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 2022-08-16 03:00 

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Illegal border crossings fall in July but remain high...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Migrants were stopped fewer times at the U.S. border with Mexico in July than in June, authorities said Monday, a second straight monthly decline. Flows were still unusually high, particularly among nationalities less affected by T...

 2022-08-16 03:00 

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Yankees blanked for 2nd straight game, lose to Rays 4-0...

By LARRY FLEISHER NEW YORK (AP) — The slumping New York Yankees were shut out in consecutive games for the first time since 2016, losing to Ryan Yarbrough and the Tampa Bay Rays 4-0 on Monday night. Coming off a 3-0 defeat Sunday night against the B...

 2022-08-16 03:00 

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Nicholas Evans, 'The Horse Whisperer' author, dies at 72...

LONDON (AP) — Nicholas Evans, the British author of the bestselling novel "The Horse Whisperer," has died at 72, his representatives said Monday. United Agents said Evans died "suddenly" on Aug. 9 following a heart attack. Published ...

 2022-08-16 03:00 

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Our view: Feeling a little burnt out? You're not alone...

If you're feeling burnt out from your job already with more than four months left until the new year, there's at least one report that says your hardly alone....

 2022-08-16 02:40 

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Luzerne County DA completes May 2021 primary election investigation...

Luzerne County District Attorney Sam Sanguedolce and his staff have completed an investigation of complaints from last year's May 18 primary election....

 2022-08-16 02:32 

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Syndergaard sharp, Sosa drives in 3, Phillies beat Reds 4-3...

CINCINNATI — Noah Syndergaard won for the second time in three starts since being traded to Philadelphia, and Edmundo Sosa drove in three runs as the Phillies beat the Cincinnati Reds 4-3 on Monday night....

 2022-08-16 02:30 

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Formal applications posted for Luzerne County American Rescue funding...

Luzerne County has publicly posted a formal application for entities interested in the county's American Rescue Plan funding....

 2022-08-16 02:30 

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Official wants electric bike policy for Wyoming Valley Levee...

Wyoming Valley Levee overseer Christopher Belleman decided a policy for electric bikes is needed when someone whizzed past him as he was working on the recreational path atop the levee last week....

 2022-08-16 02:00 

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Incicators 2022: Study explores issues surrounding social isolation...

WILKES-BARRE — Andrew Chew, Director of Research at The Institute for Public Policy and Economic Development, this week said concerns surrounding social isolation were prevalent prior to the pandemic, but they have certainly worsened since the onset...

 2022-08-16 01:00 

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Oregon justice fires panel due to lack of public defenders...

By ANDREW SELSKY SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's chief justice fired all the members of the Public Defense Services Commission on Monday, frustrated that hundreds of defendants charged with crimes and who cannot afford an attorney have been unable t...

 2022-08-16 01:00 

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4-time boxing champ Broner withdraws from Saturday fight...

By The Associated Press Four-time world champion Adrien Broner withdrew Monday from his nationally televised fight against Omar Figueroa on Saturday night, citing mental health. Broner , apologizing to his fans and asking for prayers. He said mental healt...

 2022-08-16 00:48 

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Pete Carril, old-school Princeton coaching maestro, dies...

Pete Carril, the rumpled, cigar-smoking basketball coach who led Princeton to 11 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, where his teams unnerved formidable opponents and rattled March Madness with old-school fundamentals, died Monday. He was 92....

 2022-08-16 00:15 

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No. 1 Alabama tops preseason AP Top 25; Ohio St, 'Dawgs next...

With two of the best players in the country leading the way — and a championship game loss as motivation — Alabama is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll for the second straight season and ninth time overall....

 2022-08-15 23:57 

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Flacco, 37, steps in at QB for Jets with Wilson sidelined...

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. — There are moments — and they seem to be increasing by the year — when Joe Flacco knows his teammates are laughing at him....

 2022-08-15 23:55 

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Broncos sign free agent Schobert, activate Gregory, Turner...

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The reinforcements arrived by the bunches Monday for the Denver Broncos....

 2022-08-15 23:53 

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Packers' Amari Rodgers contends for bigger role in 2nd year...

GREEN BAY, Wis. — Green Bay Packers wide receiver Amari Rodgers wasted no time showing he's capable of delivering the big plays that were missing during his disappointing rookie season....

 2022-08-15 23:29 

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Browns star CB Ward returns from foot injury, practicing...

BEREA, Ohio — The Cleveland Browns secondary got back a primary piece....

 2022-08-15 23:25 

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Promising Pickens dazzles in preseason opener with Steelers...

