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AFA’s successful walk raises nearly $32,000

The organizers of Action For Animals Humane Society's Walk For The Animals set a goal of $25,000 for the 19th annual event, and they raised that, plus more.  “We raised nearly $32,000,” said program director Kathy Newill, of Unity To More...

General News

Soul-searching in House as McCarthy tries to lock up top job

WASHINGTON (AP) — Stunned and divided, House Republicans sought a way forward Tuesday as Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy pledged to bring them together after Speaker John Boehner’s sudden resignation.  More...

Nepal mulls new restrictions for Everest climbing permits

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal is considering placing new age and fitness restrictions on people who want to climb Mount Everest, officials said Tuesday, as the country looks to enhance safety on the mountain after several disasters in recent ye More...

Economists question Bush’s prescription for lower gas prices

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The link between ending a 40- year oil export ban and lower prices at the gas pump is not as direct as Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush would have voters believe in his new energy proposal, industry economists More...

Sports

Both DA teams headed to WPIAL Class AA Doubles Tournament

GL duo in consolation to reach Class AAA tourney

Both Derry Area teams are headed to the WPIAL Class AA Doubles Championships, while a Greater Latrobe group has a chance to reach the Class AAA tournament today.  More...

Lady ’Cats swept in volleyball; DA girls sweep GS

The Greater Latrobe girls’ volleyball team suffered a home sweep against visiting Hempfield Area during a WPIAL Section 1- AAA match on Tuesday, while host Derry Area swept Greensburg Salem in WPIAL Section 3-AA action. More...

Johnstown serves as perfect host for Kraft Hockeyville USA

JOHNSTOWN — Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper is a strong proponent for the Kraft Hockeyville USA event, contested in Canada for the better part of a decade.  Johnstown proved Tuesday night an ideal location to serve as the first-ever H More...

Lifestyles

Veterans of Kingston celebrate 70th reunion

Kingston veterans who attended the 70th annual reunion Sept. More...

Church news

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‘Unintended Consequences’ lecture Monday at SVC

St. Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present Robert Murphy of the Free Market Institute, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 5, in the Fred M. More...

Power restored to all customers affected by Latrobe outage

Approximately 1,600 West Penn Power customers in Latrobe were briefly without power after a blackout struck around 3 p.m. More...

Another person trapped in an elevator at Manor

Issues with the elevators at Westmoreland Manor are going up.  More...

Avonmore Borough man killed in head-on collision

An Avonmore Borough man died Tuesday when the car he was driving crossed the center line and had a head-on collision with an SUV.  More...

Special activities planned at Fort Ligonier Days Oct. 9-11

This year’s Fort Ligonier Days activities at the Fort will feature more than 200 reenactors and special demonstrations throughout the weekend, Erica Nuckles, director of history and collections, announced this week.  More...

Local & State News

Wolf vetoes spending plan, targets GOP leaders

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. More...

Shelter for battered spouses sues over $530K in lost funding

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A homeless shelter for battered spouses and their children sued the county's Department of Human Services on Tuesday for $530,000 in federal housing funding.  More...

Pennsylvania student test results fall but test was harder

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania students have fared a lot worse on the state’s new, more difficult standardized math test, the first to test students on their mastery of skills based on Common Core standards.  More...

World News

US launches more airstrikes to back Afghan troop efforts

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. More...

Only woman on Georgia’s death row is executed

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) — The only woman on Georgia’s death row was executed early Wednesday, making her the first woman put to death by the state in seven decades. More...

China micromanages Tibet, tries to woo it away from Dalai Lama

LHASA, China (AP) — Ji Yunpeng misses hotpot dinners with his wife and daughter back in Beijing and fights insomnia caused by the high altitude in the Tibetan capital by playing computer games, and, occasionally, studying Tibetan Buddhism.  More...

Health

Mold, infection found in transplant patient’s new lungs in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Che DuVall dreamed of taking his grandchildren fishing on a bass boat and inhaling fresh air without pain.  Afflicted with a progressive lung disorder, he waited three years for a double lung transplant.  More...

Don’t get drunk: Advice college kids may not get from docs

CHICAGO (AP) — Government researchers say “deplorably” few college students are warned by doctors about the danger from alcohol and drugs or encouraged to reduce drinking or substance use. More...

Study: Breast cancer detection not better with computer aid

CHICAGO (AP) — Computer assisted detection used in most U.S. mammograms adds no benefit to breast cancer screening while substantially increasing costs, a large study suggests.  More...

Entertainment

Trump breaks Fox News ‘boycott’ after 1 week

NEWYORK (AP) — Donald Trump says his self-described boycott of Fox News is over after only one week.  The Republican presidential hopeful is scheduled to appear on “The O’Reilly Factor” Tuesday evening.  More...

Lady Gaga to be named Woman of the Year by Billboard

NEWYORK (AP) — Lady Gaga is the woman of the year, according to Billboard magazine.  Billboard announced Tuesday that the pop star will be honored at its Dec. 11 Women in Music event in New York City. More...

‘Empire,’‘Blindspot’start strong for networks

NEW YORK (AP) — "Empire" came back to the Fox lineup with a flourish, while NBC's thriller "Blindspot" looks to be one of the season's hottest new shows.  More...

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