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October 19, 2017 RSS feed / News

Senate panel approves Stefano’s bill enabling military, overseas residents to use secure online voting system

The Senate State Government Committee approved legislation sponsored by Sen. Pat Stefano (R-32nd) that is aimed at protecting voter integrity and make voting easier for members of the military and overseas residents.  More...

Al-Qaida set to gain as Islamic State disintegrates

BEIRUT (AP) — Over several nights in September, some 10,000 men, women and children fled areas under Islamic State control, hurrying through fields in northern Syria and risking fire from government troops to reach a province held by an al-Qaida-link More...

Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Doctors were just guessing a decade ago when they gave Alison Cairnes’ husband a new drug they hoped would shrink his lung tumors. Now she takes it, but the choice was no guesswork. More...

Highmark’s Allegheny Health Network announces $1B expansion

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Highmark Health will spend $1 billion to expand its Allegheny Health Network hospital chain, including a new 160-bed hospital in Pittsburgh’s North Hills suburbs, four smaller neighborhood hospitals, and renovations to existing hosp More...

Indiana U. of Pa. team receives cyber security education grant

INDIANA, Pa. – A team of faculty from Indiana University of Pennsylvania received a grant of $212,000 from the National Security Agency to enhance cybersecurity education in western Pennsylvania. More...

Poll: There is a big partisan gap in views on gender equality in the U.S.

NEW YORK (AP) — Does the United States still have hard work ahead of it in enabling women to attain equality with men? More...

Site of Amazon’s HQ2 has much to learn from Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Memo to the many places vying for Amazon’s second headquarters: It ain’t all food trucks and free bananas. More...

Sheriff: Fire kills Texas woman and her 5 children

SILSBEE, Texas (AP) — A woman and her five children were killed in a fire that quickly engulfed their Texas home, authorities said Wednesday.  Flames were already shooting from the home near Silsbee, about 80 miles northeast of Houston, wh More...

Halloween events announced

The following is a list of Halloween parades and trick-or-treat events being held in the local area.  Trick-or-Treat   More...

Bootleg Libyan oil, shady havens: Slain reporter’s beats

ROME (AP) — Malta, a tiny archipelago nation in the southern Mediterranean, is so attractive to those looking to shelter funds or operate under the radar of authorities that it’s got a nickname to prove it: “treasure island.”& More...

Mystic Warriors Band to play at Penn State Fayette

Andean music group Mystic Warriors will perform at Penn State Fayette, The Eberly Campus, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, in the campus Community Center.  More...

Obama to campaign in NJ, Virginia governor races

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Barack Obama is stepping back into the political spotlight for the first time since leaving the White House, publicly stumping for Democratic gubernatorial candidates in Virginia and New Jersey in preparation for th More...

Uncertainty reigns ahead of new health care sign-up period

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Jason Sanford has heard so many rumors about the changing health care landscape that every few weeks he dials a local information desk, seeking just a rough estimate of what his diabetes medication will soon cost him.&nb More...

Suicide training protocol aimed at helping veterans

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Four months after he enlisted in the U.S. More...

Pa. earns recognition for public works modernization

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania Department of General Services Secretary Curt Topper today announced that the department’s Public Works Modernization initiative recently received national recognition by earning e-Builder’s 2017 “Inn More...

Former governor, Homeland Security head to speak at Cal U.

CALIFORNIA, Pa. -- The Hon. Tom Ridge, the first U.S. More...

Texts: Sheriff, lawmaker pushed to stop Ga. cheerleader protest

ATLANTA (AP) — A powerful lawmaker texted a Georgia sheriff, recounting with pride how they pressured a university president to take action after black cheerleaders knelt during the national anthem at a football game.  More...

American Express CEO Kenneth Chenault to retire next year

NEW YORK (AP) — Kenneth Chenault, one of the most prominent black corporate leaders and long-time chairman and CEO of American Express, is stepping down next year, the company announced Wednesday. More...

Little Miss, Colonel Dunbar crowned

Little Miss Dunbar and Colonel Dunbar were crowned in September as part of the Dunbar Community Fest. Rhiley Prinkey (left), 6, daughter of Amos Prinkey and Elizabeth Shartzer of Dunbar won the Little Miss Dunbar title. More...

Body of missing protester may have been found in Argentina

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentine investigators think they have found the body of a protester whose disappearance more than two months ago prompted large demonstrations demanding the government find him alive, officials said Wednesday.&n More...

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