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  • COMEDY

    COMEDY
    Anthony Jeselnik: The Pittsburgh comic and frequent insulter on recent Comedy Central roasts may well have earned the "dark prince of standup" moniker he gave himself. His snarky humor involves jokes about death and disease, and the one-liners he lobs...
  • Cyro Baptista brings circus of percussion to Easton

    Cyro Baptista brings circus of percussion to Easton
    It is a circus as much as a concert. Wearing colorful costumes, the players are singing, chanting, dancing, making percussive noises on anything from drums to homemade instruments, keeping rhythm by blowing across the tops of bottles, tap dancing and...
  • Stakes are high for Kashkari in Thursday's debate with Gov. Brown

    Stakes are high for Kashkari in Thursday's debate with Gov. Brown
    After months of struggling to disrupt Gov. Jerry Brown's widely presumed glide to reelection, Republican Neel Kashkari will have a chance to shift the dynamics of the lopsided contest Thursday in the candidates' first and only debate. The televised one-...
  • In Ferguson, protest or vote?

    In Ferguson, protest or vote?
    Not all the residents of Ferguson, Mo., are black; not all of them are out protesting; and some think the protesters are neglecting a better avenue for change. "There are so many people here that don't vote, but they think they have the rights to...
  • ISIS, Ukraine, Joan Rivers: Sunday topics

    ISIS, Ukraine, Joan Rivers: Sunday topics
    The Sunday morning programs will run the gamut from ISIS and Ukraine to Joan Rivers' hospitalization. The lineup: Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., talks to NBC's "Meet the Press" at 9 a.m. on WESH-Channel 2. A panel on ISIS brings together Gen....
  • High-ranking Chicago cop charged with putting gun in suspect's mouth

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago police commander who had been praised for his crime fighting in some of the city's roughest neighborhoods appeared in court on Thursday to face charges he put a gun in a suspect's mouth, officials said. Commander Glenn...
  • Islamic State threat 'beyond anything we've seen': Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The sophistication, wealth and military might of Islamic State militants represent a major threat to the United States that may surpass that once posed by al Qaeda, U.S. military leaders said on Thursday. "They are an imminent...
  • Violinist Christopher Collins Lee to open Carter Chamber Series at East Stroudsburg University

    Few violinists can claim they've performed as a soloist with the likes of conductors Leopold Stokowski, Herbert von Karajan and Arthur Fiedler, or premiered Aaron Copland's "Ballades for Violin and Piano" with Leonard Bernstein on piano. Noted violinist...
  • Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes

    Universal Studios Hollywood unveils Halloween Horror Nights 2014 mazes
    Year in and year out, Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Hollywood is the best haunted theme park event in Southern California and quite possibly the country. For that reason, I hold Universal Studios to a higher standard when the movie...
  • Joanne Sinchuk, founder, manager and former owner of Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore

    Joanne Sinchuk, founder, manager and former owner of Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
      Q: You have been in business since 1996 (though the store was sold in 2009 to Booksmart Industries). What do you have that other booksellers don't? What we have is what most small businesses have over the chains: Personalized customer service,...
  • Gardening expert Mike McGrath's career has grown organically

    A pretty girl got Mike McGrath hooked on gardening more than 30 years ago. McGrath, who now reaches 23 states and Canada with his nationally syndicated public radio show "You Bet Your Garden," met the 22-year-old at a party and wanted to impress her. So...