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August 9, 2018 RSS feed / News

Perry Twp. stands on solid financial ground

Perry Township is standing on solid ground.  Supervisors heard the results of their 2017 audit Tuesday evening from certified public accountant Jeffrey J. More...

Palestinian-American Congressional candidate is source of West Bank pride

BEIT OUR AL-FOQA, West Bank (AP) — The Michigan primary victory of Rashida Tlaib, a Palestinian American who is expected to become the first Muslim woman to serve in the U.S. More...

China exports surged in July despite tariffs

BEIJING (AP) — China’s exports to the United States surged last month as its merchants rushed to fill orders ahead of a jump in U.S. More...

Helping nature: Inducing labor avoids cesarean for some moms

Move over, Mother Nature. First-time moms at low risk of complications were less likely to need a cesarean delivery if labor was induced at 39 weeks instead of waiting for it to start on its own, a big study found. Their babies fared better, too. More...

Study: 1 in 7 children of Zika-infected moms have problems

NEW YORK (AP) — One out of every seven babies born to U.S. mothers who were infected with Zika during pregnancy developed some kind of health problem, according to the first long-term look.  More...

Cross-country bicyclists repair house

HAZLETON (AP) — On any given weekday you’ll find them pedaling cross-country on a two-month bicycle trip, gripping the handlebars as they push through sometimes unpleasant weather.  At week’s end, though, they give their bikes More...

Charlottesville gave momentum to Confederate monument foes

Pressure to take down America’s monuments honoring slain Confederate soldiers and the generals who led them didn’t start with Charlottesville. More...

L.A. gas leak leads to $120 million settlement

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California utility reached a nearly $120 million settlement over a massive blowout at a natural gas storage field that became the nation’s largest known release of climate-changing methane and forced thousand More...

Route 31 closure pushed back

The scheduled closure of a section of Route 31 in Mt. Pleasant has been pushed back. Valerie Petersen, community relations coordinator with PennDOT District 12, said the closure is now scheduled for Aug. More...

Former world hurdles champion Bett killed in car accident at 28

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Nicholas Bett, a Kenyan runner who won the 2015 world championship title in the 400-meter hurdles, was killed in an early-morning car crash Wednesday in the country’s famed high-altitude training region, police and h More...

Quake deaths top 130, aid effort intensifies

BANGSAL, Indonesia (AP) — Aid began reaching isolated areas of the Indonesian island struggling after a powerful earthquake that killed more than 130 people as rescuers intensified efforts Wednesday to find those buried in the rubble.  More...

Advocates ask APA to condemn psych techniques used to keep kids online

CHICAGO (AP) — Children’s advocates want the American Psychological Association to condemn the tech industry’s practice of using persuasive psychological techniques to keep kids glued to their screens.  More...

U.S. commander: No need for major change in Afghan war plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the Trump administration unveiled a broad new strategy for the 17-year war in Afghanistan, the top U.S. More...

Friday concerts come to Scottdale

Listen to the music from 7-9 p.m. every Friday in the Scottdale gazebo. More...

Father blames ‘stand your ground’ in son’s parking-lot death

Michael McGlockton is convinced that two things killed his son in a Florida parking lot last month: The man who pulled the trigger and the state’s polarizing “stand your ground” self-defense law.  More...

Man upset by wife’s illness kills them both

VALHALLA, N.Y. (AP) — A man who said he wanted to end his ailing wife’s suffering shot her to death in her bed at a suburban New York hospital Wednesday and then killed himself, police said.  More...

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