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General News

Professor who pushed for trans fats ban dies at 102

URBANA, Ill. (AP) — A University of Illinois professor who spent decades pushing for a federal ban on artery-clogging artificial trans fats has died at age 102.  Family members say Fred A. More...

Surfing icon Jack O’Neill who pioneered wetsuit dies

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Jack O’Neill, a Northern California surfing world icon who pioneered the wetsuit, has died.  O’Neill’s family says he died of natural causes Friday at his Santa Cruz, California home. More...

Professor tells Midway battle story with ship, plane models

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A U.S. More...

Editorial

Westsylvania

Memorial Day in a memorable place

In addition to the Grand Army of the Republic, and the Sons of Veterans, several orders, with their appropriate regalias and banners marched in the procession, escorted and enlivened by the strains of a number of brass bands — H.L. More...

Bulletin Board

On the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, June 6, the Latrobe Area Historical Society will present a 10:30 a.m. slide show on “Home Front - Latrobe During World War II” that highlights what we did for the war effort.  More...

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Lifestyles

Latrobe woman’s grandson graduates from the U.S. Naval Academy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. More...

Got a creamy salad itch? Try broccoli, blue cheese

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Healthy Plate helps home cooks discover the healthier side of everyday ingredients. More...

Navy veteran, wife wed 61 years

On Saturday, June 3, William E. and Monica (Reyes) Patz are celebrating their 61st wedding anniversary. They were married in Newark, New Jersey.  More...

Lean On Me Project gives away free canes to those in need

Jen Costello’s physical condition got the point where she needed to use a cane, but she didn’t like the medical styles that were available.  “They made me feel uncomfortable,” she said. More...

Local & State News

Circle That Date

MONDAY, JUNE 5  7 p.m., Derry Borough Council, work session, Derry Station  TUESDAY, JUNE 6  10 a.m., Westmoreland County Commissioners, agenda prep, courthouse  7 p.m., Unity Township Planning Commission, municipal building  More...

The Evergreens to play at Ligonier Country Market

The highlights for this weekend’s Ligonier Country Market, scheduled Saturday, June 3, include:  More...

Penn State making changes to Greek system after pledge death

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State is making changes to its Greek system, including taking control of the previously self-governing fraternities and sororities, following the February death of a pledge.  More...

World News

Q&A: Could executive privilege block Comey testimony?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Could President Donald Trump keep former FBI Director James Comey from testifying to lawmakers about their private conversations?  More...

NOT REAL NEWS:

Alook at what didn’t happen this week

(AP) — Aroundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. AP checked these out; here are the real facts:  More...

MoMA expanding its Manhattan space, view of NYC outdoors

NEW YORK (AP) - New York’s Museum of Modern Art is boldly expanding its midtown Manhattan home that draws more than 3 million visitors annually from around the world - including those who came Friday to see the first completed phase of the $450 milli More...

Sports

WPIAL champion Wildcats refocus for start of state baseball playoffs

It’s time for the Greater Latrobe baseball team to refocus. More...

GL spring sports award-winners

Among the award-winners at the recent Greater Latrobe Spring Sports Recognition Night were head baseball coach Matt Basciano, WPIAL Class 5A Section 3 Coach of the Year, and senior outfielder Zach Ko More...

Pens’ Bonino on crutches, game-time decision for Game 3

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Pittsburgh center Nick Bonino was wearing a walking boot on his left foot and using crutches Friday, raising the possibility that he will not play in Nashville in Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.  More...

Entertainment

Movie review: ‘Wonder Woman’ film and star live up to the name

"Wonder Woman " has been the subject of so much superfluous fuss, it'd be easy to forget that behind all of the handwringing and both symbolic and real pressure to succeed there's actually a movie meant to entertain.  More...

Movie review: ‘Captain Underpants’ delights with humor for all

With a title like "Captain Underpants," you expect kid-friendly fart jokes and toilet humor. More...

UK police search car in Manchester attack investigation

LONDON (AP) — British police investigating the Manchester Arena attack cordoned off an area around a car significant to the investigation as they hunted Friday for clues about the suicide bomber’s movements.  More...

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