PITTSBURGH — The secret might be out about Pittsburgh Steelers rookie wide receiver George Pickens....

 2022-08-15 23:00 

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Buffett's firm buys more Apple, Amazon while betting on oil...

By JOSH FUNK OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett's company bet more on high-tech darling Apple and e-commerce giant Amazon during the second quarter, while also investing billions in old-school oil producers Occidental Petroleum and Chevron. Berks...

 2022-08-15 23:00 

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Doctor who sexually abused patients kills himself in jail...

By MICHAEL R. SISAK and MICHAEL RUBINKAM NEW YORK (AP) — A once-prominent neurologist killed himself Monday at a New York City jail, two people familiar with the matter said. Dr. Ricardo Cruciani, 68, was found unresponsive in a shower area at the E...

 2022-08-15 22:20 

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In the pits: Harvick seizes momentum ahead of NASCAR playoffs...

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Well hello, Happy. Welcome to NASCAR's championship race....

 2022-08-15 21:00 

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Pete Carril, old-school Princeton coaching maestro, dies...

By TOM CANAVAN Pete Carril, the rumpled, cigar-smoking basketball coach who led Princeton to 11 appearances in the NCAA Tournament, where his teams unnerved formidable opponents and rattled March Madness with old-school fundamentals, died Monday. He was 9...

 2022-08-15 20:06 

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Educational Gratuity Program provides assistance to children of veterans...

WILKES-BARRE — As the school year approaches, the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA) wants eligible veterans with children to know that financial assistance is available to those attending post-high school education or training at an...

 2022-08-15 19:00 

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Rangers fire manager Chris Woodward short of his 500th game...

By STEPHEN HAWKINS ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — The Texas Rangers fired manager Chris Woodward on Monday, with the team on pace for its sixth consecutive losing season and fourth since he took over the team. The move came with Woodward only two games shy...

 2022-08-15 19:00 

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Florida high speed train gets grant to improve safety...

By FREIDA FRISARO FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Tracks used by the will see added fencing to keep pedestrians away and safety improvements at crossings under a $25 million federal grant announced Monday. Brightline and government officials announced ...

 2022-08-15 19:00 

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LSU QB Brennan ends college career before 6th season...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU quarterback Myles Brennan has decided to end his college football career after five seasons with the Tigers. The 23-year-old Brennan, who announced his decision on Monday, spent his first three years at LSU as a backup. H...

 2022-08-15 17:44 

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Kingston Township man charged with stealing jewelry from Harveys Lake home...

HARVEYS LAKE — Borough police arrested a man on allegations he stole in excess of $50,000 worth of jewelry and watches from a Lakeside Drive home....

 2022-08-15 17:14 

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Man arrested on suspicion of DUI after driving car with no front tires...

DURYEA — A state police trooper conducted a pit maneuver to stop the driver of a Honda Accord who drove off Interstate-81 down an embankment onto Route 315 and back onto the interstate with no front tires....

 2022-08-15 17:00 

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Kremlin critic Navalny says he's in solitary confinement...

MOSCOW (AP) — Imprisoned Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny says prison officials ordered him to serve at least three days in solitary confinement, citing a minor infraction, in retaliation for his activism behind bars. A post about the punish...

 2022-08-15 17:00 

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Michael Cox sworn in as Boston police commissioner...

BOSTON (AP) — Michael Cox, a Boston police veteran who was while chasing a suspect and fought against efforts to cover up his assault, was sworn in Monday as commissioner of the police department. After taking the oath during a ceremony at City Hall...

 2022-08-15 17:00 

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Defense secretary Austin positive for COVID for second time...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Monday he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms and will quarantine at home. It's the second time Austin has gotten the coronavirus. In a statement, Austin, 69, s...

 2022-08-15 15:00 

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So-called 'Don't Say Gay' law confuses some Florida schools...

By ANTHONY IZAGUIRRE and ADRIANA GOMEZ LICON TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Some Florida schools have moved library books and debated changing textbooks in response to a law critics call — and some teachers have worried that family pictures on their...

 2022-08-15 15:00 

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Oil spill barriers put on Oder River to tame huge fish kill...

BERLIN (AP) — German officials expressed mounting anger Monday at the slow flow of information from Poland as experts raced to discover what killed tens of thousands of fish in a shared border river. German Environment Minister Steffi Lemke demanded...

 2022-08-15 15:00 

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With war nearby, US shows support for Poland on army holiday...

By VANESSA GERA WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish president and other officials marked their nation's Armed Forces Day holiday Monday alongside the U.S. army commander in Europe and regular American troops, a symbolic show of support for NATO mem...

