Monday, June 5, 2023

Ukraine keeps up pressure following Russian declaration of victory in Bakhmut

OUTSIDE BAKHMUT, Ukraine — Watching imagery from a drone camera overhead, Ukrainian battalion commander Oleg Shiryaev warned his men in nearby trenches that Russian forces were advancing across a field toward a patch of trees outside the city of Bakhmut.

Biden signs debt ceiling bill that pulls US back from brink of unprecedented default

WASHINGTON — With just two days to spare, President Joe Biden signed legislation on Saturday that lifts the nation’s debt ceiling, averting an unprecedented default on the federal government’s debt.

Ruth’s Place Women’s Shelter hosts annual Walk for Hope

WILKES-BARRE— A yearly tradition made its way back to Wilkes-Barre on Saturday afternoon, marking a very important fundraising event for a local homeless shelter.

W-B Area program lets students become teachers

PLAINS TWP. — Ingrid wasn’t sure if she wanted to teach, now she is.

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Downtown W-B Business Association hears about new DCP website; book sale

WILKES-BARRE — At Friday’s meeting of the Downtown Wilkes-Barre Business Association, Larry Newman, executive director at the Diamond City partnership, saved the best for last during his monthly report.

‘It’s changed my life already’

At the end of 2021, NEPA Philharmonic Music Director Mélisse Brunet was invited to Paris to compete in La Maestra, the only international competition for female conductors.

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NCAA champ Zhang becomes 1st LPGA Tour winner in pro debut in 72 years, wins Mizuho in playoff

JERSEY CITY, N.J. — Rose Zhang lived up to all the pre-tournament hype as the next great women’s golfer — at least in her first week as a pro.

Hovland delivers clutch putts and wins Memorial in playoff

DUBLIN, Ohio — Viktor Hovland was happy with his three PGA Tour victories, even if they were at resort courses that were soft and susceptible to firing at flags. He wanted a win on American soil, where par was at a premium, and he got every bit of that Sunday at the Memorial.

Alex Palou wins Detroit Grand Prix in IndyCar’s return to downtown track

DETROIT — Alex Palou went from critic to champion in a day.

Rich Hill keeps Cardinals off balance into 7th, Pirates complete 3-game sweep with 2-1 victory

PITTSBURGH — When he’s on, Rich Hill’s pitches still dance. They still dart. They go this way. Then that way. They can baffle hitters with their movement, particularly the ones that don’t come close to breaking the speed limit on most interstates.

Belt hits tiebreaking homer in 7th, Blue Jays sweep Mets 6-4

NEW YORK — Brandon Belt broke a seventh-inning tie with a two-run homer and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Mets 6-4 on Sunday for a three-game sweep.

Schwarber, Ellis homer twice as Phillies beat Nationals 11-3

WASHINGTON — Kyle Schwarber hit a pair of three run homers, Drew Ellis hit his first two home runs of the season, and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals 11-3 on Sunday to take the rubber game of the series.

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