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Scarlett Johansson sues Disney over ‘Black Widow’ release

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Scarlett Johansson is suing the Walt Disney Co. over its streaming release of "Black Widow," which she said breached her contract and deprived her of potential earnings. The "Black Widow" star and executive producer filed a lawsuit Thursday in the Los Angeles Superior Court that said her contract guaranteed an exclusive theatrical release. The Wall Street Journal first reported the news. Johansson's potential earnings were tied […]

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Mountaire Awards $67,500 In Scholarship Funds to Students

MILLSBORO, DE – July 29, 2021 -- Mountaire Farms, the nation’s fourth largest chicken producer, recently awarded 27 students with $2,500 scholarships to help them pay for college. Children and grandchildren of employees, growers, and grain suppliers are all eligible for the scholarships, which were announced recently. Winners received a certificate and a scholarship. “We are proud of this program because it embraces everything that we care about – our […]

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Lollapalooza to require vaccination card or negative test

CHICAGO (AP) — The hordes of people expected to descend on Chicago's Grant Park for the Lollapalooza music festival this week will be required to show proof that they've been vaccinated for COVID-19 or tested negative for the disease within the last three days. The four-day festival starts today and is expected to be back at full capacity, with roughly 100,000 daily attendees. After missing last summer because of the […]

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Notice of violation issued after treated wastewater spill

MILLSBORO, Del. (AP) — Delaware environmental officials have issued a notice of violation to Mountaire Farms in Millsboro after a contractor damaged a pipeline and about 15,000 gallons of treated wastewater spilled into Swan Creek. The News Journal reports the Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control notice states a contractor was digging a ditch for a new pipeline in April as part of construction of a new wastewater treatment […]

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Ravens QB Lamar Jackson tests positive for COVID-19

OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Lamar Jackson has tested positive for COVID-19 and missed Baltimore's first practice of training camp. Coach John Harbaugh announced Jackson's positive test after practice Wednesday and said running back Gus Edwards also tested positive. He would not go into much more detail about either case. Jackson, who won league MVP honors in 2019, is entering his fourth season with Baltimore. He threw for 2,757 yards […]

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Music Review: Prince’s ‘America’ vault release stunning

Prince's "Welcome 2 America," the first complete, previously unreleased record to come out since Prince died in 2016, offers a stunning glimpse at the depth, and quality, of what he left behind. In a review, The Associated Press' Scott Bauer says "Welcome 2 America" manages to be as relevant, or maybe even more, relevant today than when it was recorded in 2010. From the first song and title track, which […]

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Chief hired for new unit to investigate killings by police

BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland's Attorney General Brian Frosh is hiring a former U.S. Department of Justice attorney to lead a new unit tasked with investigating killings by police. Dana Mulhauser worked in the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division for 12 years, prosecuting police misconduct, hate crimes and human trafficking cases throughout the country. Since 2019, Mulhauser served as the founding chief of a unit in the St. Louis County Prosecuting […]

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Investigators: 3 fires on same street intentionally set

SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — Maryland fire investigators say three fires just days apart at homes on the same street in Salisbury were set intentionally. The Maryland State Fire Marshal’s Office says the first fire broke out Wednesday on Nokomis Avenue and two more broke out Friday night at two homes just a few doors away. Neighbors spotted all three blazes and alerted the fire department. Officials say no one was […]

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Universities prepare to manage COVID-19 vaccination records

BALTIMORE (AP) — Colleges and universities in Maryland are adjusting computer software and hiring additional staff in an effort to manage vaccination records for COVID-19 ahead of the fall semester. The Baltimore Sun reported Monday that administrators are devising plans to verify compliance with vaccine mandates and to process applications for an exemption. Earlier this year,14 schools across the state said they would require students and employees to receive a […]

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