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November 28, 2017 RSS feed / Front Page

News

Senators consider automatic tax hikes if revenue falls short

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans are considering a trigger that would automatically increase taxes if their sweeping legislation fails to generate as much revenue as they expect. More...

Powell, in prepared remarks, backs further slow rate hikes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerome Powell says that if confirmed as the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, he expects the Fed to continue raising interest rates gradually to support its twin goals of maximum employment and stable prices.  More...

Franken says he let ‘a lot of people down’ with his behavior

WASHINGTON (AP) — A contrite Al Franken said Monday he knows he “let a lot of people down” — the people of Minnesota, Senate colleagues and staff — amid accusations of sexually inappropriate behavior. More...

Opinion

U.S. sticks up for Great Lakes protection plan

(AP) –– Congress is wisely reversing President Donald Trump’s rash and irresponsible attempt to cut $300 million in annual funding for Great Lakes restoration.  More...

Franken fears haunt Minnesota

(AP) –– U.S. Sen. More...

Christians need our help!

This year, as Christians enter the holy season of Advent, a coalition of Christian aid groups, in conjunction with U.S. More...

Sports

Southmoreland wrestlers shooting for playoffs

Last season was a rough one for the Southmoreland wrestling team, but head coach Steve Santia seems confident that the Scotties can put together a much better outing this year.  More...

Tomlin fine with hyping up Steelers’ showdown with Patriots

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sitting across from a Hall of Fame coach turned broadcaster, Mike Tomlin decided to do longtime friend Tony Dungy a solid. More...

Panthers hope season-ending upset is a springboard to 2018

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pat Narduzzi and his coaching staff won’t spend the next month preparing for a bowl game but the recruiting trail after Pittsburgh’s first losing season in a decade. Narduzzi, however, will hit the road with momentum. And then some. More...

Teens testify against man in rape case

A Dunbar Township man twice performed a sex act on them, two teenage boys testified Monday during a preliminary hearing in Uniontown.  Lonnie Ray Watson, 51, of 17 Lowery Drive, did the acts shortly after they ran away from a group home and had More...

Living history dinner theater honors Rosie the Riveter

There was no one Rosie the Riveter during World War II –– there were thousands.  Honoring their contributions recently, the Fayette County Cultural Trust hosted a living history dinner theater featuring Mary Ann Jung as one Rosie &nd More...

Obituaries

Alfred T. Argiro Sr.

Scottdale

Alfred T. Argiro Sr., 78, of Scottdale, passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 27, 2017, at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.  Alfred was born June 12, 1939, in Brooklyn, N.Y., a son of the late Frank A. More...

Mary F. Bedford

Connellsville

Mary F. Bedford, 102, of Connellsville, died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Harmon House, Mt. Pleasant. She was born Dec. 16, 1914, in Connellsville, a daughter of the late Mary Jane Ennis. More...

Lillian E. Fogle

Formerly of Connellsville

Lillian E. (Maczko) Fogle, 95, formerly of Connellsville, died peacefully, surrounded by family and friends, on Nov. 25, 2017 at the Arbors at St. Barnabas in Valencia, where she had been a resident since 2013.  More...

Lifestyles

Bible Digest

“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.” (Psalms 23:1 AKJV)  When we have the Lord, we have all that we need.   More...

Recent studies show possible link between FSH, weight gain

Dear Doctor: I recently read that blocking follicle stimulating hormone can combat post-menopausal bone loss and weight gain in women. Please tell me how to go about blocking that hormone!   More...

Highlands Hospital Auxiliary presenting Parade of Trees

Highlands Hospital Auxiliary will present the annual Parade of Trees from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in the Highlands Hospital lobby from now until Friday, Dec. 1. The drawing will be held at 6 p.m. Dec 1. Tickets are $2 each.  More...

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