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General News

Man believed to be oldest Pullman porter dies at 106

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man believed to have been the oldest living Pullman porter has died at 106. Afamily friend told The Los Angeles Times that Lee Wesley Gibson died June 25 at his Los Angeles home. More...

‘Deer Hunter’ director Michael Cimino dies at 77

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Oscar-winning director Michael Cimino, whose film “The Deer Hunter” became one of the great triumphs of Hollywood’s 1970s heyday, and whose disastrous “Heaven’s Gate” helped bring that era More...

Elie Wiesel, Holocaust survivor/author, dead at 87

NEW YORK (AP) - Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, the Romanian-born Holocaust survivor whose classic “Night” became a landmark testament to the Nazis’ crimes and launched Wiesel’s long career as one of the world’s foremost witnesses and humanitarians, has More...

Sports

Latrobe Legion topples rivals Unity, Derry

Can clinch District 31 regular season title with win today at Hempfield East

Latrobe Legion jumped out to big leads against rivals Derry and Unity Township for a pair of home victories, including one during the annual Fourth of July game at Legion-Keener Field. More...

Latrobe Fourth of July File-Mile Run winners

August Sander of Greensburg (top photo), a senior at St. More...

Kevin Durant leaves Thunder, giving Warriors look of super team

OAKLAND, Calif. More...

Lifestyles

St. Benedict Parish Festival July 9-10

St. Benedict Parish, 260 Bruno Road, Marguerite, will hold its annual festival from 6 to 10 p.m. July 9 and 1 to 7 p.m. July 10. Pictured is the Rev. Ryan Ravis, a newly ordained priest who grew up in Youngstown. More...

Project WET Educator Workshop scheduled July 7

A Project WET Educator Workshop will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. More...

Campus Corner

The following area students graduated from Mount Aloysius College, Cresson,º after the spring 2016 semester: • Blairsville — Kayla Marie Lydick, associate’s degree, nursing; • Derry — Sarah Lynn Davis, associate’s, n More...

Two area men killed in crashes over holiday weekend

Two area men were killed on Saturday in two separate car crashes. The first victim was killed when his vehicle collided head-on with another vehicle at 3:28 a.m. Saturday, on Route 981 in Derry Township. More...

Former volunteer firefighter charged with setting spring wildfires

For eight days in the spring, wildfires consumed more than 238 acres of land in Cook, Fairfield, Ligonier and St. Clair townships. More...

Local & State News

4 shot downtown shortly after Pittsburgh July 4th fireworks

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police say a teen taken into custody isn’t involved in a shooting that left four wounded shortly after the city’s Fourth of July fireworks display. More...

Boy, 14, shot to death while lighting fireworks in projects

RANKIN, Pa. (AP) — Police say a 14-year-old boy lighting fireworks with friends on the Fourth of July was fatally shot at a housing project in the Pittsburgh suburbs.  The shooting was reported just before 10 p.m. More...

Despite ruling, Pa. towns might go slow on gun laws

Under threat of costly litigation, dozens of Pennsylvania municipalities repealed their gun ordinances last year in response to a new state law that made it easier for gun owners and groups like the National Rifle Association to challenge them in cou More...

World News

Jupiter has new visitor — a solar-powered spacecraft

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) - Soaring over Jupiter’s poles, a NASA spacecraft arrived at the solar system’s largest planet on a mission to peek behind the cloud tops. More...

Iraq: Death toll from weekend Baghdad attack reaches 175

BAGHDAD (AP) - As Iraqis mourned in shock and disbelief, more dead bodies were recovered Tuesday from the site of a massive Islamic State suicide bombing this weekend in central Baghdad, bringing the death toll to 175, officials said. More...

Saudi Arabia names Pakistani man as suicide bomber in Medina

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) - Saudi Arabia on Tuesday identified the suicide bomber who struck outside one of Islam’s holiest sites the day before as a Pakistani resident of the kingdom who arrived 12 years ago to work as a driver.  More...

Health

Suicide by job: Farmers, lumberjacks, fisherman top list

NEW YORK (AP) — Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a large study that found enormous differences across occupations. More...

HMO, EPO, PPO, OMG! How to navigate insurance plans

Hunting for the right health insurance plan outside the workplace used to involve a much lower risk of losing hair — from tearing it out in frustration. More...

It sucks — startups look to redesign the breast pump

NEW YORK (AP) — Ask many mothers and they’ll tell you, pumping sucks in more than one sense of the word. “It feels like you are a cow. More...

Entertainment

‘Tarzan,’‘BFG’dwarfed by ‘Dory,’ which stays no. 1

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s Dory’s ocean. More...

‘Major improvements’ cited in handling of Kenny Chesney show

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Officials in Pittsburgh said they were pleased with the way they handled Saturday’s Kenny Chesney concert in the city over the weekend.  More...

Joey Chestnut downs record 70 hot dogs in eating contest

NEW YORK (AP) — Joey “Jaws” Chestnut beat his own record in regaining the Mustard Yellow International Belt on Monday, downing a stomachchurning 70 hot dogs and buns to top Matt “The Megatoad” Stonie at the annual July F More...

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