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What’s good for the goose is . . .

Long a problem at the walking/jogging path around Ethel Springs Lake in Derry where various steps to control them have been attempted, the geese are starting to take over the Earl Dalton Path at Legi More...

General News

Scientists unravel mystery of osprey migration

TILTON, N.H. (AP) — Scientists have long known ospreys make an epic journey each summer from New England to South America. More...

Woman settles lawsuit, now OK to use ‘8THEIST’license plate

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A woman whose request for a vanity license plate reading “8THEIST” was denied two years ago when state officials said it might be considered offensive will now be allowed to display it.  More...

Feds to test financial aid for unorthodox college programs

BOSTON (AP) — In an experiment backed by the federal government, Northeastern University and General Electric are offering a new manufacturing degree program to be taught primarily at the company’s work sites. More...

Editorial

Wanderings with Walter Brasch

The quotable contradictory Donald Trump

Editor’s note: This is part one of a two-part series. More...

Bulletin Board

(Lifestyles editor Louise Fritz is on vacation. This week’s Bulletin Board was written by staff writer Nick Cammuso.)  * * *  Members of the Latrobe Volunteer Fire Department Hook and Ladder Co. More...

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Lifestyles

SHU Sisters of Charity to host Peace Walk

The Sisters of Charity of Seton invite the public to participate in a Peace Walk from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. More...

Happy Anniversary!

Area couple celebrates 50th anniversary

Richard W. and Kathleen Sarp Ludwig of Derry Township recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  The couple was married on Aug. More...

PLCB opens entry for whiskeys in limited-release lotteries

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) will hold its second set of Limited-Release Lotteries of 2016 on Monday, Aug. More...

County parks and rec citizens board Green Luncheon Sept. 22

The 13th annual Westmoreland County Parks and Recreation Citizens Advisory Board Green Luncheon will be held Thursday, Sept. More...

Annual Labor United Celebration set Sept. 4 at Northmoreland Park

Northmoreland Park will host the 37th annual Labor United Celebration on Labor Day weekend, Sunday, Sept. 4 and Monday, Sept. 5.  Event hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. More...

Westmoreland County 4-H Benefit Auction Aug. 25

The Westmoreland County 4-H Benefit Auction will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. More...

Local & State News

McGinty rips ransoms, but not US payment to Iran

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Katie McGinty, Pennsylvania’s Democratic candidate for U.S. More...

Circle That Date

MONDAY, AUG. 22  6:30 p.m., Latrobe City Council, agenda prep, City Hall  7 p.m., Ligonier Borough Planning Committee, Town Hall, special meeting (regarding conditional use application in C-2 district)  TUESDAY, AUG. 23  More...

Despite Kane’s resignation, impeachment considered

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Despite Kathleen Kane’s resignation as Pennsylvania’s attorney general after her conviction on perjury charges this week, a state House panel is still considering impeachment.  More...

World News

Touring flooding, Trump moves ahead with campaign turnaround

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Offering consolation, expressing regret, cutting ties with a controversial aide. More...

Manafort out amid scrutiny of covert lobbying campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) - The sudden resignation Friday of Donald Trump’s campaign chairman put renewed emphasis on revelations about his past work on behalf of Ukraine’s pro-Russian political leaders, including his firm’s role directing a More...

Syria’s first responders: ‘Most dangerous job in the world’

BEIRUT (AP) - It took Mahmoud Fadlallah and the team of seven rescue workers 30 minutes to reach the middle-aged couple trapped beneath the rubble of their apartment building in the contested Syrian city of Aleppo. More...

Sports

Steelers’ Bell suspended first three games of season

PITTSBURGH — The NFL on Friday suspended Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell for the first three games of the season for missing multiple drug tests, a violation of the league’s substance abuse policy. More...

Loyalhanna United U14 Stingers capture Hershey Cup

Last weekend, the Loyalhanna United U14 Stingers captured the Hershey Cup, which also consisted of teams from eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York. More...

After apology, questions about future loom for American swimmer Ryan Lochte

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — U.S. More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Kubo and the Two Strings’ strums stop-motion wonder

Early in "Kubo and the Two Strings," our hero meekly strides into an ancient Japanese village marketplace the way Toshiro Mifune might have entered a Kurosawa film, but with greater bustle.  More...

Old steel mill will soon be world’s largest vertical farm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Stacks of leafy greens are sprouting inside an old brewery in New Jersey.  “What we do is we trick it,” said David Rosenberg, cofounder and chief executive officer of AeroFarms. More...

Ice cream shop scooping up the taste of Olympic gold

BALTIMORE (AP) — AMaryland ice cream shop is giving patrons a taste of Olympic gold.  More...

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