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For McCain, a cross-country farewell from public, presidents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two former presidents are expected to speak at Sen. John McCain’s service and he will lie in state in both the nation’s capital and Arizona as part of a crosscountry funeral procession ending with his burial at the U.S. More...

General News

For John McCain, a life of courage, politics came down to one vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — For John McCain, a lifetime of courage, contradictions and contrarianism came down to one vote, in the middle of the night, in the twilight of his career.  The fate of President Donald Trump’s long effort to repeal More...

Climbers Jeff Lowe, Tom Frost die on same day

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two famed American climbers, alpinist Jeff Lowe and Yosemite National Park legend Tom Frost, have died.  Lowe’s longtime partner, Connie Self, says he died Friday evening at a care facility in Fort Collins, Colorad More...

Captivity, candor and hard votes: 9 moments that made McCain

WASHINGTON (AP) — John McCain lived most of his life in the public eye, surviving war, torture, scandal, political stardom and failure, the enmity of some colleagues and the election of President Donald Trump. More...

Sports

Roethlisberger throws touchdown pass in cameo as Steelers top Titans, 16-6

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Ben Roethlisberger believes his right arm feels as good as it has at any point in his 15- year career. Maybe too good.  More...

Four teams now 3-1 in Old-Timers Baseball League

Four teams — Heat Siphon, White’s Plumbing, Pinnacle Auto Sales and Palombo’s — are 3-1 while Nut House is at .500 following weekend action in the Latrobe-Derry Old-Timers Baseball League. Heat Siphon 6 Dino’s Sports Lounge 5 More...

Mississippi high school football player dies after collapse

CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi high school football player who collapsed on the sidelines of a game has died.  More...

Lifestyles

‘Full Bloom’ to open Thursday at Olde Main Theatre in Latrobe

In the play “Full Bloom,” Phoebe (Carolyn Jerz of Unity Township) finds meaning in art, supported by her mom Jane (Katya Shaffer of Jeannette) and neighbors (back) actress Crystal (Kat Po More...

Ligonier Valley Writers to hold community picnic, readings

Would you like to share your writing with a supportive audience? Or be in the audience to hear talented local writers read from their work? More...

A new twist on grilled potatoes, thanks to rosemary and garlic

Grilled potatoes are a summer classic. We wanted to put a new spin on this dish by adding rosemary and garlic. Unfortunately, we found it was difficult to add enough flavor to plain grilled potatoes. More...

Latrobe woman pleads guilty in string of burglaries

A Latrobe woman accused of burglarizing multiple homes in the city’s north side with her boyfriend in late 2017 will spend up to three years in prison after pleading guilty Friday to burglary and related offenses. More...

It’s back to school at old LES

Everything is new today: A new school year, new first-graders, kids with their new backpacks and new attire. More...

Local & State News

Chief deputy reinstated, files criminal complaint against co-worker

Westmoreland County Sheriff Jonathan Held on Friday reinstated his second-in-command from a paid suspension.  More...

Greensburg man killed in motorcycle crash

A 34-year-old Greensburg man was killed early Saturday when the motorcycle he was riding struck a gas meter and utility pole along Lincoln Way in North Huntingdon Township. More...

From My Perspective

HARRISBURG — Nearly two weeks after its publication, a Pennsylvania grand jury report on alleged child sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests is continuing to send shockwaves worldwide with no sign of stopping soon.  In Pennsylvania, the issu More...

World News

Man kills two, himself at video game tourney

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a gunman opened-fire at an online video game tournament in Florida, killing two people before fatally shooting himself as a livestream of the event appeared to capture gunfire, shouts and screams. More...

Shooting at event raises questions of security

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - A shooting at a video game competition in Florida has left two people dead along with the suspect and prompted calls from gamers for more security at esports tournaments.  More...

Russian spies tried hacking Orthodox clergy

LONDON (AP) - The Russian hackers indicted by the U.S. More...

Health

Aspirin disappoints for avoiding first heart attack, stroke

Taking a low-dose aspirin every day has long been known to cut the chances of another heart attack, stroke or other heart problem in people who already have had one, but the risks don’t outweigh the benefits for most other folks, major new rese More...

Weight-loss drug Belviq seems safe for heart, study finds

For the first time, a drug has been shown to help people lose weight and keep it off for several years without raising their risk for heart problems — a safety milestone that may encourage wider use to help curb the obesity epidemic.  More...

Study: Smokers better off quitting, even with weight gain

NEWYORK (AP) — If you quit smoking and gain weight, it may seem like you’re trading one set of health problems for another. But a new U.S. study finds you’re still better off in the long run.  More...

Entertainment

With minuscule drop at box office, ‘Crazy Rich Asians’ is No. 1 again

NEW YORK (AP) — The opening weekend for “Crazy Rich Asians” was historic. Its second weekend was even more impressive. More...

Gentle humor was the lifeblood of playwright Neil Simon

NEW YORK (AP) — When master playwright Neil Simon accepted the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2006, he was visibly nervous. But his gentle humor was evident.  More...

Police Roundup

POLICE ROUNDUP

Greensburg man accused of drug possession  State police at Kiski Valley report Dennis Michael Petrosky, 42, of Greensburg, was charged after police found a small amount of marijuana, cannabis oil and drug paraphernalia during a traffic stop at t More...

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