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August 18, 2018 RSS feed / News

Westmoreland County Fair offers mixture of agriculture, education and entertainment

The Westmoreland County Fair kicked off with a mixture of agriculture, education and entertainment.  The Fair Queen and the first Westmoreland County Fair King will be named.  Daily events can also be found around the fair.  More...

Justice lawyers try to halt Trump financial records release

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Department lawyers asked a federal judge Friday to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump’s critics from getting access to financial records related to his Washington, D.C., More...

Jill Janus, lead singer of the metal band Huntress, dies

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Getting personal: U.S., Turkish leaders feud over arrest

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A detained American pastor has become a symbol of a growing rift between Turkey and the United States, but problems in the Cold War-era alliance as well as Turkey’s own financial crisis are unlikely to dissipate even More...

Synthetic marijuana seen as a growing public health danger

A decade after first appearing in the United States, synthetic marijuana is seen as a growing health danger.  Some marijuana smokers turned to it because it is relatively cheap and not detected in routine drug testing.  Dozens of people in More...

Slain Colorado mom had painted happy picture of married life

FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — Shanann Watts’ Facebook page painted a portrait of a happy married life — of a woman dedicated to her husband and their two young children. More...

Church president: Use ‘Latterday Saints’ not ‘Mormon’

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The faith has the famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir, recently made a documentary about its members called “Meet the Mormons” and uses “Mormon” in its official website addresses.  More...

Diocese invites young Catholics, ‘nones’ back to church

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Taco Tuesdays at Holy Trinity in Robinson.  Mass meet-ups during work-week lunch breaks in Downtown Pittsburgh.  Pub-style trivia nights at Saints John and Paul in the North Hills, where a $5 ticket gets you free gru More...

Ex-prosecutor who helped drug dealers for sex gets probation

BEDFORD (AP) — A former Pennsylvania district attorney who tipped off female drug dealers and also gave them lenient treatment in exchange for sex was sentenced to eight years of probation on Friday.  Bill Higgins repeatedly apologized for More...

Manafort judge says he’s received threats, won’t name jurors

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The judge in Paul Manafort’s financial fraud trial said Friday he has received threats and he fears for the “peace and safety” of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman.  More...

Highlands Hospital Auxiliary installs new officers at luncheon

Highlands Hospital Auxiliary installing officer Ginny McDowell (left) presents the gavel to newly installed president Kitty Reed-Strawn during the group’s June luncheon, which was held in the S More...

Judge tells U.S. officials, ACLU to come up with asylum plan

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday called on the U.S. government and the American Civil Liberties Union to come up with a plan to address the rights of parents and children to seek asylum.  More...

U.S. intensifies sanctions on Myanmar forces

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States intensified its sanctions against Myanmar on Friday, blacklisting four commanders and two units of security forces for their alleged role in violent campaigns against Rohingya Muslims and other ethnic minorit More...

Anger engulfs families as Italy buries bridge victims

GENOA, Italy (AP) — With anger and grief, Italians began burying some of their dead Friday from the Genoa highway bridge collapse, holding funerals in the victims’ hometowns. More...

Miss America: Leadership bullied, manipulated me

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. More...

Culinary greats honor late French master chef Joel Robuchon

PARIS (AP) — Hundreds of people, among them scores of chefs and students of the culinary arts from around the world, gathered Friday to pay their respects to one of the masters of French cuisine, the late chef Joel Robuchon.  More...

No clean-up of nuclear leak in South Carolina for years

HOPKINS, S.C. (AP) — Federal regulators say Westinghouse Electric Co. More...

Washed out: Water woes scuttle Phish’s 3-day music festival

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. More...

Evangelicals confront sex abuse problems in #MeToo era

As the Roman Catholic church struggles with a new wave of clergy abuse cases, several prominent evangelical institutions have been rocked in recent weeks by their own sexual misconduct allegations against pastors and church leaders who exploited the More...

Taxpayers foot bill for politician’s car wrecks

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pennsylvania state representative has had three car accidents in three years — with repairs and insurance claims covered by state taxpayers, records show.  More...

Eastern Pa. police focus on the pros, cons of body cameras

DOYLESTOWN (AP) — Gun — check. Badge — check. Body camera — check.  Clipping a video camera to his chest is not something Central Bucks Regional police Cpl. More...

Senior Menus/Activities

Senior menus and activities for the week of Aug. 20:  Connellsville Area Senior Tigers Inc. sponsors a multipurpose program to serve the needs of older adults.  The main center is located at 100 E. More...

Geary sisters take The Daily Courier along on annual trip

The Geary sisters took along The Daily Courier on their annual trip to Outer Banks, N.C. The sisters went shopping and sightseeing and did a wild horse tour. More...

Musk admits to stress; Tesla’s board may have to act

Elon Musk’s erratic behavior was front and center again this week as the CEO of Tesla conceded that he’s overwhelmed by job stress, pushing his electric car company’s stock down and bringing pressure on its board to take action.&nbs More...

Cuomo on his ‘inartful’ remark: ‘Of course America is great’

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. More...

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