Your Horoscope – July 28, 2021

ARIES You’ll need to clean up your circle of friends. You’ll have a better perspective once you cut out emotionally draining people, and this will al low you to have stronger connections with your real friends. It may also lead to more enriching experiences. TAURUS Given the circumstances, your social life will be quite active. You’ll be responsible for organizing an event in accordance with certain restrictions, and it’ll be a huge success. You might have to wait around for some…

Cleveland’s baseball team goes from Indians to Guardians

By Tom Withers Associated Press CLEVELAND (AP) — Known as the Indians since 1915, Cleveland’s Major League Baseball team will be called Guardians. The ballclub announced the name change Friday — effective at the end of the 2021 season — with a video on Twitter narrated by actor and team fan Tom Hanks. The decision ends months of internal discussions triggered by a national reckoning by institutions and teams to drop logos and names considered racist. The choice of Guardians will…

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges

By Brian Slodysko, Bill Barrow and Jake Bleiberg Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — At first glance, Herschel Walker has a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia. He was a football hero at the University of Georgia before his long NFL career. He’s a business owner whose chicken products are distributed across the U.S. And he’s a Black conservative with backing from former President Donald Trump, a longtime friend. But an Associated Press review of hundreds…

Search for bodies concludes at Florida condo collapse site

By David Fischer and Terry Spencer Associated Press MIAMI (AP) — Firefighters on Friday declared the end of their search for bodies at the site of a collapsed Florida condo building, concluding a month of painstaking work removing layers of dangerous debris that were once piled several stories high. The June 24 collapse at the oceanside tower killed 97 people, with at least one more missing person yet to be identified. The site has been mostly swept flat and the rubble moved to a Miami…

Sister Cities of Rockford and Ferentino, Italy Mark 15th Anniversary

By Valeri DeCastris For the Rockford Italian Sister Cities Alliance (RISCA) Its been 15 years since Rockford signed a Sister City agreement with Ferentino, Italy, but over 100 years of close ties have existed between the cities. This partnership celebrates the contributions of Italian Americans to Rockford and Ferentino’s importance in Rockford’s immigration history. Rockford’s Italian Sister City program began with DeCastris and Giorgi family discussions here and abroad as a project of…

Your Horoscope – July 21, 2021

ARIES You could develop lucrative real estate goals. A few renovations will double the value of your home, or at least make you appreciate your space more. A friend or family member will suggest a spontaneous activity. TAURUS The idea of a getaway will grow in your mind as the week progresses. You’ll also be inspired by some type of pilgrimage. As you discover new ways of thin king, you’ll be more open to the subject of spirituality. GEMINI You’ll have to deal with certain…

Your Horoscope – July 14, 2021

ARIES Even while on vacation, you’ll be in touch with work. Either you’ll have your laptop with you on the patio or you’ll cut your break short. You tend to be overzealous about work, much to your boss’ delight. TAURUS Passion shines brightly in your eyes. If you’re single or want to spice up your relationship, you’ll try to be more eccentric to attract attention. Home will be the place to recharge your batteries. GEMINI Even if you plan to take a relaxing vacation in the near…

‘The Crown,’ ‘Mandalorian’ top Emmy nominations with 24 each

By Lynn Elber Associated Press LOS ANGELES (AP) — "The Crown” tied with “The Mandalorian” for the most Emmy nominations Tuesday with 24 apiece, but the Marvel universe also got bragging rights with runner-up “WandaVision.” The nominations reinforced the rapid rise of streaming, with most of the top-nominated scripted shows on services that emerged in the past two years. In the top three categories — drama, comedy and limited series — broadcast networks scored only two nominations, for the…

Your Horoscope – July 7, 2021

ARIES You’ll have a lot of running around to do. Remember to grab your list be fore you head to the grocery store, otherwise you’ll have to make two trips. You’ll be in the mood to chat, and some people will try to pick a fight. TAURUS You’ll calculate your vacation budget more than once to make sure you can afford every activity. However, since details are easily overlooked, it’s best to plan to do more rather than less, even if it means sacrificing some things later. GEMINI Your…

Does new Alzheimer’s drug work? Answers may miss 2030 target

By Matthew Perrone Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — When a controversial Alzheimer’s drug won U.S. approval, surprise over the decision quickly turned to shock at how long it might take to find out if it really works — nine years. Drugmaker Biogen has until 2030 to complete a study confirming whether its new drug Aduhelm truly slows the brain-destroying disease. That's under the terms of the Food and Drug Administration's conditional approval of the drug, a decision that has been…

Trump Organization CFO surrenders ahead of expected charges

By Michael R. Sisak Associated Press Donald Trump’s longtime finance chief surrendered early Thursday to New York authorities for arraignment in the first criminal indictment arising from a two-year investigation into the former president’s company. Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg was photographed walking into a building that houses both the criminal courts and the Manhattan district attorney’s office around 6:20 a.m. Weisselberg, 73, was due to be arraigned in the afternoon…