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 2018-11-16 03:21 

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Weather-related closings for Friday, Nov. 16...

Pocono school closings:— Delaware Valley School District: Closed Friday, Nov. 16— East Stroudsburg Area School District:Two hour delay Friday, Nov. 16— MMI Preparatory School: Closed Friday, Nov. 16 — Notre Dame East Stroudsburg sc...

 2018-11-16 02:52 

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Bulletin board, Friday, Nov. 16, 2018...

SATURDAYMen's Free Breakfast: Living Hope Church Baptist presents this event from 8 to 10:15 a.m., Cherry Lane United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 4326 Cherry Lane Church Road, Tannersville. Men of all ages are welcome to join for food, fellowsh...

 2018-11-16 02:51 

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Fisher earns Girl Scout Gold Award...

Isabella Fisher, 18, of Tannersville has earned the Girl Scout Gold Award — the highest honor a Girl Scout can earn, making a meaningful, sustainable change to her community and the world. Fisher's project, "The Old Glory Mission," was d...

 2018-11-16 01:11 

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Local 4-H members recognized...

Local 4-H members recognizedLocal 4-H members attended the annual 4-H Achievement Night banquet to be recognized for their achievements, thank volunteers and kick off the upcoming 4-H year. Highlights of the evening included:Anna Gordon of Effort received...

 2018-11-16 00:54 

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Emotions run high at PMSD transportation hearing...

More than 650 community members poured into the auditorium at Pocono Mountain East High School on Wednesday night to have their voices heard and show solidarity with the district's transportation staff.Emotions, and tensions, ran high as the school bo...

 2018-11-15 23:30 

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Electronic driving systems don't always work, tests show...

The tests brought a warning from the auto club that drivers shouldn't think that the systems make their vehicles self-driving, and that they should always be ready to take control....

 2018-11-15 22:30 

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Couple, homeless man charged in charitable scam...

Burlington County prosecutor Scott Coffina announced criminal charges against the couple who told the story to newspapers and television stations along with the homeless man who conspired with them to tell the story....

 2018-11-15 21:55 

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PV pushes for substitute solutions...

Pleasant Valley School District has a problem: there just aren't enough substitutes. At the Nov. 8 school board meeting, members highlighted the issue and discussed several strategies to draw more candidates to the open positions.Superintendent David ...

 2018-11-15 21:30 

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Northeast battens down hatches as storm moves its way...

As much as 8 inches of snow blanketed the St. Louis area, and forecasters predicted up to 6 inches in parts of southern New England as the storm made its way east....

 2018-11-15 20:32 

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Travel guide to highlight Pocono businesses...

The Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau is hoping to reach potential tourists from across the eastern United States by releasing an official travel guide this spring.The bureau has plans to distribute the travel guide, which will highlight businesses, restau...

 2018-11-15 20:30 

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Judge delays ruling on CNN reporter's White House credential...

U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kelly had been expected to announce his decision on the matter Thursday afternoon but delayed the announcement until Friday morning....

 2018-11-15 19:30 

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Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi killing...

The Saudi announcement appeared aimed at distancing the killers and their operation from the kingdom's leadership, including Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, amid a global outcry over the writer's death....

 2018-11-15 18:31 

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Florida man pleads not guilty in political pipe bombs case...

Cesar Sayoc entered the plea through his lawyer during his appearance in Manhattan federal court....

 2018-11-15 17:31 

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Roy Clark, country guitar virtuoso, 'Hee Haw' star, has died...

Publicist Jeremy Westby said Clark died Thursday due to complications from pneumonia at home in Tulsa, Okla....

 2018-11-15 16:31 

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Fire death toll at 56 and counting in Northern California...

The nearly 220-square-mile blaze was 40 percent contained, the state fire agency said....

 2018-11-15 15:30 

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Federal judge: Florida is 'laughing stock of the world'...

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker vented his anger at state lawmakers but also Palm Beach County officials, saying they should have made sure they had enough equipment in place to handle this kind of a recount....

 2018-11-15 15:30 

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Federal judge: Florida is 'laughingstock of the world'...

U.S. District Judge Mark Walker vented his anger at state lawmakers but also Palm Beach County officials, saying they should have made sure they had enough equipment in place to handle this kind of a recount....

