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A new Zulu king has been named in South Africa amid scenes of chaos as members of the royal family questioned a prince's claim to the title. Bodyguards whisked Prince Misuzulu Zulu away from a public announcement at a palace on Friday night. The succession dispute stems from the March death of King Goodwill Zwelithini, who had reigned since 1968. Zwelithini apparently named one of his six wives as the “regent of the Zulu kingdom” in his will. But she died after holding the title for only a month. The queen’s will named 46-year-old Prince Misuzulu as the heir and next king, but other royals questioned his claim. The king reportedly had 28 children. Read more

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Israeli police have beefed up forces in Jerusalem on the holiest night of Ramadan, threatening to escalate already heightened religious tensions that have unleased the worst unrest in the holy city in several years. Earlier, police also blocked busloads of Muslim pilgrims headed to the Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem. The police actions came after a night of heavy clashes Friday between Palestinians and Israeli police in the holy city. Tensions in east Jerusalem, claimed by both Israel and the Palestinians, have triggered major rounds of violence in the past. Read more

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Zach Wilson is the new face of the New York Jets and the latest quarterback tasked with lifting the team back to respectability. The former BYU star was the No. 2 overall pick in the NFL draft last week and he has made a positive first impression on his new coaches and teammates at rookie camp. Wilson has been reaching out to new teammates to establish a quick connection and has drawn solid reviews for his early leadership. Wilson wants to be the Week 1 starter but that spot needs to be earned and his focus is on getting better. Read more

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The operator of a pipeline that transports fuel across the East Coast says it was the victim of a ransomware attack and temporarily halted all pipeline operations. Colonial Pipeline did not say what was demanded or by whom, but ransomware attacks typically involve criminal hackers who seize data and demand a large payment to release it. Colonial Pipeline transports gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and home heating oil from refineries primarily located on the Gulf Coast through pipelines running from Texas to New Jersey. The company says it has hired a cybersecurity firm to investigate the nature and scope of the attack and has also contacted law enforcement and federal agencies.  Read more

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The Justice Department is sending a strong signal about its priorities these days. In just over the past two weeks, the department has opened investigations of police in Louisville, Kentucky, and Minneapolis. Federal prosecutors have charged four former Minneapolis police officers with civil rights violations in George Floyd’s death, and accused three men of hate crimes in the death of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia. In both criminal cases, authorities moved forward with federal charges before most of the defendants have gone to state trial. Attorney General Merrick Garland is making good on his confirmation promise to refocus the department around civil rights. During the Trump administration, such investigations waned.  Read more

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ISLAMABAD — Pakistan on Saturday received its first supply of COVID-19 vaccines through the U.N.-backed COVAX initiative, over 1.2 million doses of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. Read more

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Bryson DeChambeau thought he had missed the cut in the Wells Fargo Championship. By the time he realized he was still in the tournament in North Carolina, he was already back home in Dallas. The former U.S. Open champion took a private flight out early Saturday morning and got back to Quail Hollow with about an hour to spare. And then he shot a 68 with a double bogey on the last hole. It was a wild 24 hours that included an 1,870-mile round trip between the second and third rounds. Read more

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Scotland’s governing Scottish National Party is on course to win its fourth straight parliamentary election. But the party's anticipated inability to secure a majority could complicate its ambition to hold another referendum on the country’s independence from the U.K. The party’s leader, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, said Saturday that her immediate priority would be steering Scotland through the coronavirus pandemic but that the legitimacy of an independence referendum remains, SNP majority or not. U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has the ultimate authority whether or not to permit a referendum. So far, Johnson has refused to consider it, setting up the possibility of renewed tensions between his government and Sturgeon’s devolved administration..  Read more

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The NHL is relaxing virus protocols during the playoffs for teams that reach a threshold for vaccination. The league sent a memo to teams and players Friday night outlining changes that take effect once 85% or more of the traveling party has been fully vaccinated. The changes include loosened restrictions on indoor and outdoor dining, testing frequency and mask-wearing and quarantine requirements. The NHL is the last of the major four North American pro sports leagues to announce plans to relax virus protocols for teams based on vaccination levels. This move is likely to affect the 12 U.S. playoff teams first because vaccinations have lagged for those in Canada. Read more

