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Police say a gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror. Authorities said 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III was named as a person of interest in the shooting and was taken into police custody Monday evening after an hourslong manhunt. The July 4 shooting was just the latest to shatter the rituals of American life. Schools, churches, grocery stores and now community parades have all become killing grounds in recent months. Read more

Chef Teres Brown drove in from Philadelphia to sell food at the event for the first time. Read more

The museum celebrated 60 years of service to the community. Read more

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The parade is part of a series of events held Monday for the borough's "GoFourth Festival." Read more

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The borough of Wyomissing was bustling with American pride Monday morning as the annual 4th of July parade wove through the streets. Read more

Jack Januszkiewicz does not forget for one second why we celebrate July 4 and never takes the holiday for granted. Read more

Charles Blatnik has lived across the street from a small World War II monument in Bethlehem Township for 71 years.  Read more

A witness reported that a male jumped off a railroad bridge. Read more

The cash-and-stock deal was valued at about $142.1 million when announced March 2.  Read more

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The Community Day continues until 11 p.m. at Memorial Park at 701 W. Mill Street in Quakertown.  Read more

Varnes, a 24-year-old Pennsylvania native, was involved in an on-track incident in the Production Twins Main Event at Weedsport Speedway on Saturday evening, according to AMA Pro Racing.  Read more

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the most veterans in Pennsylvania using data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Read more

(The Center Square) – A compromise on out-of-state contract brewing looks to settle an issue between Pennsylvania brewers and wholesalers. Read more

Jay Allen says Elvis was known for often renting out movie theaters and was following suit. Read more

Morris and Rosina Kline are celebrating 72 years of marriage, but a banner atop a pavilion at Laurel Run Park says "Happy 70th anniversary." Read more

The monument was purchased by the Knights of Columbus. Read more

The Bushkill park funhouse is said to be the oldest in the United States. It was finally reopened for the first time in years, after being damaged by a flood. Read more

Gary L. Daubert, 70, shot his wife, Beth Ann Daubert, then turned the gun on himself, state police at Lehighton said. Read more

The fire broke out at about 5:30 p.m. in the first block of Sleepy Hollow Lane in Middle Smithfield Township. Read more

Plenty of sunshine and pleasant today. Clear to partly cloudy tonight. Read more

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A 21-year-old Allentown man is expected to recover after being shot while sitting in a parked car in Upper Macungie Township, Lehigh County. Read more

The pickup truck crash happened on Mountain Road in Tilden Township. Read more

The authority was formed by Berks, Chester, and Montgomery counties with the goal of restoring passenger rail service between Reading and Philadelphia. Read more

The recalled products include all store-made packages of ground beef, Angus ground beef, meatloaf mix and ground pork sold on or with a sell-by date of July 2.  Read more

Officials are investigating a deadly house fire that took place in Readington Township, Hunterdon County, Sunday morning. Read more

The township is holding a forum for residents, business owners and others to learn about the 300-plus-page ordinance, ask questions and give input. Read more

From bounce houses to fireworks, Fourth of July weekend was in full swing at the Great American Blast inside Allentown's Coca-Cola Park. Read more

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Police say a gunman on a rooftop opened fire on an Independence Day parade in suburban Chicago, killing at least six people, wounding at least 30 and sending hundreds of marchers, parents with strollers and children on bicycles fleeing in terror. Authorities said 22-year-old Robert E. Crimo III was named as a person of interest in the shooting and was taken into police custody Monday evening after an hourslong manhunt. The July 4 shooting was just the latest to shatter the rituals of American life. Schools, churches, grocery stores and now community parades have all become killing grounds in recent months. Read more

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A detention center in the wind-swept California desert town of Adelanto could house nearly 2,000 migrants facing the prospect of deportation. These days, it’s nearly empty. The facility is an extreme example of how the U.S. government’s use of guaranteed minimum payments in contracts with private companies to house immigrant detainees can have a potential financial downside. The U.S. government pays to guarantee 30,000 immigration detention beds in four dozen facilities, but so far this fiscal year about half of them on average have been occupied, according to Immigration and Customs Enforcement data. In the last two years, immigration detention facilities across the United States have been underutilized as authorities needed to space out detainees due to COVID-19. Read more

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Independence Day celebrations in the United States have been rattled by a shooting that left at least six people dead at a parade in Illinois. The shooting further rocked a nation already awash in turmoil over high court rulings on abortion and guns as well as hearings on the Jan. 6 insurrection. Police say at least 30 other people were wounded in the attack in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park. Authorities brought a person of interest into custody Monday evening. The latest mass shooting came as the nation tried to find cause to celebrate its founding and the bonds that still hold it together. Read more

