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July 11, 2018 RSS feed / News

2018 Scottdale Gazebo Concert Series to begin on Friday

The calendar has turned to July and that means Scottdale’s Friday nights soon will be filled with music.  The 2018 Scottdale Gazebo Concert Series will begin July 13 and run every Friday through Aug. More...

Ross Vincent, environmentalist, dies

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — Ross Vincent, an environmentalist who worked in Colorado and Louisiana for decades, has died. More...

Judge: Experts can testify that Roundup linked to cancer

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Evidence that Roundup weed killer can cause cancer seems “weak,” but experts can still make that claim at trial, a U.S. judge ruled Tuesday.  More...

Baby found alive buried under debris

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Erie’s Presque Isle Lighthouse draws crowds

ERIE (AP) — A $300,000 investment in 2017 in a 145-year-old Erie asset appears to be paying off.  Attendance is up markedly at Presque Isle Lighthouse, said Michael Sullivan, executive director of the lighthouse located near Beach 9.  More...

Nevada inmate wants his death sentence, painful or not

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The convicted Nevada inmate slated to die by a three-drug lethal injection combination never before used in the U.S. has said repeatedly he wants his sentence carried out and he doesn’t care if it’s painful.  More...

Iowa prosecutor to be reinstated despite ‘egregious’ conduct

KEOSAUQUA, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa prosecutor who faced sexual harassment allegations that the state Supreme Court described as “egregious conduct” announced Tuesday he intends to resume his duties weeks after the all-male court ordered More...

China lets Nobel widow go to Berlin after long house arrest

BERLIN (AP) — In the fall of 2010, Liu Xia traveled to a prison in northeast China to tell her husband, the dissident intellectual Liu Xiaobo, that he had just been awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. More...

YouTube aims to crack down on fake news

NEW YORK (AP) — Google’s YouTube says it is taking several steps to ensure the veracity of news on its service by cracking down on misinformation and supporting news organizations.  The company said Monday it will make “authori More...

Police news reported

City man charged   A Connellsville man was charged with home improvement fraud after city police said he failed to make home repairs.  Devon Wayne Anderson, 27, met with the alleged victim on Oct. 27, authorities said.  More...

Stuck in trade war, U.S. and China face uncertain path to deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the trade war between the world’s two largest economies nears the end of its first week, its most unsettling fact may be this: No one seems to foresee any clear path to peace.  More...

Peter Carington, last survivor of Churchill govt., dead at 99

LONDON (AP) — Peter Carington, a long-serving British politician who was the last survivor of Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s government, has died, the government said Tuesday. More...

Judge who denied Trump policy known for immigration rulings

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Trump administration’s failed attempt to detain migrant families together indefinitely ran into a formidable obstacle in a judge whose upbringing was shaped as the daughter of immigrants and who previously rejected More...

Planned Parenthood closes Indiana center

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Planned Parenthood has closed its health center, blaming what it called years of intimidation and harassment of the center’s staff by supporters of anti-abortion groups.  More...

Pa. prosecutor vows to protect abortion rights

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A district attorney in Pennsylvania says should Roe v. Wade be overturned, he would not prosecute any women or medical professionals for seeking or performing safe abortion services.  More...

Report blasts Georgia solitary confinement as ‘draconian’

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s most restrictive solitary confinement facility deprives prisoners of basic human needs and risks causing them psychological harm, according to an expert report filed in federal court.  More...

After daring rescue, entire Thai soccer team out of cave

MAE SAI, Thailand (AP) — “Everyone is safe.” With those three words posted on Facebook the daring rescue mission to extricate 12 boys and their soccer coach from the treacherous confines of a flooded cave in Thailand came to a close More...

Trump lands in Europe, says Putin ‘easiest’ of his meetings

BRUSSELS (AP) — With Europe’s wary eyes upon him, President Donald Trump launched a weeklong trip there on Tuesday with harsh criticism for NATO allies and predicted the “easiest” leg of his journey would be his scheduled sit- More...

Geoffrey Rush pulls out of Australian stage production

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has pulled out of Shakespeare stage production in Australia as he sues a Sydney newspaper for defamation.  More...

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