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General News

Display of rare items marks 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor

NATICK, Mass. (AP) - President Franklin D. Roosevelt declared it a “date which will live in infamy” - and three-quarters of a century later, relics from that audacious attack still conjure strong emotions.  More...

Gas prices up 4 cents to $2.29 a gallon

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of gasoline in the U.S. More...

Twitter: 17M-plus tweets sent about the debate, most ever

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Sports

Bearcats drop second straight, fall at Westminster

St. Vincent College fell behind early and could never recover, dropping Saturday’s Presidents’ Athletic Conference football game to host Westminster, 37-22, Saturday in New Wilmington. More...

Dino’s, Palombo’s advance to O-T semis

Dino’s Sports Lounge and Palombo’s Restaurant are moving on to the semifinals. More...

Lady Trojans knock off section front-runner Waynesburg Central

The Derry Area girls’soccer team always believed it could play with any other team in the WPIAL. The Lady Trojans proved it on Saturday. More...

Lifestyles

Area Boy Scouts explore Alaska

Boy Scouts Troop 304 Scouts and adult leaders traveled to Alaska Aug. More...

Events of Area Interest

Caregivers to convene Wednesday   The Westmoreland County Area Agency on Aging invites all caregivers to attend the monthly Caregiver Support Group meeting 1 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. More...

Dollar Stretcher

Creative Storage

My husband and I downsized last year. We had to find ways to make the most of our space. One problem for us was suitcases.  We travel a lot, so we have a number of different sized suitcases. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Vanderbilt man charged with shaking baby   More...

Hundreds of pugs descend upon Latrobe’s Pugtoberfest

More than 400 people attended the Pugtoberfest this past Saturday at the Cooperstown Event Center, and since nearly all of them brought pugs — and because most who did brought more than one — that added up to ... More...

Man convicted of supplying drug in woman’s death

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has been convicted in the sale of fentanyl-laced heroin used in a woman’s fatal overdose nearly three years ago.  More...

Local & State News

Interest in locally sourced, hand-crafted cider explodes

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Hard cider has been around about as long as apples, but the recent surge in popularity is somewhat breathtaking.  More...

Vaccination rates among Pa. kids rises

The latest data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows larger percentages of Pennsylvania’s children were vaccinated when entering kindergarten last school year compared to national averages.  Children entering school ar More...

Man convicted of murder in alley shooting death

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Awestern Pennsylvania man has been convicted of third-degree murder in the shooting death of a man who was dating his estranged wife.  Jurors in Allegheny County also convicted 27-year-old James Husok on Friday of evidenc More...

World News

Aftereffects of Matthew to linger in North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Matthew was long gone from the Atlantic coast early Monday, but the devastation lingered, most notably in North Carolina, where flooded cities tried to dry out and those downstream kept a close eye on rising rivers.  More...

Aid arrives in Haiti, but desperation grows in cut-off towns

JEREMIE, Haiti (AP) - Helicopters are ferrying in food and medicine to devastated southwestern Haiti, but almost a week after Hurricane Matthew’s assault life here is still far from normal and desperation is growing in communities where aid has More...

Oliver Hart, Bengt Holmstrom win Nobel prize in economics

STOCKHOLM (AP) - Oliver Hart and Bengt Holmstrom have won the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences for their contributions to contract theory. More...

Health

How ’crazy’request for a new womb made history

STOCKHOLM (AP) — When the young Australian cervical cancer patient learned she had to lose her womb in order to survive, she proposed something audacious to the doctor who was treating her: She asked if she could have a womb transplant, so she could More...

4 uterus transplants from live donors done in Texas; 3 fail

Texas doctors have done the first womb transplants using live donors in the United States.  More...

Study: Good heart attack care could add a year to your life

Going to the right hospital for heart attack care could add a year to your life, a new study suggests.  Using Medicare records, researchers found that roughly 17 years after a heart attack, average life expectancy was 9 to 14 months longer for p More...

Entertainment

’Girl on the Train’ steamrolls ’Birth of a Nation’

NEW YORK (AP) — Propelled by the popularity of Paula Hawkins’ best-seller, the fast-tracked big-screen adaptation of “The Girl on the Train” led North American theaters in ticket sales with $24.7 million, according to studio e More...

Singer John Legend opens Ohio theater named in his honor

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) — Oscar- and Grammy-winning artist John Legend has helped dedicate an Ohio theater named in his honor.  The Springfield News-Sun reports Legend spoke Sunday at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the recently renovated t More...

NBC suspends Billy Bush for role on Trump tape

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC on Sunday suspended “Today” show personality Billy Bush indefinitely after he was caught on a videotape from 2005 in a crude conversation about women with Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. More...

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