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State universities, faculty debate contract

Faculty at Pennsylvania’s 14 state universities has voted overwhelmingly to allow their union to call a strike, if necessary, following two years of unsuccessful contract negotiations. But talks are continuing. More...

General News

La. Supreme Court considers teen robber’s 99-year sentence

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana’s Supreme Court is considering whether recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings about juveniles convicted of murder mean a juvenile robber’s 99-year sentence is unconstitutional. More...

How AP rates the presidential race and the Road to 270

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite signs of a tightening national presidential race, Hillary Clinton still appears to have an advantage in enough states to give her an Electoral College victory. More...

Exec: Most Lyft rides will be in autonomous cars in 5 years

DETROIT (AP) — Within five years, a majority of ride-hailing company Lyft’s rides will be in self-driving cars, the company’s co-founder and president predicted on Sunday.  More...

Sports

Bearcats win third straight, top Geneva in home opener; 3-0 for first time since 1957

The St. Vincent College football team is 3-0 for the first time since 1957 following a 28-21 victory at home over Geneva on Saturday. More...

Slow start costs Wildcats again against Kiski Area

Jason Marucco has moved past the idea that his Greater Latrobe football team really played well in the second half of games after getting off to lousy starts. More...

Seattle coaches join high school team in kneeling for anthem

SEATTLE (AP) — Football coaches at a Seattle high school joined their players in taking a knee during the national anthem, following the lead of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick to protest social injustice.  More...

Lifestyles

College club travelogue series to aid scholarships

The Greensburg College Club 2016-17 Travelogue Series will kick off with “Hawaii and the South Pacific” 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 10, in Greensburg Salem High School Auditorium. More...

Blackburn Center to compete in Purple Purse Challenge

Blackburn Center is one of 250 nonprofit domestic violence organizations across the country chosen to compete for up to $100,000 in grant funds as a part of The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Challenge, which will kick off on Wednesday, Sept. 28. More...

Dollar Stretcher

Yes, You Can: Auto Maintenance

If you take your car in for servicing, there’s a good chance that they’ll try to sell you an air filter for your engine or the one they call a ‘cabin’ filter.  Most of those filters can be bought at any auto parts store f More...

Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival brings history to life

Marcia Miller of Normalville, daughter of the late Rev. John Basinger Jr., minister of Stahlstown United Methodist Church from 1967 to 1971, recalled her father's dedication to the Stahlstown Flax Scutching Festival.  More...

Derry man charged in trailer fire

A Derry man was charged with arson and related offenses in connection with a trailer fire on Friday in Derry Township. More...

Local & State News

Clinton focuses on Pa., a must-win state forTrump

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Hillary Clinton’s campaign is aggressively outworking Donald Trump in battleground Pennsylvania, a state the billionaire businessman can scarcely afford to lose and still hope to become president. More...

Despite criticism, PSU honors Paterno during game

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State paid tribute Saturday to Joe Paterno on the 50th anniversary of his first game, despite criticism that the ceremonies are insensitive to victims in the university’s sex abuse scandal.  More...

PennDOT county maintenance update for roads

Westmoreland County Maintenance Manager Robb Dean has announced the following tentative work plan for this week:  • Edge paving will take place on Chestnut St. More...

World News

Trump glosses over past actions, hopes voters do same

WASHINGTON (AP) - With each scripted speech, shift in policy and attempt to whitewash his past behavior, Donald Trump is brazenly betting that voters now settling on their choice for president are willing to shove aside all that came before his late- More...

UN holds first-ever summit on refugees and migrants

UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The issue of what to do about the world’s 65.3 million displaced people takes center stage at the United Nations General Assembly Monday when leaders from around the globe converge on New York for the first-ever summit on Addres More...

Pipe bomb explodes before Marines/sailors charity run; no injuries reported

SEASIDE PARK, N.J. (AP) - A pipe bomb exploded in a New Jersey shore town Saturday shortly before thousands of runners were to participate in a charity 5K race to benefit Marines and sailors, authorities said. More...

Health

The pluses and minuses of drugmakers’ discount cards

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing public furor for the price of its emergency allergy shot EpiPen, Mylan Pharmaceuticals quickly pointed to a familiar industry solution: copay discount cards. More...

Mylan CEO to testify in hearing on EpiPen price increases

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the pharmaceutical company Mylan will face lawmakers’ questions at a hearing this week on steep price increases for its life-saving EpiPen injector device.  Mylan CEO Heather Bresch and an official from More...

New rules to help public learn results of medical research

(AP) — The Obama administration is publishing new rules that promise to help doctors and patients learn if clinical trials of treatments worked or not.  At issue is how to help people find medical studies that may be appropriate for them & More...

Entertainment

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Veep’ take top honors at Emmys

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Game of Thrones” conquered the Emmy kingdom Sunday, honored as top drama for the second consecutive year and becoming the most honored prime-time TV series ever on a night of surprises and sharp political jabs. More...

‘Sully’ soars over ‘Blair Witch,’ ‘Bridget’ at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Blair Witch,” “Bridget Jones’s Baby” and “Snowden” didn’t ground “Sully” at the weekend box office. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Registration plate stolen from vehicle in Unity Township   State police at Greensburg report between 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. More...

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