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Child riding bike struck by vehicle in Altoona.

Pennsylvania sues 3 counties over counting mail-in ballots.

Dog treats recalled due to possible salmonella.

State College Borough Council OKs Compromise Amendment for South Track Field Lights.

President Biden’s Middle East trip is in its second day. He arrived in Israel yesterday, greeting the prime minister and other Israeli officials with fist bumps. The White House had said earlier that the president would avoid hand shaking during the trip out of an abundance of caution due to COVID.

Dozens of people in southwestern Virginia are missing after heavy rainfall led to major flooding.  Governor Glenn Youngkin has declared a state of emergency.  Over 100 homes sustained damage.

Maryland police are beginning to enforce local laws when it comes to demonstrations outside a Supreme Court justice’s home.  Protesters were met by police last night outside he home of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.  They were cleared out not for exercising their first amendment right to protest but, police say, for noise complaints.

An Oregon Ducks football star is dead after a diving accident.  The Sacramento Bee said tight end Spencer Webb died yesterday afternoon while cliff-diving near Triangle Lake west of Eugene.  The Lane County Sheriff’s Office said on Facebook that paramedics were unable to revive the 22-year-old, who was found 100 yards down a steep trail. 

California students will get an extra hour of sleep now:  Go ahead and hit that snooze button one more time. In 2019, California legislators passed a first-of-its-kind law requiring that public high schools begin classes no earlier than 8:30 a.m., and that middle schools start no earlier than 8 a.m. The law officially went into effect on July 1st.

Experts say that chronic sleep deprivation among teenagers has been linked to worse academic performance and mental and physical health problems as well as substance abuse and drowsy driving. Even 60 extra minutes of sleep per night can have major benefits in staving off long-term health issues.

Other states, including New York and New Jersey, are now considering similar legislation.

Sports

WNBA star Brittney Griner will be back in a Russian courtroom today.  The Phoenix Mercury player will make her first court appearance since pleading guilty to drug charges last week.  Griner has spent more than 140 days in custody since authorities accused her of bringing in a vape cartridge with hashish oil into the country. 

MLB – The Marlins over the Pirates, 5-4. The Phillies lost to the Blue Jays again, 8-2.