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November 22, 2017 RSS feed / News

Authors attend meet-and-greet during recent light-up night

Several local authors recently attended a meet-and-greet book signing during Kittanning Borough’s light-up night, “A Picture Perfect Christmas,” at Kittanning News on Market Street, More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong 911 released the following reports on recent incidents:  * Dayton Fire Co. responded to downed wire at 9:08 a.m. Nov. 20 at the intersection of Dayton Road and Timblin Road in Redbank Township;  More...

Ex-NFL receiver Terry Glenn dead after Dallas-area wreck

DALLAS (AP) — Former NFL receiver Terry Glenn, who caught Tom Brady’s first touchdown pass with the New England Patriots in 2001, died Monday following a one-vehicle rollover traffic accident near Dallas that left his fiancée slightly hur More...

Lions Club names Students of the Month

The Ford City Lions Club has announced its Armstrong Junior-Senior High School and Lenape Elementary School student of the month for October. More...

It’s always been our duty to report the truth. So why’d it take so long?

Editorial

WASHINGTON — Back in the ’70s I was attending an annual editors’ meeting when I was asked in a confidential session what I was working on. At the time I was a managing editor for investigations for Scripps-Howard Newspapers.  More...

Six scenarios for GOP disaster in Roy Moore Senate race

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“Given the unusual circumstances and very unusual personality involved, it’s hard to see this working out well,” one laconic Republican lawmaker said recently of the Roy Moore situation. More...

News to Use

Meeting:   • The Ford City High School class of 1962 will hold a lunch at 2 p.m. Dec. 2 at The Craft House & Gastropub, 411 Butler Road, West Kittanning. All class members and guests are welcome. More...

Jury weighing fate of suspect in San Francisco pier killing

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors on Tuesday started weighing the fate of a Mexican man who was in the United States illegally when he shot a woman on a San Francisco pier in a killing that stirred up another fierce national debate on immigration.&nb More...

Nearly half of US cancer deaths blamed on unhealthy behavior

NEW YORK (AP) — A new look at cancer in the U.S. finds that nearly half of cancer deaths are caused by smoking, poor diet and other unhealthy behaviors.  More...

Self-harm, suicide attempts climb among US girls, study says

CHICAGO (AP) — Attempted suicides, drug overdoses, cutting and other types of self-injury have increased substantially in U.S. More...

First trial of many begins for inauguration day protests

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eleven months after the inauguration of President Donald Trump, trials have begun for the more than 160 people arrested during violent anti Trump protests in Washington on Inauguration Day.  More...

Conservatives knew ‘family values’ pol had secret gay life

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — As Wes Goodman built a political career around values including “committed natural marriage,” the 33-year-old Republican was secretly engaging in sexual encounters with men online, via cellphone and, on one sig More...

US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions Tuesday on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it o More...

FCC chairman sets out to repeal ‘net neutrality’ rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai on Tuesday followed through on his pledge to repeal 2015 regulations designed to ensure that internet service providers treat all online content and apps equally, setting up More...

Lebanon’s Hariri makes detour on way home, lands in Cyprus

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad Hariri paid an unexpected visit to Cyprus late on Thursday, making a detour on what was expected to be his return home to Beirut, more than two weeks since his stunning resignation in a televise More...

Macron takes Europe’s center stage while Merkel falters

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron looks like the last, best hope to salvage a unified Europe, as Britain drifts away and Germany bogs down.  More...

Robert Mugabe resigns as Zimbabwe’s president after 37 years

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe, who once vowed to rule for life, resigned on Tuesday, succumbing to a week of overwhelming pressure from the military that put him under house arrest, lawmakers from the ruling p More...

Venezuela arrests Citgo chief in anti-corruption dragnet

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities detained the acting president of Citgo, the state-owned oil company’s U.S. More...

Bombing at Nigeria mosque kills at least 50

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — A teenage suicide bomber attacked worshippers as they gathered for morning prayers Tuesday at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria, killing at least 50 people, police said, in one of the region’s deadliest assaults in ye More...

Islamic schools in Pakistan plagued by cases of sex abuse

KEHRORE PAKKA, Pakistan (AP) — Kausar Parveen struggles through tears as she remembers the bloodsoaked pants of her 9-yearold son, raped by a religious cleric. More...

