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Kids today: They don’t work summer jobs the way they used to

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:24

It was at Oregon's Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie "The Shining," where Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheck.

He was a busboy. The job didn't pay much. But Doyle quickly learned lessons that served him for years as he rose to become the CEO of Domino's, the...

Fatal crash closes Route 309 near Lehigh-Schuylkill border

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 09:23

LYNN TOWNSHIP — A section of Route 309 in Lynn Township has been shut down following a fatal two-vehicle crash about 8:30 a.m. south of Gun Club Road.

Lehigh County Coroner Scott Grim confirmed he has been called to the scene.

Emergency dispatchers said initial reports were unclear and either two...

Study: Support for Israel on U.S. College Campuses Drops by ‘Devastating’ 27 Percent

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:58

TEL AVIV – Support for Israel among Americans as a whole and among Jewish American college students in particular has dropped dramatically over the last few years, a study released by the Brand Israel Group shows.

Donald Trump: ‘It Would Be a Very Sad Day for Republicans’ If Nancy Pelosi Steps Down

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:55

President Donald Trump said he hopes House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stays in her position in the House of Representatives--to help Republicans continue winning elections.

Charlie Dent 'concerned' by Senate health care bill

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 08:20

Republican U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent of Pennsylvania wasn’t happy with the House GOP health care bill and had hoped to see the Senate take a different approach on several aspects, including changes to Medicaid.

But Dent told NPR Friday morning that the bill released by Senate Republicans also raises...

Donald Trump: Robert Mueller Friendship with James Comey ‘Bothersome’

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:49

President Donald Trump said that it was “bothersome” special counsel Robert Mueller was friends with former FBI director James Comey, as he signaled hope that he would conduct the Russian investigation properly.

Sadiq Khan Slammed for Refusing to Support Hezbollah Ban

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:48

London Mayor Sadiq Khan refused to confirm if he will petition the home secretary to proscribe the political wing of the anti-Semitic, anti-Israel terror organisation Hezbollah, saying he will need to consider if it is the “right thing to do”.

Los Angeles Wants to Rename Rodeo Road ‘Obama Boulevard’

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:43

A Los Angeles city councilman has proposed renaming a 3.4-mile segment of Rodeo Road, between Jefferson Boulevard and Arlington Avenue -- already known as "President's Row" -- after former President Barack Obama.

IDF: Iran Paying $195 Million Annually to Fund Anti-Israel Terrorist Groups

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:42

Iran’s massive funding of terrorist groups that endanger Israel was exposed in shocking detail by IDF Military Intelligence chief Maj.- Gen. Hertzi Halevi on Wednesday.

North Korea denies torturing U.S. detainee Otto Warmbier, says it is 'biggest victim'

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:32

North Korea on Friday called itself the "biggest victim" in the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and died days after being released in a coma. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency denied that North Korea cruelly treated or tortured Otto Warmbier and...

Palestinian Authority: Payments to Terrorists a ‘Social Responsibility’

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:31

Speaking in the name of Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, PA spokesman Nabil Shaath said the Palestinians have a “social responsibility” to offer monetary payouts to the families of prisoners in Israeli jails because they are “political prisoners,” and that the payouts are the PA’s way of “look(ing) after innocent people affected by the incarceration or killing of their loved ones as a result of the military occupation.”

Police: Dog that mauled 2 kids in car seats to be euthanized

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 07:00

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say a pit bull that mauled two young children in Pennsylvania as they sat helplessly strapped into their car seats is being euthanized next week.

Police say a 5-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl suffered puncture wounds to their faces after the dog broke through a...

Spokesman: Bill Cosby plans series of town halls to educate youth on misbehavior

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:56

Bill Cosby will organize a series of town hall meetings to help educate young people about problems their misbehavior could create and other issues, a spokesman for Cosby said.

Cosby is eager to get back to work following a deadlocked jury and mistrial in his sexual assault case, spokesman Andrew...

Netanyahu Okays New Homes for Beit El Jewish Community in West Bank

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:41

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu approved on Thursday an expansion project for the settlement of Beit El in the West Bank, okaying the construction of 300 new housing units in the community.

Populist Party Leader: Move the Austrian Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:04

Heinz-Christian Strache, leader of the anti-mass migration Freedom Party of Austria (FPÖ) has called for Austria to move its Israeli embassy to Jerusalem echoing U.S. President Donald Trump.

It’s the Anniversary of Britain’s Independence Day – But Brexit Has Barely Left the Starting Blocks

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:02

One year on from the public's historic vote to Leave the European Union, negotiations have only just begun and MPs are still arguing over whether to actually go ahead with Brexit.

At Glastonbury, Johnny Depp asks about assassinating the president

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 06:00

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Johnny Depp has asked a crowd at the Glastonbury Festival when was the last time an actor assassinated a president. The remarks came during a segment Thursday in which Depp was speaking about President Donald Trump.

He asked the question at the annual festival that celebrates...

Champs-Élysées Attacker May Have Been Plotting Attack at Eiffel Tower

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:53

The man behind the failed Champs-Élysées attack on Monday was filmed loitering near the Eiffel Tower an hour before his failed attack raising questions from police and security services.

Theresa May Says 3 Million EU Migrants Can Stay

United States News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 04:24

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to reassure European Union nationals living in her country that their futures will be secure once Britain leaves the EU in 2019.

Car stolen at gunpoint in east Allentown; a vehicle later reported going 100 mph

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 06/23/2017 - 03:00

Two men stole a car at gunpoint on an east Allentown street late Thursday. City police issued radio alerts to neighboring police agencies to be on the lookout for a gray 2014 Kia Forte.

The men took the car from a motorist about 11:55 p.m. at South Bradford and East Walnut streets, about a block...

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