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August 15, 2016 RSS feed / Front Page

Tepid retail sales lower expectations for immediate US economic growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sluggish month of retail spending has tempered expectations for the U.S. economy’s growth in the coming months.  More...


Mall reopens as police probe reports of weekend gunfire

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A busy North Carolina shopping mall reopened for business Sunday as police continued investigating reports of gunfire that sent shoppers running in fear or left them hiding inside stores a day earlier.  More...

Trump goes on tear against media, not Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump’s campaign on Sunday went on a new tear against the media, blaming the “disgusting” press for a week of distractions at a time when Republicans have urged him — again — to focus on De More...

Fayette’s fight against cancer

Brandon Bell, (center) wins the frozen tee shirt contest by being the first to thaw out a shirt and pull it on. Brothers Zach Mansberry (right) and Jacob Mansberry (left), share in the fun. More...


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Real police reform requires national policing standards

Sweet Land of Liberty

Does the U.S. Justice Department have a form template it uses when reporting on its civil rights investigations of police departments? It sure seems like it does.  More...

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SHS girls soccer leaning on veterans

Scotties focused on reaching postseason

The Southmoreland girls soccer team lost some key players from last season, but coach Bob King said the Scotties feature a solid group of returning starters this year, led by several outstanding seniors.  “We lost a few,” he said, l More...

Young Steelers learn lessons in preseason loss to Lions

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Second-year Steelers cornerback Doran Grant had an interception return for a touchdown, receiver Sammie Coates committed two costly fumbles and rookie defensive back Sean Davis settled in after a shaky start in his first NFL game. More...

Pirates rough up Dodgers, 11-3

LOS ANGELES (AP) — This time, the Pittsburgh Pirates left nothing to chance.  A day after equaling the franchise record by stranding 18 runners, the Pirates cleared the bases twice in the first inning with home runs Sunday on their way to More...

Relay for Life held in Fayette

  Alyanna Thompson, 5, (left) of Searights, and Darian Bodkin, 11, of Vanderbilt (right) have a happy landing at the bottom of the slide at the kids’ fun house during Saturday’s Relay for Life held at Penn State Fayette, the Eberly More...

Hacker posts personal info of House Democrats and staff

WASHINGTON (AP) — After receiving a deluge of obscene voicemails and text messages, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi informed her fellow Democrats on Saturday of “an electronic Watergate break-in” and warned them not to allow fami More...


Deanna R. Barko


Deanna R. Barko, 24, of Yukon, passed away Friday, Aug. 12, 2016 in UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. She was born September 22, 1991 in Mount Pleasant, a daughter of Dennis R. More...

Carole Stoner


Carole Gene (Skemp) Stoner, 74, of Scottdale, passed away at her home at 1:18 p.m. Friday, Aug. 12, 2016, surrounded by her loving family. Carole was born Oct. More...

John W. Giles


John William Giles, 58, of Dunbar, died Friday, August 12, 2016 at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, Pittsburgh. More...

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In 1483, the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel was consecrated.  In 1914, the Panama Canal officially opened.  In 1947, India and Pakistan won independence from Britain.   More...


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‘Elena of Avalor’ star Aimee Carrero, on new Disney princess

Actress Aimee Carrero, right, is the voice of the main character in the new animated Disney show called “Elena of Avalor.” She is Disney’s first Latina princess! We were lucky enough to get to meet her and ask her a few questions. More...

How to survive more waves in ‘Suicide Squad: Special Ops’


All your friends are heathens, take it slow.  More...

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