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  • Support for defense bill but questions on Syria mission

    Support for defense bill but questions on Syria mission
    All of the Lehigh Valley’s local congressmen voted to approve a $585 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, but not before Republican Charlie Dent expressed some reservations. Dent, of Allentown, joined with Democratic Rep. Chris Van Hollen of...
  • Dedicated Veteran Inspired Wife To Start Military Support Group Enfield Hooah

    Terrill Gates, whose lengthy military service inspired the military support group Enfield Hooah, died Oct. 25. He was 49. Gates, of Enfield, enlisted in the U.S. Army when he was 17, following in the footsteps of his father who served during the Korean...
  • Obama nominates Ashton Carter, ex-defense official, to run Pentagon

    Obama nominates Ashton Carter, ex-defense official, to run Pentagon
    President Obama on Friday nominated former top Defense Department official Ashton B. Carter to replace outgoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, describing Carter as an innovator, a reformer and “one of nation’s foremost national security...
  • Obama asserts 'no boots on the ground,' but others dissent

    President Barack Obama's firm determination that no more American combat forces will be introduced in the Middle East battlefield may well thwart his intention to "degrade and ultimately destroy" the new threat of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria....
  • Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah

    Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States and its allies are making slow but steady progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and he pledged new aid to Jordan to grapple with Syrian refugees. Obama and...
  • Two-Man Play On Lincoln And Grant To Be In Avon

    Two-Man Play On Lincoln And Grant To Be In Avon
    AVON — A two-person performance the explores the relationship between President Abraham Lincoln and his top general during the Civil War will be on Dec. 13, the Avon Historical Society has announced. "Audience with President Abraham Lincoln and...
  • Attacks in Indian Kashmir appear aimed at disrupting elections

    Attacks in Indian Kashmir appear aimed at disrupting elections
    Four coordinated attacks by heavily armed militants left 21 people dead in the India-controlled portion of Kashmir on Friday, just three days before a campaign stop planned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Indian news media reported. The deadly assaults...
  • Theater review: Act 1's 'Little Women' is warm and welcoming

    Theater review: Act 1's 'Little Women' is warm and welcoming
    Act 1 has staged a heartwarming musical version of Louisa May Alcott's classic book "Little Women" that makes Jo March and her family seem like familiar friends as they contend with life in Massachusetts in the 1860s. The show is adeptly directed by...
  • Blotter: Men charged in theft from River Forest Public Works building

    Blotter: Men charged in theft from  River Forest Public Works building
    The following items were collected from reports released by the River Forest Police Department. Two Chicago men, ages 63 and 32, were charged with theft and criminal trespass to state-supported land after they tried to steal metal parts at the rear of...
  • Western-backed Syrian rebels are in danger of collapse before help arrives

    Western-backed Syrian rebels are in danger of collapse before help arrives
    The main al-Qaida affiliate in Syria is extending its control over a swath of territory that was until recently held by the collapsing moderate opposition, jeopardizing U.S. plans to form a new rebel force to fight extremists. Since routing two of the...
  • Blotter: Punch to face, blow to stomach in Evanston

    Blotter: Punch to face, blow to stomach in Evanston
    The following items were taken from Evanston police reports: A wallet left unattended was taken from a business in the 900 block of Chicago Avenue between 1 and 1:30 p.m. on Nov. 28. A woman reportedly struck someone in the abdomen with an object in...