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December 7, 2017 RSS feed / News

Apollo Borough Council to vote upon 2018 preliminary budget today

Next year’s spending plan tentatively balanced at $590,750

Apollo Borough Council is tentatively scheduled to approve their preliminary budget for 2018 during tonight’s scheduled meeting to be held at 7 p.m. at the borough municipal building located along First Street in the municipality.  More...

Let’s hear it for the birthday boy

In my son’s household, like in many families, birthdays are special; sometimes a celebration lasting several days.  Each child will receive a birthday meal.  The meal is whatever the child wants.  It could be something mom makes More...

A sad, but necessary, end to John Conyers’ career

Editorial

This is not a victory for anyone.  The resignation of Congressman John Conyers, who served metro Detroit for 53 years in Washington, is a tragedy.  A wasted end to a storied career, mostly spent fighting for justice and equality, keeping th More...

Finland celebrates with dignity and joy

Commentary

WASHINGTON — Why, this week — when the world seems to be collapsing around us and an American president seems singularly incapable of catching it — should I write about Finland?  More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob? God is not the God of the dead, but of the living.”  - Matthew 22:32 AKJV   Christians believe in Jesus and the resurrection to eternal life in Heaven.   More...

Relatives, others want remains of cult leader Charles Manson

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The body of murder mastermind Charles Manson was barely cold when competing bids began for his remains and belongings among relatives and longtime associates.  More...

Ransomware slows North Carolina county government to a crawl

A cyberattack slowed county government to a crawl Wednesday in North Carolina’s most populous metro area as deputies processed jail inmates by hand, the tax office turned away electronic payments and building code inspectors switched to paper r More...

Small risk of breast cancer seen with hormone contraceptives

CHICAGO (AP) — Modern birth control pills that are lower in estrogen have fewer side effects than past oral contraceptives. More...

Judge sends VW manager to prison for 7 years in diesel scam

DETROIT (AP) — A judge on Wednesday sentenced a Volkswagen senior manager to seven years in prison for covering up a scheme to evade pollution limits on U.S. diesel vehicles, calling it an astonishing fraud on American consumers.  More...

Doctors find brain abnormalities in victims of Cuba mystery

WASHINGTON (AP) — Doctors treating the U.S. embassy victims of suspected attacks in Cuba have discovered brain abnormalities as they search for clues to explain hearing, vision, balance and memory damage, The Associated Press has learned.  More...

US stocks hold steady, following drops around the world

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stock indexes held steady Wednesday, following drops in markets around the world. More...

Trump calls on Saudis to immediately end Yemen blockade

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday called on Saudi Arabia to end its Yemen blockade immediately, citing humanitarian concerns.  More...

EPA to hold more hearings on planned Clean Power Plan repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration says it will hold three additional public hearings on its intention to nullify an Obamaera plan to ratchet down planet warming carbon emissions.  More...

Putin will allow Russians to compete at Pyeongchang Olympics

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin won’t boycott the Pyeongchang Olympics. Putin said Wednesday his government will allow Russians to compete as neutral athletes at the upcoming games in South Korea. More...

Putin announces 2018 re-election bid, ends long speculation

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday he would seek re-election next year in a race he is poised to win easily, putting him on track to become the nation’s longest serving ruler since Soviet dictator Josef Stalin.& More...

Waterline installed for new county office building

A construction crew with Pennsylvania American Water on Wednesday dug up a section of the sidewalk on South Grant Avenue in Kittanning Borough in order to install a new water line. More...

Report: Clinton was warned about Weinstein by Lena Dunham

NEW YORK (AP) — Lena Dunham claims that she warned Hillary Clinton’s communications director about Harvey Weinstein’s behavior, the New York Times reported in an expose that includes new details about the lengths Weinstein went to c More...

Another wildfire joins the siege across Southern California

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A wildfire erupted in Los Angeles’ exclusive Bel-Air section Wednesday as yet another part of Southern California found itself under siege from an outbreak of wind-whipped blazes that have consumed multimillion dollar h More...

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News to Use

Meetings:   • The Kittanning High School class of 1950 will hold its monthly luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Dec. 12 at Crouse’s Cafe, 134 S. Grant Ave., Kittanning. For information, call John Shay at 724-545-1182.  More...

Son of slain black man wants life in prison for ex-officer

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The son of a black motorist who was shot to death by a white former police officer asked a judge Wednesday to hand down the stiffest sentence possible: life in prison.  More...

Idaho fighting order to destroy wilderness wolf, elk data

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials are challenging a federal court order to destroy information collected from tracking collars placed on elk and wolves obtained illegally by landing a helicopter in a central Idaho wilderness area.  More...

Memoir by Japanese Emperor Hirohito fetches $275,000 in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — A memoir by Japanese Emperor Hirohito that offers his recollections of World War II fetched $275,000, nearly double its expected top price, at an auction in Manhattan on Wednesday.  More...

Trump says government shutdown possible, blames Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump warned Wednesday that a government shutdown was possible this weekend because Democrats were demanding to have “illegal immigrants pouring into our country,” tossing incendiary rhetoric onto More...

Pentagon: About 2,000 US troops in Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says there are about 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria. That is four times as many as officials had publicly acknowledged as recently as last month.  More...

House OKs GOP bill expanding gun owners’ rights

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans rammed a bill through the House on Wednesday that would make it easier for gun owners to legally carry concealed weapons across state lines, the first significant action on guns in Congress since mass shootings in More...

Trump decision on Jerusalem could have deep repercussions

JERUSALEM (AP) — President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Wednesday could have deep repercussions across the region. More...

Trump move on Jerusalem highlights Arab divisions

BEIRUT (AP) — Muslims across the Middle East warned Wednesday of disastrous consequences after President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but in a region more divided than ever, many asked what leaders can do beyond More...

Newly crowned by US as Israel’s capital, Jerusalem is unique

JERUSALEM (AP) — It is rare and perhaps unique for the world to interfere with a country’s choice of its own capital. More...

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