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  • Russian aid convoy stops before border with Ukraine

    MOSCOW A massive Russian aid convoy bound for civilians in eastern Ukraine stopped just short of the border on Thursday, while Kiev accused Moscow of acting unilaterally and sent its own aid convoy to the embattled region. The almost 280 trucks...
  • Lehigh Valley health events include Ironton Rail Trail Loop Run, Perk Up Half Marathon

    IRONTON RAIL TRAIL RUN 1 Lace up for the 13th annual Ironton Rail Trail 5-Mile Loop Run at 5 p.m. Saturday at Saylor Park in Coplay. The event, benefiting the trail and Coplay Community Days, features a mostly shaded run through the borough and...
  • Ban on gay blood donors is a civil rights issue, activists say

    Ban on gay blood donors is a civil rights issue, activists say
    When Ryan James Yezak's workplace hosted a blood drive a few years back, he told his boss he would be happy to donate. Then the West Hollywood resident found out that as a gay man, he was banned for life from giving blood under a federal regulation...
  • President Obama, choose your words carefully

    President Barack Obama, in the interview given last weekend to The New York Times' Thomas Friedman, provided illumination on his foreign policy thinking, at this moment of fraught drama in both Iraq and Ukraine, but the counsels concerning the two didn'...
  • Personal Finance: If disaster strikes, are you ready?

    Disaster can strike anytime, anywhere. It's not just wildfires that threatens our safety and financial well-being. It could be a flood, earthquake, landslide, or even a home or office break-in. Regardless, the old adage applies: Be prepared. Here...
  • Group of Russian aid trucks moving towards border with Ukraine

    KAMENSK-SHAKHTINSKY Russia (Reuters) - Sixteen trucks that are part of a massive Russian aid convoy for Ukraine left the parking lot in western Russia where the convoy has been waiting for days and headed in the direction of the Ukrainian border, a...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry orders 1,000 National Guard troops to border

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced plans Monday to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to the state’s border with Mexico, faulting federal officials for “empty promises” in dealing with an influx of Central American children and...
  • Growing Ebola crisis fuels calls for coordinated international response

    WASHINGTON As the second American stricken by Ebola returned to the United States on Tuesday, concern is mounting about the lack of a coordinated international plan to fight the growing outbreak in West Africa. Nancy Writebol, a missionary from...
  • Farmington Red Cross Needs Donors

    FARMINGTON — The American Red Cross needs blood, badly. Over the past 11 weeks in Connecticut, blood donations to the Red Cross are down about 8.5 percent, said Steve Mavica, a communications manager for the American Red Cross. That equates to...
  • Events planned around the Lehigh Valley area

    LEHIGH COUNTY ALLENTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY, 1210 Hamilton St., will host the Wilhelm Brothers for a free indie rock concert at 2 p.m. Aug. 9. Info: 610-820-2400, http://www.allentownpl.org. ALLENTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT has openings for middle school students...
  • East Stroudsburg fire displaces six families; strains American Red Cross resources

    A fire that broke out in a section of two-story brick row homes in East Stroudsburg early Tuesday forced a couple to jump from a roof to safety and displaced six families who are receiving emergency assistance from the area American Red Cross chapter....