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General News

Rep. to flood victims: ‘God is telling you to move’

DALLAS (AP) — The chairman of the House Financial Services Committee says victims of repeat flooding should consider Harvey’s devastation a sign from on high.  More...

Target to up hourly base pay to $15 by end of 2020

NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. More...

Las Vegas police reveal how dummy helped secure conviction

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police detectives say they were surprised when they were able to use a decoy mannequin in their search for a suspected killer who had bludgeoned to death two homeless men.  More...

Sports

GL boys fall in soccer; Lady ’Cats win

The Greater Latrobe boys’ soccer team suffered a loss while the Lady Wildcats battled for a one-goal victory.  The Wildcats suffered a 5- 0 defeat against visiting Franklin Regional during WPIAL Section 4-AAAA game Saturday night at Rossi More...

Cal survives scare from Seton Hill

Seton Hill University gave host and unbeaten California University of Pennsylvania all it could handle, but came up just short in a heartbreaking 44-41 loss. Cal (1-0, 4-0) scored the game winning touchdown with just 19 seconds to play in the game. More...

Howard’s TD run in OT leads Bears over Steelers

CHICAGO (AP) — Jordan Howard pushed through the pain in his right shoulder to give the Bears the lift they needed.  Howard scored on a 19- yard run in overtime to lead Chicago to a 23-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.  More...

Lifestyles

Composer, conductor next speaker in SVC Threshold Series; free, but reservations required

Composer, conductor and teacher Alice Parker will be the next speaker in the St. Vincent College Threshold Series at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Fred M. Rogers Center on the Unity Township campus.  More...

Youngstown State welcomes new students

Youngstown State University welcomed more than 2,600 newly enrolled undergraduate students to campus for the fall 2017 semester, the Youngstown, Ohio, campus reported Friday.  Area YSU students new to campus this fall include:  More...

Events of Area Interest

Intermediate backpacking trip Oct 7-8   Rachael Mahony, environmental education specialist, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Bureau of Forestry, Forbes State Forest, Laughlintown, invites the public to join forest a More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Latrobe man, woman facing alcohol-related charges   More...

Derry lawyer must pay $17K legal bill, judge rules

A Derry lawyer convicted on a dozen gambling counts for operating illegal poker tournaments must pay a Greensburg lawyer more than $17,000 in legal fees for his work during the 2009 jury trial, a judge ordered last month.  More...

Arnie remembered

This likeness of golf legend and Latrobe native son Arnold Palmer stands at the entrance of Arnold Palmer Regional Airport, named in his honor. More...

Local & State News

Two NE Pa. school districts out early due to heat

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Two northeastern Pennsylvania school districts are letting students out early Monday because of unseasonable hot weather.  More...

Judge Krieger moving to criminal court division

Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas Judge Tim Krieger will transfer to the criminal court division next year after two years serving as a family court judge.  More...

Pennsylvania’s ugly budget fight runs into Amazon courtship

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Mass transit system? Check. Big population center? Check. Top-notch universities? Check. Predictable state government with a top-notch credit rating? More...

World News

Trump revels in latest war of words with professional sports

WASHINGTON (AP) — With his attacks on activist athletes, President Donald Trump plunged into the middle of his favorite kind of drama — personal, aggressive, culturally volatile and largely of his own making.  For three days, the pro More...

Trump promising huge tax cut; focus on taxes vs health care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Poised to reveal a tax plan that is a pillar of “his economic policy and delivering on a campaign pledge, President Donald Trump is promising “The largest tax cut in the history of our country.”  More...

Trump replaces 90-day ban with new travel restrictions

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump has signed a proclamation imposing strict new restrictions on travelers from a handful of countries, including five that were covered by his expiring travel ban. More...

Health

Health care bill teeters, GOP adds money to woo dissidents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans are adding money to their staggering effort to repeal the Obama health care law and say they’re pushing toward a climactic Senate faceoff this week. More...

Memo to GOP: Red states also among losers in health bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memo to Republican senators: Many of the states President Donald Trump won last year would lose significant federal financing under the last-ditch Republican health care bill headed for a possible showdown in the Senate this w More...

Studying 1M people to end cookie-cutter health care

This story is part of Genetic Frontiers, AP’s ongoing exploration of the rapidly growing understanding of DNA and new attempts to manipulate it.   WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

Entertainment

‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ dethrones ‘It’ with $39M debut

NEW YORK (AP) — The R-rated spy comedy “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” displaced the horror sensation “It” as the No. 1 film in North America, while the second “Lego Movie” spinoff of the year didn’t assemble the expected audience. More...

Reports say Kylie Jenner is pregnant with first child

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Is there going to be another addition to the Jenner-Kardashian clan?  Several media outlets, including TMZ and People, are reporting Friday that 20-year-old Kylie Jenner, the youngest member of the reality show family, i More...

Don’t talk about mom: NFL players angry over Trump’s insult

(AP) — Many NFL players took exception on behalf of their mothers when President Donald Trump implored team owners to “get that son of a bitch off the field” for protesting.  More...

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