Twitter CEO steps down, leaves company at a crossroads

Jack Dorsey is out of his post as Twitter’s chief executive for the second time in his career — this time, he says, by choice.

Washington beats Wilson, Seahawks 17-15 for 3rd win in a row

LANDOVER, Md. — Kendall Fuller intercepted Russell Wilson’s pass on a last-minute 2-point conversion attempt, and Washington held on to beat the Seattle Seahawks 17-15 Monday night for the team’s third consecutive victory.

Washington hires Fresno State’s Kalen DeBoer as head coach

Washington hired Fresno State’s Kalen DeBoer on Monday to lead the Huskies, handing a program that has struggled offensively to a coach with a track record of productive and creative offenses.

Lincoln Riley eager to return USC Trojans to winning ways

LOS ANGELES — Standing on the top rim of the venerable Coliseum on a 76-degree autumn Monday, Lincoln Riley took a glance behind him at the Los Angeles panorama stretching from the Pacific Ocean to the Hollywood sign to the gleaming downtown skyscrapers.

Scherzer, Seager get big-money deals ahead of CBA expiration

NEW YORK — Right-hander Max Scherzer agreed to a record-setting $130 million, three-year contract with the New York Mets and shortstop Corey Seager struck a $325 million, 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers on Monday as players and teams rushed to reach agreements before an expected lockout.

LSU hires Kelly away from Notre Dame

LSU is hiring Brian Kelly away from Notre Dame, a stunning move by one of the most accomplished coaches in college football jumping from the sport’s most storied program to an Southeastern Conference powerhouse.

Woods says a return to the top not a ‘realistic expectation’

NASSAU, Bahamas — Tiger Woods says he expects to play golf again, just not very often, and he doesn’t see himself reaching the top of the sport again because “I don’t think that’s a realistic expectation of me.”

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    Their view: Redistricting doesn’t give us fair representation. Here’s what will

    The United States is a place where fair representation can lead to greater prosperity for each of us. But our nation is facing structural challenges to fair representation under redistricting. These challenges are hitting communities of color particularly hard.

    White House holiday decor honors COVID-19 frontline workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Holiday decorations unveiled Monday for Joe and Jill Biden’s first White House Christmas honor frontline workers who persevered during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    University of Scranton presents Noel Night Concert

    Continuing a time-honored holiday tradition, Performance Music at The University of Scranton will present its 54th annual Noel Night concert on Saturday, Dec. 4. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. in the University’s Houlihan-McLean Center (Mulberry Street and Jefferson Avenue). Doors will open at 7:20 p.m., and there will be an organ prelude beginning at 7:25 p.m.

    Entrepreneur with local ties encourages us to Feel the Brrrn

    Jimmy T. Martin is a businessman who always lives life at full throttle. I love hearing the success stories of young entrepreneurs. I ran into my friend Jim Martin at a recent business event, and he told me a little about his son Jimmy’s new business venture. It really piqued my interest, and I decided to give Jimmy a call to learn more.

    Lawyer: Jussie Smollett ‘a real victim’ of attack in Chicago

    CHICAGO — Jussie Smollett “is a real victim” of a “real crime,” his attorney said in opening statements at the ex-“Empire” actor’s trial Monday, rejecting prosecutors’ allegation that he staged a homophobic and racist attack in Chicago after the television studio where he worked didn’t take hate mail he had received seriously.

    Down Pour thriving with help of DCP

    WILKES-BARRE — It takes pressure to form a diamond, and perhaps no one is more aware of that than Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s business owners.

    Downtown College Ambassadors Program returns

    WILKES-BARRE - The Diamond City Partnership is looking to revitalize local businesses, while connecting local colleges and providing students with networking opportunities, on-the-job training and credit for classes.

    Police ask for help on child porn investigation

    WILKES-BARRE — Authorities are requesting the public’s assistance in an ongoing investigation pertaining to a Forty Fort man who was arrested recently on charges of possession and dissemination of child pornography.

    Wyoming County man pleads guilty to sexual assault

    WILKES-BARRE — A Wyoming County man admitted Wednesday he sexually assaulted a girl as they drove away in a vehicle from Movies 14 in Wilkes-Barre more than five years ago.

    Council challenges judge’s denials to withdraw homicide plea

    A Philadelphia man recently sentenced to life in prison after admitting to fatally shooting a 26-year-old woman in Wilkes-Barre has appealed denials by a Luzerne County judge to withdraw the plea agreement.

    Son who killed father in Larksville found dead in prison cell

    A former Larksville resident who pleaded guilty but mentally ill to fatally shooting his father was found dead inside his cell at the State Correctional Institution at Camp Hill last weekend.

    Suspect in road rage shooting sentenced to state prison

    WILKES-BARRE — A man from Rhode Island charged with discharging a firearm during a road rage incident in Kingston was sentenced to state prison Tuesday.

    Start with a whole pumpkin for real pumpkin soup

    This may be a day of dueling soups from a pair of married, ink-stained wretches, but the reason I have and love making this particular recipe isn’t in spite of MT, it’s because of her. After we married and bought a house, I fulfilled a long-time desire to relieve my mom of some holiday meal hosting and started holding the Thanksgiving feast at our humble home. When I saw this 2005 recipe from Emeril Lagasse, it immediately became the annual first course.