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Pa. election system susceptible to rigging despite red flags

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Jill Stein’s bid to recount votes in Pennsylvania was in trouble even before a federal judge shot it down Dec. 12. More...

Eighty-five SVC students to take part in March for Life Jan. 27

Eighty-five St. Vincent College students will participate in the 43rd annual March for Life Jan. 27 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. Under the direction of coordinator Tommy McKee, president of the St. More...

Vince Quatrini Jr. appointed to state AG-elect’s task force

Vincent J. Quatrini Jr., the founding partner of Quatrini Rafferty law firm, has been appointed to serve on Pennsylvania Attorney General-elect Josh Shapiro’s Personnel and Planning Task Force. More...

General News

Sheriff’s official: Rescue of family ‘a Christmas miracle’

A sheriff’s official says it was “a Christmas miracle” that searchers found and rescued members of a Pennsylvania family stranded in two separate locations in a northern Arizona forest after their vehicle got stuck on a snowy road while trying to rea More...

Defense: Insanity plea unlikely in trooper’s ambush slaying

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A defense attorney says an insanity defense is unlikely in the trial of a man charged with fatally ambushing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding a second trooper near a rural barracks in eastern Pennsylvania.  More...

George Washington re-enactors cross Delaware River

WASHINGTON CROSSING, Pa. More...

Sports

Brown’s catch secures AFC North championship for Steelers' in dramatic win against Ravens

PITTSBURGH — It was the catch that saved Christmas. And it also won the Pittsburgh Steelers another AFC North championship. More...

Role players growing up on job for playoff-bound Steelers

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The image of Antonio Brown’s seemingly elastic left arm fighting off a pair of tacklers to stretch the ball across the goal line and send the Pittsburgh Steelers into the playoffs will live on. More...

Latrobe takes indoor soccer tourney

Latrobe White captured the recent Hempfield Area Indoor Rec Soccer Tournament. More...

Lifestyles

KitchenWise

Cheesy, spicy cracker good enough to give as gifts

EDITOR’S NOTE: KitchenWise columnist Sara Moulton is on a book tour and is taking a break from writing her column for the remainder of 2016. In her absence, the AP is moving a weekly Kitchenwise-Best Of from Sara’s archived recipes. More...

Go Pink Boots

‘Broken-Hearted in Land of Romance’

Hopping a plane to Acapulco doesn’t sound terribly arduous, does it? All that sun, surf and sand. Acapulco, an exotic city on Mexico’s Pacific coast, is not a place where you go to be challenged.  More...

Engagement guidelines

Engaged couples are reminded there is a $10 charge for having photographs published with engagement announcements in the Latrobe Bulletin.  Engagement write-ups without a photo are still published without charge.  A professional, 5-inch-wid More...

Police arrest driver in fatal county hit-and-run accident

A New Stanton man is in the Westmoreland County Prison after allegedly killing a pedestrian with his car while driving under the influence of a controlled substance Christmas Eve and fleeing the scene.  More...

State’s highest-in-nation gas tax going up again

SCRANTON, Pa. More...

Police probe Latrobe Christmas armed robbery

Latrobe police are seeking information about an armed robbery on Christmas at the Sunoco gas station on Lincoln Avenue.  According to police, a white male wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans, gray reflective gloves and a white bandana More...

Things looking up for Tomlin, Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers’ coach Mike Tomlin led his team to an AFC North Division championship for the fifth time in 10 years following a dramatic 31-27 victory against the rival Baltimore Ravens at Heinz Field on Sunday. More...

Latrobe council meeting tonight

Latrobe City Council’s agenda prep meeting for December will be held at 6:30 p.m. today, Dec. More...

Local & State News

For Wolf, next 2 years may be more difficult than first 2

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will head into 2017 with perhaps bigger challenges than his first two years in office. More...

Shots fired in western Pa. nightclub, man arrested

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Police have arrested a 27-year-old western Pennsylvania man after they say he fired several gunshots inside a nightclub in suburban Pittsburgh, reportedly wounding one man.  More...

Woman arrested in Christmas morning stabbing of man

HOMESTEAD, Pa. More...

World News

Rescuers find flight recorder from Black Sea plane crash

SOCHI, Russia (AP) - Rescue workers on Tuesday found a flight recorder from the Russian plane that crashed into the Black Sea over the weekend, the defense ministry said.  All 92 people aboard the Russian military’s Tu-154 plane are believ More...

Obama, Japan’s Abe to seek reconciliation at Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU (AP) - Putting 75 years of resentment behind them, the leaders of the United States and Japan are coming together at Pearl Harbor for a historic pilgrimage to the site where the bloodshed of surprise attacks thrust America into World War II. More...

Officials: US, Russian military talks quietly proving useful

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S.-Russian talks on their separate fights against the Islamic State group are improving and becoming more frequent, American officials said, with each side trading information in real time and even outlining some of their strategi More...

Health

Analysis: GOP vexed by factions on replacing health law

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are united on repealing President Barack Obama’s health care law, but ideologically and practically speaking, they’re in different camps over replacing it. Getting the factions together won’t be easy. More...

IUP professor leading research study on alcohol and circadian rhythms

INDIANA, Pa — According to the results of a study led by an Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) professor, it’s not your imagination: it is harder for adults than teenagers to recover from the effects of too much alcohol when it comes to sleep-w More...

Reducing duration of antibiotics does more harm than good when treating ear infections in young children

PITTSBURGH, Dec. More...

Entertainment

‘Rogue One’ tops new releases to dominate holiday box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was an intergalactic holiday at movie theaters as “Rogue One” blasted past a spate of new releases to hold onto the top spot at the weekend box office.  More...

Fans mourn pop’s George Michael as charities reveal his work

LONDON (AP) — Grieving fans on Monday mourned the death of George Michael as British charities revealed that the pop star had secretly been a major behind-the-scenes donor who gave his time and money to support cherished causes.  More...

A&E scraps KKK series after learning of cash payments

NEW YORK (AP) — A&E is scrapping plans for an eight-part documentary series about the Ku Klux Klan after finding out that some participants of the hate group were paid for their work on it. More...

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