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September 22, 2018 RSS feed / News

F. C. commissioners back redevelopment authority

Fayette County has become the first county in the state to grant land bank powers to a redevelopment authority.  The county commissioners passed an ordinance on Thursday designating the Redevelopment Authority of Fayette County to do the tasks. More...

Race central to Chicago case, even if the jury doesn’t hear it

CHICAGO (AP) — In front of jurors in the trial of a white with murder in the shooting of a black teenager, race is hardly mentioned at all.  More...

New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. More...

Rising oil prices haven’t hurt the U.S. economy thus far

DALLAS (AP) — America’s rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. More...

California makes people ask for straws, sodas with kids’ meals

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — If you want a straw with your drink or a soda with a kids’ meal at a California restaurant, you’ll need to ask for them starting next year.  More...

Graft, Reagan to perform at Mozart Music Club program

The Mozart Music Club of Connellsville will begin its 98th year on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, with a catered dinner for members at 6 p.m. and a program that will be free and open to the public at 7 p.m. More...

Pennsylvania dioceses consider victims’ compensation fund

HARRISBURG, Pa. More...

Police: Franklin Township accident kills 2; injures 3

Two people are dead and three others were injured in a vehicle crash Thursday night in Franklin Township, state police at Belle Vernon said.  The names of the deceased were being withheld Friday until they could be identified, authorities said.& More...

Felton Pruett, who played steel guitar with Hank Williams, dies

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A musician who played steel guitar with country legend Hank Williams on the Louisiana Hayride radio show, and broke his nose wrestling with Williams, has died. Felton Pruett was 89 years old.  He died Wednesday. More...

Carolinas farms could take billions in losses from Florence

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew almost two years ago.  More...

San Francisco museum shows off modern Muslim women’s fashion

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The head covering is among the most identifiable elements of Muslim women’s dress and most likely to be portrayed as drab and restrictive to the Western eye.  More...

Cornell review finds academic misconduct by food researcher

NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Cornell University food researcher resigned after an investigation found he committed academic misconduct, including misreporting data, the school announced Thursday.  Brian Wansink has been removed from all tea More...

Is $1,100 too much to spend for an iPhone? Get an older model for less

NEW YORK (AP) — The $1,100 price tag on Apple’s latest iPhone turned heads when the company announced it last week. But for less than half as much, you can still get a good camera, a decent-sized screen and other popular features.  More...

Sentencing options for Cosby include prison, jail, probation

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the - Too era.  - day for a two-day sentencing hearing that follows his conviction More...

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