The advice of a friend to stay near the door of a semi-trailer may have saved Yenifer Yulisa Cardona Tomás from the deadly end that 53 other migrants met when the truck was abandoned on the outskirts of San Antonio. It was already hot on June 27 when the 20-year-old from Guatemala’s capital stepped out of the warehouse on the Texas side of the Mexico border where she had been waiting and climbed into the back of the trailer. Cardona Tomás was near the door hours later when she lost consciousness. She awakened in a San Antonio hospital. Read more

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Nick Kyrgios has reached his first Grand Slam quarterfinal in 7 1/2 years with a five-set victory at Wimbledon over Brandon Nakashima of the United States. Kyrgios repeatedly was visited by a trainer to massage his right shoulder. The unseeded 27-year-old Australian hit 35 aces and pulled out the 4-6, 6-4, 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-2 win at Centre Court after more than three hours. He was much calmer and quieter than during and after his previous match against No. 4 seed Stefanos Tsitsipas. Kyrgios repeatedly argued with the chair umpire in that win and was later fined $4,000 for cursing aloud. He also was docked $10,000 after his first-round match. Read more

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Brittney Griner made an appeal to President Joe Biden in a letter passed on to the White House through her representatives saying she feared she may never return home and asking that he not “forget about me and the other American Detainees.” Griner's agent says the letter was delivered on Monday. The Phoenix Mercury All-Star and two-time Olympic gold medalist is in the midst of a trial in Russia that began last week after she was arrested on Feb. 17 on charges of possessing cannabis oil while returning to play for her Russian team. The trial will resume Thursday. Read more

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Ian Poulter and two other players who signed up for the Saudi-funded LIV Golf series are allowed in the Scottish Open this week. That's after they won a stay Monday from a British court. Poulter, Adrian Otaegui of Spain and Justin Harding of South Africa had challenged their suspension. That was the penalty for playing a LIV Golf event outside London without a release from the European tour. They will be added to the field this week at The Renaissance Club for the Scottish Open. It's the first European tour event co-sanctioned by the PGA Tour. Read more

Frankfurter-munching phenom Joey “Jaws” Chestnut has gobbled his way to a 15th win at the Nathan’s Famous Fourth of July hot dog eating contest. Chestnut powered down 63 hot dogs and buns in 10 minutes Monday at the annual exhibition of excess. Women's record-holder Miki Sudo took the women’s title after skipping last year’s frank fest because she was pregnant. Sudo downed 40 wieners and buns in 10 minutes to notch her eighth victory. A spectator wearing a Darth Vader mask momentarily disrupted the competition by rushing the stage. Chestnut put the protester in a brief chokehold before contest officials escorted the intruder away. Read more

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A member of the House Jan. 6 committee says more witnesses are coming forward with new details on the Capitol insurrection following former White House aide Cassidy Hutchinson’s devastating testimony last week against former President Donald Trump. Illinois Republican congressman Adam Kinzinger says “there will be way more information" in two public hearings this month and to “stay tuned,” because people are emerging “every day.” Hutchinson testified that Trump wanted to join an angry mob of his supporters who marched to the Capitol, where they rioted. Hutchinson also said then-White House counsel Pat Cipollone was concerned Trump would face criminal charges if the Republican then-president joined them. Read more

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The number of U.S. flights being canceled is slowing down, but plenty of travelers are facing long delays as they try to get home from trips over the July Fourth holiday weekend. By late Monday afternoon on the East Coast, more than 2,200 U.S. flights had been delayed and more than 200 were canceled, according to FlightAware. The good news is, that's fewer delays and cancellations than we've seen in recent days. Industry experts say airlines are struggling because demand for travel has recovered from the bottom of the pandemic faster than anyone expected. That's causing airports to be almost as crowded as they were in 2019, before the pandemic. Read more

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Sacramento police say a man has been killed and four men were wounded in a shooting outside a downtown nightclub. Police Chief Kathy Lester told the Sacramento Bee that authorities received a call about shots fired shortly before 2 a.m. Monday after patrons left a club. Authorities say the victims were taken to hospitals where one was pronounced dead. Police say identified the man who died as as 31-year-old Gregory Grimes. Police released little information about the incident and are asking witnesses to come forward with additional information. Authorities did not immediately identify suspects in the shooting. Read more

