History’ — Possibly Worse Than Civil War, Great Depression

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 11:08

Friday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” co-host Mika Brzezinski called President Donald Trump’s reaction to a Barcelona terror attack a day earlier something that made it seem that “we’re at a low point in American history.” Co-host Joe Scarborough mentioned the Civil War and Great Depression, to which Brzezinski said it was still a “pretty low point,” then she qualified her remarks by saying a low point in “presidential history.” Partial transcript as follows: GEIST: I don’t want to speak to President Lincoln posthumously, but I suspect if he heard about an attack in Barcelona where now 14 people have been killed, he wouldn’t have made his second reaction to that to look up the story, the false story, about Gen. Pershing putting pig’s blood on bullets. BRZEZINSKI: It seems that we’re at a low point in American history. SCARBOROUGH: Well, the Civil War was probably a little worse. (CROSSTALK) BRZEZINSKI: Well, I’m worried about what’s coming SCARBOROUGH: Great Depression, pretty bad. That was probably worse. BRZEZINSKI: This is a pretty low point. (CROSSTALK) BRZEZINSKI: How about this? We’re at a low point in presidential history. SCARBOROUGH: Did you ever see how Gerald Ford dressed in the middle of the disco era? (h/t WFB) Follow

Black Former Dallas School Leader Defends Confederate Monuments

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:59

A former Dallas school leader, who is black, spoke out this week to defend the city's historical Confederate monuments and statues amid a national push to remove all reminders after violence erupted at a Charlottesville, Virginia, rally on Saturday.

Vandals Apparently Deface Christopher Columbus Statue in Texas

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:55

HOUSTON, Texas -- Vandals apparently defaced a Christopher Columbus statue in Houston, Texas, on Thursday night shortly before a "Destroy the Confederacy" protest scheduled for Saturday.

Lane restrictions in place all weekend on I-78, US-22

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:50

A lane restriction impacting Interstate 78 westbound will cause traffic delays beginning tonight and continuing nonstop through Monday morning, August 21.

Concrete patching work will begin 7 p.m. tonight between Route 100 and the Berks County line, as part of the ongoing Interstate 78 Improvement...

Missed chance to save Grace Packer? 2008 abuse complaint surfaces

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:50

In May 2008, a formal child abuse complaint was lodged with the state alleging that David Packer was hurting his then-6-year-old adopted daughter, Grace.

The child had been living with David Packer and his wife, Sara, in Allentown for four years when the state informed him that the case would be...

Illegal Alien Who Allegedly Killed Woman is Free in Mexico, Says Husband

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:46

The man who allegedly killed a woman in Las Vegas, Nevada, is now walking free in Mexico after being released by federal immigration officials, according to the victim's husband.

Intel CEO Who Bailed on Trump Manufacturing Council Sought 8K H-1B Workers for U.S. Jobs

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:39

A CEO who bailed on President Donald Trump’s now-defunct American Manufacturing Council imported workers to take jobs in the United States.

Several wounded in Finland stabbing; suspect shot in the leg

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:36

Police in Finland say they have shot a man in the leg after he was suspected of stabbing several people in the western city of Turku.

Finnish broadcaster YLE says several people were seen lying on the ground in the central part of the city.

On Twitter, police urged people to avoid that part of...

Police: Barcelona Terrorists Plotted Massive Butane Bomb, Hundreds Targeted

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 10:32

The Barcelona Islamist terrorists could have massacred hundreds more if their original plans had worked out, potentially including a deadly butane gas bomb loaded in a van.

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