 2018-11-15 14:00 

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US, China rivalry challenging entwined Asia-Pacific region...

SINGAPORE (AP) — The rivalry between the U.S. and China in the Asia-Pacific is proving "awkward" for Southeast Asian nations that do not want to have to choose between their friends, Singapore's prime minister said Thursday as he wrapped...

 2018-11-15 14:00 

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Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing...

OAKFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty.A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science fiction, ...

 2018-11-15 13:59 

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Bangladesh scraps plan to start repatriating Rohingya...

COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — The head of Bangladesh's refugee commission said plans to begin a voluntary repatriation of Rohingya Muslim refugees to their native Myanmar on Thursday were scrapped after officials were unable to find anyone ...

 2018-11-15 13:56 

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Migrants fill Tijuana shelters, more on way to US border...

TIJUANA, Mexico (AP) — The first members of a caravan of Central Americans to reach the U.S. border slept in overcrowded shelters and in tents with a view of armed U.S. Border Patrol agents, with many saying they will wait for other migrants to join...

 2018-11-15 13:56 

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Saudi prosecutor seeks death penalty in Khashoggi's killing...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top prosecutor announced Thursday he's recommended the death penalty for five suspects charged with ordering and carrying out the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the kingdom's ...

 2018-11-15 13:56 

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Nielsen's DHS replacement to face same border challenges...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen never quite clicked personally as the president chafed at her explanations of complicated immigration issues and her inability to bring about massive changes at th...

 2018-11-15 13:46 

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Northern California fire death toll at 56; 130 missing...

MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies. The blaze has killed at least 56 people a...

 2018-11-15 13:45 

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EU divorce deal in peril after two UK Cabinet ministers quit...

LONDON (AP) — Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resigned Thursday in opposition to the divorce deal struck by Prime Minister Theresa May with the EU — a major blow to her authority and her ability to get t...

 2018-11-15 13:45 

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Trump administration defends its case against CNN's Acosta...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is trying to fend off a legal challenge from CNN and other outlets over the revocation of journalist Jim Acosta's White House "hard pass."U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Kel...

 2018-11-15 13:45 

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After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has denied allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment."I have never struck a woman, I never will strike a woman," Aven...

 2018-11-15 03:19 

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PMSD considering outsourcing its school bus drivers...

SWIFTWATER - You would have thought Pocono Mountain East was hosting a sold out concert the way dozens of people were lined up to get into the high school's auditorium on Wednesday night.There was no entertainment, but more than 100 residents, student...

 2018-11-15 02:00 

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Ready, set, snow!...

The region's first big snowstorm of the season is on its way for Thursday afternoon, along with the potential for travel troubles and possible power outages."A double-barreled storm system over the Tennessee Valley and a secondary low forming off ...

 2018-11-15 00:13 

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2 dead, 44 hurt in bus crash on icy highway near Memphis...

BYHALIA, Mississippi (AP) — A tour bus crashed overturned on an icy Mississippi highway near Memphis on Wednesday afternoon, leaving two people dead and 44 others aboard with injuries as a pre-winter storm blasted parts of the South, authorities sai...

 2018-11-15 00:13 

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Guard troops search for more dead in aftermath of wildfire...

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — With scores of people still missing, National Guard troops searched Wednesday through charred debris for more victims of California's deadliest wildfire as top federal and state officials toured the ruins of a community c...

 2018-11-14 23:38 

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Official: Michael Avenatti in Los Angeles police custody...

Police had responded to a domestic violence incident Tuesday and took a report, but Avenatti was taken into custody Wednesday, the official said....

 2018-11-14 22:30 

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AP Explains: Is Florida's election recount broken?...

So how does the recount work? What problems have been reported? Is Florida really that screwed up?...

 2018-11-14 21:40 

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May wins Cabinet backing for Brexit deal but pitfalls remain...

May hailed the Cabinet decision as a "decisive step" toward finalizing the exit deal with the EU within days. It sets in motion an elaborate diplomatic choreography of statements and meetings....

 2018-11-14 20:31 

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White House says it has 'broad discretion' on press access...

