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Delivery truck-motorcycle crash kills 2

Jun. 22, 2020 11:24 AM EDT

COPLAY, Pa. (AP) — A crash involving a delivery truck and a motorcycle killed two people over the weekend in eastern Pennsylvania, authorities said. State police in Bethlehem said the truck veered off the road while trying to negotiate a turn on Route 145 in North Whitehall Township just after 3 p.m....

A shopper in a mask walks in front of a shuttered store in downtown Allentown, Pa., Friday, May 29, 2020. Unfilled potholes, uncollected trash, un-mowed grass and, most significantly, fewer cops on the street are some of what the city of Allentown, Pennsylvania, says it’s facing unless Washington helps it plug a multimillion-dollar budget hole left by the pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

'We need help': Small cities face fiscal calamity from virus

Jun. 10, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Unfilled potholes, uncollected trash, unmown grass and, most significantly, fewer police on the street are some of what Allentown says it’s contemplating unless Washington helps it plug a multimillion-dollar budget hole left by the coronavirus pandemic. Pennsylvania’s...

President Donald Trump speaks after exiting Air Force One at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says he'll replenish stockpile for future pandemics

May. 15, 2020 12:04 AM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump says he intends to prepare for future pandemics by replenishing the national stockpile and bringing manufacturing of critical supplies and equipment back to the U.S. His comments came the same day a whistleblower told Congress the Trump administration had failed...

President Donald Trump speaks after exiting Air Force One at Lehigh Valley International Airport in Allentown, Pa., Thursday, May 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Trump says he'll replenish stockpile for future pandemics

May. 14, 2020 8:58 PM EDT

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he intends to prepare for future pandemics by replenishing the national stockpile and bringing manufacturing of critical supplies and equipment back to the U.S. His comments came the same day a whistleblower told Congress the Trump...

In this Wednesday, May 13, 2020 photo, dentist Sabrine Jendoubi, left, and her dental assistant Margot Daussat inspect the teeth of patient Veronique Guillot, during a dental appointment  at a dental office in Paris. Those with toothache that suffered through France's two-month lockdown, finally have hope to end the pain. Dental practices are cautiously re-opening and non-emergency dentist appointments are now permitted around the country, as the French government eased confinement restrictions from Monday. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

What you need to know today about the virus outbreak

May. 14, 2020 8:47 PM EDT

A congressional watchdog agency has agreed to investigate the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs’ oversight of homes for aging veterans following a surge of coronavirus deaths at the state-run facilities. The Government Accountability Office said in a letter Thursday that it will conduct a review into the...

Supporters line the side of the road waiting for the motorcade of President Donald Trump to drive past on Thursday, May 14, 2020, in Allentown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

In Pennsylvania, Dem governor aims to contain GOP revolt

May. 14, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — By many accounts, Gov. Tom Wolf has helped contain Pennsylvania's coronavirus outbreak and avoided the full-blown disasters seen elsewhere. His success containing the growing resistance to his efforts is to be determined. In one of the premier battlegrounds in November's...

Trump to make second visit of year to Pennsylvania

May. 12, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump will visit the battleground state of Pennsylvania on Thursday to tour a distribution center of medical and surgical products for healthcare facilities, including personal protective equipment in the fight against the coronavirus. Trump's visit is to a warehouse...