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Apollo-Ridge preserves town history through mosaic art

Education foundation funds artist-in-residence program with IUP

Apollo-Ridge art students have partnered with the Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) ArtsPath Artist in-Residence program to create mosaics and murals to beautify downtown Apollo, as they work to preserve and honor Apollo’s history throug More...

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Meetings:   • The Worthington American Legion Memorial Post 828, Sons of the Legion, and the Worthington American Legion Auxiliary will meet at 2 p.m. Dec. 3 for the district meeting at the post home at 1479 Butler Road. More...

Refugees thank adoptive North Dakota city by feeding hungry

FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Maria Modi’s journey from South Sudan to a new life in Fargo included a stop at a refugee camp in Cairo. She and her seven siblings know what it is like to be hungry.  More...

Advocates say Texas exploiting day laborers after Harvey

HOUSTON (AP) — Guillermo Miranda Vazquez starts his day in a parking lot near the Home Depot where he easily finds work alongside other day laborers who are cleaning up Houston after Hurricane Harvey.  More...

Franken ashamed amid groping claims, will return to work

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Sen. More...

Conyers steps aside from judiciary post amid sex allegations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michigan Rep. More...

Iran TV airs stories targeting 2 detained dual nationals

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iranian state television aired videos Sunday targeting a Briton and an American serving time on espionage charges, likely trying to pressure the U.S. More...

Syria: At least 23 civilians killed ahead of UN talks

BEIRUT (AP) — Government airstrikes and shelling outside the Syrian capital killed at least 23 civilians, activists reported Sunday, as fighting in the area showed no signs of letting up ahead of the resumption of U.N. More...

Man banned from Nobel Literature banquet amid sex claims

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The director of a Stockholm cultural center has been banned by the Swedish Academy, which awards the Nobel Literature Prize, from attending a Nobel banquet after several women made sexual misconduct allegations agains More...

Egypt’s options dwindling in its fight against militants

CAIRO (AP) — The scale of the bloodshed was vastly higher than past militant attacks but the Egyptian government response the same: three days of mourning, reassuring messages in the media that things are under control, and the president promis More...

Chinese premier in Hungary for regional summit

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — China’s premier has arrived in Hungary to participate in a summit with 16 countries from central and eastern Europe.  Li Keqiang was met by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban upon his arrival at Budapest&r More...

Pakistan Islamists rally on after deadly clashes with police

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani security forces refrained Sunday from cracking down again on an Islamist sitin, now in its third week, after violence the previous day killed six people and wounded scores. More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong County 911 released the following reports on recent incidents:  * Pennsylvania State Police and Distant Area Fire Department responded to a vehicle accident with injuries at 9 a.m. Nov. More...

Limiting the president’s nuclear option is appealing, but it would be a bad idea

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Alarmed by President Trump’s bellicose statements and impulsive governing style, two congressional Democrats have introduced legislation that would prohibit the president — any president — from launching a nuclear first strike witho More...

Don’t come near me

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I have that thing that’s going around. More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“Why they are no more two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder.”  (Matthew 19:6 AKJV)  Marriage is God’s plan. Stay married.   More...

First-term lawmaker to lead Assembly hearings on harassment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Assemblywoman Laura Friedman had no idea a sexual harassment scandal was about to explode at the California Legislature when she was elected last year or that she would help lead the response.  More...

Pixar’s ‘Coco’ feasts on ‘Justice League’ at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Pixar’s “Coco” sang its way to the fourth best Thanksgiving weekend ever with an estimated $71.2 million over the five-day weekend, a total that easily toppled Warner Bros.’ “Justice League.”& More...

Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD

NEW YORK (AP) — It was a telling setting for a decision on whether post-traumatic stress disorder patients could use medical marijuana.  More...

Congress coming back to crush of business in a fraught time

WASHINGTON (AP) — The crush of unfinished business facing lawmakers when they return to the Capitol would be daunting even if Washington were functioning at peak efficiency.  More...

Court fight could be brewing over who leads consumer agency

A court fight may be brewing over President Donald Trump’s move to make a close aide interim leader of a consumer protection agency assailed by Republicans and championed by Democrats, displacing the official elevated by the departing director, More...

Honduran president likely to be re-elected in disputed vote

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, a conservative U.S. ally, appeared likely to win a second term on Sunday despite opposition claims that his re-election is an unconstitutional power grab.  More...

UNICEF: Vaccines cargo to blockaded Yemen can’t be one-off

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U.N. More...

Egypt reeling from attack on mosque in Sinai that killed 305

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt was reeling Sunday from the horrific militant attack on a mosque in northern Sinai that killed 305 people two days earlier — the deadliest assault by Islamic extremists in its modern history and a grim milestone in a lo More...

A record number of visitors attend Venice Biennale art show

MILAN (AP) — A record number of visitors attended the 57th edition of the Venice Biennale contemporary art show that put political engagement at the center of artistic dialogue.  More...

Climber dies, others rescued on Mexico’s highest peak

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican officials say they’ve mobilized rescue efforts in recent days for at least nine climbers on Mexico’s tallest mountain. Among them is a U.S. climber who died.  More...

Egyptian village where mosque was attacked had been warned

CAIRO (AP) — Elders of a village in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula where militants killed 305 people in a mosque had been warned by Islamic State operatives to stop collaborating with security forces and to suspend rituals associated with Islam& More...

Greek soccer fans attack Pakistani immigrants in Athens

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police have used stun grenades and tear gas to disperse a brief but violent altercation between supporters of a soccer club and members of Athens’ Pakistani community.  Police say there have been no serio More...

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