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Police identify victims and suspects in double homicide

Apr 23

HUNLOCK TWP. — Police have identified the suspects and victims in a double homicide after the bodies of a father and son were discovered earlier today.

Soldier accused of killing teens in Iraq

Apr 23

(AP) The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But...

Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

Apr 23

(AP) A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no...

FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

Apr 23

(AP) The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last...

Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign

Apr 23

(AP) Vermont could likely be the first state in the country to require labels on genetically modified foods, under a bill approved by both legislative chambers and favored by...

DeSanto's sentencing rescheduled

Apr 23

WILKES-BARRE — Sentencing for former Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority Executive Director Fred DeSanto, originally set for Thursday morning in Luzerne County Court, has been continued until next month.

Theater producer denies sex abuse claim

Apr 23

(AP) Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has leveled similar allegations against other...

Wal-Mart cut former CEO's pay 73 percent in 2013

Apr 23

(AP) The pay of Wal-Mart Stores Inc.'s outgoing CEO fell 73 percent in 2013 because he received a lower performance-based bonus and he didn't get stock awards that are given...

Chobani secures $750M investment from TPG

Apr 23

(AP) Greek yogurt maker Chobani has secured a $750 million investment from investment firm TPG Capital to help fund its growth.

Bill Genetti's Hazle Township hotel faces $27k judgment over unpaid legal bills

Apr 23

WILKES-BARRE — Lawyers who helped the Best Western Genetti Inn and Suites of Hazle Township fight for a tax assessment reduction say the hotel now owes them nearly $28,000 in unpaid legal bills.

Police investigating attempted robbery at night deposit drop box

Apr 23

WILKES-BARRE — City police are investigating an attempted robbery of a man making a night deposit at the Community Bank on North Franklin Street around 6:30 p.m.

Housewivery is the ultimate indelicate dance

Apr 23

Each time my brother and I speak on the phone, which is daily, he yammers on about extraneous stuff I care nothing about: baseball, cross country, his teeth. Pick one.

Not on bread alone

Apr 23

Latest burger 'bun' gives crunchy kick to a grill-season classic
Buns are so yesterday.Just ask the various restaurants that have started sandwiching patties between two grilled cheese sandwiches. Or Paleo fanatics who have given up bread and now sub sweet-potato pancakes as a way to hold their burgers together.

Citrus adds taste of spring to shrimp tempura

Apr 23

Citrus fruits are popping up in a variety of recipes this spring, from cocktails to salad dressings and even entrees.

Going hog wild? Use your head — wear a helmet

Apr 23

Last week's April snow showers aside, spring is here — at least that's what the Almanac says — and driving around during the pleasant 80-degree weekend before winter had its last laugh, I couldn't go more than few miles without seeing an...

Yoga, with a twist

Apr 23

Musical energy just one of the ideas that set downtown studio apart
On a vacation to Las Vegas last autumn, Miranda Russell of Scranton and her boyfriend, Ricky Dunkailo, decided to take a gamble.

Theater producer denies claims he molested teen

Apr 23

(AP) A theater producer sued by a man accusing several Hollywood figures of sexual assault is denying the allegations or that he was in Hawaii when the alleged abuse...

Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

Apr 23

(AP) A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub.

Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role

Apr 23

(AP) Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's...

Prosecutors: Vehicular homicide suspect Duda remains a danger to community

Apr 23

WILKES-BARRE — Tyler Duda “is and continues to be a danger” to the community, and the vehicular homicide suspect's case properly belongs in the Luzerne County Court system, prosecutors argued Wednesday.

Two suspects in custody in double homicide

Apr 23

HUNLOCK TWP. — Two suspects are in custody after a father and son were shot to death in Hunlock Township earlier this afternoon, according to state police.

Businessman charged with violating Iran export ban

Apr 23

(AP) The owner of a Pennsylvania company that makes steel-processing equipment has signed a plea agreement with federal prosecutors on a charge he conspired to illegally sell...

Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

Apr 23

(AP) Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and...

Man charged with murder in nursing home deaths

Apr 23

(AP) A Houston nursing home resident accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death is facing a capital murder charge, police said...

Zynga founder Pincus leaving operations role

Apr 23

(AP) Online game maker Zynga's founder Mark Pincus is stepping down as chief product officer, less than a year after he was replaced as the company's CEO, as the company's...

Mexico steps back from telecom, Internet limits

Apr 23

(AP) Mexico's governing party appeared to step away on Wednesday from a proposal that would authorize officials to block Internet and telecom signals, pulling back a day...

Ronald McDonald joins Twitter, gets makeover

Apr 23

(AP) Ronald McDonald has a new outfit, and he's ready for selfie.

Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

Apr 23

(AP) Apple plans to buy back an additional $30 billion of its stock, raise its quarterly dividend by 8 percent and split its stock for the first time in nine years.

Safeway reports 1st-quarter loss

Apr 23

(AP) Safeway on Wednesday posted a net loss for the first quarter because of higher costs and acquisition expenses.

Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

Apr 23

(AP) Facebook's earnings and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.

Victim of shooting arrested on rape charges

Apr 23

WILKES-BARRE — City police arrested a man they say had a sexual relationship with a teenage girl because his wife was unable to have sex due to her pregnancy and birth of their child.

Sources: Double homicide in Hunlock Township

Apr 23

HUNLOCK TWP. — State police at Shickshinny and the Luzerne County Coroner's Office are investigating what law enforcement sources say is a double homicide at a residence on Sunset Lake Road Wednesday afternoon.

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

Apr 23

(AP) The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to...

Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

Apr 23

(AP) The founder of Russia's leading social media network a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies...

Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

Apr 23

(AP) Facebook's first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.

Batteries in baby video monitors recalled

Apr 23

(AP) Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard.
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