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10:23 PM / Tuesday May 17, 2022

Articles by SUN Staff

Live TV debate exposes Democrats’ differences in Senate race

April 22, 2022

By MARC LEVY HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first live-televised prime-time debate between leading candidates for the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania’s open U.S. Senate seat exposed differences between the rivals Thursday, as they seized opportunities to attack each other. John Fetterman, the state’s lieutenant governor who has led polls and fundraising, took the brunt of…

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Wright cites lost ‘edge’ in surprise Villanova retirement

April 22, 2022

By DAN GELSTON VILLANOVA, Pa. (AP) — Jay Wright attended mass — as one does working at the only Augustinian Catholic university in the nation — and often found himself on his smartphone more than he was listening to the sermon. “I’m hearing the homily and I’m texting our players about something that could help…

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Philadelphia to end mask mandate, days after reinstating it

April 22, 2022

By MICHAEL RUBINKAM Philadelphia is ending its indoor mask mandate, city health officials said Thursday night, abruptly reversing course just days after people in the city had to start wearing masks again amid a sharp increase in infections. The Board of Health voted Thursday to rescind the mandate, according to the Philadelphia health department, which…

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Rihanna boyfriend Rapper A$AP Rocky arrested at LA airport in 2021 shooting

April 20, 2022

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rapper A$AP Rocky was taken into custody Wednesday morning at Los Angeles International Airport in connection with a shooting in Hollywood last year, authorities said. The performer, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, was detained on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a…

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Will Smith gets 10-year Oscars ban over Chris Rock slap

April 8, 2022

By Andrew Dalton LOS ANGELES (AP) — The motion picture academy on Friday banned Will Smith from attending the Oscars or any other academy event for 10 years following his slap of Chris Rock at the Academy Awards. The move comes after a meeting of the academy’s Board of Governors to discuss a response to Smith’s…

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No charges filed in no-knock warrant killing of Amir Locke

April 6, 2022

By STEVE KARNOWSKI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota prosecutors declined to file charges Wednesday against a Minneapolis police SWAT team officer who fatally shot Amir Locke while executing an early morning no-knock search warrant in a downtown apartment in February. Locke, 22, who was Black, was staying on a couch in the apartment when authorities entered…

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Will Smith resigns from film academy over Chris Rock slap

April 2, 2022

By LYNN ELBER ALOS ANGELES (AP) — Will Smith resigned Friday from the motion picture academy following his Oscars night slap of Chris Rock and said he would accept any further punishment the organization imposed. Smith in a statement released Friday afternoon said he will “fully accept any and all consequences for my conduct. My…

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