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Sotheby’s puts rare U.S. Constitution copy for auction

NEW YORK (AP) — A very special document will be auctioned off later this year — a rare copy of the U.S. Constitution. Sotheby's announced Friday — appropriately on Constitution Day — that in November it will put up for auction one of just 11 surviving copies of the Constitution from the official first printing produced for the delegates to the Constitutional Convention and for the Continental Congress. It's the […]

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Music festival requires vaccine or negative COVID-19 test

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Attendees of an annual music festival in Delaware will need to show proof they've been fully vaccinated or a negative COVID-19 test. The Firefly Music Festival will feature headliner Billie Eilish and Lizzo. It is begin Thursday at The Woodlands of Dover International Speedway, and will run through Sunday. The Delaware State News reports that state health officials hope the prevention measures put in place will […]

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Elton John postpones European shows after hip injury

LONDON (AP) — Elton John says he is postponing European dates on his world tour until 2023 so that he can have an operation on an injured hip. The 74-year-old singer-songwriter had been due to play cities in Britain and Europe this year. The dates were part of the Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour followed by shows in the U.S. in 2022. But he said Thursday in a statement that […]

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NRG: 90 geese dead after fuel spill at Millsboro plant

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — NRG Energy says about 90 Canada geese have died after last week's 30,000-gallon diesel fuel spill at its power plant on the Indian River near Millsboro. The spill was discovered Sept. 8 after a pressurized hose detached from a diesel fuel storage tank overnight. The News Journal reports that company spokesman Dave Schrader said the spill was contained to the coal pile and while it didn't […]

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Entertainment

Norm Macdonald remembered as hilarious and unique

NEW YORK (AP) — Fellow comedians and many others are paying tribute to standup comic and "Saturday Night Live" star Norm Macdonald, who died Tuesday at 61. Conan O'Brien said Macdonald had "the most unique comedic voice I have ever encountered" and he "will never laugh that hard again." Jim Carrey calls him "an honest and courageous comedy genius." Sarah Silverman says he was "one of a kind on this […]

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No discipline for Democratic lawmaker’s racist, sexist slur

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Democrat-led House committee will take no disciplinary action against a Democratic lawmaker who used a racist and sexist slur to refer to sex workers. House Majority Leader Valerie Longhurst said Monday that members of the Ethics Committee unanimously agreed at a closed-door meeting that Rep. Gerald Brady of Wilmington did not violate legislative rules of conduct and that no further action will be taken. The statement […]

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Delaware State Police mobilize for “Operation Clear Track”

On Tuesday, September 21, 2021 during Rail Safety Week (RSW), September 20-26, Delaware State Police will join with Amtrak Police and more than 600 local, state, federal and railroad law enforcement departments for “Operation Clear Track” to raise awareness and enforce railroad grade crossing and trespassing laws in 48 states across the U.S. “Operation Clear Track” is the largest single law enforcement railroad safety operation in the U.S. During “Operation […]

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Judge cancels Rod Stewart’s trial, sets plea deal hearing

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has canceled the trial for rock icon Rod Stewart and his adult son and scheduled a hearing next month to discuss a plea deal to resolve misdemeanor charges. The singer of 70s hits such as "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" and "Maggie May" and his son are accused of pushing and shoving a security guard at an upscale hotel because he […]

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Sports wagering in Maryland in development stage before bets

BALTIMORE (AP) — Sports wagering in Maryland is now authorized thanks to a 2020 ballot initiative and a 2021 law. But it may be until 2022 that gamblers get to make their bets on games. The Baltimore Sun reports two state agencies are now carrying out the details that will lead to the issuing of licenses to companies approved to offer the gambling. Some in-person licenses are set aside for […]

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