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May 7, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Powerball’s pull puts weekend jackpot at $415 million

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Powerball jackpot has climbed to $415 million, making Saturday night’s prize the largest since a record $1.6 billion payout in January. More...

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Thousands of migrants still taking Balkan route to EU

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Thousands of migrants have continued to travel through Hungary on their way toward western Europe, despite fences, border closures and the European Union’s deal with Turkey to stop sea crossings to Greece. More...

Colombia arrests alleged big money launderer from Panama

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities have arrested a prominent Panama businessman they’re calling the world’s most-wanted money launderer and froze assets belonging to dozens of companies linked to him that were allegedly u More...

Egypt rights lawyer arrested, another detained in Cairo

CAIRO (AP) — A prominent Egyptian rights lawyer who had raised a legal suit against the president’s decision to hand two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia was arrested early on Friday and ordered held in custody for 15 days, pending investi More...

Arts and Entertainment

On This Date

In 1847, the American Medical Association was founded in Philadelphia. In 1915, a German U-boat sank the RMS Lusitania, killing 1,198 off the coast of Ireland. In 1945, Germany unconditionally surrendered and withdrew from World War II More...

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Lifestyles

FAY-WEST CALENDAR

Spaghetti dinner A spaghetti dinner including drink and dessert for $8 will be held May 14 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Brownfield Community Center in Dawson. Crazy Cowboy Band will play from 7 to 10 p.m. There is a $2 fee. Looking for classmates More...

Same disease causes different symptoms in men than in women

ASK Dr. K

DEAR DOCTOR K: A doctor who specializes in women’s health told my wife that some diseases cause different symptoms in men compared to women. Is that really true? DEAR READER: Perhaps surprisingly, the answer is yes. More...

Southmoreland works to finalize 2016-17 budget

The process is moving along as the Southmoreland School District works towards finalizing a budget for the 2016-17 school year. More...

Pierogi maker

The preparations for the combined festival of St. John the Evangelist and Immaculate Conception churches are under way with plenty of festival favorites being made. More...

Paranormal investigator speaks at Ambassador series conclusion

While many associate Stan Gordon’s name with the paranormal itself, Gordon will be the first to tell you he’s never seen a Bigfoot or a UFO. His work is in chronicling incidents reported by others. More...

Opinion

U.S. Guest Editorial

President Barack Obama got a chilly reception in Saudi Arabia last month after his public comments suggesting that its leaders were overreacting to the threat from Iran. But the Iranian threat is real throughout the Mideast.  More...

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Battle of opposites

National Perspective

Hubert H. Humphrey was a voluble people-person, Richard Nixon a brooding introvert. George W. Bush was breezy and personable, Albert Gore intellectual and awkward. Barack Obama was black and young, John McCain was white and old. More...

Sports

CAHS students honored with award

Seniors Abbie Siecinski and Nick Jacobyansky have certainly made the most of their time as student-athletes at Connellsville High School. More...

Geibel’s Ewing headed to YMCA nationals

After taking a year off due to an injury, Geibel junior Maggie Ewing is once again competing in gymnastics, and she doesn’t seem to have missed a beat. More...

CAHS track athletes place at invitational

Connellsville’s Madison Wiltrout won the javelin event (150-5) at the Baldwin Invitational track meet, and teammate Ashley Capo finished tied for eighth in the high jump (4-9). More...

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