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Tawny Kitaen, the sultry red-haired actress who appeared in rock music videos during they heyday of MTV, has died. She was 59. Authorities in Orange County, California, say she died at her home in Newport Beach on Friday. The cause of death was not immediately released. Kitaen became the rock world’s “video vixen” after appearing on the cover of two albums from the heavy metal band Ratt and starring in several music videos for Whitesnake, including the 1987 smash song “Here I Go Again.” Kitaen also starred opposite Tom Hanks in the 1984 comedy “Bachelor Party" and had a memorable role in a 1991 episode of “Seinfeld.” Read more

George Floyd’s brother and nephew expressed gratitude after a federal grand jury indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in his death. Rodney Floyd, George Floyd’s brother, says the three-count indictment unsealed Friday “put a smile on our faces” and “holds these guys to accountability.” The indictment names Derek Chauvin, Thomas Lane, J. Kueng and Tou Thao. The indictment accuses the ex-officers of willfully violating the Black man’s constitutional rights as he was restrained face-down on the pavement and gasping for air. Chauvin has already been convicted in state court of murder and manslaughter chargers. The others face a state trial in August. Read more

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Italian archaeologists have uncovered the fossilized remains of nine Neanderthals in a cave near Rome. .The Italian Culture Ministry announced the discovery and said Saturday that it confirmed the Guattari Cave in San Felice Circeo was “one of the most significant places in the world for the history of Neanderthals.” The discovery includes skulls, skull fragments, two teeth, and other bone fragments. The Culture Ministry says the oldest fossil dates from between 100,000 and 90,000 years ago, while the other eight Neanderthals are believed to from 50,000 to 68,000 years ago. An anthropologist says the large number of remains suggest a significant population and “the first human society of which we can speak.”  Read more

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The Richland Township Police Department say they arrested Joel Mcgriff, on Saturday. He is accused of hitting a man with a car, leaving the scene.  Read more

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The Los Angeles Lakers won’t have home-court advantage in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. They need help if they’re going to escape the play-in tournament. It’s simple for the Lakers: They win most of their games when LeBron James plays and lose most of their games when he doesn’t. With him sidelined for 23 of the Lakers’ last 25 games, they’ve fallen to No. 7 in the West — as low as they have been since late December. The most likely fate for the defending NBA champions is playing a game or two in the new play-in round that awaits the teams finishing between seventh and 10th in each conference. Read more

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As of Saturday there are 2,610 new positive COVID-19 cases, bringing the statewide total to 1,172,288.  Read more

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Afghan authorities say a bomb exploded near a girls’ school in a majority Shiite district of west Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 30 people, many of them young pupils between 11 and 15 years old. The Taliban has condemned the attack and denied any responsibility. Ambulances evacuated the wounded as relatives and residents screamed at authorities near the scene of the blast at Syed Al-Shahda school, in the Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood, Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian said. The death toll was expected to rise further. The bombing, apparently aimed to cause maximum civilian carnage, adds to fears that violence in the war-wrecked country could escalate as the U.S. and NATO end nearly 20 years of military engagement. Read more

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Europeans can look forward to traveling this summer if coronavirus cases keep declining on the continent. While the European Union is developing a vaccine certificate valid throughout the 27-nation bloc, Merkel said Saturday that summer vacations abroad should be possible again even for people who haven’t had their shots against COVID-19. She cited Portugal's sharp drop in cases in explaining why she thinks we can also generally afford to do what was possible last summer, too." Merkel says Germany also appears to have broken its most recent outbreak. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, said Saturday that the EU certificate is on track to be launched in June. Read more

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The European Union has cemented its support for Pfizer-BioNTech and its novel COVID-19 vaccine technology by agreeing to a massive contract extension for a potential 1.8 billion doses through 2023. EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said Saturday that her office had just approved a contract for a guaranteed 900 million doses and with the same number of doses as a future option. The new contract has unanimous backing from the 27 EU member nations. Von der Leyen says the contract providing 1.8 billion doses for a bloc of 450 million residents will give the EU a lot of options.   Read more

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European Union leaders have cranked up criticism of the U.S. call to waive COVID-19 vaccine patents, arguing the move would yield no short-term or intermediate improvement in vaccine supplies and could even have a negative impact. On the second day of an EU summit in Portugal, the European leaders urged Washington on Saturday to lift export restrictions if it wants to have a global impact on the pandemic. The U.S. has kept a tight lid on exports of American-made vaccines so it can inoculate its population first. Meanwhile, the EU has become the world’s leading provider. German Chancellor Angela Merkel cautioned that relaxing patent rules could harm efforts to adapt vaccines as the coronavirus mutates. Read more

