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General News

Trump dossier research triggered by website with GOP ties

NEW YORK (AP) — A conservative website with strong ties to the Republican establishment triggered the investigation into Donald Trump’s past that ultimately produced the dossier that alleged a compromised relationship between the president and the Kr More...

Manafort, Gates indicted in first charges from Russia probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, and a former business associate, Rick Gates, were indicted Monday on charges of conspiracy against the United States, money laundering and several other f More...

Severe storm leaves about 700K without power in Northeast

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Sports

Ligonier Valley toughs it out in mud, wins second straight Appalachian Bowl title

Given the adversity Ligonier Valley’s football program has dealt with this season — key injuries and the death of a recent player — a little rain wasn’t about to stop the Rams in Saturday night’s Appalachian Bowl. More...

Bearcats beef up schedule, look to return to top of PAC

It’s not bragging if you can back it up, and when St. Vincent College men’s basketball coach D.P. Harris was asked how the Presidents Athletic Conference might play out this season, he didn’t hesitate.  More...

High school coach blasts ref who left after anthem protests

MONROE, N.J. (AP) — A high school football coach criticized a referee who refused to officiate a game after members of the opposing team knelt during the national anthem.  More...

Lifestyles

Dry Ridge Garden Club inducts new officers

Dry Ridge Garden Club inducted new officers for the coming club year at its Oct. More...

Church news

Harrold Zion to host chorale   Harrold Zion Lutheran Church of Greensburg (Hempfield Township) will welcome the Heritage Gospel Chorale of Pittsburgh for a “Sermon in Song” at its 5 p.m. service on Saturday, Nov. 4. More...

Go Pink Boots

‘Mountain Majesty’

I’ll cut to the chase and tell you I did it. I climbed the tallest freestanding mountain on the planet, the mysterious and magical Kilimanjaro. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

One injured in Donegal Township crash   More...

Derry Twp. man accused of assaulting woman, attorney arrested in NC

The Derry Township man accused of viciously attacking an attorney and witness in a public housing grievance hearing Wednesday was apprehended Friday in North Carolina, Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held said.  More...

Latrobe Halloween parade winners listed

The Latrobe Lions Club has announced the winners of the Latrobe Halloween parade Costume Contest, which was sponsored by the Lions Club, Commercial Bank & Trust of PA and the City of Latrobe.  The contestants of the Costume Contest are judge More...

Local & State News

Budget bills are ugly but Wolf has little choice but to sign

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives had passed an aggressive, bipartisan gambling expansion bill an hour earlier when Democratic Gov. More...

Police: Boy accidentally shoots 11-year-old brother in leg

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Official: Man sought in tot’s death was camping, hitchhiking

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say they believe a man charged in the rape and murder of a 13-month-old girl in Ohio was hitchhiking and camping during two weeks on the run before he was captured in Pennsylvania. More...

World News

Trump comes ahead with fresh criticism of Russia inquiry

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump expressed renewed frustration Sunday over the investigations into alleged ties between his campaign associates and Russian government officials, saying on Twitter that the “facts are pouring out” a More...

Puerto Rico says it’s scrapping Whitefish contract

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The head of Puerto Rico’s power company said Sunday the agency will cancel its $300 million contract with Whitefish Energy Holdings amid increased scrutiny of the tiny Montana company’s role in restoring the i More...

Power of anti-Trump resistance in question in Virginia race

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Virginia’s gubernatorial election stands as a test for the anti-Donald Trump resistance, and whether it can energize voters and donors for the less glamorous races featuring traditional Democratic politicians.  More...

Health

Trip to the beach sparks memories in dementia patients

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The wheelchair only made it so far along Ocean City’s sandy beach, but Odette Swan inhaled the salty air, fixed her gaze on the ocean and stood up, insisting she’d walk to get closer. More...

Scientists working toward reversible kind of gene editing

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

Health law sign-ups start, and some see a ‘hostile takeover’

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s sign-up season for the Affordable Care Act, but the Trump administration isn’t making it easy — cutting the enrollment period in half, slashing advertising and dialing back on counselors who help consumers get through the proce More...

Entertainment

Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ tanks, ‘Saw’ sequel No. 1 with $16.3 million

NEW YORK (AP) — George Clooney’s “Suburbicon” notched one of the most dismal wide-release debuts in recent years on a sluggish pre- Halloween weekend where the horror sequel “Jigsaw” topped all releases despite an More...

O’Reilly sues ex-politician who dated one of his accusers

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has sued a New Jersey ex-politician for writing on his Facebook page that O’Reilly sexually harassed his ex-girlfriend and wanted her to dig up dirt on another accuser.  More...

Spacey apologizes after actor alleges past sexual advance

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Kevin Spacey said Sunday he is “beyond horrified” by allegations that he made a sexual advance on a teen boy decades ago.  More...

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