Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Canadian wildfires lead to unhealthy air in NEPA

A pall of haze hung over Northeastern Pennsylvania on Tuesday as smoke from Canadian wildfires drifted across a large swath of the United States.

Former Vice President Pence files paperwork launching 2024 presidential bid in challenge to Trump

NEW YORK — Former Vice President Mike Pence filed paperwork on Monday declaring his campaign for president in 2024, setting up a challenge to his former boss, Donald Trump, just two years after their time in the White House ended with an insurrection at the U.S. Capitol and Pence fleeing for his life.

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.

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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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Kyle Busch and Richard Childress, once enemies, now winning NASCAR combination

MADISON, Ill. — Twelve years to the day that Richard Childress and Kyle Busch came to blows in one of the parking lots of Kansas Speedway, the two were celebrating a NASCAR Cup Series victory at a track straight down Interstate 70 near St. Louis.

H.S. Softball: Hazleton Area rallies to post state victory

HAZLE TWP. — The Hazleton Area softball team’s first state playoff win since 2019 came with some dramatics.

Cink among 45 players in US Open after 36-hole qualifiers

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Stewart Cink doesn’t care that he turned 50 last month. He’ll do anything to play in the U.S. Open, even if that means going 36 holes against some kids who weren’t even born when he played his first one 27 years ago.

Column: Penske rolls into Le Mans on top of motor sports seeking evasive 1st win

LE MANS, France — Roger Penske won the Indianapolis 500 on a Sunday and celebrated Josef Newgarden’s thrilling win as if it was the first for Team Penske, not a record-stretching 19th for The Captain.

NCAA champ Rose Zhang arrives on LPGA Tour with big hopes and leaves with a trophy

The first words from Rose Zhang after the 20-year-old Californian capped off one of the more remarkable 13-day stretches in golf were telling.

Jokic, Djokovic place Serbia sports front and center at NBA Finals, French Open

DENVER — They use the court as their canvas, seeing passing lanes and paths to victory that others in their sports simply cannot.

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