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  • Allentown mayor takes stand, denies campaign cash shakedown

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The mayor of Pennsylvania’s third-largest city is defending himself against accusations that he sold his office to campaign donors. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski took the witness stand Wednesday in his federal corruption trial. He’s telling a jury that he entered public service to “make a difference.” The Democrat is battling dozens […]
  • Supreme Court sides with Chicago museum in terror case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is preventing survivors of a 1997 terrorist attack from seizing Persian artifacts at a Chicago museum to help pay a $71.5 million default judgment against Iran. The court ruled 8-0 Wednesday against U.S. victims of a Jerusalem suicide bombing. They want to lay claim to artifacts that were loaned […]
  • Trump again attacks Obama over Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is again attacking his predecessor, suggesting he should have done more to prevent Russian election meddling. Trump said on Twitter Wednesday: “Question: If all of the Russian meddling took place during the Obama Administration, right up to January 20th, why aren’t they the subject of the investigation? Why didn’t […]
  • 2 newborns found dead inside suitcase along Arkansas road

    WYNNE, Ark. (AP) — Authorities in northeastern Arkansas are trying to determine the cause of death for two newborns whose bodies were discovered inside of a suitcase along a rural road last week. The Cross County Sheriff’s Office says a preliminary autopsy found that the babies, believed to be twins, had a gestational age of […]
  • Autopsy: 22-year-old was mauled to death by her own dogs

    GOOCHLAND, Va. (AP) — The autopsy of a Virginia woman found dead in a wooded area says she was mauled to death by her dogs. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports that the Goochland Sheriff’s Office announced Tuesday it’s closing the investigation into 22-year-old Bethany Lynn Stephens’ death in light of the results. Stephens was found last […]
  • Leaders express admiration, sadness for Billy Graham

    Leaders expressed admiration and respect for evangelist Billy Graham, who died at his North Carolina home Wednesday morning. PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP In a tweet, President Donald Trump said: “The GREAT Billy Graham is dead. There was nobody like him! He will be missed by Christians and all religions. A very special man.” VICE PRESIDENT MIKE […]
  • Billy Graham preached simple message, reached millions

    The Rev. Billy Graham was anxious about his 1954 appearance at the London School of Economics. The school was left-leaning and openly dismissive of religion, and Graham was insecure — he had no advanced theology degree. After he was introduced, something happened that could have derailed the already nervous evangelist. A student leapt into the […]
  • State agrees to pay $6.5M to estate of couple killed by tree

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The state of Connecticut has agreed to pay $6.25 million to the estate of a couple killed more than a decade ago when a tree limb fell on their car. The Hartford Courant reports that a settlement agreement of a pending lawsuit against the state was filed Tuesday with the General […]
  • Highlights in the Rev. Billy Graham’s life

    Highlights in the Rev. Billy Graham’s life: Nov. 7, 1918 — William Franklin Graham Jr. born on a farm outside Charlotte, North Carolina. 1934 — Receives Jesus Christ as savior through the preaching of traveling evangelist Mordecai Ham. 1938 — Presbyterian student is baptized and later ordained a minister in the Southern Baptist Convention. 1940 […]
  • Biographical details on the Rev. Billy Graham

    NAME — William Franklin “Billy” Graham Jr. BIRTH — Nov. 7, 1918, near Charlotte, North Carolina EDUCATION — Bachelor of theology, Florida Bible Institute, 1940; bachelor of arts in anthropology, Wheaton College, Ill., 1943; numerous honorary doctorates. CAREER — Baptist pastor in Western Springs, Ill., 1943-45. Field representative with Youth for Christ, 1945-49. From 1947 […]