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  • Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts

    Linda Ronstadt, Bill T. Jones to receive National Medal of Arts
    A diverse roster of big names in the arts, literature and entertainment – including Linda Ronstadt, dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, author Maxine Hong Kingston, Broadway composer John Kander and L.A.-nurtured visual artist James Turrell --...
  • Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more

    Obama: Wrong on cellphone searches and more
    The surprising thing about the Supreme Court's decision on police searches of cellphones was its unanimity. Aligned on the same side of a major law enforcement issue were liberal and conservative justices who normally fight like cats and dogs. All...
  • AG ends investigation of National Museum of Industrial History

    AG ends investigation of National Museum of Industrial History
    The state attorney general's office has concluded its investigation into the finances of the National Museum of Industrial History in Bethlehem and construction on the long-overdue project could begin this fall, according to museum interim CEO L....
  • Chicago photos of Martin Luther King Jr. in Smithsonian

    Chicago photos of Martin Luther King Jr. in Smithsonian
    He was a young priest with a camera when the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to Chicago in the 1960s, but now his images of racial tumult and civil rights marches are housed in the Smithsonian. Bernard Kleina, an amateur photographer at the time,...
  • Hires and promotions at Lehigh Valley businesses

    MICHAEL PLATT has been promoted to systems administrator at Quandel Enterprises Inc., a local construction firm in Bethlehem. Platt will be the subject matter expert on Viewpoint infrastructure support, user data management, database management,...
  • George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum

    George Lucas eyes Chicago for art, 'Star Wars' museum
    Billionaire "Star Wars" creator George Lucas, who wants to establish a major museum to house his significant art and movie memorabilia collection, is considering Chicago as the location after plans for his $300 million Lucas Cultural Arts Museum stalled...
  • History scholar: Prayer did not come from George Washington

    The prayer recited by Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier Thursday that she said is from George Washington has been proven to not belong to the first president, but is often used by Christian Conservative politicians, according to a scholar. John Fea,...
  • Commissioner Frazier defies judge's order, opens meeting with sectarian prayer

    Carroll County Commissioner Robin Bartlett Frazier opened up Thursday morning's Carroll County Board of Commissioners budget meeting with a prayer containing references to Jesus Christ despite a federal judge's order that the commissioners temporarily...
  • Sgt. Stubby, The Canine World War I Hero From New Haven

    Sgt. Stubby, The Canine World War I Hero From New Haven
    One of the most famous combat veterans from World War I is a stray bull terrier mutt from New Haven whose wartime exploits made him the first military dog to be promoted to sergeant. When Stubby died in April 1926, the New York Times ran a half-page...
  • Tips for planning day trips for the whole family

    The end of another school year is quickly approaching and soon parents will be hearing those two dreaded words: "I'm Bored." Day trips are an excellent way to beat the "boredom blues?" Here is a list of the five best day trips from the Baltimore/Carroll...
  • Dr. Oz gets schooled by Sen. Claire McCaskill on weight-loss claims

    Dr. Oz gets schooled by Sen. Claire McCaskill on weight-loss claims
    A U.S. Senate committee on consumer protection took television health guru Dr. Mehmet Oz to the woodshed Tuesday for promoting weight-loss products that are unproven on his show, CNN reports.  "I don't get why you need to say this stuff when you know it's...
  • Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'

    Guess which wines are in the Smithsonian's '101 Objects That Made America'
    California wine received a rare honor when the Smithsonian Institution chose the two bottles that won the famous Paris Tasting of 1976 as part of the museum’s online exhibit “101 Objects That Made America.” The two bottles are, of...