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 2021-03-03 13:00 

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Las Vegas Sands sells the Venetian, Sands Expo for $6.25B...

By MICHELLE CHAPMAN Las Vegas Sands is selling the Venetian casino resort and Sands Expo and Convention Center for $6.25 billion. In the two-part deal, VICI Properties will buy the property and all assets associated with the Venetian Resort Las Vegas and ...

 2021-03-03 13:00 

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Pennsylvania teachers, school staff to get 1-dose vaccine...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With growing emphasis on getting students back in schools, teachers and school staff will receive the first doses delivered to Pennsylvania of the newly approved one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, under Gov. Tom Wolf's pl...

 2021-03-03 11:00 

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Hungary pulls its ruling party out of EU's conservatives...

By JUSTIN SPIKE BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's governing party pulled out of its conservative group in the European Union's legislature on Wednesday following years of conflict over the rule of law and European values. The right-wing Fid...

 2021-03-03 11:00 

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COVID-19 vaccine deliveries to African nations pick up speed...

By CARA ANNA, IGNATIUS SSUUNA and TOM ODULA NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — More African countries received the long-awaited first deliveries of COVID-19 vaccines on Wednesday, with Kenya and Rwanda benefiting from the global COVAX initiative that aims to ens...

 2021-03-03 09:00 

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Seychelles bids to reach COVID 'herd immunity' by mid-March...

By EMILIE CHETTY VICTORIA, Seychelles (AP) — The president of Seychelles says he hopes enough residents will soon be vaccinated against COVID-19 to stop the spread of the virus in the Indian Ocean island nation. Seychelles began vaccinations in Janu...

 2021-03-03 09:00 

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Myanmar forces use violence again against protesters...

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Police used tear gas and rubber bullets again Wednesday to violently disperse protesters against last month's military takeover. Multiple reports from several cities and towns, difficult to independently confirm, said poli...

 2021-03-03 08:00 

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Man who raped sisters to spend decade in prison...

WILKES-BARRE — A Shavertown man who admitted he raped two sisters over the course of several years was sentenced on Tuesday to spend at least a decade behind bars....

 2021-03-03 07:01 

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Events put focus on childhood literacy...

WYOMING — Libraries across the Wyoming Valley celebrated National Read Across America Day on Tuesday, providing a variety of literary offerings for children, in spite of the challenges of the pandemic....

 2021-03-03 07:00 

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Crash kills 13 on route for illegal border crossings...

By ELLIOT SPAGAT HOLTVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Barely a mile from where an SUV packed with 25 people struck a tractor-trailer — killing 13 inside — a cemetery with unmarked bricks is a burial ground for migrants who died crossing the border f...

 2021-03-03 07:00 

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Teachers to get 1-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, Wolf says...

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that teachers will receive doses of the newly approved one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, under a plan his administration will release. In a news conference on a separate topic, Wolf sa...

 2021-03-03 07:00 

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In Mississippi, small-town bluesman keeps aging music alive...

By LEAH WILLINGHAM BENTONIA, Miss. (AP) — With calloused hands, Jimmy "Duck" Holmes plucks an old acoustic guitar at the juke joint his parents started more than 70 years ago. He checks the cafe's inventory: jars of pickled eggs, beef je...

 2021-03-03 07:00 

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Suns overcome Booker's ejection, hold off Lakers 114-104...

By GREG BEACHAM LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dario ari scored 10 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, Mikal Bridges added 19 and the Phoenix Suns overcame Devin Booker's ejection for a 114-104 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night. Booke...

 2021-03-03 07:00 

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Hanover Area hit by cyber attack, hires new business manager...

HANOVER TWP. — Superintendent Nathan Barrett told the School Board Tuesday that recent Internet interruptions families may have encountered while connecting to the district were the result of a cyber attack that hit other districts as well. He added...

 2021-03-03 06:56 

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Man who pleaded guilty to sex crimes fails to appear at sentence; warrant issued...

WILKES-BARRE — An arrest warrant has been issued for an Edwardsville man who failed to show up for his sentencing after pleading guilty to two counts of child sex....

 2021-03-03 06:55 

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Wolf: Teachers to get 1-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine...

HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that teachers will receive doses of the newly approved one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine, under a plan his administration will release....

 2021-03-03 06:54 

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Pa. lawmakers call for improved vaccine distribution for seniors...

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania lawmakers on Tuesday implored state officials to do better at getting COVID-19 vaccines to seniors while the Health Department said the new approval of a third vaccine will help....

 2021-03-03 05:00 

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Intense No. 4 Illinois makes statement, drubs No. 2 Michigan...

By NOAH TRISTER ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Trent Frazier, Andre Curbelo and No. 4 Illinois arrived at Crisler Center ready to make a point. "We're the hardest-playing team in the country. That's our statement," Frazier said. "Even w...

