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Just like the Steelers

Every athlete must keep hydrated so Rhonda Kvocak, of Murrysville takes her turn at the watering hole during Sunday’s annual Pittsburgh Steelers Womens’ Training Camp. More...

General News

Greenhouse gas: Obama to order steeper cuts for power plants

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. More...

Boston’s bummer summer: Sox slump, Olympics snub, Brady out

BOSTON (AP) — After the winter of their discontent, it’s been one bummer of a summer for Bostonians.  The Red Sox are languishing, the city forfeited a chance to showcase itself to the planet as an Olympics host and the NFL has uphel More...

Retailers to pay New York $300,000 in toy gun settlement

NEW YORK (AP) — Retailers including Walmart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to keep realistic toy guns off their shelves in New York as part of a settlement with the state.  Attorney General Eric Schneiderman tells The New York Times that th More...

Sports

GL’s Luke Pletcher commits to Ohio State for wrestling

BY MIKE DUDURICH  For the Bulletin  Greater Latrobe High School’s Luke Pletcher no longer carries the weight of where to attend college on his shoulders.  In less than a month, Pletcher will be a senior at Greater Latrobe, and in More...

Offense dominates first goal-line drill of camp

The Pittsburgh Steelers worked on short-yardage situations during Sunday’s practice, the session culminating in the always-popular, hard-hitting goal-line drill. More...

Boykin eager for fresh start with Steelers

Former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin is looking forward to a fresh start with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Boykin, who enters his fourth season, also wanted to clarify his comments on Sunday, a day after the Eagles traded him to the More...

Lifestyles

Archabbey publications win national awards

Two publications of St. Vincent Archabbey have received national awards from the Catholic Press Association in 2015.  The Sunday Homilies, St. Vincent Archabbey, Cycle B, by Father Campion P. Gavaler, OSB, and the late Father Demetrius R. More...

Children’s chorus schedules Aug. 15 and 22 auditions

The Westmoreland Children’s Chorus is preparing for its upcoming season by holding auditions on Aug. 15 and 22, in the First Lutheran Church of Greensburg. More...

Eve nts o f Area Interest

Smirnoff shows Wednesday   JB Productions will present Yakov Smirnoff at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, in Palace Theatre, 21 W. Otterman St., Greensburg.  All seats are $47.50. More...

Local author seeking stories, photographs for new Idlewild book

Local author Jennifer Sopko is seeking stories and photographs that encapsulate the magic of Idlewild and SoakZone for a forthcoming publication from The History Press that will tell the story of Pennsylvania’s oldest amusement park.  More...

Antiques, collectibles show at Hanna’s Town Aug. 9

The next antiques and collectibles sale at Historic Hanna’s Town will be held Sunday, Aug. 9.  The market gets underway at 7:30 a.m. Sunday morning and lasts through the early afternoon, but many vendors are set up by 1 p.m. More...

Derry Twp. man dies following crash

Jeremy J. Flickinger, 39, of Pizza Barn Road, Derry Township, died following a single-vehicle crash Sunday night.  According to the Westmoreland County Coroner’s Office, the incident occurred at approximately 8:40 p.m. Aug. More...

Nighttime single-lane Route 711 closure in Ligonier scheduled

Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) District 12 would like to advise motorists of a nighttime single-lane closure on a section of Route 711 (N&S Market Street) between Route 30 (Lincoln Highway) anºd West View Drive in Ligonier Bo More...

Local & State News

Zimbabwe accuses second American of illegally hunting lion

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July.  More...

Woman in shooting that killed husband now charged

SHARON, Pa. More...

Wolf plans to ‘soon’ unveil new choice to head state police

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

World News

Raging N. California wildfires prompt evacuations

LOWER LAKE, Calif. More...

IOC to order tests for viruses in Rio Olympic waters

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The International Olympic Committee said Sunday it will order testing for disease-causing viruses in the sewage-polluted waters where athletes will compete in next year’s Rio de Janeiro Games.  More...

Ferguson shooting leads to passage of 40 new measures in states

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. More...

Health

Matter of health: Talking to children about alcohol

Many people consume alcohol when attending summer parties, holiday gatherings or weddings. Children in attendance may see adults drinking and having a good time and wonder why alcohol is off-limits to them.  More...

Most picky eating harmless but it can signal emotional woes

CHICAGO (AP) — Parents of picky eaters take heart: New research suggests the problem is rarely worth fretting over, although in a small portion of kids it may signal emotional troubles that should be checked out.  More...

Avoid contraction of foodborne illnesses

Stomach bugs are rarely pleasant. Such bugs can last several days and result in missed school or work and even turn into something more serious, like dehydration. More...

Entertainment

‘Mission: Impossible’ climbs to No. 1, ‘Vacation’ a bust

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The stakes may be high for Ethan Hunt and his team in “Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation,” but it was hardly impossible for the Tom Cruise pic to conquer the box office.  More...

‘Downton’ producer doesn’t shut door on big-screen film

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — With “Downton Abbey” coming to an end, its executive producer is offering hope that a follow-up movie is at least a possibility. More...

Walt Disney experts rebut dogged anti- Semitic allegations

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Walt Disney was a complex figure, both celebrated and condemned, but allegations that he was a rabid anti-Semite are unproven, Disney experts said.  More...

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