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GOP dismisses upcoming budget analysis of health plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on Sunday dismissed an upcoming Congressional Budget Office analysis widely expected to conclude that more Americans will be uninsured under a proposal to dismantle Barack Obama’s health law, despite Presiden More...

Health law’s woes, real or perceived, drive call for repeal

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and Republican leaders say drastic action is needed because the Obama-era health care overhaul is a disaster, with soaring premiums and insurers bailing out.  It’s true that major parts of the More...

McCain to Trump: Provide wiretap evidence or retract

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House intelligence committee is asking the Trump administration for evidence that the phones at Trump Tower were tapped during the campaign as its namesake has charged, a request reinforced Sunday by an influential Republi More...

Opinion

North Korea adds to missile threat

(AP) – North Korea’s latest action has added even more greatly to its missile threat. More...

Trump’s speech offers clarity

A habit worth acquiring by anyone interested in understanding Donald Trump— as president, CEO, celebrity or human being —is the continuous cultivation of patience.  More...

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Sports

Falcons swinging for better season

William Ricks has been coaching tennis in some capacity for upwards of 35 years. More...

Villanova gets top seed in NCAA Tournament

(AP) -- For pure drama, best wait ‘til the shots start flying. For sheer excitement, Selection Sunday belonged to Northwestern. More...

Three area wrestlers place at PIAA Championships

Southmoreland junior Tyler Griffiths, Frazier freshman Thayne Lawrence and Laurel Highlands junior Ian Edenfield each stood tall on the medal stand on Saturday after some fantastic performances at the three-day PIAA Wrestling Championships at Giant C More...

Fish dinners mark Lent in region

As the days of Lent lead to Easter, an array of fish dinners in the area help to make the final days of winter just a little more palatable.  More...

Acme man dies, four injured in Bullskin Township accident

An Acme man was killed and four people were injured Saturday evening in a two-vehicle accident on Route 982 (Pleasant Valley Road) in Bullskin Township.  State police said James E. More...

Obituaries

Naomi F. Bradish

CONNELLSVILLE

Naomi Faye (Wilbraham) Bradish, 76, of Connellsville (Bullskin Township) passed away Sunday morning, March 12, 2017 in the Harmon House Convalescent Center, Mt. Pleasant. More...

Barbara A. Askey Gossett

FAYETTE CITY

Barbara A. Askey Gossett, 66, of Fayette City, formerly of Mt. Pleasant and Scottdale, died Thursday evening, March 9, 2017 in Mon Valley Hospital, Monongahela, while being comforted by her loving family.  She was born Jan. 20, 1951 in Mt. More...

James Edward Murphy

FORMERLY OF MT. PLEASANT

James Edward Murphy, 23, of Daugherty Township, passed away peacefully March 9, 2017 at McGuire Memorial Home. Born October 12, 1993, in Mt. Pleasant, Pa, he is the son of Phyllis (Murphy) Welty and the late Joseph R. Welty Jr. More...

Arts and Entertainment

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Grieving Mom Has Just Cause To Ignore Dead Baby’s Father

DEAR ABBY

DEAR ABBY: My son “Jake” was born last June. His father was a good friend who I thought I loved and that he loved me. The day I told him I was pregnant, he disappeared.  More...

ASTROGRAPH

PISCES (Feb. 20-March 20) -- Take control and set your goals. Do whatever it takes to get rid of the uncertainty that has been holding you back. Ask questions and make decisions. Strive for precision and perfection.   More...

Lifestyles

Niacin has proven effective in lowering cholesterol

ASK THE DOCTORS

DEAR DOCTOR: I’ve been taking niacin for years to lower my cholesterol. Do you think it really helps? More...

Fay-West Calendar

Pierogi orders taken  St. John the Evangelist Church is taking orders for their Easter pre-order pierogi sale. Cost is $9 per dozen, frozen only. Orders are due by Friday, March 31, and must be paid for and picked up from 9-11 a.m. More...

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