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December 12, 2017 RSS feed / News

Some glitches seen in deadline for ‘Obamacare’ sign-ups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer advocates reported some glitches Monday in the final days for “Obamacare” sign-ups, although the Trump administration largely seemed to be keeping its promise of a smooth enrollment experience.  More...

Zinke, House GOP escalate feud with Patagonia over monuments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and House Republicans have escalated their feud with Patagonia after the outdoor retailer told Americans that President Donald Trump “stole your land” in his move to shrink two sprawling Utah national m More...

C Harper Auto Group has history of giving to local communities

C Harper, regional auto group based in Belle Vernon, takes great pride in giving back to the communities where the owners and employees live and work.  This family legacy of providing support to many non-profit organizations is now happening wit More...

Researchers say mass shootings have been becoming deadlier

ATLANTA (AP) — It can sometimes seem as though mass shootings are occurring more frequently. Researchers who have been studying such crimes for decades say they aren’t, but they have been getting deadlier. More...

Deaths from window blinds show need for cord ban, study says

CHICAGO (AP) — Children’s injuries and deaths from window blinds have not stalled despite decades of safety concerns, according to a new U.S. study that recommends a complete ban on blinds with cords.  More...

Ash falls like snow as celebrities flee Southern California community

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history and driving celebrities from a wealthy hillside enclave. More...

Expert sees partisanship in Pennsylvania congressional maps

HARRISBURG (AP) — A political scientist serving as an expert for voters challenging Pennsylvania’s congressional districts testified Monday that “extreme partisan intent” by Republicans appears to have been the predominant fac More...

Ex-lawmaker gets 18 months of house arrest

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A former Pennsylvania lawmaker has been sentenced to 18 months of house arrest for his role in an illegal gambling machine operation.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that Marc Gergely was also ordered Monday to spend More...

U.N.: Tensions over North Korea worsen rights violations

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea’s leadership has cracked down further on human rights as tensions have escalated over its nuclear and missile tests, including beefing up restrictions on movements and making “horrific” prison More...

Ukraine’s anti-corruption agency faces strong resistance

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — An anti-corruption agency established in Ukraine two years ago was expected to be the driving force that would uproot the endemic graft that depleted the nation’s resources and worried its Western allies.  More...

France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

PARIS (AP) — Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. More...

Monument co-management proposal another blow to Native Americans

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s decision to drastically reduce and break up a national monument in Utah wasn’t the only blow Native American tribes say they were dealt last week.  More...

Trump administration gives tax overhaul plan rosy assessment

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday will try to sell the American people on an unpopular Republican tax overhaul that his administration claims will generate a large part of $1.8 trillion in new revenue — a figure that a More...

Police reports listed

Hunting equipment stolen   Someone took multiple pieces of hunting equipment from an Acme man, state police at Uniontown said.  The crimes took place between Oct. 22 and Nov. More...

New Yorker fires reporter Ryan Lizza for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (AP) — The New Yorker magazine said Monday it has cut ties with well-known political reporter Ryan Lizza for alleged sexual misconduct. More...

Class action lawsuit sought over 1966 Spain H-bombs accident

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Veterans who say they responded to a 1966 accident involving U.S. More...

‘One of my nightmares’: Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

NEW YORK (AP) — A man inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation’s busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that New York has dreaded for yea More...

Spirit Airlines boots breast-feeding woman from plane

A woman making a long-planned trip with her parents and young son says Spirit Airlines kicked the family off the plane when she didn’t immediately stop breast-feeding the 2-year-old, who was restless after a long delay. More...

Man moving log home from Beallsville to Scenery Hill farm

BEALLSVILLE (AP) — His handiwork already enhancing the scenery of Scenery Hill, Brian Allen eagerly embraced another construction project. More...

University thinks big in small spaces with tiny classroom

LORETTO (AP) — Saint Francis University is digging into the tiny house trend as part of its Energy Technology and Policy program. More...

Firemen’s Association announces essay contest winners

The Fayette County Firemen’s Association recently announced the winners of its essay contest. More...

Venezuela president’s threat to ban opposition draws rebuff

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Opposition parties in Venezuela won’t be bullied out of participating in future elections, a leading anti-government politician said Monday, rejecting threats a day earlier by socialist President Nicolas Maduro.& More...

Aussie lawmaker quits over Chinese political links

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An influential Australian opposition lawmaker under fire over his close links to wealthy Chinese political donors has announced he is quitting the Senate for the good of his party as the government moves against forei More...

Surrounded by scandal, Golden Globes turn to old favorites and fresh faces

NEW YORK (AP) — Guillermo del Toro’s Cold War-era fairytale “The Shape of Water” swam away with a leading seven Golden Globes nominations on Monday and the HBO drama “Big Little Lies” came away with six nods. More...

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