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    WPIAL players named to Class AAA, A all-state teams
    The Pennsylvania football writers all-state teams for Class A and AAA were released Monday. Several players were recognized from Western Pennsylvania. In Class AAA, selections included Thomas Jefferson senior running … -- By Staff Report
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    Economy police release sketch of woman whose embalmed head was found in wooded area
    Investigators Monday released a facial sketch of an embalmed head found in a wooded area of Economy, Beaver County on Dec. 12. Police are hoping that someone will recognize the … -- By Bill Vidonic
    Allegheny Health Network announces collaboration with Johns Hopkins
    The seven-hospital Allegheny Health Network and Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore have set an expansive 10-year agreement to collaborate on research, patient care and group purchasing, among other partnerships, the … -- By Adam Smeltz
    Man shot in Allentown home
    An Allentown man told Pittsburgh police someone entered his home and shot him in his living room Monday morning. The man, 41, did not provide a description of the attacker … -- By Tribune-Review
    Archery hunting in Mt. Lebanon called off for now
    There will be no deer season in Mt. Lebanon, after all. The Pennsylvania Game Commission ran out of the licenses allowing deer to be hunted, meaning an archery-based culling program … -- By Matthew Santoni
    North Korea experiencing severe Internet outages
    WASHINGTON — North Korea experienced sweeping and progressively worse Internet outages extending into Monday, with one computer expert saying the country’s online access is “totally down.” The White House and … -- By The Associated Press
    Blues-rock singer Joe Cocker dead at 70
    NEW YORK — British singer Joe Cocker, whose had hits that included “You Are So Beautiful” and “Up Where We Belong,” and a contortionist style of performance memorably parodied by … -- By The Associated Press
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    High school notebook: Leechburg hoops coach pulls double duty
    Damian Davies’ initials these days could stand for double duty. The Leechburg boys basketball coach also is serving as a volunteer assistant coach with Leechburg’s girls team this season. Davies … -- By Bill Beckner Jr.
    Burrell girls basketball braces for Greensburg Central
    When WPIAL realignment for basketball came out several months ago, interested eyes immediately shifted to girls Section 2-AA, which now houses two of the top teams in the state. Burrell … -- By Bill Beckner Jr.
    Steelers-Bengals game to start at 8:30 p.m.
    The Steelers-Bengals game next weekend at Heinz Field has been moved to an 8:30 p.m. kickoff. The change in the start time — it was scheduled to start at 1 … -- By Tribune-Review
    Steelers offense learning to slam door
    For the third time in five games, the Steelers offense took over while protecting a one-possession lead in the fourth quarter. “You gotta love it,” guard David DeCastro said. “There’s … -- By Chris Adamski
    Missed chances haunt Chiefs against Steelers
    Kansas City Chiefs coach Andy Reid admitted he would reconsider his failed fourth-and-1 just before halftime. But in that moment Sunday, his team wanted a touchdown. They already had their … -- By Chris Harlan
    Rossi: Steelers rising fast in mediocre AFC
    History will show that about 4,000 presumed Pittsburghers picked something else over the Steelers on Sunday. That was a poor choice by citizens from the town with the great football … -- By Rob Rossi
    Newsmaker: Jason Tarap
    Age: 45 Residence: Whitehall Family: Wife, Dana; Son, Mitchell, 17. Education: Canon-McMillan High School; Allegheny County Police Training Academy; crime prevention specialist training. Occupation: Allegheny County Deputy Sheriff for 17 … -- By Bobby Kerlik
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    Tent city sprouts in shadow of downtown Detroit
    DETROIT — Bankruptcy behind it, Detroit’s atmosphere swirls with the promise of better days. Charles Floyd Jones can only hope that the city’s good fortune trickles down to him and … -- By The Associated Press
    Arizona immigrants OK'd to apply for driver's licenses
    PHOENIX — Thousands of young immigrants protected from deportation under a federal program will begin lining up for Arizona driver’s licenses Monday because a federal judge removed the barrier preventing … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    Veteran NBC newsman Brokaw says his cancer is in remission
    NEW YORK — Tom Brokaw says his cancer is in remission. The veteran NBC newsman announced Sunday that he has completed months of chemotherapy, and soon will begin a drug … -- By The Associated Press
    Audience chimes in during Westmoreland Symphony's Home for the Holidays concert
    Only a few hands went up when Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra conductor Daniel Meyer asked a packed Palace Theatre if everyone was ready for Christmas. All the more reason to relax … -- By Dawn Law
    Throughout the year, Pittsburgh's sartorial winners inspire closet envy
    “Fashions fade; style is eternal.” — Yves Saint Laurent They came, we saw, all envied. It didn’t matter whether it was haute couture or from a department store, this year’s … -- By Kate Benz
    Pop culture Q&A: Despite changes in the cast, Fox's 'The Following' will return
    Q uestion: I “followed” the first two seasons of “The Following.” At the end of the second season, it appeared it would have been difficult to develop a third season … -- By Rich Heldenfels
    Trib Tested: Le Mieux Eye Wrinkle Corrector
    The claim: A unique peptide-infused bio-cellular complex, the lightweight Le Mieux Eye Wrinkle Corrector minimizes the appearance of fine lines, lessens the intensity of dark circles and reduces eye puffiness. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Red lips easier than ever to pull off
