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General News

Economists see modest Q4 growth, fewer firms giving raises

NEWYORK (AP) — Many business economists expect modest economic growth for the rest of the year, with only a small percentage taking a more bullish outlook, according to a new survey.  More...

Girl with service dog wants US Supreme Court to take case

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court is being asked to take an appeal from an 11-year-old Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who switched schools after her service dog wasn’t welcomed in a district in Jackson County. More...

Backed by moms and money, gun-safety group expands its clout

A gun-control organization backed by billionaire Michael Bloomberg that enlists mothers to speak out against gun violence is racking up some modest victories around the U.S., employing the stateby state strategy used so effectively to fight drunken d More...

Sports

GL’s Pevarnik, GCC’s Zambruno sisters vie for state golf titles

Greater Latrobe’s Brady Pevarnik, and Greensburg Central Catholic sisters Olivia and Abby Zambruno will compete alongside the state’s best high school golfers during the endof season, 36-hole PIAA Individual Boys and Girls State Golf Cham More...

SVC women swept by Bethany

The St. Vincent College women’s volleyball team dropped a 3-0 decision to visiting Bethany (W.Va.) in Presidents’ Athletic Conference action Saturday on Senior Day.  St. More...

Carnegie Mellon overpowers Bearcats

Carnegie Mellon University overpowered St. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent Threshold Series presents artist Verostko

American artist and educator Roman Verostko (center) was the featured speaker in the St. Vincent College Threshold Series on Oct. 22 in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. More...

Campus Corner

St. Vincent College SBDC hosts ‘Start-Up or Small Company – How Much HR Do I Really Need?’ Nov. 5   More...

Diamond Dolls Twirling Team registration Nov. 2, 4

The Diamond Dolls Twirling Team, based in Derry, announced registration for its 18th season.  Registration for 2016 will be held Monday, Nov. 2, and Wednesday, Nov. 4, at Grandview Elementary School (main lobby). More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Truck brings down the house(s)   A tractor trailer truck driven by Roger Morris, 51, of Atlantic, tore cables and chunks of siding from homes at 5:01 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, in the 1600 block of Ridge Avenue, report City of Latrobe police. More...

Missy Stahl named 2015 GL-LV Chamber’s Ambassador of the Year

Missy Stahl is a people person. It doesn’t take a lengthy conversation with her to determine that. More...

Vince DeCario seeking re-election as DT Supervisor

Derry Township Supervisor Vince DeCario is seeking re-election in the Nov. More...

Local & State News

DA hires ex-PennDOT spokesman to help elderly crime victims

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The district attorney for Pittsburgh and its suburbs is turning to a former Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesman to better serve elderly crime victims.  The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports 64-year-old Di More...

Jury awards paralyzed logger $2.2M in malpractice suit

MEADVILLE, Pa. More...

Talks slated to head off Peters teachers’ strike

CANONSBURG, Pa. More...

World News

Catholic bishops call for a more welcoming church

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Catholic bishops called Saturday for a more welcoming church for cohabitating couples and Catholics who have divorced and civilly remarried, endorsing Pope Francis’ call for a more merciful and less judgmental church.& More...

5 dead, 21 rescued after whale watching boat sinks off British Columbia

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — Five people died after a whale watching boat with 27 people on board sank off Vancouver Island on Sunday and one person remained missing, Canadian authorities said.  More...

Opponents of Obama health law in new Supreme Court challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opponents of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul are taking yet another challenge to the law to the Supreme Court, and say they will be back with more if this one fails.  More...

Health

App created by IBM, Carnegie Mellon helps blind navigate using GPS-like technology

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Previously, when Chieko Asakawa navigated her way across the Carnegie Mellon University campus, she used her white cane to identify obstructions with her ears alert to recognizable sounds and intuition in full power to keep tr More...

Marijuana use in US adults doubles in decade, surveys show

CHICAGO (AP) — Marijuana use among U.S. adults doubled over a decade, rising to almost 10 percent or more than 22 million mostly recreational users, government surveys show.  More...

Patients, donors in 3-hospital kidney swap meet

DETROIT (AP) — It was a donation chain linking three patients from three Michigan hospitals to three strangers willing to give them working kidneys.  The surgery involved three people who wanted to give kidneys to loved ones but weren&rsqu More...

Entertainment

Pop star Justin Bieber is the big winner at MTV EMAs with five awards

MILAN (AP) — Pop singer Justin Bieber dominated the MTV EMAs with five European music awards Sunday night, including for best male performer, best collaboration and best look.  ‘’It’s been a long couple of years. More...

Jimmy Fallon falls again, hurts fingers on other hand

BOSTON (AP) — Jimmy Fallon should probably be more careful.  Four months after the “Tonight Show” host needed emergency surgery to save one of his fingers after a fall, Fallon hurt his other hand in a spill at a party in his h More...

‘Jem,’ ‘Kasbah,’ ‘Witch Hunter’ tank, ‘Steve Jobs’ fizzles

LOS ANGELES (AP) — There is not much cause for celebration at the box office this weekend. More...

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