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March 13, 2018 RSS feed / News

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Meetings: • The Ford City High School class of 1962 will hold its monthly luncheon at 1 p.m. March 14 at Villa Rosa Restaurant, 325 S. Jefferson St., Kittanning. All class members and guests are welcome. More...

POLICE REPORTS

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

In defense of Trump’s tariffs

Editorial

It’s interesting how Trump’s tariff proposal has opponents screaming it’s the end of the world.”  More...

The changing face of pill communication

Commentary

“It may be hard to imagine, but when the Pill debuted in 1960, it was bigger than God,” a millennial writes in the April issue of Cosmopolitan, in a piece titled “Totally Over the Pill.”  More...

BIBLE DIGEST

“Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.” (Psalms 51:5 AKJV)  We didn’t have to go to school to learn how to sin. All of us need Jesus, the Savior.   More...

AP source: Bag may have hit fuel switch before copter crash

NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot who survived a helicopter crash that killed his five passengers told authorities he believed a passenger’s bag might have hit an emergency fuel shutoff switch in the moments before the chopper went down, a federa More...

US judge: ATF stings should be ‘regulated... to the past’

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in Chicago on Monday urged federal law enforcement to stop conducting stings in which undercover agents talk suspects into agreeing to steal non-existent drugs from fictitious stash houses, saying they too often target mi More...

Michigan universities seek delay on Nassar-inspired bills

LANSING, Mich. More...

Latest nor’easter could dump a foot or more of snow

BOSTON (AP) — Winter weary New Englanders are preparing for blizzard conditions, more than a foot of snow and high winds as the third major nor’easter in two weeks bears down on the Northeast.  More...

Senate bill would diminish mortgage disclosures by banks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buried within new Senate legislation to roll back restraints on banks is a provision that would exempt an estimated 85 percent of all U.S. More...

Trump honors World Series champion Houston Astros

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump recognized the Houston Astros on Monday for their first World Series win, an “incredible victory” that Trump said was even more special following the devastation Hurricane Harvey wrought on t More...

Plane carrying 71 people crashes, catches fire in Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A plane carrying 71 people from Bangladesh swerved erratically and flew dangerously low before crashing and erupting in flames as it landed Monday in Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital, killing at least 50 people, official More...

Chaos in 2 towns as Turkish and Syrian forces close in

BEIRUT (AP) — Parallel offensives waged by Turkey and the Syrian government on two separate towns in Syria on Monday pushed residents into overcrowded shelters for safety as others tried to flee the advancing forces by road.  More...

Calm before the storm? North Korea still mum on Trump summit

TOKYO (AP) — News of the planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un sent shockwaves around the globe. More...

Women seeking career advancement choose to go big and stay in Erie

ERIE, Pa. More...

911 CALLS

Armstrong County 911 released the following reports on recent incidents:  * Distant Area Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 7:12 p.m. March 11, at 679 Climax Road in Clarion County;  More...

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Ahead of Trump wall tour, little change on US—Mexico border

CALEXICO, Calif. (AP) — The daily commute from Mexico to California farms is the same as it was before Donald Trump became president. More...

Package bombs in Texas capital likely tied to earlier blast

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Two package bomb blasts a few miles apart killed a teenager and wounded two women in Austin on Monday, less than two weeks after a similar attack left a man dead in another part of the Texas capital.  More...

Tech gains but industrials slide, leaving indexes mixed

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were split Monday as technology companies continued to climb, but Boeing and other industrial companies gave back some of the ground they won on Friday.  More...

Barbershop study trimmed black men’s hair and blood pressure

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trim your hair, your beard, your blood pressure? Black men reduced one of their biggest medical risks through a novel project that shows the power of familiar faces and trusted places to improve health.  More...

Trump’s strong words on guns give way to political reality

WASHINGTON (AP) — Not two weeks ago, President Donald Trump wagged his finger at a Republican senator and scolded him for being “afraid of the NRA,” declaring that he would stand up to the powerful gun lobby and finally get results More...

Draft GOP report: No coordination between Trump and Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have completed a draft report concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia, a finding that is sure to please th More...

Tillerson visits Chad and gets an earful about US travel ban

N’DJAMENA, Chad (AP) — On an unlikely visit to dusty and desolate Chad, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Monday told the African nation’s citizens they’re welcome in the United States. More...

British PM: Russia ‘highly likely’ behind ex-spy’s poisoning

LONDON (AP) — Russia is “highly likely” to blame for poisoning a former spy and his daughter with a military grade nerve agent, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday, demanding that Moscow give a compelling explanation or f More...

US woman trapped in Syria’s Ghouta wants action from Trump

BEIRUT (AP) — An American woman living in the besieged suburbs of the Syrian capital on Monday called on President Donald Trump to put more pressure on Russia to “stop bombing us” amid an air and ground assault by government forces More...

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