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July 21, 2017 RSS feed / News

POLICE REPORT

Pennsylvania State Police issued the following reports on recent incidents:  More...

Alexander Foradori III is recipient of scholarship

Alexander Foradori III, a journalism and public relations major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is a recipient of the Virginia Ann Deem Memorial Scholarship from the IUP Department of Journalism and Public Relations.  Foradori, son of Al More...

Doctor who linked kids’ lead exposure to health issues dies at 89

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A pediatrician and University of Pittsburgh researcher who linked lead exposure in children to health and intelligence issues has died. Dr. More...

Actor Red West, longtime Elvis confidant, dies

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Actor and songwriter Robert Gene “Red” West, a longtime confidant of Elvis Presley, has died in Memphis.  Danita Allen of Memorial Park Funeral Home said West died Tuesday. He was 81. More...

Editorial

Westeros on the Potomac

In, “Game of Thrones,” the popular HBO series that returned for a seventh season this week, the kings and queens of mythical Westeros have a brazen disregard for anything that doesn’t provide them with greater wealth or power. More...

Pick up baseball’s pace, sure, but don’t change the game

Commentary

When the world threatens to get you down, there is always baseball -- an absorbing refuge, an alternate reality entirely unto itself. More...

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Publicly assailed by Trump, Sessions says he’s staying on

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Jeff Sessions, publicly skewered by his boss for stepping clear of the Russia-Trump investigations, declared Thursday he still loves his job and plans to stay on. More...

DOJ seeks to waive part of Harley Davidson air-pollution punishment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is seeking to waive part of the penalty Harley Davidson Inc. More...

GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it’s an uphill climb

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. More...

Prominent digital drug marketplaces knocked out in 1-2 punch

PARIS (AP) — Two of the world’s most notorious “darknet” marketplaces have been knocked out in a one-two punch that officials say yielded a trove of new intelligence about drugs and weapons merchants that operate from hidden c More...

Battering rams of the Arctic: icebreakers, explained

THE ARCTIC CIRCLE (AP) — When ice floes stretch to the horizon in the Arctic Circle, threatening to strand normal ships, icebreakers are in their element.  More...

Palestinians clash with Israel police at Jerusalem holy site

JERUSALEM (AP) — Palestinians clashed with Israeli security forces near a contested Jerusalem shrine after Muslim worshippers massed outside for evening prayers on Thursday as tensions over the holy site escalated further.  More...

United States warns South Sudan’s leaders that they risk U.S. support

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States is warning leaders in war-torn South Sudan that they risk losing U.S. support if they don’t participate in a high-level forum and stick to deadlines for a ceasefire and political process.  More...

Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington dies in LA at 41

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Linkin Park lead singer Chester Bennington, whose screeching vocals helped the rock-rap band become one of the most commercially successful acts in the 2000s, was found dead in his home near Los Angeles on Thursday, the Los A More...

House to hold session amid swirling budget disagreements

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives prepared to return to Harrisburg for an unusual weekend session amid a three-week stalemate with the Senate and Democratic Gov. More...

Notable and memorial items list

The Worthington-West Franklin Library has added the following notable and memorial items to its collection:  • “The Keepers of the Truth” by Mickael Collins donated by Mary and Tim Van Ness.  • In memory of Gerald C. More...

Family almost didn’t go to creek before flooding killed 10

CAVE CREEK, Ariz. More...

Letter to the Editor

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BIBLE DIGEST

“But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth to me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” - (Micah 5:2 AKJV)   More...

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Exxon fined $2M for Tillerson-era breach of Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (AP) — Exxon Mobil Corp. must pay a $2 million fine for showing “reckless disregard” for U.S. More...

Senate panel rejects Trump cuts to foreign aid, domestic programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rebuffing a Republican president, a GOP-led Senate panel on Thursday rejected President Donald Trump’s proposed cuts to foreign aid and deep reductions in spending on domestic programs such as education, housing and ener More...

Despite cancer diagnosis, McCain says, ‘I’ll be back soon’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Battling brain cancer, John McCain on Thursday vowed to return to the Senate, leveling fresh criticism at the Trump administration and aiming a good-natured dig at Republican and Democratic colleagues shaken by news of his dia More...

In surrealist twist, Dali to be exhumed in paternity lawsuit

FIGUERES, Spain (AP) — Salvador Dali’s eccentric artistic and personal history took yet another bizarre turn Thursday with the exhumation of his embalmed remains in order to find genetic samples that could settle whether one of the foundi More...

Power-sharing deal between former foes taking shape in Gaza

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — A power-sharing deal between two former arch foes is slowly taking shape in Gaza and could lead to big changes in the Hamasruled territory, including an easing of a decade-long border blockade.  More...

Thousands protest in Poland against court reorganizations

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Warsaw and towns across Poland on Thursday night to protest the ruling party’s drive to reorganize all levels of the judiciary, including contentious legislation tha More...

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