In a legal filing ahead of a Wednesday hearing on CNN's request for a temporary restraining order to restore Acosta's access, the government argues it "was lawful" to punish Acosta for his behavior during a contentious Trump press conferen...

 2018-11-14 20:04 

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Migrant caravan groups arrive by hundreds at US border...

ESCUINAPA, Mexico (AP) — Migrants in a caravan of Central Americans scrambled Wednesday to reach the U.S. border, arriving by the hundreds in Tijuana, while U.S. authorities across the border were readying razor wire security barriers.Authorities in...

 2018-11-14 19:30 

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Hearing reveals chilling details of fatal Southwest flight...

The harrowing details from the April fatal flight were released for the first time as the National Transportation Safety Board began a hearing Wednesday into the engine failure on Southwest Flight 1380, which carried 144 passengers and five crew members....

 2018-11-14 18:31 

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Republicans face renewed pressure on Mueller protection bill...

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake and Democratic Sen. Chris Coons say they will try to bring up the legislation for a vote on the Senate floor Wednesday, citing Sessions' departure and his replacement's criticism of Mueller's Russia investigation....

 2018-11-14 17:30 

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Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up...

After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conservation of Nature updated mountain gorillas' status from "critically endangered" to "endangered,"; a...

 2018-11-14 17:05 

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Rare conservation win: Mountain gorilla population ticks up...

WASHINGTON (AP) — There are more gorillas in the mist — a rare conservation success story, scientists say.After facing near-extinction, mountain gorillas are slowly rebounding. On Wednesday, the Switzerland-based International Union for Conser...

 2018-11-14 17:00 

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US hardens border at Tijuana to prepare for migrant caravan...

IXTLAN DEL RIO, Mexico (AP) — The U.S. government said it was starting work Tuesday to "harden" the border crossing from Tijuana, Mexico, to prepare for the arrival of a migrant caravan leapfrogging its way across western Mexico.Customs and ...

 2018-11-14 17:00 

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Southeast Asian-centered trade deal set for further delays...

SINGAPORE (AP) — Leaders of Southeast Asian nations have again pushed back an agreement on a pan-Asian free trade deal amid a whirlwind of diplomacy Wednesday at their annual summit.In convening talks among the leaders of countries participating in ...

 2018-11-14 17:00 

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Big question for Amazon's 2 chosen cities: Will it pay off?...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The awarding of Amazon's second headquarters to two affluent localities has fanned intense speculation around a key question: For the winning cities, will the economic payoff prove to be worth the cost?Amazon's decision wil...

 2018-11-14 17:00 

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Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for your heart.By early next year, the first foods from ...

 2018-11-14 16:30 

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McConnell, Schumer re-elected as Senate party leaders...

Both senators were chosen by acclamation, according to those familiar with the private caucus meetings. McConnell, the Kentucky Republican who expanded GOP ranks in last week's midterm, faced no contest for the job....

 2018-11-14 16:14 

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McConnell, Schumer re-elected as Senate party leaders...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators chose Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for another term leading Republicans and Chuck Schumer for Democrats in closed-door party elections Wednesday lacking the high drama underway on the House side in the midterm election ...

 2018-11-14 15:31 

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AP sources: President Trump mulling a wide-ranging shake-up...

For all of the talk of churn, Trump often expresses frustration with aides and then does not take action....

 2018-11-14 14:46 

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N. California fires death toll now at 48; many still missing...

CHICO, Calif. (AP) — A message board at a shelter for the many people who fled California's deadliest wildfire is filled with photos of the missing, as well as pleas for any information about relatives and friends."I hope you are okay," ...

 2018-11-14 14:44 

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President Trump mulling a wide-ranging shake-up...

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is weighing an administration-wide shake-up as he looks to prepare his White House for divided government, but it is unclear who is going and who is staying.Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was th...

 2018-11-14 14:39 

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The hidden toll of American drones in Yemen: Civilian deaths...

ATAQ, Yemen (AP) — The United States has waged a drone war in Yemen for 16 years, trying to suppress al-Qaida's branch here. But the campaign has had a hidden cost: civilians cut down by the drones' missiles.There is no comprehensive count o...

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