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Couple recounts terrifying moments being stuck on rising drawbridge

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

LOWER TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say operator error is to blame for forcing a driver to accelerate in order to jump across an opening drawbridge in New Jersey.

Police say Terence Naphys of West Deptford Township had paid the toll to cross the Middle Thorofare Bridge with three family members...

3 Charities Cancel Mar-a-Lago Events

National News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:58
President Donald Trump's comments about the white nationalist rally last weekend are hurting not just his political standing, but his pocketbook.

Schwarzenegger: There Are Not Two Sides to Hatred

National News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:52
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger jabbed President Donald Trump saying there are not two sides to bigotry or hatred.

H.R. McMaster-Endorsed Book Calls Jihad Peaceful, Al-Qaida Terrorism ‘Resistance’

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:42

TEL AVIV -- A book on terrorism endorsed and touted by H.R. McMaster, the embattled White House National Security Adviser, calls Hamas an “Islamist political group” while failing to categorize the deadly organization as a terrorist group, and refers to al-Qaida attacks and anti-Israel terrorism as “resistance.”

Claim: CIA ‘Warned Barcelona Police’ About Possible Las Ramblas Attack

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 07:38

The CIA allegedly warned Barcelona police two months ago that the city’s popular tourist area, Las Ramblas, could be the target of a terrorist attack.

Wisconsin Assembly Passes $3B Foxconn Bill

National News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:37
6:20 p.m.The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a $3 billion tax break package for Taiwan-based electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group.

Lawsuit: Birth Control for Sentencing Violates Rights

National News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:35
A Tennessee sheriff and judge violated the constitutional rights of jail inmates by promising to reduce their sentences if they underwent birth control procedures, an ex-inmate says in a federal lawsuit.

Latest enrollment numbers inspire confidence in charter school leaders

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:00

After a rocky first year, leaders at the Innovative Arts Academy Charter School expressed confidence with the start of the second school year on the horizon and more than 400 students enrolled to attend.

Principal Douglas Taylor announced during Wednesday’s trustee meeting that 402 students are...

See hipsters lined up outside a new restaurant? This app pays them to be there.

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:00

Pretend for a moment that you're walking through your neighborhood and notice a line of people wrapped around the block outside a newly opened restaurant.

Local food bloggers haven't written about the venue, so you assume the trendy-looking crowd must be the result of contagious, word-of-mouth buzz.

...

Where do families get nearly $24,000 for one year of college?

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 06:00

Want another scary stat about all those college bills? Nearly 9 in 10 families always knew their child would go to college. But fewer than four in 10 families ever created a plan for how to pay the bills, according to the How America Pays for College 2017 report.

No plan? No surprise that borrowing...

Spain’s Day of Terror: 14 Victims and Six Suspected Terrorists Dead After Multiple Attacks

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:13

Spain suffered four incidents believed to be related to terrorism, including two deadly attacks, in little over 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday, which have left 13 victims dead, dozens injured, and as many as six suspected terrorists dead.

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo Demands Removal of Confederate Names, Busts

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:13

Gov. Andrew Cuomo catered to his party's left-wing base Wednesday when he called for the removal of Confederate names and busts from the Big Apple.

MSNBC Tops Cable in Total Viewers for First Time Ever

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:00

For the first time ever, MSNBC’s Wednesday programming topped all cable networks in total viewers. CNN was fourth behind Nickelodeon.

Torrential rain moves through the Lehigh Valley; flood advisories, flash flood watches issued

Lehigh Valley News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 05:00

A flood advisory, flash flood watch, and hazardous weather outlook have been posted by the National Weather Service in Mount Holly as severe weather moves through the area.

At 4:11 a.m., the weather service said Doppler radar indicated an area of showers and thunderstorms along a line extending...

Trucks and Cars Now Weapons of Choice for Terrorists

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:53

BARCELONA (AFP) - A driver deliberately ploughed a van into pedestrians on one of Spain's busiest streets on Thursday, injuring a number of people in what police called a "terrorist attack".

Iran Opposition Leader Hospitalized After Going on Hunger Strike

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:45

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian opposition leader Mehdi Karroubi, under house arrest for the past six years, was hospitalized Thursday after going on hunger strike a day earlier to demand a trial date, his family told local media.

Timeline: 20 Major Islamist Attacks in Europe in Recent Years

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:42

LONDON (AP) — The deadly Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people and wounded dozens of others Thursday is the latest attack in Europe in recent years. Here are some of the other major ones, many of which used vehicles:

Wildfires Trap 2,000 Villagers in Portugal

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:36

LISBON (AFP) - Forest fires cut off a village of 2,000 people in Portugal, as firefighters struggled Thursday to control two major blazes in the centre of the country, local officials said.

Spanish Police Crack Gang Moving Migrants on Jet-Skis

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:32

MADRID (AFP) - Spanish police on Thursday said they had shut down a gang charging migrants 5,000 euros each to bring them across from Morocco via the Strait of Gibraltar on jet-skis.

Israeli Embassy in Cairo Expected to Reopen

United States News - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 04:28

The Israeli Embassy in Cairo is expected to resume routine activities in the near future, after six years of operating only partially, Israeli officials said on Tuesday.

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