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Unity Legion falls in tourney

Unity Township’s Cole Novak comes through with a fly ball single during Saturday’s American Legion Region 7 Tournament losers’ bracket game at Hempfield Area High School. More...

General News

US town commemorates 100th anniversary of World War I attack

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) — The 100th anniversary of the only enemy attack on American soil during World War I was commemorated with a wartime song at an event attended by descendants of a captain from a local lifesaving station.  More...

Some Ritz cracker products recalled over salmonella risk

Mondelez Global says it’s voluntarily recalling some of its Ritz Cracker products over potential risk of salmonella.  The Hanover, New Jersey-based company says it’s recalling 16 varieties of Ritz Cracker Sandwiches and Ritz Bits pro More...

More than senior moments: Better dementia detection urged

CHICAGO (AP) — Too few people with signs of mental decline or dementia are getting checked during routine medical visits or told when a problem is found, says a panel of Alzheimer’s disease experts who offered new guidance Sunday. More...

Sports

After losers’ bracket win over Beech Creek, Unity Legion eliminated in region tourney

After the Unity Township Legion baseball team lost its opening game in the Region 7 Tournament on Friday, it couldn’t afford another loss the rest of the way given the tournament’s double-elimination format. More...

American Legion Region 7 Tournament

American Legion Region 7 Tournament (Hempfield Area High School) Double Elimination (x-if necessary) Friday, July 20  More...

Dickerson homers again as Pirates sweep Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Corey Dickerson and the Pittsburgh Pirates are so hot even Ivan Nova is contributing at the plate. More...

Lifestyles

NCDMM honors recipient of 2018 Lawrence J. Rhoades Award

The National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining, Blairsville, awarded its highest honor, the Lawrence J. Rhoades Award, to Howard A. Kuhn, Ph.D., P.E., at its annual SUMMIT event in May. More...

KitchenWise

Serve Stuffed Fried Zucchini Blossoms with marina sauce

EDITOR’S NOTE: KitchenWise is a weekly column that uses delicious recipes to teach basic cooking skills.   More...

Campus Corner

Miami University graduate   Alexandra Swartz of Greensburg is among more than 3,900 students from Miami University who received degrees during spring commencement exercises Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Millett Hall, the Oxford, Ohio, campus report More...

Four-legged volunteers bring smiles at hospital

Every dog looks forward to a good walk in the park, but for Eli and Apryl, two volunteer therapy dogs, that walk is even more special when they get to walk the halls of Excela Health Latrobe Hospital.  Jeff Bunk of Davidsville and his friend Wen More...

New Florence men charged in 2017 burglary

Two New Florence men were charged last week in connection with the 2017 burglary of a New Florence home after state police allegedly discovered the men’s fingerprints at the scene.  Sammie Edward Lane Jr., 30, and Kori Alexander Tipton, 28 More...

Local & State News

As Trump weathers firestorm, Barletta picks up a shield

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — As President Donald Trump found himself under pressure from his own party this past week, Republican U.S. Rep. Lou Barletta of Pennsylvania reached for his shield. More...

Alligator found in Pennsylvania woman’s backyard

PROSPECT PARK, Pa. More...

Lift touches power line at industrial park, killing worker

MOUNTAIN TOP, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a lift touched a power line in an industrial park in northeastern Pennsylvania, killing a construction worker. More...

World News

In Pakistan’s elections, minorities face daunting challenge

ISLAMABAD (AP) - As Pakistan heads into parliamentary elections this week, the country’s minorities are looking for better representation and a voice that will speak up for them in what rights groups warn is in an increasingly intolerant atmosp More...

Ailing auto CEO Marchionne had multiple roles, no script

MILAN (AP) - Sergio Marchionne’s achievements as one of the automotive world’s most charismatic chief executives include the bold trans-Atlantic merger of Italian carmaker Fiat and U.S. No. More...

Mexican president-elect vows improvements to deter migration

MEXICO CITY (AP) - President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Sunday released a seven-page letter he sent to U.S. More...

Health

Gene tests can provide health clues — and needless worry

NEW YORK (AP) — Last year, Katie Burns got a phone call that shows what can happen in medicine when information runs ahead of knowledge. More...

Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK’d

U.S. regulators Friday approved a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria.  Standard treatment now takes two weeks and studies show many patients don’t finish taking every dose.  More...

Bayer to stop sales of birth control device tied to injuries

WASHINGTON (AP) — The maker of a permanent contraceptive implant subject to thousands of injury reports from women and repeated safety restrictions by regulators said Friday that it will stop selling the device in the U.S.  More...

Entertainment

‘Wonder Woman,’ 'Aquaman’ and ‘Shazam!” thrill Comic-Con

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Warner Bros. brought out all the stops Saturday at Comic-Con with an army of stars, surprises and new footage from films like “Aquaman ,” “Shazam! “ and even “Wonder Woman 1984,” which is only three and a half weeks into production. More...

‘Equalizer 2’ squeaks past ‘Mamma Mia 2’ and takes top spot

In the battle of two very different sequels at the box office this weekend, Denzel Washington’s action pic “The Equalizer 2” has narrowly won out over the ABBA jukebox musical “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again.” More...

Comic-Con gets a look at gritty Spider-Man spinoff ‘Venom’

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Director Ruben Fleischer says that there aren’t really any heroes in the superhero movie “Venom,” who is a grittier, more violent and more complicated character than his Marvel brethren. More...

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