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General News

The noise of summer: Beach projects bug residents, visitors

BRICK, N.J. (AP) — Ah, the sounds of summer: waves crashing on the shore, the calls of seagulls, the beep-beep-beep of bulldozers in reverse ...  More...

Racing Royalty: Busch watches wife play polo with a prince

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Kurt Busch found another sport that suits him: The former NASCAR champion traveled to England to watch his wife play polo with a prince.  More...

Two minutes, eight barrels: Surfer takes an epic ride into history

To say Koa Smith was at the right place at the right time is perfectly accurate.  To say he got lucky — that’s missing the point.  More...

Sports

Fans pack St. Vincent College for physical Steelers’ practice

More than 5,000 fans packed the hillsides around St. Vincent College on Saturday to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers’ first hard-hitting training camp practice in pads. It did not disappoint. More...

Steelers: Foster’s knee injury not as bad as feared

Pittsburgh Steelers’ starting left guard Ramon Foster’s right knee injury isn’t as bad as initially feared. Foster was injured Saturday and left the team’s first padded practice of training camp on a golf cart. More...

Wheeler goes six, doubles in lone run as Mets edge Pirates, 1-0

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Zack Wheeler didn’t receive much help from the New York Mets on offense. More...

Lifestyles

St. John Parish Festival Aug. 5

Allura Swiderski, her sister Everly Swiderski, (back) Pat Darbous, Mary Pescatore and Theresa Swiderski are preparing for the annual St. John Parish Festival planned for noon to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. More...

Women Who Lead Conference Aug. 24

Indiana University of Pennsylvania and the Institute for Supply Management - Pittsburgh (ISM-Pittsburgh) are partnering to present the Women Who Lead Conference on Aug. 24. The one-day event will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Divorce, American style, is a little more urgent for some

NEW YORK (AP) — Divorce can be simple or it can be messy. For some, it’s become a little more urgent. The $1.5-trillion tax overhaul includes the end of a 75- year-old deduction on alimony payments, to kick in at the close of this year. More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Driver injured in Bell Township DUI crash More...

More than 100K spectators take in Westmoreland County airshow

As attendance goes, this past weekend’s Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County Airshow was likely the biggest yet.  Westmoreland County Airport Authority executive director Gabe Monzo said the total estimated crowd for the two-day event at More...

Woman eludes police in high-speed Derry Township chase

A Derry-area woman is accused of leading state police on a high-speed chase in Derry Township last week.  According to state police at Greensburg, Brenda Marie Nicely, 38, ignored a trooper’s instructions to pull over and instead took off, More...

Local & State News

No more ‘Filthadelphia’? City tackles litter problem

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia has been trying for decades to tackle its litter problem and shed itself of the nickname Filthadelphia.  More...

Abortion politics may shadow final weeks of governor’s race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The politics of abortion could be especially prominent this fall as Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican Scott Wagner hit the final stretch of Pennsylvania’s gubernatorial campaign. More...

Company agrees to block 3D downloadable guns in Pennsylvania

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — State officials say they’ve successfully stopped a company that makes 3D downloadable guns from making them internet-accessible in Pennsylvania and from uploading new files.  Attorney Gen. More...

World News

Rising backlash as US firms seek Trump’s steel tariff waiver

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. More...

ICE quest for detention sites puts Trump county on tightrope

GOSHEN, Indiana (AP) - The sermon had been preached, the last prayers offered. Now, Mike Yoder decided, the time had come to share unsettling news.  More...

On trade policy, Trump is turning GOP orthodoxy on its head

WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump’s trade policies are turning long-established Republican orthodoxy on its head, marked by tariff fights and now $12 billion in farm aid that represents the type of government intervention GOP voters railed aga More...

Health

Study: ‘Medicare for all’ projected to cost $32.6 trillion

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for all” plan would increase government health care spending by $32.6 trillion over 10 years, according to a study by a university-based libertarian policy center. That’s trillion with a “T.” More...

As climate heats up, government must protect workers from heat

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The federal government must establish protections for workers who are subject to extreme heat, more than 130 organizations said in a petition to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).  More...

Curing Alzheimer’s in America

Imagine waking up one morning and not knowing whether you’re in your own home, let alone your hometown. The faces around you are unfamiliar, and you don’t know who to ask for help — or what to say.  More...

Entertainment

‘Mission: Impossible — Fallout’shoots to No. 1

LOS ANGELES (AP) — After six movies, 22 years, countless bruises and a broken ankle, Tom Cruise’s death-defying “Mission: Impossible” stunts continue to pay off at the box office.  More...

Serious about laughter, National Comedy Center ready to open

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The new National Comedy Center is ready to reveal how serious it is about humor.  The $50 million high-tech center in western New York pays homage to what’s made people laugh from Vaudeville to now. More...

‘Simpsons’ creators bring feminism, young talent to new show

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. More...

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