Jill Biden, Joe’s chief protector, to step up as first lady

WASHINGTON — She’s fended off protesters who made a run at her husband. She’s moved him farther from reporters during the coronavirus pandemic. She’s supported his presidential ambitions again and again — except in 2004, when she deployed a novel messaging technique to keep Joe Biden from running.

Outbreak puts Ohio State’s title hopes in jeopardy

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State officials are unsure when the team can practice again, let alone play next week at Michigan State, after an outbreak of COVID-19 put the No. 3 Buckeyes’ Big Ten title hopes in danger.

Fuller sticking with Vanderbilt football after historic kick

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt’s Sarah Fuller, the most famous walk-on in college football this season, isn’t ready to walk away from the sport.

Eagles center Jason Kelce set to make 100th straight start

PHILADELPHIA — Jason Kelce wore a brace on his injured elbow and needed help from a teammate to buckle his chin strap.

Penn State snaps the skid, grinds down Michigan for first win in 11 months

In a different year, James Franklin might well have kept running his offense at the end of an already-decided game, looking to put more points up on his Michigan counterpart, Jim Harbaugh.

PSU notebook: Freshman RB Keyvone Lee breaks out in first career start

Keyvone Lee was one of Penn State’s last players to arrive on campus this summer. When the true freshman was able to get to Happy Valley during the pandemic from his home in St. Petersburg, Fla., it was reasonable to consider him to be the Nittany Lions’ fifth-string running back.

Former NBA lottery pick saw wave of Nigerian players coming

Fifteen years after Ike Diogu was a first-round NBA draft pick, Nigerians are setting records.

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    Around Town: A couple of ways to safely get out and about

    As we get into the holiday season, our celebrating looks a little different than in the past.

    MMI Preparatory School holds annual Founder’s Day program

    MMI Preparatory School seniors honored the school’s founders, Eckley Brinton Coxe, and his wife, Sophia Georgianna Coxe, during a graveside service at St. James Church in Drifton.

    Amid racial reckoning, Grammys honor the Black experience

    NEW YORK — With police brutality continuing to devastate Black families and the coronavirus ravishing Black America disproportionately, the world was driven to the significance of this year’s Juneteenth more than ever before.

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    When to donate rewards to charity and when to give cash

    If you’re looking to give to charity this holiday season but don’t want to dip into your bank account, donating unused credit card rewards, hotel points and airline miles can be a helpful alternative. In some cases the charity can use the rewards for travel needs, and in other cases, the issuer can convert them to cash for the charity.

    Liz Weston: How small businesses can help workers save

    Donna Skemp of Bend, Oregon, struggled to save before she signed up for an automatic savings plan offered by her employer’s payroll services company. Now, some of her pay goes into a federally insured, interest-paying savings account that she can access any time with a debit card.

    ‘More people may die’: Biden urges Trump to aid transition

    WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden warned of dire consequences if President Donald Trump and his administration continue to refuse to coordinate with his transition team on the coronavirus pandemic and block briefings on national security, policy issues and vaccine plans.

    Police: Ashley man arrested after disputes with brother

    ASHLEY — A man was arrested on Friday night after police say he got into two separate physical confrontations and threatened his brother with a knife outside a Donato Drive residence.

    Man robbed by another man during initial sex meet

    WRIGHT TWP. — Township police arrested a man they say robbed another man during what was described as a meeting for sex on Thursday.

    Wilkes-Barre homicide suspect captured in March remains jailed in New York City

    Homicide suspect Jeremy Gittens, accused of fatally shooting a man and injuring a woman in Wilkes-Barre more than nine months ago, remains jailed at the Rikers Island Correctional Facility in New York City.

    Police: One injured in Wilkes-Barre shooting; suspects sought

    WILKES-BARRE — City police are investigating a shooting that left one person injured on Thanksgiving morning.

    Nanticoke police arrest man on burglary, drug possession charges

    NANTICOKE — City police arrested Jason Joseph Wojciechowski, 21, on charges he burglarized and ransacked a business and trespassed at another business on Tuesday.

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