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WILK News Room
Jason Barsky
WILK NEWSROOM
August 10, 2020 - 8:33 am
In Wilkes-Barre, 2020 Census takers will be visiting city residents who have not yet responded to the 2020 Census.
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President Donald Trump walks to his car after arrive in Southampton, N.Y., on Marine One, Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020. Trump is attending two fundraisers during his visit to the Hamptons. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
AP Newsroom
August 10, 2020 - 7:13 am
FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — Whether President Donald Trump has the constitutional authority to extend federal unemployment benefits by executive order remains unclear. Equally up in the air is whether states, which are necessary partners in Trump's plan to bypass Congress, will sign on. Trump...
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Collin Morikawa holds the Wanamaker Trophy after winning the PGA Championship golf tournament at TPC Harding Park Sunday, Aug. 9, 2020, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
AP Newsroom
August 10, 2020 - 3:08 am
If all you saw were the highlights of how Collin Morikawa beat back the biggest names in golf and walked off with the PGA Championship, you’d conclude he did it the old-fashioned way. The 23-year-old Californian delivered a 6-under 64 in the final round, including a signature shot that fans will be...
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WILK News Room
Jason Barsky
August 07, 2020 - 4:29 pm
Friday, the PIAA Board of Directors met to discuss Governor Wolf’s statement recommending that Pennsylvania does not move forward with plans for interscholastic and recreational sports until January 1, 2021.
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WILK News Room
Jason Barsky
August 07, 2020 - 4:29 pm
Friday, the PIAA Board of Directors met to discuss Governor Wolf’s statement recommending that Pennsylvania does not move forward with plans for interscholastic and recreational sports until January 1, 2021.
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FILE - In this July 23, 2020 file photo, health care workers prepare a COVID-19 test sample before a person self-administered a test at the COVID-19 drive-thru testing center at Miami-Dade County Auditorium in Miami. Racial disparities in the the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday, Aug. 7. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked at hospitalizations of children with COVID-19. Hispanic children were hospitalized at a rate eight times higher than white kids, and Black children were hospitalized at a rate five times higher, it found.(David Santiago/Miami Herald via AP)
AP Newsroom
August 07, 2020 - 2:32 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Racial disparities in the the U.S. coronavirus epidemic extend to children, according to two sobering government reports released Friday. One of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports looked children with COVID-19 who needed hospitalization. Hispanic children were...
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Penn State University
Rick Stewart / Stringer
WILK NEWSROOM
August 07, 2020 - 5:55 am
Penn State will be playing football this fall, but there will be no fans in the stands. That decision could change if there's any change in the recommendations of the Governor and Pa. Dept, of Health.
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WILK News Room
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf
AP Newsroom
August 06, 2020 - 9:14 pm
Pennsylvania's governor is recommending that youth sports, including high school sports, be put on hold until January to help prevent COVID-19 infection. The office of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Thursday it wasn't a mandate and that school administrators and locally elected school boards will...
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Health worker Ivan Mandujano collects a nasal swab sample from a resident to test for COVID-19, in Xochimilco, Mexico City, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
AP Newsroom
August 06, 2020 - 8:29 pm
MEXICO CITY — Mexico has jumped above 50,000 dead from the coronavirus with the latest daily report of 819 newly confirmed deaths. The report from the Health Department on Thursday brought the country’s accumulated death toll to 50,517. That is the third-highest death toll in the world, behind only...
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FILE - This Feb. 29, 2020 file photo, National Rifle Association Executive Vice President and CEO Wayne LaPierre speaks at Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC 2020, at the National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Md. New York’s attorney general is suing the National Rifle Association, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over allegations that high-ranking executives diverted millions of dollars for personal benefit. The lawsuit filed Thursday, Aug. 6, by Attorney General Letitia James followed an 18-month investigation into the NRA, which is a nonprofit group originally chartered in New York.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
AP Newsroom
August 06, 2020 - 6:29 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s attorney general sued the National Rifle Association on Thursday, seeking to put the powerful gun advocacy organization out of business over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for...
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