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General News

Newport Jazz Festival gets new vision with McBride

(AP) — Christian McBride is no stranger to the main stage at the Newport Jazz Festival and this year he’ll again be up there in a trio with pianist Chick Corea and drummer Brian Blade. More...

Police identify Ariz. boy, 12, who died after hike in heat

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police have released the name of the 12-year-old boy who died after hiking in triple-digit temperatures.  Authorities said Sunday that Cody Flom was hiking with an adult male Friday afternoon in the Sonoran Desert P More...

Utah woman injured in lightning strike in fair condition

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A woman who was critically injured and whose stepdaughter died after lightning struck the personal watercraft they were riding in a Utah reservoir is improving.  University of Utah Hospital spokeswoman Kathy Wilets sa More...

Sports

Wellington Resource Group moves into first place in Old-Timers Senior Division

A big win helped Wellington Resource Group pull into first place in the Latrobe-Derry Area Old-Timers Baseball League Senior Division (55-over).  Wellington knocked off Hartman Graziano Funeral Home, while Merlin Funeral Home evened its record w More...

Frazier’s pinch-hit homer leads Pirates over Phillies

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Adam Frazier’s pinch-hit home run in the seventh inning powered the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Sunday. More...

Pirates put Glasnow on 15-day DL

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates have placed right-handed pitcher Tyler Glasnow on the 15-day disabled list.  Glasnow pitched into the fourth inning in his start against the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday before being removed wi More...

Lifestyles

If it’s OK for women to propose, why don’t they?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Steve Paska waited two weeks for Washington’s famously fickle cherry blossoms to emerge, then spent two hours searching for the perfect spot beneath the canopy of fluff. More...

St. Vincent equestrians host program on saddle fitting

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Sign surfboard? Wedding guest books take many forms

Alexis and John Roulette don’t have to look far to remember the love that friends and relatives showered upon them on their wedding day. The 7-foot-long surfboard mounted above their living room couch says it all. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Woman steals $20 from wallet   State police at Greensburg report at 9:30 p.m. More...

Fundraiser at Twin Lakes supports canine cancer research

“Ernie’s Backpack” was one of the last prizes to be given away Sunday at the Chase Away K9 Cancer fundraiser at Twin Lakes Park in Hempfield Township. More...

Thunderstorms rumble across parts of Pennsylvania

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Delegates to the Democratic National Convention got an early wake-up call as thunderstorms rumbled through Philadelphia.  The storms packed heavy rain, lightning and gusty winds and briefly eased the heat and humidity t More...

World News

Turkish opposition party denounces coup attempt

ISTANBUL (AP) - Tens of thousands of supporters of Turkey’s main opposition group, joined by some ruling party members, rallied Sunday in Istanbul to denounce a July 15 coup attempt, a rare show of unity that belies opposition unease over Presi More...

Verizon said to be buyer of Yahoo for $5 billion: Reports

NEWYORK (AP) - Verizon has agreed to buy online portal Yahoo Inc. More...

Afghanistan marks day of national mourning after huge attack

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - Afghanistan marked a national day of mourning on Sunday, a day after a suicide bomber killed at least 80 people who were taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Kabul. More...

Health

Watch for behavior changes for clues of dementia onset

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue. More...

Checklist of possible behavioral warning signs of dementia

Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called “mild behavioral impairment” that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer’s or other dementias, and proposed a checklist of symptoms to help identify who’s at risk. More...

Medicare cuts wrong prescription for Americans with rheumatoid arthritis

Commentary

More than 1.5 million Americans are living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). A diagnosis is life-altering, as RA causes chronic swelling and pain and increases the risk of heart attack, stroke and depression. More...

Entertainment

‘Star Trek Beyond’ soars with $59.6M at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Star Trek Beyond” has landed atop the weekend box office. More...

Marvel marks Comic-Con homecoming with a showstopper

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Marvel Studios took a year off from Comic-Con, but it came back with a pow on Saturday with a spectacle and star-filled presentation offering exclusive looks at “Spider Man: Homecoming,” “Doctor Strange” and “Guardians of the Galaxy More...

CW’s ‘Vampire Diaries’ to end after 8 bloody seasons

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The eighth season of “The Vampire Diaries” will be the supernatural series’ final entry.  The cast and crew of the CW show announced Saturday at San Diego Comic-Con International that the forthcoming seas More...

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