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Veteran prosecutor to step in for convicted attorney general

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

SVC professor singing national anthem at Thursday’s Steelers game

The tradition of singing the national anthem at sporting events dates back to the 1917 World Series when the crowd rose and the Cubs and Red Sox players stood at attention when it was played during the 7th inning stretch. (Another photo on Page 10) More...

General News

Column: Losing gracefully still an Olympic sport

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a world in turmoil, one thing never changes: the Olympic sport of losing gracefully.  More...

Grave error: Rhode Island cemetery puts men in wrong plots

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island cemetery buried two men in the wrong plots, and now officials are trying to broker a solution. More...

Pope taps American to head new Vatican office for families

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has named an American, Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell, to head the new Vatican office for families and laity.  Farrell, a former Legion of Christ priest whose brother is also a top Vatican official, becomes on More...

Sports

Steelers’LB James Harrison not interested in talking to NFL about PEDs

Pittsburgh Steelers’ linebacker James Harrison doesn’t want to face a suspension.  He is also not interested in talking to NFL representatives, either.  More...

LV faces challenge to repeat as conference golf champion

In the part of the golf universe where players can actually do such things, it’s been a long-held belief that it’s very difficult to follow up a great round with another great round.  That gets uttered when one of the best in the gam More...

Rams ready to rumble

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Lifestyles

St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church to hold picnic

St. Stephen’s Orthodox Church will hold its annual church picnic on Sunday, Aug. 21. The picnic will run from noon to 5 p.m. More...

Events of Area Interest

McCreery to perform at Palace Aug. 19   More...

Fall’s fab finds: Five exciting decor trends for autumn

This fall, decor continues to move in a more easygoing direction, with welcoming hues, softer profiles, and a comfortable mix of materials and styles.  For those with a flair for the dramatic, there’s room for that too.  Some trends f More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Medication taken from unlocked vehicle in Unity Township  State police at Greensburg report between midnight and 9 p.m. Aug. More...

LMA investigates options for solving Wimmerton water pressure problem

The Latrobe Municipal Authority (LMA) Board of Directors on Tuesday reviewed three potential solutions to water service problems in the Wimmerton housing plan in Unity Township. More...

Ligonier police arrest NY man for using fake credit cards to buy gift cards

A New York man is facing multiple felony charges after he allegedly used counterfeit credit cards to purchase gift cards at the Giant Eagle in Hempfield Township, and then attempted to do the same thing at the Ligonier Giant Eagle. More...

Pennsylvania attorney general resigns a day after conviction

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Petrarca: Route 217 in Derry to be paved this fall

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Crews restoring power after storms

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Utility crews are busy restoring electricity after a wave of thunderstorms roared across Pennsylvania.  More...

Local & State News

Police: Mom hiding information on twin boys who have been missing 10 years

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman has been charged with concealing information about where her missing fraternal twin sons have been for the last 10 years, once saying she had sold them but also giving other accounts, police said Tuesday.  Authori More...

Wife accused of shooting county commissioner held for trial

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The wife of a western Pennsylvania county commissioner has been held on charges she shot her husband in the neck at their home.  More...

State audit to review Penn State University’s performance

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s auditor general has announced a review of Penn State University’s performance, focusing on governance, safety and tuition across its 24 campuses.  More...

World News

Staying ahead of the mold, residents salvage what they can

GONZALES, La. More...

Monstrous California wildfire drives over 80,000 from homes

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It tore through canyons and flew over ridges in every direction with astonishing speed, sending flames 80 feet skyward and forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes.  More...

Republican Donald Trump shaking up campaign

TETERBORO, N.J. More...

Health

Democrats seek reversal of Hyde Amendment ban on federal abortion funding

NEW YORK (AP) — The law that bans federal funding for Medicaid coverage of most abortions is now in the spotlight some 40 years after it was passed by Congress, emerging as an election issue in the national debate over the procedure.  More...

Regulators study horseshoe crab survival in medical harvest

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Environmental regulators studying the harvesting of horseshoe crabs that are drained of some of their blood for biomedical use say they need to get a firmer handle on how many die as part of the process.  More...

Understanding and preventing head lice infestations

Many parents recall being tested for head lice at the beginning of each school year when they were children. More...

Entertainment

Rape case from past casts pallor on ‘Birth of a Nation’

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 17-year-old rape accusation and recent reports that the female accuser who continued to be haunted by the case committed suicide in 2012 has cast a shadow over Nate Parker’s upcoming “The Birth of a Nation,&rdqu More...

Dick Van Dyke sings ‘Chitty Chitty Bang Bang’at Denny’s

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — Dick Van Dyke has treated diners at a Denny’s restaurant in California to a rendition of “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.”  More...

Justin Bieber axes Instagram amid war with Selena Gomez fans

(AP) — Justin Bieber has gone nuclear in his war with fans of ex-girlfriend Selena Gomez by deleting his Instagram account.  More...

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