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DOT Launches New Web Page Listing Flyers' Rights

National News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:48
A new webpage, designed to help airline passengers know their rights, has been launched by the Department of Transportation, The Hill reports.

Jeff Sessions: Justice Dept. Under Trump Has ‘Zero Tolerance for Gang Violence’

United States News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:38

Attorney General Jeff Sessions met with leaders from across federal law enforcement Tuesday to address transnational organized crime.

Cornell: Robots, Drones, Smart Cameras to Surveil Together

National News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:25
Researchers at Cornell University are developing a system to connect camera robots, drones, and smart cameras, so they can share information easily and interpret the details they see.

Cornell: Robots, Drones, Smart Cameras to Surveil Together

National News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:25
Researchers at Cornell University are developing a system to connect camera robots, drones, and smart cameras, so they can share information easily and interpret the details they see.

US Capitol Maintenance Worker Killed by Falling Tree Branch

National News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:25
A maintenance worker at the U.S. Capitol has died after a large tree branch fell on top of him. A statement from the Architect of the Capitol, Stephen Ayers, identified the man who was killed as Matthew McClanahan....

Jury convicts Allentown man of collecting fraudulent tax refunds

Lehigh Valley News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:20

A federal jury has convicted an Allentown man for his role in a tax fraud and identity theft ring that raked in more than $2 million in stolen tax refunds.

The jury found Abel Gonzalez guilty of conspiracy to defraud the government, six counts of theft of government funds and six counts of aggravated...

Suicide Expert Fears Netflix Series ’13 Reasons Why’ May Cause More Suicides

United States News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:17

Suicide prevention expert Dan Reidenberg says the popular Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, which dramatizes a high school student's suicide, does "more harm than any good."

Iowa Becomes One of the Most Friendliest States for Gun Owners

National News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:16
Iowa has just become one of the friendliest states in the nation for gun owners after Republican Gov. Terry Branstad signed a bill that widely broadened the scope of the state's gun laws.

H-1B Experts on Trump’s Order: ‘This Is What We Elected Him For’

United States News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 14:02

President Donald Trump is getting praise from experts on the H-1B foreign guest worker visa for his ‘Hire American’ Executive Order which calls for a review into the system’s abuse at the expense of American workers.

Netanyahu Slams NYT for Presenting Arch-Terrorist Marwan Barghouti as ‘Parliamentarian’

United States News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:57

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday slammed The New York Times for publishing an opinion piece written by jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti without noting he is serving multiple life terms for the murder of Israelis.

German Government Tells Parents to Destroy Dolls or Face Fine

United States News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:56

The German Federal Network Agency has ordered parents to destroy any "My Friend Cayla" dolls that their children have, or face more than $25,000 in fines for not complying. This ruling comes after the smart dolls were found to be transmitting audio recordings to a third party specializing in voice recognition for police and military forces.

Massive Flooding Turns a New York Park Into Small Lake

National News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:50
A park in upstate New York has been flooded by 1 million gallons of water and turned into a lake. The Post-Star reports that part of the Saratoga National Historical Park has been flooded with water from an unknown source since last year....

Seattle Doling Legal Aid for Illegal Aliens

United States News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:50

Taxpayers in Seattle will soon be paying for illegal aliens to receive legal services against deportation charges in federal court.

Oklahoma police chief issues himself a speeding ticket

Lehigh Valley News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:50

The police chief of a small northeast Oklahoma community says he issued himself a citation for speeding, but only after being caught on video.

Sperry Police Chief Justin Burch posted an apology on the department's Facebook page Saturday, saying he was "wrong in traveling at 75 and 80 mph." Sperry...

‘Lax Immigration Enforcement’ Led to MS-13 Growth, Sessions Says

United States News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:42

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is echoing President Donald Trump’s sentiments toward the violent El Salvadorian MS-13 gang, blaming “years of lax immigration enforcement” for their growing presence across the U.S.

PPL Center to host NCAA ice hockey regionals

Lehigh Valley News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:39

ALLENTOWN — PPL Center, home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, has already hosted a number of big-name concerts and high-profile events, like the 2017 AHL All-Star Classic.

Now they can add an NCAA Tournament to the list.

The downtown Allentown arena, which has a standing-room capacity of over 9,000,...

Trump heading to Wisconsin to sign order targeting high skilled worker visa program

Lehigh Valley News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:27

President Donald Trump hopes to revive the economic populism that helped drive his election campaign on Tuesday, signing an order in politically important Wisconsin to tighten rules on technology companies bringing in highly skilled foreign workers.

At a the headquarters of a big-name tool manufacturer,...

Behar: Trump’s Limited Vocabulary ‘Appeals to People Who Are Afraid of Things’

United States News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:26

Tuesday on ABC’s  “The View,” while discussing President Donald Trump’s tweets about Tuesday’s special election in Georgia’s Sixth Congressional District, co-host Joy Behar said Trump uses his “limited” vocabulary and “thinking” to appeal to people “who are afraid of things.” Behar said, “Trump, what he does, he’s so limited in his vocabulary and his thinking. It’s like, he’ll tweet, ‘They make you less safe’ —fearmongering, ‘More immigrants are coming in’ — fearmongering, ‘They’re going to raise your taxes’ — it’s all fearmongering. And he appeals to people who are afraid of things and that’s what he does. People need to wake up.” Follow Pam Key on Twitter @pamkeyNEN

Starbucks calls shifting-color drink a Unicorn Frappuccino

Lehigh Valley News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:18

Starbucks is calling a limited-time beverage that changes colors and flavors with a stir of the straw a "Unicorn Frappuccino."

The chain says the drink was inspired by the trend of unicorn-themed food online and starts out purple with a sweet and fruity taste. It changes to pink and tart after...

No defense in Eric Frein trial; jury to get case Wednesday

Lehigh Valley News - Tue, 04/18/2017 - 13:18

Jurors returning from their mid-morning break in the Eric Frein trial Tuesday were forgiven if they thought that the ghost of Pennsylvania state police Cpl. Bryon Dickson III was visiting the courtroom.

A life-sized manikin, dressed in the corporal's uniform, complete with gun and duty belt, stood...

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