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Police say a Blair County man has been accused of handcuffing and strangling a woman over the weekend.

Ordinance Change Allows Food Trucks to Operate in Ferguson Township Parks.

James Franklin About to Hit $50 Million in Penn State Football Career Earnings.

Penn State decides not to fire professor involved in scuffle with student at vaccine rally.

Primaries in seven states will be held today. House races in New Jersey and Iowa will be critical as Republicans look to take control of Congress. In California, Governor Gavin Newsom is well positioned to win a second term on the heels of a landslide victory in last year’s recall election.

Public Congressional hearings on last year’s Capitol riot are set to begin Thursday night.  Several hearings will be scattered throughout June, in primetime and during daytime hours.  Thursday night’s hearing starts at eight o’clock, Eastern time.

The U.S. and South Korea continue to respond to North Korea’s missile launch on Sunday.  Warplanes from the two countries staged a joint air power demonstration during Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman’s visit to Seoul today.  Sherman said the demonstration showed there would be “a strong and clear response” if North Korea were to conduct a nuclear test.

An attack on a U.S. military base in Syria is being investigated as a possible insider attack.  The military is looking into whether an American service member set off explosives in the attack on April 7th.  Four American service members were injured in what military leaders first thought was an attack by militia groups.

Ten Michigan Starbucks stores will vote on unionization this week.  Baristas at five coffeehouses in Ann Arbor will vote today.  Those at Starbucks locations in Flint, Lansing, East Lansing, Grand Blanc, and Clinton Township will vote on Thursday. 

Leading Republican senators involved in gun talks on Capitol Hill have signaled that it’s unlikely Congress will raise the age requirement for purchasing semi-automatic firearms from 18 to 21, instead saying they are looking at changing the criminal background check system. 

How thrilled would you be if weekends were longer? What may seem like a fantasy could soon be reality. Calls to shorten the work week have gathered steam as many countries emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. In the UK, thousands of employees recently joined the world’s biggest pilot to test a four-day work week — with no cut to their pay — and several other government-backed trials are set for the near future.

Sports

Eleven Penn State track and field student-athletes are set to compete in the final round of the NCAA Outdoor Championships held in Eugene, Oregon from June tomorrow (June 8th) through this Satuday (June 11th).

50th Anniversary of Title IX on Thursday, June 23. The Roar & Rally will begin with a one-mile walk, which will start at the We Are statue on the corner of Curtin Road and University Drive, and will finish on the Old Main Lawn.