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General News

It’s showtime for Pluto; prepare for NASA flyby

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Pluto, reveal thyself, and Earthlings, enjoy the show.  On Tuesday, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft will sweep past Pluto and present the previously unexplored world in all its icy glory.  More...

Wife stranded in desert was prepared to die next to husband

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A woman stranded in her car for two weeks in the Southern California desert in May said she forgave her husband for making a wrong turn and was prepared to die with him.  More...

Survey: It’s not OK for businesses to deny service to LGBTs

NEW YORK (AP) — A majority of small business owners believe companies shouldn’t be allowed to withhold goods or services from lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender people based on an owner’s religious beliefs, according to a survey More...

Sports

Latrobe closes out WH in straight games

Faces unbeaten Murrysville for District 31 title

Jason Bush agreed with the observation that, if he had any hair, Latrobe’s 3-2 extra-inning victory Sunday over host West Hempfield at Lint Field might have caused him to pull it out.  “Absolutely,” the Jethawks’ manager More...

Kolling’s complete game leads Latrobe in opener of Legion playoff semifinals

Jon Kolling pitched a complete game and scattered seven hits as Latrobe defeated visiting West Hempfield, 4-2, in Saturday’s opener of the American Legion District 31 playoff semifinals at Legion-Keener Field.  Latrobe scored twice in the More...

Legion District 31 playoffs

American Legion District 31 Playoffs Quarterfinals (Best-of-Three) Tuesday, July 7 Murrysville 11, Yough 0 Latrobe 3, Unity Township 2  More...

Lifestyles

Summer Philharmonic’s free concert Tuesday at Seton Hill

WSO Academy of Music’s Summer Philharmonic will present a free summer concert on Tuesday, July 14, at Seton Hill University’s Performing Arts Center, downtown Greensburg. The concert is free and open to the public.  More...

LAHAS awards scholarships to three area students

The Latrobe Area Hospital Aid Society honors high school students for their volunteer efforts on behalf of Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  Three students, each with more than 200 hours of volunteer service, received scholarships in 2015.  More...

Westmoreland Choral Society to conduct auditions July 21

The Westmoreland Choral Society will hold auditions 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 21, in the First Lutheran Church, 246 S. More...

Evening of prayer precedes bishop’s episcopal ordination today

Monsignor Edward C. Malesic, JCL, was stunned when the Vatican representative to the United States asked him if he would accept Pope Francis's appointment to become the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Greensburg. More...

Derry bridge work

Traffic restrictions are in place as demolition of the old bridge begins on Route 217 in Derry. More...

Local & State News

Coal trucker faces 4 tickets in crash that killed paramedic

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. More...

Rural counties brace for court-reporter shortage

EBENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — When Cambria County court reporter Kelly Corcoran went to school for her line of work, there were about a dozen court reporting programs to choose from across the state. Now, there are two. More...

Unity Township man dies following motorcycle crash

Bruce A. More...

World News

Harper Lee’s new novel, ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ is a story of lost innocence

NEWYORK (AP) — Like her classic “To Kill a Mockingbird,” the Harper Lee novel coming out Tuesday is a coming of age story. And not just for Scout Finch. More...

Bill Cosby’s art collection to remain on view at Smithsonian

WASHINGTON (AP) — While many companies and universities have distanced themselves from Bill Cosby as sexual misconduct allegations mounted, Smithsonian officials have concluded an exhibit showcasing his art collection should continue. More...

Solar plane damaged by heat, won’t fly again before August

HONOLULU (AP) — Asolar-powered plane has been grounded by damaged batteries for at least a few weeks after completing its recordbreaking five-day journey from Japan to Hawaii. More...

Health

How to find time for exercise in your daily routine

Diet and exercise are essential components of a healthy lifestyle. While even the busiest men and women can find ways to eat healthy, finding time to exercise can be more difficult.  More...

Kids may need more vitamin D, study finds

PITTSBURGH — Currently recommended daily dietary allowances of vitamin D may be insufficient to prevent deficiency in children, according to researchers at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh School More...

Seasonal allergy triggers

Allergic reactions occur when the body's immune system attacks an often harmless substance like animal dander, food or pollen. More...

Entertainment

Universal’s ‘Minions’ swarms box office with $115.2M

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal’s “Minions” overran the box office over the weekend as audiences in the U.S. and Canada shelled out an estimated $115.2 million to see the evil-master-serving horde frolic on the big screen.  More...

Miss Oklahoma crowned new Miss USA

BATON ROUGE, La. More...

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daily horoscope

HAPPY BIRTHDAY for Monday, July 13, 2015:   More...

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