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Geibel students perform ‘Sister Act’ at State Theatre

Geibel students performed “Sister Act” this past weekend at the State Theatre Center for the Arts in Uniontown. More...

Concerns voiced before critical Mon-Fayette Expressway vote

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The future of the $1.6 billion Mon-Fayette Expressway faces a crucial vote Monday, and two top local leaders say they aren’t convinced the project should move ahead.  More...

Judge urged to ask guard slaying jurors about death penalty

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to question prospective jurors in the trial of a central Pennsylvania prison inmate charged in a guard’s death whether they oppose the death penalty.  More...

Perry town hall contentious over health care, immigration

RED LION, Pa. (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. More...

Taxi jumps downtown Pittsburgh curb, kills 1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a taxi jumped a curb and hit two pedestrians in downtown Pittsburgh on St. More...

Senate finally holds confirmation hearings for Gorsuch

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirteen months after the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, the Senate is finally holding confirmation hearings to fill the vacancy, considering President Donald Trump’s choice of Neil Gorsuch for the high court.  More...

Waiter fired after asking customer for proof of residency

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A waiter was fired from a Southern California restaurant after asking customers to prove they had legal residency before serving them.  More...

Trump wants to build 30-foot-high wall at Mexican border

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration wants to build a 30-foot-high border wall that looks good from the north side and is difficult to climb or cut through, according to a pair of contract notices posted to a government website further detailin More...

Telecom policy tilts in favor of industry under Trump’s FCC

NEW YORK (AP) — Trumpism is slowly taking hold on your phone and computer, as newly installed federal regulators begin chipping away at hardfought protections on privacy and competition. More...

Clashes break out in Syrian capital after insurgents attack

BEIRUT (AP) — Fierce clashes broke out in the Syrian capital on Sunday after insurgents infiltrated government held parts of the city through tunnels overnight, state media said. More...

Vandals contaminate mobile home park’s water supply

NEW STANTON, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say vandals contaminated the private water system of a mobile home park in western Pennsylvania, leaving about 50 homes without water service. More...

Library offers training to stop heroin overdoses

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco public library staffers may soon be trained to administer medication to reverse heroin overdoses among the growing number of opioid users who are homeless.  The idea surfaced after an addict was found dea More...

Louisiana sheriff’s deputy shot, killed while on-duty

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A sheriff’s deputy in Louisiana is dead after being shot near a movie theater in Baton Rouge, police said Sunday.  More...

Trial ordered for woman accused of killing husband

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania woman accused of having shot and killed her husband after an argument about a burned casserole has been ordered to stand trial on homicide and evidence-tampering charges.  Thirty-eight-year-old Tere More...

Federal appeals court gives students opportunity to parry with judges

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Arguing a case before a panel of federal appeals-court judges can be daunting even for experienced lawyers. More...

While Trump talks tough, U.S. quietly cutting nuclear force

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force is quietly shrinking its deployed force of land-based nuclear missiles as part of a holdover Obama administration plan to comply with an arms control treaty with Russia. More...

Justices to hear property rights dispute over family’s land

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Murr family’s path to the Supreme Court began on the scenic banks of Wisconsin’s St. Croix River, when a group of siblings tried to sell one of two waterfront plots.  More...

King maintains support in Iowa after inflammatory comments

CARROLL, Iowa (AP) — Outside his rural congressional district stretching over 39 Iowa counties, conservative U.S. Rep. More...

Plane that landed at NYC airport gets stuck in snowdrift

NEW YORK (AP) — A plane from Chicago that landed at LaGuardia Airport on Saturday got stuck in a snowdrift while turning off the runway and had to be pulled out by a tug.  The pilot of the Republic Airline flight operating under Delta was More...

Cascading effect: One attack led to another at Yahoo

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Russian hackers working with Russian spies didn’t crack Yahoo security all at once.  More...

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