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The April U.S. jobs report was an unexpected clunker. Economists had predicted a second month of nearly 1 million added jobs. Instead, to nearly everyone’s surprise, employers added a comparatively paltry 266,000. So why was the gain so low? The broadest explanation is that any time an economy has to recover from a severe shock, it isn’t likely to proceed smoothly. Month-to-month hiring will be choppy. Because the economy is rebounding faster than almost anyone thought it would, many companies were caught flat-footed. Even though they’re advertising even more jobs than they did before the pandemic, hiring stumbled in April because many employers couldn’t attract as many workers as they needed.  Read more

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The card millions of people have used to prove their identity to everyone from police officers to liquor store owners may soon be a thing of the past as a growing number of states develop digital driver’s licenses. With the advent of digital wallets and boarding passes, people are relying more on their phones to prove their identity. At least five states have implemented a mobile driver’s license program. Three others — Utah, Iowa and Florida — intend to launch programs by next year, with more expected to follow suit. Some critics argue that having so much personal data on someone’s phone is risky, but industry leaders say there are safeguards in place. Read more

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Joel Embiid had 37 points and 13 rebounds to the tune of “MVP! MVP!” chants and the Philadelphia 76ers inched closer toward securing the top spot in the East with a 109-107 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night. Embiid made two free throws with 1:39 left to bring the Sixers within one, then grabbed a defensive rebound on the other end to set up Tobias Harris’ 3 with 1:10 left that made it 109-107. Philadelphia forced two turnovers to seal the victory. The Sixers won their season-high seventh straight game and increased their lead to three games over Brooklyn in the Eastern Conference. New Orleans star Zion Williamson is sidelined indefinitely with a fractured left finger.  Read more

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The county officials who run elections are facing a slate of new punishments as part of a nationwide Republican campaign to roll back access to the ballot, months after many hailed them as heroes for the creative ways they expanded voting access last year during the coronavirus outbreak. The penalties, typically buried within sweeping GOP voting legislation, have already become law in Iowa, Georgia and Florida, and are making their way through statehouses in Texas and elsewhere. Election officials have responded with warnings of a chilling effect on those responsible for administering the vote and counting ballots, raising fears they could be penalized for minor mistakes, get caught up in partisan fights or even leave their jobs. Read more

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Mask and distancing restrictions may be relaxing across much of the country, but it’s been another tough semester on many college campuses, where COVID-19 spikes have meant even tougher measures. Some administrators say they’ve needed to act with urgency to avoid risking an early end to the semester. University of Vermont students have been handed numerous citations for violating safety protocols, while schools including the University of Michigan and Cornell University have restricted access to buildings and Wi-Fi for those who miss mandatory virus tests. The actions come as administrators assess whether in-person commencement ceremonies are feasible and how to get students vaccinated.  Read more

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States across the country are dramatically scaling back their COVID-19 vaccine orders as interest in the shots wanes, putting the goal of herd immunity further out of reach. Officials in Wisconsin have asked for just 8% of their federal allotment of doses for next week. Iowa has rejected 70% of its allotment next week. Kansas asked for less than 9% of its allotment this past week. Illinois plans to ask for only 9% of its allotment next week. Health officials say most people who want to get vaccinated have been able to find shots, resulting in softening demand. But according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention only 32% of the nation's population has been fully vaccinated.  Read more

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India’s surge in coronavirus cases is having a dangerous effect on neighboring Bangladesh. Health authorities said Saturday that for the first time, a variant originally identified in India was detected in Bangladesh. Experts are warning of imminent vaccine shortages, just as the country should be stepping up its vaccination drive. Infections have declined in Bangladesh over the last two weeks, for reasons that aren’t fully understood. Experts say it's a perfect opportunity to scale up vaccinations. However, India has banned the export of vaccines as it grapples with the crisis at home. That's left Bangladesh scrambling to find new avenues for vaccines, while attempting to produce Russian and Chinese vaccines. Read more

Auction will be held online and will include over 430 pieces of art.  Read more

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Momma is searching for a forever home. Needs a home with no small animals or children.  Read more

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Lurking beneath Facebook’s decision on whether to continue Donald Trump’s suspension from its platform is a far more complex and consequential question: Do the protections carved out for companies when the internet was in its infancy 25 years ago make sense when some of them have become global powerhouses with almost unlimited reach? The companies have provided a powerful megaphone for Trump, other world leaders and billions of users to air their grievances, even ones that are false or damaging to someone’s reputation, knowing that the platforms themselves were shielded from liability for content posted by users. Now that shield is getting a critical look. Read more

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PSP say the accused hit a marked State Police vehicle while under the influence of alcohol.  Read more