Report details Zetas total control over Mexican prison

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officially it was a Mexican prison, but inside it hid another reality: a center of operations where the Zetas drug cartel modified vehicles, manufactured uniforms, locked up kidnapped victims and cremated bodies using diesel More...

Pennsylvania House leaves Marcellus Shale tax up in the air

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to impose a long-sought tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production is up in the air until December.  More...

JAIL REPORT

The following individuals were recently committed to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Richard Michael Bisch, 52, of Fourth Avenue, Ford City, on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or a controlled substance. No bond was listed;  More...

FBI: Border agent’s death a ‘potential assault’

DALLAS (AP) — An FBI official said Tuesday that the bureau is investigating the death of a border patrol agent and severe injuries to another as “potential assault,” but he wouldn’t rule out that they could have been hurt in s More...

Former Wimbledon champion Jana Novotna dies at 49

PRAGUE (AP) — Jana Novotna, who won the hearts of the tennis world when she sobbed on the shoulder of a member of the British royal family after a heartbreaking loss in the Wimbledon final, has died at the age of 49.  The WTA announced Nov More...

Retired foundation leader Richard Stanley dies at 85

MUSCATINE, Iowa (AP) — The Stanley Foundation has announced the death of its chair emeritus, Richard H. Stanley.  His funeral notice says Stanley died Friday at an Iowa City hospital. He was 85.  More...

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BIBLE DIGEST

“But whoever shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea.”  (Matthew 18:6 AKJV)   More...

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Feds threaten to sue Harvard over Asian-American admissions

BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. More...

Judge’s ruling doesn’t end legal fight over sanctuary cities

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — President Donald Trump’s executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that limit cooperation with U.S. immigration authorities faced a big setback when a federal judge ruled it was unconstitutional. More...

Q&A: Donations for victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting

Millions of dollars in donations have poured in for the victims of the mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival, leaving local officials and national experts to sort how to fairly and quickly distribute the money.  An online fundraise More...

Big Tobacco’s anti-smoking ads begin after decade of delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — Decades after they were banned from the airwaves, Big Tobacco companies return to prime-time television this weekend — but not by choice.  More...

Haitians relieved to stay in US for now, upset status to end

MIAMI (AP) — Yolnick Jeune couldn’t sleep for days, anxious over the fate of a program that has staved off the deportations of both herself and tens of thousands of other Haitians in the U.S.  More...

Customs and Border Protection caught off-guard by travel ban

WASHINGTON (AP) — Customs and Border Protection was caught off-guard by President Donald Trump’s travel ban despite being the entity responsible for implementing it, the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general said.  More...

US home sales rose in October as hurricane impact wanes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans bought more homes last month, as sales snapped back in hurricane-hit Texas and Florida. More...

On surprise Russia trip, Assad and Putin talk post-war Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — On a Bashar Assad discussed surprise trip to Russia, Syr ia’s potential new peace initiatives for post-war Syria with Russian President Vladimir Putin who declared that Russia’s two-year military campaign in Syria is w More...

Vatican beefs up oversight of diplomats after 2 sex probes

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has beefed up the Vatican’s oversight of its diplomatic corps after two recent cases of alleged sexual misconduct and other instances of its ambassadors going off-message from the pope.  More...

Mugabe leaves legacy of economic ruin, upheaval in Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — From widely acclaimed liberator of his nation to despotic dictator, Robert Mugabe’s 37-year rule of Zimbabwe has been one of Africa’s most controversial and influential.  More...

Russia confirms spike in radioactivity in the Urals

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian authorities on Tuesday confirmed reports of a spike in radioactivity in the air over the Ural Mountains while the suspected culprit, a nuclear fuel processing plant, denied it was the source of contamination.  More...

Argentina says flares seen are unlikely to be from submarine

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A U.S. More...

UN chief warns that traffickers may be guilty of war crimes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Terrorist groups and criminals are capitalizing on conflict to exploit innocent civilians sexually and physically which may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Tuesday More...

Air traffic problem at Schiphol causes delays, cancellations

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Dozens of flights to and from Amsterdam’s busy Schiphol Airport were delayed or cancelled Tuesday because of a technical problem with air traffic control systems.  More...

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