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State universities, faculty union blackout media for talks

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

General News

Pumpkins go ballistic at New Hampshire racetrack

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New York City officer does CPR, saves unresponsive baby

NEW YORK (AP) — A 1-year-old girl is recovering thanks to two New York City police officers who sprang to action after observing the baby turning blue in her mother’s arms. More...

Deputies: Mom arrested after letting 7-year-old drive car

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida mother has been charged with child neglect after instructing her 7-year-old son to drive her car on a public street through their neighborhood in suburban Orlando while she filmed him. More...

Sports

Wildcats roll past Trojans in boys’ soccer

Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team won its second straight game on Saturday with a 7-0 victory over Derry Area in non-section play at Rossi Field. The Wildcats, coming off a 5-3 win over Hempfield Area last Thursday, improved to 5-12-0 overall. More...

Connecticut school apologizes for ‘Hitler’ play

GREENWICH, Conn. (AP) — The headmaster of a Connecticut high school has apologized after its football team named one of its plays “Hitler.”  Chris Winters, of Greenwich High School, issued the apology Friday. More...

Steelers’ Roethlisberger has torn meniscus

The (Pittsburgh) Post-Gazette learned Sunday night that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has a torn meniscus in his left knee and will have surgery this morning.  There is no timetable for his return to the team.  More...

Lifestyles

‘Halloween at Halle’ scares up $$$ for Steeples Project

Start with a costumed party and fold in a 1920 silent horror movie with live-accompaniment on a pipe organ, a roving magician, a psychic and Band of Brothers actors and the result is “Halloween at the Halle” – a fundraising effort t More...

Events of Area Interest

St. Rose Seniors eye Thursday election   St. Rose Seniors will have a Chinese auction and election of officers during their next meeting, slated for 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Route 982 church.  More...

Area restaurants to join in chili/wing benefit Oct. 22

Various area restaurants, school organizations, churches and individuals will enter a competition for a Chili and Wing Cook-off on Saturday, Oct. 22, from noon to 3 p.m. More...

Derry Borough, Latrobe road projects move forward with state grants

Westmoreland County is receiving two state grants for transportation improvements, totaling $310,000, according to state Rep. Joseph Petrarca, D-Westmoreland/Armstrong/ Indiana.  More...

Police seeking armed robbery suspects after Unity BP heist

State police at Greensburg continue to investigate an armed robbery that occurred Thursday morning at a Unity Township BP gas station.  More...

Fatal triple shooting home set to be razed

GREENSBURG, Pa. More...

Local & State News

Trump’s Pennsylvania supporters grapple with new accusations

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Kathryn Doherty would never date the likes of Donald Trump and jokes that if her daughter did, she'd send her to a convent. But he'll get the 76-year-old retiree's vote for president. More...

Donald Trump and taxes could figure into Pennsylvania Senate debate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The first debate is set for Monday for Republican U.S. Sen. More...

Police: Man rushing to hospital to see dad crashes, 2 killed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A motorist, apparently rushing to a Philadelphia hospital to see his injured father, ran a red light, was hit by an SUV and crashed into a utility pole, resulting in the deaths of his two passengers, authorities say.  More...

World News

Iraqi forces launch military push to drive IS from Mosul

KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi government and Kurdish forces, backed by U.S.-led coalition air and ground support, launched coordinated military operations early on Monday as the longawaited fight to wrest the northern city of Mosul from Islamic State fig More...

Trump controversies cast shadow on Mar-a-Lago charity galas

WASHINGTON (AP) — A staple of Palm Beach’s high-end philanthropy circuit, the Mar-a-Lago Club boasts rich history, an 800-seat ballroom and ocean views. More...

Emails show Clinton’s response to LGBT backlash

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hacked emails released in daily dispatches over the weekend by the WikiLeaks group showed Hillary Clinton’s campaign staff worried about a response to the gay community’s backlash over a comment concerning former f More...

Health

Obama shakes mind-controlled robot hand wired to sense touch

WASHINGTON (AP) — A paralyzed man shared a handshake with President Barack Obama on Thursday by using a mind-controlled robotic arm that, in a first for medical research, is helping to restore his sense of touch. More...

Physician frustrations grow in changing health care environment

(AP) — After a patient’s pelvic exam Pap test results came back abnormal last January, the next step medically called for a procedure to determine whether the abnormal cells indicated a treatable infection — the most likely possibility — or something More...

Doctors hail China’s pledge to stop harvesting inmate organs

BEIJING (AP) — Surgeons from around the world gathered at a conference in Beijing on Monday in China's latest effort to fight persistent skepticism about whether its hospitals have stopped performing transplants with the organs of executed pris More...

Entertainment

Ben Affleck’s ‘The Accountant’ tops box office charts with $24.7 million

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ben Affleck is still a box office draw outside of the bat suit. More...

Randy Travis stuns crowd, sings at Hall of Fame induction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Randy Travis found his distinctive voice three years after a life-threatening stroke and sang "Amazing Grace" during his induction Sunday into the Country Music Hall of Fame.  More...

Trump calls SNL spoof ‘hit job,’ calls for end of show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Donald Trump has some choice words for "Saturday Night Live."  The Republican presidential candidate tweeted early Sunday morning that the show's skit depicting him this week was a "hit job."  Trump went on to write More...

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