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General News

Trump the dealmaker comes up short ahead of shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — He wrote a book on the art of negotiation and was elected to office claiming he alone could end Washington gridlock, but President Donald Trump’s latest attempt to broker a big, bipartisan deal has turned into a big mess. More...

After a challenging first year, President Trump has hands full

WASHINGTON (AP) — The sequel to President Donald Trump’s first year in office is opening with the lead player hamstrung by a government shutdown and hunkering down amid investigations, crises and political unease.  More...

Buzz off: Ohio college want vultures to leave campus

GRANVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio liberal arts college is hanging effigies in trees and using pyrotechnics to move destructive vultures off campus.  More...

Sports

Kromka, three-point shooting spark Bearcats’ PAC victory over Chatham

Tom Kromka recorded 15 points and 14 rebounds to lead the St. Vincent College men’s basketball team to a 62-46 home victory Saturday over Chatham in Presidents’ Athletic Conference play. More...

Paola scores 1,000th career point in LV’s conference rout of Saltsburg

It didn’t take long for Ligonier Valley’s Marrek Paola to reach a significant milestone.  Then the Rams closed out another strong first half with another lopsided win.  Paola scored his 1,000th career point, Ligonier Valley doub More...

Augustine, Markle, Lady Wildcats take down Shaler Area in OT

Shaler Area’s Megan Lydon led a furious fourth-quarter comeback to force overtime against the Greater Latrobe girls basketball team. But then the Lady Wildcats shut her down in the extra session. More...

Lifestyles

Coffee and Canvas reservations accepted

West Newton Center for Active Adults, 103 E. Main St., West Newton, is offering its next Coffee and Canvas on Thursday, Feb. 15. More...

Events of Area Interest

Turkey/Ham Dinner Jan. 27   The Darlington Volunteer Fire Department Ladies’ Auxiliary will hold a Turkey and/or Ham Dinner fundraiser 3 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. More...

The American Table

Make delicious chicken and rice under pressure — in an electric cooker

EDITOR’S NOTE: The American Table celebrates the delicious diversity of Southern cooking and barbecue. Chicken and Rice is having a moment. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

DUI charges pending against Saltsburg man   State police at Kiski Valley report a 44-year-old Saltsburg man was arrested for DUI after being stopped for a traffic violation on Route 380 east of Route 819 in Bell Township at 10:18 a.m. More...

Source of threat at Ligonier Valley High School determined

Local law enforcement and Ligonier Valley School District officials have determined the source of a bomb threat discovered at Ligonier Valley High School that caused the evacuation of students and staff at all schools in the district last Tuesday. More...

Local & State News

Ellsworth shows independent streak in GOP candidates’ forum

A little-known lawyer from Pittsburgh showed an independent streak as the four Republican candidates vying for the nomination to challenge Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf in November’s election stood together in their third forum Saturday night. More...

National School Choice Week being observed

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP BUSINESS WIRE) — School Choice Week began in Pennsylvania and across America this Sunday, with the goal of raising awareness about the options that parents have for their children’s education.  More...

Pennsylvania sees 4th year of falling state prison numbers

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The number of inmates in Pennsylvania’s prison system is continuing to decline, with the population last year falling by about 860 prisoners to fewer than 48,500.  More...

World News

Trump disdained jobless rate, now loves it

WASHINGTON (AP) - Donald Trump, the presidential candidate, would not like the way Trump, the president, is crowing about today’s unemployment rate. More...

Trump’s first year in office has been a can’t-miss drama

WASHINGTON (AP) - Ableak description of “American carnage.” A forceful rollback of his predecessor’s achievements. A blatant falsehood from the White House podium. And that was just the first 24 hours.  More...

Deportation fears have legal immigrants avoiding health care

MIAMI (AP) - The number of legal immigrants from Latin American nations who access public health services and enroll in federally subsidized insurance plans has dipped substantially since President Donald Trump took office, many of them fearing their More...

Health

Blood test to detect 8 cancers early gives promising results

Scientists are reporting progress on a blood test to detect many types of cancer at an early stage, including some of the most deadly ones that lack screening tools now.  Many groups are working on liquid biopsy tests, which look for DNA and oth More...

National science panel’s sweeping recommendations on drunken driving

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s more than 10,000 drunken driving deaths a year are “entirely preventable,” according to a government-commissioned report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.& More...

Excela-rate your health in 2018 with Mall Walkers

Excela Health Mall Walkers is getting back to basics this year to help participants meet personal health and fitness goals.  Mall Walkers is a monthly event at Westmoreland Mall hosted by Excela Health that promotes the importance of physical ac More...

Entertainment

‘Jumanji’ remake tops box office for third straight weekend

NEW YORK (AP) — “Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle” outdid another weekend’s worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. More...

Singer Ed Sheeran announces engagement on Instagram

Ed Sheeran has announced his engagement to girlfriend Cherry Seaborn.  The Grammy-winning singer posted a picture of the two on his Instagram page Saturday morning saying the two got engaged right before the new year.  He said they are &ldq More...

‘Three Billboards’ sweeps femalefocused SAG Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Western-inspired revenge tale “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” swept the femalefocused and led Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting act More...

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