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Penn State’s iconic Nittany Lion Shrine to remain closed for ‘some time’ after vandalism

Community shows support, gratitude to Mount Nittany Health through luminaries

The Philipsburg teen who started a ‘revolution in pediatric cancer care’ is 10 years cancer-free

Penn State board of trustees rename building in honor of outgoing President Barron

There’s no escaping the pain at the pump. Drivers are again waking up to a new record high price for gas. Triple-A just updated the national average, showing it’s up a penny to four-41 a gallon. Three states top five-dollars with California closing in on six-bucks.

President Biden is warning same-sex marriage could be at risk.  He thinks the Supreme Court will go after the 2015 decision if justices overturn Roe v. Wade.  He spoke at a fundraiser in Chicago yesterday after a Senate bill to protect abortion rights failed.

Air travel in the US is back in full swing, but the return to the skies hasn’t been entirely smooth. Passengers are frustrated by packed flights, as well as an increase in disruptive passenger incidents, flight cancellations and soaring air fares, according to a new survey.

Finland’s president and prime minister have announced their support for joining NATO, moving the Nordic nation — which shares an 800-mile border with Russia — one step closer to membership of the US-led military alliance. Since the end of World War II, Finland has been militarily non-aligned and neutral to avoid provoking Russia. The war in Ukraine, however, has sufficiently changed the calculation, so that joining NATO now seems the best way forward, regardless of what Russia’s reaction might be.


The U.S. is again warning the next month will be critical for Ukraine.  Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin testified in a House budget hearing that much more will be needed to help the war-torn country.  Joint Chiefs Chairman Mark Milley called it a horrific assault.

New science is showing frozen testicle tissue could help men that survive cancer regain fertility.  Researchers found the tissue would work even if it had been frozen for 20 years.  The study gives hope for young boys who undergo chemo and can’t have kids.

Southwest Airlines is promising to expand WiFi service and add power ports to all seats on planes.  The upgrades also include larger overhead bins and more self-service capabilities.  The CEO hopes this attract new customers and keep existing ones.

The search is over for an Alabama inmate and the officer who helped him escape.  More protests are expected outside the homes of Supreme Court justices.  The House could pass another aid package for Ukraine as soon as today.  

Sports

Lexie Black’s Eighth Inning Walk-Off Lifts Penn State Over Indiana 2-1 in the First Round of the Big Ten Tournament

MLB – The Pirates defeated the Dodgerss, 5-3. The Phillies over Seattle, 4-2.

NHL Playoffs – Facing elimination, The Rangers defeated the Penguins 5-3 last night.

NBA Playoffs – The Philadelphia 76ers face Miami Heat tonight in Philly.

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