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Lawmakers move to protect own funds during budget stalemates

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General News

Federal officials join search for rape suspect who escaped

PAULDING, Ohio (AP) — Federal officials joined local authorities on Sunday as the search continues for an Ohio rape suspect who overpowered a sheriff’s deputy in a transport van, stole his gun and ammunition and fled.  More...

Manufacturer says corrosion caused ride to break apart

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Excessive corrosion on a support beam caused a “catastrophic failure” of a thrill ride at the Ohio State Fair that killed an 18-year-old man and injured seven others, the ride’s Dutch manufacturer said in More...

Louisiana billboard company buys Philadelphia company

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Sports

Steelers hold first-ever Heinz Field Family Fest practice in Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Steelers held a Saturday workout at St. Vincent College before temporarily moving back to Pittsburgh for the inaugural Steelers’ Family Fest, the team’s first training camp practice at Heinz Field. More...

49ers’ Smith suffers torn pectoral muscle

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco 49ers linebacker Malcolm Smith suffered a torn pectoral muscle during Saturday’s open practice at Levi’s Stadium, putting in doubt the status of one of the team’s most coveted offseason additions. More...

Heyward back to anchor Steelers’ deep defensive line

Cam Heyward vividly remembers a December road game last season at Cincinnati, where the Pittsburgh Steelers were quickly running out of healthy bodies along the defensive line. More...

Lifestyles

Area IUP students attain spring dean’s list

Indiana University of Pennsylvania Friday released the names of students from Westmoreland and Indiana counties who have been named to the spring 2017 dean’s list at IUP.  Students achieve IUP dean’s list status when they are full-ti More...

Culinary Institute of America

A fun kitchen project is home-baked soft pretzels

You know pretzels and have probably eaten them in many different forms, but do you know how they’re made?  More...

Dollar Stretchers

Help Getting Organized

With the lovely lazy days of summer, it is nice to have time to get a bit organized. My kids are tweens and teens now, and they are competitive with each other. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Police investigating fraudulent purchases   State police at Greensburg report a 41-year-old Mount Pleasant man’s Verizon account was compromised and someone made fraudulent purchases using the man’s account on June 22. More...

Annual Banana Split Yellow Tie Gala set for Aug. 25

The annual Banana Split Yellow Tie Gala hosted by the Latrobe Art Center will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 25. At 6 p.m., the celebration kicks off with attendees walking the yellow carpet. More...

Senate jams shale tax, industry permits into unhappy budget package

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Rep. Tim Murphy visits Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, presents grant to rehabilitate runway

U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy visited Arnold Palmer Regional Airport in Unity Township on Friday to deliver the news of the award of federal funding for the planned rehabilitation of the airport’s runway.  More...

Local & State News

Three jailed in Pennsylvania in slaying of Maryland man, 50

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) — Three people are jailed in Pennsylvania on charges they conspired to kill a man found dead at the bottom of an embankment in southern Pennsylvania. The Bedford County coroner says 50-year-old Gary Shriver Jr. More...

Pittsburgh police cite at least 4 teens for regatta fights

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police have cited at least four teenagers after reports that 100 to 150 youths fought in groups at various places downtown during the final day of the Three Rivers Regatta on Sunday. More...

Raccoon chews through power line, causes Pennsylvania outage

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World News

Congress must prove its mettle this fall; it has no choice

WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress will have to prove its mettle this fall. It has no choice. Republicans have little to show for their first seven months of controlling the White House and Capitol Hill. More...

Should springing of US terrorism convicts alarm Americans?

WASHINGTON (AP) - Dozens of convicts serving time in U.S. prisons for terrorism-related offenses are due to be released in the next several years, raising the question whether that’s something Americans should fear. More...

Fox News host Eric Bolling suspended amid investigation

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Fox News said Saturday that it has suspended Eric Bolling, the co-host of its late-afternoon news program “The Specialists,” while it investigates allegations he sent a lewd photo to co-workers. More...

Health

Common causes of cancer that people can control

(Metro) — A cancer diagnosis can be shocking. More...

What causes sensitive skin?

"Sensitive skin" can describe a host of symptoms that affect the skin on peoples' faces and bodies. More...

Digest the potential benefits of probiotics

(Metro) — Is "probiotic" a marketing buzzword designed to boost sales, or is there really something to the trend of adding probiotics to food or encouraging consumers to take probiotic supplements? More...

Entertainment

‘Dark Tower’ tops slow weekend, ‘Detroit’ disappoints

NEW YORK (AP) — After a decade of development and several postponements, the long-awaited Stephen King adaptation “The Dark Tower” debuted with an estimated $19.5 million in North American ticket sales, narrowly edging out the two-week leader “Dunkir More...

Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announce separation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt and Anna Faris announced Sunday that they are separating after eight years of marriage, sparking a wave of shock and sadness online about the demise of one of Hollywood’s most popular power couples. More...

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