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China extends threatening military exercises around Taiwan

Aug. 08, 2022 14:56 PM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China said Monday it is extending threatening military exercises surrounding Taiwan that have disrupted shipping and air traffic and substantially raised concerns about the potential for conflict in a region crucial to global trade. The announcement further increases...

Delaware man arrested after ramming police vehicles

Aug. 06, 2022 15:39 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Police in Delaware say they arrested a 27-year-old Wilmington man on gun and drug charges after he allegedly rammed his vehicle into police vehicles as he tried to flee. Delaware State News reported that the arrest was made Friday in the parking lot of Bally’s...

Court upholds life sentence in day care killing of infant

Aug. 04, 2022 15:19 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware’s Supreme Court has rejected an appeal from a day care worker sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to suffocating a 4-month-old girl. A three-judge panel on Wednesday rejected DeJoynay Ferguson’s claims that her due process rights were...

Musk response to Twitter lawsuit to be made public by Friday

Aug. 03, 2022 20:26 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Elon Musk’s answer to Twitter’s lawsuit over his attempt to back out of a $44 billion deal to buy the social media company will be made public by Friday evening at the latest, a judge ruled Wednesday. Attorneys for Musk wanted to file a public version of...

Judge refuses to dismiss suit against DMV over vanity tag

Aug. 01, 2022 18:11 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A federal judge on Monday refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against Delaware government officials who recalled a vanity license plate issued to a breast cancer survivor because of what the state transportation secretary described as a “perceived profanity.” ...

At 82, Delaware sculptor continues his calling

Jul. 31, 2022 09:03 AM EDT

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — At first glance, Richard H. Bailey’s yellow bungalow-style home looks like any other house, until closer inspection reveals a workspace at the end of the driveway filled with a collection of marble sculptures. Peruvian onyx. Jade. Fluorite. Soapstone....

Ruling leaves questions about Boy Scouts bankruptcy plan

Jul. 29, 2022 23:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A Delaware bankruptcy judge has approved parts of the Boy Scouts of America’s reorganization plan but has rejected other provisions, saying in a ruling Friday that the organization has "decisions to make” regarding the plan. Judge Laurie Selber Silverstein...

Twitter sets September shareholder vote on Elon Musk buyout

Jul. 26, 2022 18:02 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Twitter has set Sept. 13 as the date for its shareholders to vote on the company’s pending buyout by Tesla CEO Elon Musk. The company said in a regulatory filing on Tuesday that it is recommending shareholders vote for the $44 billion deal to be completed. ...

Senate vote on auditor criticized as "political theater"

Jul. 25, 2022 19:28 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Senate Democrats voted in a special session Monday to seek to remove Delaware’s state auditor from office, an action criticized as meaningless “political theater” by the Democratic House speaker. Senators voted 13-7 for a resolution to hold a joint session...

Delaware GOP sues to block election reforms

Jul. 24, 2022 12:29 PM EDT

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Republicans in Delaware are challenging two new laws that allow for same-day voter registration and mail-in ballots. Party officials announced the lawsuit on Friday, just hours after Democratic Gov. John Carney signed legislation enacting the changes. ...