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March 13, 2018 RSS feed / News

Stefano announces run for second term in state Senate

State Senator Pat Stefano formally announced his intention to run for a second term in the State Senate in Pennsylvania’s 32nd District. He is seeking the Republican nomination in the May Primary Election. More...

Study: Cholesterol drug lowers the risk of death, heart attack

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A newer cholesterol drug, used with older statin medicines, modestly lowered heart risks and deaths in a big study of heart attack survivors that might persuade insurers to cover the pricey treatment more often.  More...

Fertility-clinic breakdowns baffle experts, upset couples

Simultaneous refrigeration failures at two fertility clinics in San Francisco and suburban Cleveland have damaged or destroyed potentially thousands of frozen eggs and embryos in the biggest such loss on record in the U.S. More...

U.S. judge says ATF stings should become relics of past

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in Chicago on Monday urged federal law enforcement to stop conducting stings in which undercover agents talk suspects into agreeing to steal non-existent drugs from fictitious stash houses, saying they too often target minoriti More...

Pitt-Johnstown drone program stirs enthusiasm

JOHNSTOWN (AP) — With the quick whirl of four propellers, a small white drone lifted upwards into a clear azure sky and, in a few seconds, was flying hundreds of feet off the ground.  It was on a mission to map Highland Regional Park while More...

Bullskin Elementary announces PBIS winners

Bullskin Elementary School recently announced the winners of its monthly PBIS awards for January and February. More...

Greensburg couple donates $1.4 million to Indiana U. of Pa.

INDIANA – A Greensburg couple has committed $1.4 million in support of initiatives in the College of Education and Communications at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.  More...

Immigrants sue U.S. over end to temporary protected status

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Immigrants from four countries and their American born children sued the Trump administration Monday over its decision to end a program that lets them live and work legally in the United States.  More...

Red Cross to hold blood drive

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pleasant Valley Masonic Center, 530 Pleasant Valley Road, Connellsville. Registrations can take place by calling 1-800-733-2767. More...

British PM: Russia ‘highly likely’ behind ex-spy’s poisoning

LONDON (AP) — Russia is “highly likely” to blame for poisoning a former spy and his daughter with a military grade nerve agent, British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday, demanding that Moscow give a compelling explanation or f More...

Hurricane center updates Irma death toll in U.S., Caribbean

MIAMI (AP) — The death toll from Hurricane Irma’s catastrophic rampage across the Caribbean and the southeastern U.S. More...

Givenchy’s legacy: Hepburn’s little black dress, and much more

PARIS (AP) — In her sleeveless black gown, with rows of pearl at the neck and oversized sunglasses, Audrey Hepburn’s Holly Golightly defined understated elegance. Hers was the iconic little black dress. More...

Barbershop study trimmed black men’s hair and blood pressure

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trim your hair, your beard, your blood pressure? Black men reduced one of their biggest medical risks through a novel project that shows the power of familiar faces and trusted places to improve health. More...

Two fertility clinics respond to storage failures

CLEVELAND (AP) — Two fertility clinics across the country from each other experienced equipment failures on the same day that may have damaged hundreds of frozen eggs and embryos, something that a fertility expert called a stunning coincidence and th More...

Bag may have hit fuel switch before copter crash

NEW YORK (AP) — The pilot who survived a helicopter crash that killed his five passengers told investigators he believed a passenger’s bag might have hit an emergency fuel shutoff switch in the moments before the chopper went down, a fede More...

Women choose to plant roots in Erie

ERIE (AP) — When others chose to leave, they stayed.  When female friends, colleagues and acquaintances continued to move to cities like Pittsburgh, Denver and Nashville to develop their careers and start families, these women chose Erie f More...

Endangerment charges filed in baby found in trash bin case

NORTH BELLE VERNON (AP) — A woman accused of placing her newborn baby in a trash receptacle after giving birth in a gas station restroom in Pittsburgh is facing endangerment charges.  The Pittsburgh Tribune Review reports that misdemeanor More...

St. Vincent College center to present lecture about ‘Age of Possibilism’

LATROBE – Saint Vincent College Center for Political and Economic Thought of the Alex G. McKenna School of Business, Economics and Government will present a lecture by Dr. Robert Paquette, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 14, in the Fred M. More...

1968 L.A. school walkout protesters see link to Parkland teenagers

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Malala Yousafzai working on book about refugees

NEW YORK (AP) — The next book from Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai (you-SAFF-zah) is a story about refugees.  Little, Brown Books for Young Readers told The Associated Press on Monday that Yousafzai’s “We Are Displace More...

Latest nor’easter could dump a foot or more of snow

BOSTON (AP) — Winter weary New Englanders are preparing for blizzard conditions, more than a foot of snow and high winds as the third major nor’easter in two weeks bears down on the Northeast.  More...

Bud Murphy’s hosts book signing

Bud Murphy’s recently hosted a book signing featuring Dave Finoli (left), author of “Roll Out the Stoney’s.” Joining Finoli were Greg King (center), Stoney’s brewmaster; and Jon King, Stoney’s president. More...

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