Thursday, March 23, 2023

House GOP demands info from former prosecutors in Trump case

WASHINGTON — House Republicans on Wednesday demanded testimony and documents from two former Manhattan prosecutors who had been leading a criminal investigation into Donald Trump before quitting last year in a clash over the direction of the probe.

Search committee to interview six Luzerne County manager applicants

Six of the 16 applicants for Luzerne County’s top manager position will advance to interviews, county Manager Search Committee Chairman Charles Sciandra said Wednesday.

Manhattan DA postpones Trump grand jury session

NEW YORK — Manhattan prosecutors postponed without any explanation a scheduled grand jury session Wednesday in the investigation into Donald Trump over hush money payments during his 2016 presidential campaign, at least temporarily slowing a decision on whether to charge the ex-president.

Fed raises key rate despite bank turmoil

WASHINGTON — The Federal Reserve extended its year-long fight against high inflation Wednesday by raising its key interest rate by a quarter-point despite concerns that higher borrowing rates could worsen the turmoil that has gripped the banking system.

Arena Bar and Grill ‘taking a break,’ social media post says

WILKES-BARRE — The owners of the Arena Bar and Grill are “taking a break” after 20 years of service, according to a post on the business’ Facebook page Wednesday afternoon.

House Committee to proceed with Luzerne County hearing

In a strongly worded statement Tuesday, a Congressional committee said it will proceed with next week’s hearing about Luzerne County’s November 2022 election paper shortage at the U.S. Capitol, even though invited county officials won’t be appearing.

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Notre Dame finalizing deal to hire Penn State’s Micah Shrewsberry as next basketball coach

Penn State basketball is headed back to square one.

Phillies won’t put Harper on 60-day IL at start of season

The Philadelphia Phillies are leaving open the possibility for Bryce Harper to return to their lineup much sooner than the All-Star break, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a quicker-than-expected return for the slugger from reconstructive right elbow surgery.

MLB plans to announce pitch clock, rules tweaks before opening day

MIAMI — Major League Baseball’s new pitch clock is going to undergo some timing adjustments before it is turned on for games that count.

NFL notebook: Steelers sign former Eagles guard Seumalo to 3-year deal

PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed longtime Philadelphia Eagles guard Isaac Seumalo to a three-year, $24 million contract.

Local roundup: Narrow loss for Misericordia baseball in ninth inning

Misericordia baseball took the lead over DeSales on the road in the sixth inning, but the host Bulldogs smacked a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth to earn a walk-off 4-3 win on Tuesday.

Willis Reed, leader on Knicks’ two title teams, dies at 80

NEW YORK — Willis Reed, who dramatically emerged from the locker room minutes before Game 7 of the 1970 NBA Finals to spark the New York Knicks to their first championship and create one of sports’ most enduring examples of playing through pain, died Tuesday. He was 80.

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