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Images of traditional embroideries and floral paintings adorned the walls of Dior’s celebrity-laden runway homage to Ukraine on the first day of Paris Couture Week. The set, from Ukrainian artist Olesia Trofymenko, was the starting point for designer Maria Grazia Chiuri who returned this season to the atelier’s needle-and-thread. Dior said the embroidery-rich collection riffing on Eastern European styles was also a message of cultural dialogue and support. Schiaparelli's designer Daniel Roseberry opted to explore sensuality -- and covering up -- in a largely thoughtful display. Wide-brimmed hats shrouded the face through dusty, dappled lighting. Torsos peered through while sections of midriff were cut down to a ribbed undergarment that resembled human flesh. Read more

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Across the U.S. West, rural residents have historically faced barriers in accessing abortion, such as long travel distances and lack of transportation. Now, abortion providers serving rural areas are concerned those pre-existing challenges could be further compounded by the overturning of Roe v. Wade, as more patients travel to their clinics from states where the procedure is now banned or greatly restricted. In Oregon, the sole Planned Parenthood clinic serving the eastern half of the state is hiring more staff in expectation of an influx of patients from neighboring Idaho, where a trigger law banning most abortions is expected to take effect this summer. Read more

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WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — The Latest from Wimbledon (all times local): Read more

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Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday declared victory in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk, one day after Ukrainian forces withdrew from their last remaining bulwark of resistance in the province. Putin's declaration came as Russian forces were trying to press their offensive deeper into eastern Ukraine after capturing the Luhansk stronghold of Lysychansk on Sunday. The Ukrainian General Staff said Russian forces are now focusing their efforts on pushing toward the line of Siversk, Fedorivka and Bakhmut in the Donetsk region, one of the two regions that make up the country’s eastern industrial heartland of Donbas. About half of Donetsk is controlled by Russia. Read more

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Simona Halep’s serve was working, her returns were landing, and the points were piling up fast. That’s a pretty good combination for a player who just advanced to the Wimbledon quarterfinals by winning her 11th straight match at the All England Club but says she is still trying to get back to her best tennis and regain the confidence she lost while injured. Halep won the Wimbledon championship in 2019 but missed defending her title last year because of a left calf injury. She beat fourth-seeded Paula Badosa 6-1, 6-2. Halep says "I’m pushing myself to do it as much as possible. I want to improve still.” Read more

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Phan Thị Kim Phuc, the girl in the famous 1972 Vietnam napalm attack photo, is escorting 236 refugees from the war in Ukraine on a flight from Warsaw to Canada. Phuc's iconic Associated Press photo in which she runs with her napalm-scalded body exposed, was etched on the private NGO plane that flew the refugees Monday to the city of Regina, the capital of the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. Kim, 59, a Canadian citizen, says she wants her story and work for the refugees to be a message of peace. The refugees, mostly women and children, are among thousands of Ukrainians being offered Canada's humanitarian visas, in response to Russia's brutal invasion of their country. Read more

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Bryan De La Cruz hit a two-run homer off the foul pole in the 10th inning to keep the Miami Marlins’ domination of the Washington Nationals going with a 3-2 victory. The Marlins beat the Nationals for the 12th time in 13 games this year. They extended their winning streak to five and moved two games back of .500 at nearly the halfway point of the season. It’s the first time De La Cruz had homered in the ninth inning or later in his major league career. Juan Soto pinch-hit and drew a walk a day after leaving the game with left calf tightness. Read more

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Italian officials in an Alpine resort town say 13 people are still unaccounted for and seven hikers were killed a day earlier by an avalanche of ice and stone unleashed when a massive piece of glacier broke off on a mountaintop.  Regional official Maurizio Fuggati told reporters Monday afternoon that people had contacted authorities to say loved ones didn't return. Eleven of those unaccounted are Italian, three are from Czechia and one from Austria. Premier Mario Draghi says climate was a factor. The dead were being identified at a morgue set up in an ice rink in the town of Canazei. Earlier Monday, thunderstorms made it too difficult for rescue teams, their search dogs or drones to operate in the area. Read more

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Cardinal Claudio Hummes, the Brazilian Catholic cardinal who inspired Pope Francis to pick his name after the 2013 conclave, died on Monday at age 87. He was one of the country’s main religious leaders and a strong advocate for the poor. Sao Paulo archbishop, Cardinal Odilo Scherer, said Hummes died “after a long illness, which he endured with patience and faith in God.” Hummes had been archbishop of Brazil’s metropolis and, before that, of the city of Fortaleza. Hummes had also worked as prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy, the Vatican office which oversees the education, training and other matters for Catholic priests. Read more

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Juan Soto says an MRI on his left calf showed no damage after he left the Washington Nationals game Sunday against the Miami Marlins because of tightness. Soto felt something behind his left knee and in his calf after making a throw in right field in the top of the third inning and exited after running the bases in the fourth. Soto was not in the Nats lineup Monday but pinch-hit in the eighth and drew a walk. The 23-year-old star says he's taking it day by day. Soto had an eight-game hitting streak going into Sunday. The team is in talks to try to sign the face of the franchise to a long-term contract. Read more

