DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — Hamas and Israel released more hostages and prisoners under terms of a fragile cease-fire that held for a fifth day Tuesday as international mediators in Qatar worked to extend the truce. The United States urged Israel to better protect Palestinian civilians in Gaza if it follows through on its promise to resume the war.
Two state legislators from Luzerne County recently visited India as part of a delegation looking to strengthen business and cultural links with Pennsylvania, placing special emphasis on recruiting medical professionals.
A Monday release issued by state Rep. Alec Ryncavage announcing $56 million in funding for Luzerne County infrastructure projects took some county officials by surprise because it is not a new monetary award.
At the developer’s request, Luzerne County Council members halted plans to vote Tuesday on a $3 million allocation for a hotel/convention center project at the former Hotel Sterling site on the corner of River and Market streets in Wilkes-Barre.
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PITTSTON – When the American Theatre was demolished in 1993, then citizen Michael Lombardo was upset about demolition of the landmark that made Pittston a focal point of the region be a faded memory, so he ran for mayor on the promise to never allow another important building of the past to be razed.
DEIR AL-BALAH, Gaza Strip — The fragile cease-fire between Israel and Hamas was back on track Sunday as the militants freed 17 more hostages, including 14 Israelis and the first American, in a third exchange under a four-day truce that the U.S. said it hoped would be extended. In turn, Israel released 39 Palestinian prisoners.
CLEVELAND — Browns star defensive end Myles Garrett did not suffer any structural damage to his left shoulder in Sunday’s game at Denver, a positive development for a Cleveland team rocked by major injuries all season.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — After a disastrous, injured-filled start to the season filled with high expectations and met with too many poor performances, the New York Giants have a reason to feel good as they head into their bye week.