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June 13, 2018 RSS feed / News

Fiery fun at KidsFest

Nicholas Jacobyansky juggles fire during the 12th Annual Connelslville Lions Club KidsFest.   More...

Trade proposal hits Senate roadblock

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee hit a roadblock Tuesday in his attempt to get a vote on trade legislation that would require congressional approval of tariffs imposed in the name of national security.  More...

Charitable giving in U.S. tops $400 billion for first time

NEW YORK (AP) — Fueled by a surging stock market and huge gifts from billionaires, charitable giving in the United States in 2017 topped the $400 billion mark for the first time, according to the latest comprehensive report on Americans’ More...

Trump economic adviser Larry Kudlow suffers mild heart attack

NEW YORK (AP) — Larry Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s top economic adviser, suffered a “very mild” heart attack and was being treated at a military hospital, the White House said Monday.  Kudlow was in good condition at More...

Sessions excludes domestic, gang violence from asylum claims

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Immigration judges generally cannot consider domestic and gang violence as grounds for asylum, U.S. More...

Push for legislation to follow report on church sex abuse

HARRISBURG (AP) — A renewed push for legislation to abolish Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations in sex abuse cases will follow the publication of a sweeping grand jury report on allegations of child sexual abuse and cover-ups within six More...

Sexual misconduct cases in the spotlight as Southern Baptists convene

DALLAS (AP) — The Southern Baptist Convention opened its annual national meeting Tuesday in an anxious mood as the denomination’s all-male leadership grappled with the fallout of multiple sexual misconduct cases. More...

Puerto Rico issues new data on Hurricane Maria deaths

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Eight days after Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, Efrain Perez felt a pain in his chest.  More...

Lemont Furnace man faces aggravated assault charges

A Lemont Furnace man reached back in a vehicle while driving and struck a child, bruising her cheek, state police at Uniontown said.  Travis Alan Check, 19, of 1465 Connellsville Road, was arraigned late Monday night on charges of aggravated ass More...

Uniontown man charged with sexual assault

A Uniontown man sexually assaulted a teenage boy during an about two-month period in 2015 in North Union Township, state police at Uniontown said.  Jamelle Miguel Fairfax, 30, of 8 Searight Ave., was charged Monday with statutory sexual assault More...

High court voter roll decision may have only limited impact

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. More...

Frustrated AMA adopts sweeping policies to decrease gun violence

CHICAGO (AP) — With frustration mounting over lawmakers’ inaction on gun control, the American Medical Association on Tuesday pressed for a ban on assault weapons and came out against arming teachers as a way to fight what it calls a publ More...

Three siblings hurt in Minnesota playground crash

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An unlicensed driver being chased by state troopers plowed into a Minneapolis playground, injuring three young siblings, one of them critically, authorities said.  More...

GOP muscles judicial election change into redistricting bill

HARRISBURG (AP) — Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate on Tuesday moved to capitalize on the political momentum behind adopting a less partisan redistricting system to overhaul how state appeals judges are elected, drawing howls of protest from Dem More...

Struggling dairy farmers are producing alternative milk

LANCASTER (AP) — Even as many Lancaster County dairy farmers struggle to hang on despite falling milk prices and demand for their product, at least two small dairies are hooking their future to a controversial but increasingly popular new milk that c More...

Trump sees ‘new future’ for North Korea, but path unclear

SINGAPORE (AP) — President Donald Trump wrapped up his five-hour nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un with surprisingly warm words and hope for “a bright new future” for Kim’s isolated and impoverished nation. More...

Northern light: Macedonia makes name change deal with Greece

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece and Macedonia reached an historic agreement Tuesday to end a bitter 27- year name dispute that had kept the smaller and younger country out of international institutions such as NATO, the two countries’ prime More...

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