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President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden seeks unity as Trump stokes fading embers of campaign

Nov. 26, 2020 12:51 AM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions while the man he will replace stoked the fading embers of his campaign to “turn the election over.”...

President-elect Joe Biden speaks at The Queen theater Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

Biden seeks unity as Trump stokes fading embers of campaign

Nov. 25, 2020 8:09 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans on Wednesday to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions while the man he will replace stoked the fading embers of his campaign to “turn the election...

Delaware city councilman reprimanded for ethics violation

Nov. 25, 2020 5:01 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A city council member in Delaware’s largest municipality has been publicly reprimanded for threatening to cut the city auditor’s pay if he didn’t conduct a forensic audit requested by the council. The Wilmington Ethics Commission issued the reprimand Tuesday...

Maryland forward Galin Smith (30) tangles with Old Dominion forward Kalu Ezikpe (22) over a rebound during the first half during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in College Park, Md., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020. (Karl Merton Ferron/The Baltimore Sun via AP)

Maryland wins 44th straight home opener, beats Old Dominion

Nov. 25, 2020 4:34 PM EST

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — Eric Ayala didn't miss a shot, scoring 19 points to lead Maryland to an 85-67 victory over Old Dominion in a season opener on Wednesday. The Terrapins, who clinched last season's Big Ten Conference title, have won 44 consecutive home openers dating to the Lefty Driesell era in...

President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduce their nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

The Latest: Biden says split Congress affects Cabinet picks

Nov. 24, 2020 7:24 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Some of Joe Biden’s former colleagues in the Senate who are hoping for a spot in his administration may be out of luck. The president-elect indicated in an interview with NBC’s Lester Holt that he was less...

President-elect Joe Biden introduces nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

'America is back': Biden pushes past Trump era with nominees

Nov. 24, 2020 5:42 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Declaring "America is back," President-elect Joe Biden introduced his national security team on Tuesday, his first substantive offering of how he’ll shift from Trump-era “America First” policies by relying on experts from the Democratic establishment to be some...

A view of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

The Latest: Trump, US agency allow formal Biden transition

Nov. 23, 2020 8:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President-elect Joe Biden (all times local): 8 p.m. The General Services Administration has formally designated President-elect Joe Biden as the “apparent winner” of the Nov. 3 election. The move late Monday allows Biden to coordinate with federal agencies on...

Police investigate after shooting leaves man injured

Nov. 21, 2020 12:31 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Police are investigating a shooting that left a man injured in Wilmington. The News Journal reports that Wilmington Police said the shooting occurred Friday afternoon in the city's east side. A 39-year-old man was shot. Police said he was in stable condition. It was the third...

Country rock band returns to Delaware for a new show

Nov. 21, 2020 9:00 AM EST

MILTON, Del. (AP) — The country rock band Triple Rail Turn, whose members come from Wilmington to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is no stranger to Downstate. With multiple appearances at June Jam, Paradise Grill in Long Neck and Dover Downs, TRT is one of the most popular groups to play the area. But it’s...

President-elect Joe Biden, speaks during a meeting with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Biden wants Congress to pass virus aid in lame-duck session

Nov. 20, 2020 6:46 PM EST

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden is pushing Congress to approve billions of dollars in emergency COVID-19 assistance before he takes office, saying in a meeting Friday with the top Democrats in the House and Senate that such a package should be approved during the lame-duck session. Biden...