 2021-03-03 05:00 

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Creighton coach McDermott apologizes for 'plantation' remark...

By ERIC OLSON OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton coach Greg McDermott apologized Tuesday for urging his players to "stay on the plantation" in a postgame locker room talk following a loss over the weekend. In a statement , McDermott said he used a...

 2021-03-03 03:03 

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H.S. Girls Basketball: Lake-Lehman defeats Holy Redeemer for first division title since 2011...

YATESVILLE — Only four teams have been able to defeat Holy Redeemer this season. Lake-Lehman did so for a second time Tuesday night....

 2021-03-03 03:00 

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Kapanen scores twice; Pens welcome back fans with 5-2 win...

By DAN SCIFO PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kasperi Kapanen scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night. The Penguins won in front of their fans for the first time in almost a year, as state coronavirus rest...

 2021-03-03 03:00 

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Unusual alliance pushes seeks policing reforms in New Mexico...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Policing reforms are making for strange bedfellows in New Mexico as the co-founders of Ben & Jerry's ice cream and the conservative-backed nonprofit group Americans for Prosperity lobby for a bill to eliminate police immuni...

 2021-03-03 03:00 

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No. 4 Illinois dismantles No. 2 Michigan 76-53...

By NOAH TRISTER ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Andre Curbelo scored 11 of his 17 points in the first half, and No. 4 Illinois dismantled No. 2 Michigan with a smothering defensive performance, routing the Wolverines 76-53 on Tuesday night. Playing again wi...

 2021-03-03 02:42 

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MLB tells teams that Triple-A season will be pushed back 'at least four weeks' until May...

Nearing the 18-month mark since their last game, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders will have to wait a little longer to get back on the field....

 2021-03-03 01:59 

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Welcome back Pa. fans: Penguins top Flyers in front of 2,800...

PITTSBURGH — Kasperi Kapanen scored two goals and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 5-2 on Tuesday night....

 2021-03-03 01:00 

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Creighton's McDermott apologizes for his 'plantation' remark...

By ERIC OLSON OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Creighton coach Greg McDermott apologized Tuesday for urging his players to "stay on the plantation" in a postgame locker room talk following a loss over the weekend. In a statement , McDermott said he used a...

 2021-03-03 01:00 

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NBA reveals All-Star skills, 3-point, dunk participants...

By TIM REYNOLDS Golden State's Stephen Curry and Phoenix's Devin Booker have been 3-point champions at All-Star weekend before, and they'll try to win that trophy again Sunday. The NBA revealed the 15 players Tuesday who will be taking part in...

 2021-03-03 01:00 

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No. 3 Baylor clinches B12 title in OT, 94-89 over No. 6 WVU...

By JOHN RABY MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Jared Butler scored 25 points before fouling out, Davion Mitchell hit the go-ahead basket in overtime and No. 3 Baylor beat No. 6 West Virginia 94-89 Tuesday to clinch the Bears' first Big 12 regular season ...

 2021-03-03 00:45 

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NEPA VACCINATION PROVIDERS LIST...

As Phase 1A of Pennsylvania's COVID-19 vaccination plan rolls on, a number of providers in Luzerne County and the surrounding areas are offering vaccine appointments to eligible citizens....

 2021-03-03 00:35 

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Your view: Plymouth Twp. supervisor thank you for your patience...

We would like to thank the folks who reside or travel through certain streets of Plymouth Township, where construction has been going on installing sewer lines, for their patience, kindness, and understanding....

 2021-03-03 00:29 

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Jay Ambrose: The good and the ugly of Trump...

He walked out on the stage and the crowd was cheering, the music was blasting "I'm proud to be an American," and former President Donald Trump did look proud, very proud. This was despite a lost election he says he won, a Capitol riot he says ...

 2021-03-02 23:00 

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Colorado hunter banned from 48 states after poaching spree...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A hunter from Colorado Springs has been permanently banned from hunting in 48 states, including Colorado, after he pleaded guilty to several poaching charges across the state. Colorado Parks and Wildlife said hearing e...

 2021-03-02 23:00 

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Biden's Cabinet half-empty after slow start in confirmations...

By ALEXANDRA JAFFE WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden's Cabinet is taking shape at the slowest pace of any in modern history, with fewer than a dozen nominees for top posts confirmed more than a month into his tenure. Among Biden's 23 nom...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Biden plan to distribute virus aid irks some governors...

By GRANT SCHULTE LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Biden administration's plan to funnel more coronavirus aid into states with greater unemployment has irked governors with lower jobless rates, even though many have economies that weren't hit as hard...

 2021-03-02 21:00 

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Top EU official pledges more support for Ukraine...