    Color bleed be damned. There’s a red lipstick for everybody, nowadays. You know how celebrity-beauty guru Ted Gibson found that out? “My mother has just now been wearing red lipstick … -- By Leanne Italie
    How to organize your recipes digitally
    Organizing recipes is not always a top priority, but there’s no doubt that taking some time to get them in order can make the cooking process more enjoyable and less … -- By The Washington Post
    Swank prefers characters who don't care about their wrinkles
    Hollywood’s a place where style trumps substance, where good looks are appreciated more than anything else. Hilary Swank defies that thinking with a vengeance. She’s never worried about how she … -- By Rick Bentley
    Flash!: Candlelight Tour; Westmoreland Jazz Society
    What else has been happening in the area? Check out these snapshots. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Lives that matter
    All lives matter. If you “get” that your life matters, you will act in accord with that belief. You will walk the walk. A person who thinks that his life … -- By Tribune-Review
    Top Sports Pics - Dec. 21, 2014
    Top sports images from around the globe. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Scholarship fund at St. Vincent College established in honor of retiring Kennametal chairman
    Nearly 200 guests gathered at a Dec. 16 dinner to honor Carlos M. Cardoso, who will retire as chairman, president and chief executive officer of Kennametal on Dec. 31, and … -- By Kim Stepinsky
    False bravado & moral indignation
    I am grateful to those who were in charge after 9/11 for taking actions to protect our country, me and my family and our way of life. Recently there has … -- By Tribune-Review
    How to cope with identity theft
    Criminals stole personal information from tens of millions of Americans in data breaches this past year. Of those affected, one in three may become victims of identity theft, according to … -- By The Associated Press
    How to hold on to your cash when renting a car
    Renting a car can come with a hefty price tag. Although gas prices are the lowest they’ve been in years, if you’re renting a car, increased demand during the season … -- By The Associated Press
    'Go for broke' strategy can work with 'loss rebate' offer
    Most of the time, betting more than normal and being prepared to lose all your money quickly aren’t part of the strategy for a fun gambling trip. But that is … -- By Mark Gruetze
    The revolving door: Washington's 'gift'
    Washington’s infamous “revolving door” swung outrageously wide for Iris Cooper, even though she remained in government and even after an inspector general’s report found she had steered contracts to friends … -- By Tribune-Review
    Lynn: Fayette communities enjoying holidays
    There is not much happening in our area during the coming week because of the upcoming holiday. • There will be no activities at the Brownfield Community Center this week … -- By Beth Lynn
    U.N. Watch: Another jaded 'inquiry'
    Only the United Nations would appoint to the chairmanship of its “independent” inquiry of last summer’s Gaza fighting an academic whose loathing of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has gained … -- By Tribune-Review
    Chamber of Commerce's water boy
    Allow me to unite America’s left, right and center in just three words: No, Jeb, No. Former GOP Florida Gov. Jeb Bush made the obvious official last week when he … -- By Michelle Malkin
    Photo Gallery: North Hills High School gingerbread houses
    Students in the Gourmet Foods class at North Hills High School made gingerbread houses in December for a contest to raise money for Make-A-Wish, which grants the wishes of children … -- By Tribune-Review
    Ex-etiquette: Dad rekindles interest in daughter
    Q uestion: I have a 4-year-old daughter. I’ve been separated from her father for two years. He has not been in the picture, but because I now have a fiance, … -- By Jann Blackstone
    Photo Gallery: Hanukkah dinner at McCandless temple
    A Hanukkah dinner for preschoolers and their families took place Dec. 17, the second night of the holiday, at Temple Ohav Shalom in McCandless. The menu included potato pancakes, known … -- By Tribune-Review
    Photo Gallery: Marshall's 'Brunch with Santa'
    Marshall Parks & Recreation’s annual “Brunch with Santa” took place Dec. 14 at The Camelot in the township’s Warrendale area. There were two seatings. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Reading deals with 'ugly' tree saga
    Reading’s official Christmas tree has brought the city plenty of grief. Good grief. When the 50-foot Norway spruce went up last month, it drew immediate comparisons to the scraggly sapling … -- By The Associated Press
    Hillary, it's the economy
    Even with the heightened partisanship prior to the midterm elections, Democrats and Republicans alike put two issues — the economy and jobs — at the top of their lists of … -- By Ralph R. Reiland
    Florida officer slain; 1 charged
    TAMPA — A veteran Florida police officer was fatally shot while on duty early Sunday by a man described as a transient, according to law enforcement officials, who gave no … -- By Reuters
    Hard-working veteran was ideal role model
    Thrift was an important value to Donald O’Connor, and words were a currency he refused to waste. “He was more of the reserved, stoic kind of a person, where his … -- By Chris Fleisher
    Beating the holiday blues to light up the season
    It’s supposed to be the season to be jolly — but not everyone feels like celebrating this time of year. “It’s normal (for some people) to be sad around the … -- By Jenniffer Weigel
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