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U.S. officials have concluded that the bullet that killed veteran Al Jazeera reporter Shireen Abu Akleh was likely fired from an Israeli position. But they say it is too badly damaged to reach an absolute determination, and that there is “no reason to believe” she was deliberately targeted. State Department spokesman Ned Price, announcing the results of the probe on Monday, said “independent, third-party examiners” had undertaken an “extremely detailed forensic analysis” of the bullet that killed her. Abu Akleh was shot dead during an Israeli raid in the occupied West Bank in May. The Palestinian Authority handed over the bullet to U.S. investigators but is opposed to any Israeli role in the investigation. Read more

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Four activists wearing “Where is Peng Shuai?” T-shirts were stopped by security at Wimbledon and had their bags searched. Peng is a retired professional tennis player from China who last year accused a former high-ranking member of the country’s ruling Communist Party of sexual assault. She has made very few public appearances since then. A similar episode happened at this year’s Australian Open. Jason Leith of the Free Tibet organization says he and his three colleagues put on the white T-shirts after entering the grounds of the All England Club. Read more

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Amber Heard’s lawyers have asked a judge to throw out the $10.35 million verdict against her in the defamation case filed by ex-husband Johnny Depp. In post-trial motions filed last week, Heard's lawyers argued that the jury’s verdict was not supported by the evidence. They also claim that one of the jurors may not have been properly vetted by the court. Heard’s attorneys call the jury’s June 1 award of $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages to Depp “excessive” and “indefensible.” They ask the judge to set aside the verdict and dismiss Depp’s lawsuit or order a new trial. The judge reduced the punitive damages to $350,000 immediately after the verdict to comply with a state cap. Read more

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Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts will not be in the starting lineup for a game against Tampa Bay after leaving a day earlier with a cut on his left thigh that required seven stitches. Manager Alex Cora said the three-time All-Star was pretty sore, Bogaerts was injured in the seventh inning of Sunday’s 4-2 victory at the Chicago Cubs when he covered second and Willson Contreras’ spikes slid into the shortstop’s left leg as Bogaerts tagged him out. Bogaerts is hitting .318. The Red Sox open a three-game series against the Rays before hosting the AL East-leading Yankees. Read more

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Rwandan President Paul Kagame has accused Congo of supporting rebels opposed to his government in an escalation of tensions with a neighbor who in turn accuses Rwandan authorities of supporting a violent rebel group which recently captured a town in eastern Congo. Kagame said Monday in a televised address that Rwanda is concerned by alleged Congolese support for the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda or FDLR. The Congo-based rebel group includes fighters accused of taking part in the 1994 genocide. Relations between Rwanda and Congo have frayed after the M23 rebel group last month took a Congolese town and Congo accused Rwanda of invading it. Read more

A judge said mixing a breakfast cereal that's high in sugar with milk does not alter the fact that it's high in sugar. Kellogg's said it's disappointed but doesn't plan to appeal. Read more

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says the reconstruction of his country will become the “common task of the entire democratic world” after the war with Russia ends. The video comments came at a “Ukraine Recovery Conference" in Switzerland on Monday. Ukraine's prime minister Denys Shmyhal laid out a $750 billion, three-phase recovery plan that focuses on immediate needs, “fast recovery," then long-term reconstruction. He said up to $500 billion in frozen funds belonging to Russian oligarchs and others should help pay for it. A Swiss NGO says event host Switzerland should do more to help stop Russia's financing of the war. Read more

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Police say a gunman who killed three people when he opened fire in a crowded shopping mall acted alone and apparently selected his victims at random. They all but ruled out that Sunday's attack was related to terrorism. Authorities on Monday filed preliminary charges of murder and attempted murder against a 22-year-old Danish man. Prosecutor Søren Harbo told reporters that the man will be held for 24 days in a secure mental health facility while authorities investigate the crime. After the custody hearing, defense lawyer Luise Høj said she agreed to have her client undergo a mental exam. She did not comment on the charges. Read more

The rent has come due for America’s small businesses and at a very inopportune time. Landlords were lenient about rent payments during the first two years of the pandemic. Now, many are asking for back rent, and some are raising the current rent as well. Meanwhile, most aid programs for small businesses have ended, while inflation has sharply pushed up the cost of supplies, shipping, and labor. Thirty-three percent of all U.S. small businesses could not pay their May rent in full and on time, up 5% from April, according to a survey from Alignable, a small business referral network. Read more