By YURAS KARMANAU KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — A top European Union official pledged more support for Ukraine on Tuesday as he visited the area near the separatist conflict in the country's east. "The EU has provided substantial support to Ukraine t...

 2021-03-02 20:34 

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Times Leader P.M. Update: Tuesday, March 2...

Kevin Carroll is here with your P.M. Update looking ahead to Wednesday's Times Leader: Coverage of tonight's Luzerne County Council special meeting, plus a local woman celebrating her 105th birthday and more....

 2021-03-02 20:30 

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Roses, ribs and a parade mark Newport Township woman's 105th birthday...

NEWPORT TWP. — With family members and a bouquet of 105 roses at her side, Helen Wilkes braved the chilly temperatures Tuesday to wave to a passing parade of emergency vehicles and well-wishers, all there to celebrate her 105th birthday....

 2021-03-02 20:02 

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Students named to honor roll at Holy Redeemer High School...

Mrs. Doreen Dougherty, Principal of Holy Redeemer High School, Wilkes-Barre, is proud to announce that the following students have attained High Honors and/or Honors for the Second Quarter of the 2020-2021 school year....

 2021-03-02 19:06 

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Hospital: SUV carrying 27 crashes with semitruck, killing 15...

El CENTRO, Calif. — An SUV believed to be carrying 27 people crashed into a semitruck Tuesday on a Southern California highway, killing 15 people and leaving others injured, hospital officials said....

 2021-03-02 19:00 

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Column: Woods comparisons aside, Morikawa on his own course...

By DOUG FERGUSON BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The red shirt for Collin Morikawa to wear on Sunday at the Workday Championship never arrived in time. The comparisons with Tiger Woods keep coming up in other ways. When Morikawa turned pro in 2019 after grad...

 2021-03-02 19:00 

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2nd Jacob Lawrence painting missing for 6 decades located...

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A second panel from American artist Jacob Lawrence's sweeping series "Struggle: From the History of the American People" that has been hidden from public view for decades has been located, the Peabody Essex Museum in ...

 2021-03-02 19:00 

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Lawmakers urge to improve vaccine distribution for seniors...

By MARK SCOLFORO HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania lawmakers on Tuesday implored state officials to do better at getting COVID-19 vaccines to seniors while the Health Department said the new approval of a third vaccine will help. "This is unac...

 2021-03-02 19:00 

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Russian Sputnik V vaccine splits Slovakia ruling coalition...

By KAREL JANICEK PRAGUE (AP) — Slovakia was thrown into a political crisis Tuesday over a secret deal to acquire Russia's Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine orchestrated by the country's prime minister despite disagreement among his coalition par...

 2021-03-02 18:16 

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Police: Man threatens district judge during arraignment...

WILKES-BARRE — A man from Warrior Run arrested by city police on allegations he threatened another man at a South Main Street business threatened to harm a district judge during a court proceeding Tuesday....

 2021-03-02 17:52 

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Geisinger warns about scammers posing as vaccine schedulers...

DANVILLE Geisinger Tuesday issued an alert to patients of recent reports of scammers posing as COVID-19 vaccine schedulers attempting to steal personal data....

 2021-03-02 17:00 

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Trevor Simsby gets unusual shot at WGC and holds his own...

By DOUG FERGUSON BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — The latest World Golf Championship event has gone to nine venues with five title names since it began in 1999. What hasn't changed is a field that pulls in players from all over the world, some of whom hav...

 2021-03-02 17:00 

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Watchdog agency says 2020 census is still on high-risk list...

By MIKE SCHNEIDER A watchdog agency on Tuesday again classified the 2020 census as high risk because of efforts last fall by the Trump administration to shorten the door-knocking and data-processing phases of the once-a-decade head count of every U.S. res...

 2021-03-02 17:00 

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The Latest: FBI chief calls Capitol riot domestic terrorism...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on about the Capitol insurrection (all times local): 11:55 a.m. FBI Director Chris Wray says the deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 by supporters of then-President Donald Trump was "domestic terrorism." ...

 2021-03-02 16:15 

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Sugarloaf Township police arrest Carlisle man on child sexual assault offenses...

SUGARLOAF TWP. — Township police and Luzerne County detectives arrested a man from Cumberland County on charges he sexually assaulted a boy for several years....

 2021-03-02 16:04 

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45 new cases of COVID-19 confirmed in Luzerne County on Tuesday...

WILKES-BARRE — The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Tuesday reported 45 new cases of COVID-19 in Luzerne County and no new deaths. The death count remains at 730....

 2021-03-02 15:26 

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Ask the Experts About Hearing Loss...

If you or somone you know is having trouble hearing, our board certified audiologists at The Hearing Center are available to help with all of your hearing concerns. Your Questions, Answered. Q. My family complains that I do not hear well but I think they ...

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