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Robert Loggia, movie and TV tough guy, dies at 85

Oscar-nominated actor Robert Loggia, who was known for gravelly voiced gangsters from “Scarface” to “The Sopranos” but who was most endearing as Tom Hanks’ kid-at-heart toy-company boss in “Big,” has died. More...

Ear, ear: Maine town celebrates inventor of the earmuff

FARMINGTON, Maine (AP) — Earmuffs have come a long way in 142 years.  Chester Greenwood was a 15-year-old bestowed with generous ears when he decided he had had enough of the biting cold while ice skating in 1873. More...

Human cases of ‘rabbit fever’jumped up this year

NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials are seeing an increase of a rare illness called rabbit fever that was beaten back decades ago.  More...

Editorial

Poll: Gun owners overwhelmingly support background checks, see NRA as out of touch

Washington, D.C. More...

Bulletin Board

Happy Hanukkah to everyone who observes the eight-day Festival of Lights that will commence at sundown Sunday, Dec. 6, and end the evening of Monday, Dec. More...

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Lifestyles

Campus Corner

Two area students at Youngstown State University are leaders of campus groups, the Youngstown, Ohio, campus announced Friday:  Luray Hixson of Latrobe is vice president of new member education of Alpha Omicron Pi sorority (Phi Lambda) at Youngst More...

Pianist wins SVC Bronder Prize

Stellar Chinese pianist Fei-Fei Dong was presented with the 2015-16 Bronder Prize for Piano by Brother Norman W. Hipps, OSB, president of St. Vincent College, and Ann S. Holmes, director of the St. More...

Computer classes open at YWCA

YWCA of Westmoreland County’s Technology Center, 424 N. Main St., Greensburg, welcomes men, women, boys and girls (all ages) to reserve a seat in the following classes.  NOTE: The YWCA will be closed for the holidays Dec. 24 through Jan. More...

Hanukkah celebrates the miracle of light and survival

When two tiny lights appear in the window of a dark home tomorrow night while all the other houses on the street are decorated for Christmas, it is a sure sign that a Jewish family has begun celebrating Hanukkah.  More...

St. Clair Police Officer Lloyd Reed Jr. laid to rest Friday

Hundreds turn out to pay tribute to fallen comrade

Hundreds of police officers from around the country turned out to pay tribute Friday at the funeral for 54-year-old St. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, DEC. 7  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, DEC. More...

Fatal accident reported on Business Route 66

One person is dead following a vehicle accident Friday night on Business Route 66 north of Greensburg, according to Westmoreland County 911 dispatch.  More...

Lottery Results

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — These Pennsylvania lotteries were drawn Friday:  FRIDAY NIGHT  Pick 2 5-0 (five, zero)  Pick 3 3-3-8 (three, three, eight)  Pick 4 0-3-5-4 (zero, three, five, four)  More...

World News

Guest lineups for Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC’s “This Week” — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton; Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush.  NBC’s “Meet the Press&rdq More...

FBI investigates California attack as act of terror

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. More...

Stories of those who died in mass shooting in California

(AP) — Most of the 14 people killed at a holiday banquet in San Bernardino County, California, worked in the same county public health department as the man who showed up with his wife and sprayed the hall with gunfire.  An official list o More...

Sports

Hot shooting helps Trinity cruise past Lady Rams in opener, 86-45

With nine freshmen and no seniors, the Ligonier Valley girls’ basketball team expected to take some lumps in the season’s early going. More...

Jayhawks overwhelm Trojans in HA tourney

It was simply a matter of too much.  Too much speed. Too much quickness. Too much aggression.  Add it all up and it totaled Jeannette 81, Derry Area 40 in the Hempfield Area Tipoff Tournament at Spartan Field House Friday night.  More...

’Cats race past Washington in tournament opener

It was a matchup of two teams ranked in the top 10 in their respective classifications to open the boys’ basketball season.  But it wasn’t even a game.  More...

Entertainment

‘Far Cry Primal’: 5 ways the Stone Age-set game is different

BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — What’s a “Far Cry” game without machine guns and off-road vehicles?  More...

StarWars attractions opening at Disney

ORLANDO, Fla. More...

Mariah Carey hospitalized for severe flu

NEW YORK (AP) — Pop star Mariah Carey is recovering after being hospitalized with a severe case of the flu.  The singer was taken to a hospital on Wednesday morning, according to a report on People.com.  More...

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