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Lawmakers return amid effort to end budget stalemate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Lawmakers are to return to the Pennsylvania Capitol amid a three-month-old budget stalemate and expect to be briefed on the details of an evolving proposal to fill a $2.2 billion revenue gap. More...

General News

At least 50 killed as gunman opens fire at Las Vegas concert

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A gunman perched on the 32nd floor of a Las Vegas casino unleashed a shower of bullets on an outdoor country music festival below, killing at least 50 people as tens of thousands of concertgoers screamed and ran for their lives More...

Houston eyes flood control projects during Harvey recovery

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston officials said Saturday that they’re already thinking about how to build and fund projects that will lessen the blow of the next storm, even as the nation’s fourth-largest city continues to recover from Harvey More...

Texas teen dies after being shot as group played with gun

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — A Dallas-area teenager has died two days after being shot in the head by another teen as they played with a handgun.  Garland police say the 15-year-old boy died Thursday.  Authorities say 17-year-old Andy Erives More...

Sports

Bearcats fall to nationally ranked Case Western Reserve (Ohio), 35-14

The St. Vincent Collegte football team was unable to stop No.18-ranked and unbeaten Case Western Reserve University, falling, 35-14, in its Presidents’ Athletic Conference Homecoming game on Saturday. More...

McKeesport Area’s ground game too much for ’Cats

McKEESPORT — It was homecoming Saturday afternoon at Weigle-Schaeffer Stadium for a WPIAL Class 5A Big East Conference matchup between visiting Greater Latrobe and McKeesport Area, but the away team was hardly welcomed. More...

Referee bars turban-wearing soccer player from taking field

BERWYN, Pa. More...

Lifestyles

St. Vincent College honors students with Bendel Awards for service

Donald Green and James D. More...

WSO opens 49th year with violinist Porter

The Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra presents the first concert of its 49th season at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Palace Theatre, Greensburg.  More...

National honors roll in for IUP programs

The national accolades continue for Indiana University of Pennsylvania: • Ranked, for the 24rd consecutive year, as one of the “Best National Universities” in the nation by U.S. News & World Report; More...

Nina Christopher crowned Miss Ligonier 2017

Nina Christopher was crowned Miss Ligonier 2017 at the Rotary Club of Ligonier’s 57th Annual Miss Ligonier Scholarship Pageant on Saturday, held in the Ligonier Valley High School auditorium. More...

Westmoreland Cleanways to host household waste collection Nov. 11

Westmoreland Cleanways will host a Household Hazardous Waste Collection from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. More...

Local & State News

Fire captain given jail time in junior firefighter’s death

UNIONTOWN, Pa. More...

Two accused of waterboarding 12-year-old girl as punishment

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple is accused of having subjected a 12-year-old girl to waterboarding last spring as a form of punishment.  More...

Human remains found in woods; DA says 2 bodies

DAVIDSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say human remains were found in the woods in western Pennsylvania not far from the spot where police earlier found a vehicle linked to the disappearance of two men. More...

World News

Supreme Court opens pivotal term with Trump nominee in place

WASHINGTON (AP) - Disputes over a wedding cake for a same-sex couple and partisan electoral maps top the Supreme Court’s agenda in the first full term of the Trump presidency. More...

Facebook to turn over Russia-linked ads

WASHINGTON (AP) - Social media giant Facebook is expected to provide Congress on Monday with more than 3,000 ads that ran around the time of the 2016 presidential election and are linked to a Russian ad agency.  More...

Coast Guard report: Captain errors led up to El Faro sinking

(AP) — A Coast Guard report released Sunday says the primary cause of the 2015 sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, which killed all 33 aboard, was the captain underestimating the strength of a hurricane and overestimating the ship’s streng More...

Health

Mosquito gut bacteria may offer clues to malaria control

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mosquitoes harbor gut bacteria just like people do — and the bugs inside the bugs may hold a key to fighting malaria. More...

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center earns perinatal care certification

Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center recently announced it has earned perinatal care certification from The Joint Commission. More...

Colorado: No edible pot shaped as people, animals or fruit

DENVER (AP) — A ban on gummy bears and other edible marijuana products shaped like animals, people and fruit takes effect this month in Colorado - a change aimed at decreasing the likelihood small children will mistake them for a favorite treat More...

Entertainment

‘It’ edges out Tom Cruise’s ‘American Made’ to take No. 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After dipping to No. 2 last weekend, “It” has regained control of the North American box office in its fourth weekend in theaters. More...

Marilyn Manson hurt onstage during NYC show

NEW YORK (AP) — Marilyn Manson’s representative says the singer was injured in a mishap on stage during a New York City performance and taken to a hospital.  More...

New season of ‘SNL’ roars back by mocking Donald Trump early

NEW YORK (AP) — The new season of “Saturday Night Live” wasted no time getting topical — or mocking Donald Trump — with an opening sketch that featured Alec Baldwin skewering the president for his response to the hurricane that devastated Puerto Rico More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Boy riding ATV strikes truck, hospitalized   More...

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