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May 19, 2017 RSS feed / News

Trump administration announces plans to renegotiate NAFTA

WASHINGTON (AP) — Making good on a campaign promise, the Trump administration formally told Congress Thursday that it intends to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico.  More...

Amid opioid epidemic, paramedics feel the weight of tragedy

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The call came in at dinnertime: an 11-year-old girl, not breathing.  Pittsburgh paramedics with Medic 8 supposed the girl was choking on her food as they raced to the address in Beechview.  More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong County 911 released the following reports on recent incidents:  * The Rural Valley Fire Company, West Penn Power, Pennsylvania State Police, and Citizens Ambulance-Elderton responded to a vehicle accident with entrapment at 9:24 a.m. More...

DEEDS

Apollo Borough  • 517 & 519 North 7th Street, bought by First National Bank of PA, from Kevin J. Harrold (Per Sheriff), $9,229.11;  Bethel Township  • No address provided, bought by Timothy A. Herbst, Sandra L. More...

Will Trump’s incompetence save us?

Commentary

Even as an oligarch, Donald Trump turns out to be breathtakingly incompetent. Is there any reason to suppose he’s even loyal to the United States? Does he even understand the concept? Trump is loyal to Trump, and to his absurdly swollen ego. More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“And let us consider one another to provoke to love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.” - (Hebr More...

News to Use

Meetings: • The Ford City High School class of 1950 will hold its monthly luncheon at 12:30 p.m. May 23 at Lindy’s Café, 900 Fifth Ave., Ford City. All classmates and guests are welcome. For information, call 724-545-6816. More...

Senate chairman: Flynn has not responded to subpoena

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the Senate intelligence committee said Thursday that ousted National Security Adviser Michael Flynn hasn’t responded to a subpoena from the panel in its probe of Russia’s meddling in the 2016 presid More...

Special counsel pick could boost faith in Justice Dept.

WASHINGTON (AP) — There could be a side benefit for Rod Rosenstein in appointing a special counsel to head an investigation into possible Russian coordination with the Trump campaign: reviving his own reputation, heavily battered for his role i More...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump claims unearned exoneration on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump persists in suggesting that his 2016 campaign has been exonerated on the question of whether it colluded with Russians, even as a powerful investigation forms to look into that matter and multiple other More...

Saudi Arabia working to dazzle Trump in busy overseas visit

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia is making every effort to dazzle and impress President Donald Trump on his first overseas trip, seizing on the visit to cement itself as a major player on the world stage and shove aside rival Ira More...

US imposes sanctions on Venezuela Supreme Court

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The U.S. More...

French President Macron talks to Putin, faces media uproar

PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron held a special security meeting, spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin and convened his Cabinet for the first time Thursday — all under a growing cloud of concern that his office is tryi More...

US, Turkey spar over Erdogan visit violence, Kurdish support

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration faced growing calls Thursday for a forceful response to violence by Turkish presidential guards on American soil, who were briefly detained this week but then set free. More...

Judge orders release of records in Phoenix serial killings

PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has ordered the release of the court record that documents the evidence police have gathered in the investigation of a Phoenix man accused in a string of serial killings, according to the judge’s ruling made public More...

JAIL REPORT

The following was committed Thursday to the Armstrong County Jail:  * Steven Allen Bushaw, 31, no listed address, for a violation of probation/parole.   More...

State police preach safety for upcoming Memorial Day

The Pennsylvania State Police recently released a Memorial Day press release which reads as the following:  With the Memorial Day Holiday approaching, the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Troop D would like to remind the motoring public to drive More...

Trump and Comey: Where do Republicans stand?

Editorial

The latest horror to emerge out of Trumpland this week, the prospect that President Donald Trump — while speaking about the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn — told then-director James Comey in a privat More...

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ARMSTRONG COUNTY UNOFFICIAL RESULTS - Municipal Primary Election - May 16, 2017

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President’s 2018 budget to include paid family leave

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s 2018 budget proposal will require states to provide paid family leave programs, a senior budget official said Thursday.  More...

Trump says he’s ‘very close’ to naming a new FBI director

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he is “very close” to naming a new FBI director to replace the one he fired more than a week ago and that former Connecticut Sen. More...

US airstrike hits pro-Syria government forces for first time

BEIRUT (AP) — A U.S. airstrike struck pro-Syrian government forces that the coalition said posed a threat to American troops and allied rebels operating near the border with Jordan on Thursday, the first such close confrontation between U.S. More...

Brazil’s Temer: ‘I won’t resign’ amid corruption allegations

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation, saying he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to a former lawmaker jailed for corruption.  More...

Greek parliament approves new creditor-demanded cutbacks

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece’s government secured parliamentary approval late Thursday for a new batch of creditor-demanded measures that will impose further income losses on austerity-weary Greeks over the next three years but pave the w More...

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