 2022-08-15 14:47 

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Singles, doubles champions honored at Scranton Tennis Club...

Susan Arp, Dan Fowler, and Bill Aubrey captured singles titles earlier this month in the Scranton Tennis Club Championships. Arp outsteadied her doubles partner, Leelah Farrell, 6-2, 6-4 in the Women's A Singles final, while Fowler needed 2 1/2 hours ...

 2022-08-15 13:00 

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Judge: Sen. Graham must testify in Georgia election probe...

By KATE BRUMBACK ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge on Monday said U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham must testify before a special grand jury in Atlanta that is investigating whether former President Donald Trump and his allies broke any laws while trying to ove...

 2022-08-15 09:00 

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Ten Hag discovering the mess he has inherited at Man United...

By STEVE DOUGLAS Maybe Ralf Rangnick was right, after all. Maybe Manchester United does require soccer's equivalent of "open-heart surgery" to fix the glut of issues currently afflicting England's biggest club. That was the blunt assessmen...

 2022-08-15 09:00 

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Norway bridge collapses, drivers of 2 vehicles rescued...

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A wooden bridge over a river in southern Norway collapsed early Monday, with a car plunging into the water and a truck getting stuck on a raised section. The drivers of both vehicles were rescued and doing well, police sai...

 2022-08-15 07:00 

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Head-to-head records loom as potential tiebreaker...

By NOAH TRISTER Drew Rasmussen's was more than just a sublime individual performance. The right-hander's stellar showing lifted Tampa Bay to what might have been its most important win of the season. The Rays beat Baltimore 4-1 on Sunday, moving t...

 2022-08-15 07:00 

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Japan marks WWII's end, Kishida doesn't mention aggression...

By MARI YAMAGUCHI TOKYO (AP) — Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida renewed Japan's no-war pledge at a somber ceremony Monday as his country marked the 77th anniversary of its World War II defeat, but he did not mention Japanese wartime aggr...

 2022-08-15 05:00 

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AP-NORC poll: Many in US doubt their own impact on climate...

By HANNAH FINGERHUT and NUHA DOLBY WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are less concerned now about how climate change might impact them personally — and about how their personal choices affect the climate — than they were three years ago, a new...

 2022-08-15 05:00 

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Whanganui River 'always makes things better for me'...

By NICK PERRY WHANGANUI, New Zealand (AP) — Five years ago, the Whanganui River was recognized as a living person in a groundbreaking New Zealand law. For many who live along its banks, the official recognition validated the deep spiritual connectio...

 2022-08-15 03:10 

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Anne Heche, star with troubled life, dies of crash injuries...

LOS ANGELES — Anne Heche, the Emmy-winning film and television actor whose dramatic Hollywood rise in the 1990s and accomplished career contrasted with personal chapters of turmoil, died of injuries from a fiery car crash. She was 53....

 2022-08-15 03:04 

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Michael Wacha's dominant outing leads Red Sox to series win over Yankees...

BOSTON — The Red Sox have finally done it....

 2022-08-15 03:00 

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US Congress members meet Taiwan leader amid China anger...

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen met Monday with a delegation of U.S. Congress members in a further sign of support among American lawmakers for the self-governing island that China claims as its own territory. Taiwanese med...

 2022-08-15 03:00 

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Raiders move to 2-0 in preseason with 26-20 win over Vikings...

W.G. RAMIREZ LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the biggest questions facing Las Vegas Raiders first-year coach Josh McDaniels was where he would find the right pieces for his offensive line. McDaniels may not have all the answers after a 26-20 preseason win o...

 2022-08-15 02:42 

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Luzerne County plans to start accepting formal American Rescue funding requests this week...

A formal application for entities interested in Luzerne County's American Rescue Plan funding should be publicly posted early this week, the administration said....

 2022-08-15 02:35 

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Luzerne County tax sale brings in more than $600,000...

Bidders purchased 48 properties at Luzerne County's free-and-clear tax sale last week, according to Sean Shamany, of county tax-claim operator Elite Revenue Solutions....

 2022-08-15 02:25 

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US women's hockey coach Wroblewski sidelined by COVID-19...

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The United States women's national hockey team, which will feature 18 returning Olympians, took the ice for the first time Sunday to prepare for the world championships without new coach John Wroblewski, who tested positive for C...

 2022-08-15 02:22 

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RailRiders top Red Sox...

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (58-52) defeated the Worcester Red Sox 6-5 on Sunday afternoon to clinch a series victory. Oswaldo Cabrera finished the game 3-for-4 with two triples and his eighth home run of the season....

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