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Latrobe doctor sued by two former employees

Two former employees of New Life Wellness have filed a lawsuit against their previous boss.  According to documents filed in Westmoreland County Civil Court, Sheila Millar, of Ligonier, and Cindy Hertzog, of Greensburg, seek judgment against the More...

Munchinski lawsuit against prosecutors proceeds

The lawsuit filed by a wrongly-imprisioned former Latrobe man against his previous prosecutors will continue, a court ruled.  David Munchinski, who served 27 years in prison before his conviction was overturned in 2013, filed the charges against More...

General News

Grooveshark co-founder discovered dead at home

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A co-founder of the defunct music streaming service Grooveshark has been found dead at his Florida home.  Gainesville police report that 28-year-old Josh Greenberg appears to have died sometime Sunday.  More...

Most Americans favor diplomatic ties with Cuba

WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly three-fourths of Americans think the United States should have diplomatic ties with Cuba, but they’re not sure how far to go in lifting sanctions, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll released Monday as full More...

Another month, another global heat record broken — by far

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth dialed the heat up in June, smashing warm temperature records for both the month and the first half of the year.  Off-the-charts heat is “getting to be a monthly thing,” said Jessica Blunden, a climate s More...

Editorial

Building a back-to-school budget

Back-to-school spending isn't just about clothes and markers anymore.  In 2014, Forbes reported that Accenture estimated that nearly half of respondents reported they would spend $500 or more on back-toschool expenses, including not only clothe More...

Ways to save on a last-minute summer trip

If you, your partner or your family want — or need — to get out of town right now, how do you improvise a great last-minute trip without breaking the bank?  Planning is essential. More...

GOP ’majority of majority’ rule could test any budget deal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — In one of Pennsylvania’s defining legislative battles this century, then- Gov. More...

Lifestyles

Fred Rogers Center Early Career Fellow creates app

The Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media at St. More...

Church news

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Cooking on Deadline

Sausages, potatoes become serious comfort on the grill

EDITOR’S NOTE: Cooking on Deadline features fast, weeknight-friendly meals that are big on flavor, but not on labor.  BY J.M. HIRSCH AP Food Editor   More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Assault in Salem Township

State police at Kiski Valley report that on 7:03 p.m. Saturday, July 18, on Hoya Street, Salem Township, four males, ages 18, 27, 50 and 55, were involved in a mutual assault. Police continue to investigate.   More...

Derry council to look into ‘discrepancies’ in DBMA audit

Citing issues found in a 2014 audit of the Derry Borough Municipal Authority (DBMA), Derry Borough Council on Monday voted to further pursue the matter with the authority’s accountant.  More...

Bill could cost county prison nearly $200K

A bill currently under review in the Senate could have a major impact on the funds collected by the Westmoreland County Prison every year.  More...

Wolf, GOP to resume meetings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is returning to Harrisburg as Gov. More...

Former Monsour Hospital site approved for demolition

The board of directors of the Westmoreland County Land Bank (WCLB) on Monday announced it has reached an agreement with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. More...

Local & State News

Obama faces vets, Stewart amid concerns over Iran, VA

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is facing a convention of veterans and taking questions from Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show,” as concerns run high about Iran, veterans’ care and a shooting rampage against U.S. More...

Philly area’s transit system halts papal pass sales

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Overwhelming customer demand on Monday forced the Philadelphia area’s transit system to halt the sale of special rail passes to be used during Pope Francis’September visit to the city.  More...

A&Pfiles for Ch. 11 bankruptcy, 2nd time in 5 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Grocery store operator A&P is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with plans to sell off stores as it faces increasingly tough competition.  More...

World News

Obama turns to scientist-turned-Energy-chief Monizl to sell Iran deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — As negotiators were grasping for a landmark nuclear deal, they hit a roadblock over Iran’s once-secret enrichment site at Fordo, a fortified bunker buried deep in a mountainside — potentially impervious to U.S. More...

UN Security Council endorses nuclear deal between Iran, 6 world powers

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council on Monday unanimously endorsed the landmark deal to rein in Iran’s nuclear program and authorized measures leading to the end of U.N. More...

Teen’s HIV controlled for 12 years despite stopping AIDS drugs

(AP) — An 18-year-old French teen born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable despite stopping treatment 12 years ago — an unprecedented remission, doctors are reporting. More...

Sports

Latrobe stays alive in Region 7 tourney, rallies past St. Michael, 5-3

The never-say-die Latrobe Legion baseball team was at it again on Monday.  Latrobe, for the second time in the Region 7 tournament, used a late-inning comeback to secure victory, and this time, the Jethawks did it with the season on the line.&nb More...

Travis Ishikawa drives in four as Pirates outslug Royals, 10-7

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Travis Ishikawa is having a rough season. More...

Pirates SS Jordy Mercer out six weeks with knee injury

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Pittsburgh shortstop Jordy Mercer is expected to miss six weeks because of a knee injury, leaving the Pirates without their starters on the left side of the infield possibly until September.  More...

Entertainment

Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert divorce after 4 years

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Jon Stewart heads into home stretch at ‘Daily Show’

NEWYORK (AP) — Jon Stewart enters the home stretch of his 16 years on Comedy Central’s “The Daily Show” on Monday, with 12 more nights of jokes at the expense of those who make and report the news before he signs off for good More...

Morgan and Messi grace cover of FIFA 16 video game

(AP) — Lionel Messi will be joined by Alex Morgan on the cover of EA Sports’ FIFA 16 video game.  The newest edition in the popular game franchise, which will be released on Sept. More...

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