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    2 Fayette commissioners oust Ambrosini as board chairman
    Two Fayette County commissioners voted to oust the board chairman during a special meeting on Thursday. Democrat Vincent Zapotosky, with the support of Republican Angela Zimmerlink, took over the leadership … -- By Liz Zemba
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    Kennametal profit, sales improve in 1Q, but forecast reduced
    Kennametal Inc. on Thursday reported higher profit and sales in the July-September period, benefiting from its acquisition last year of the tungsten materials unit of Allegheny Technologies Inc. But the … -- By John D. Oravecz
    Fulbright Program gives Pine woman taste of Thailand
    After a year abroad, Sarah Ceurvorst is really good at charades. “It’s amazing how much you can communicate without language,” Ceurvorst said. The Pine resident, 24, recently returned from a … -- By Rachel Farkas
    Iconic Irwin clock tower receiving face-lift
    The iconic clock tower atop a three-story building on Main Street in downtown Irwin is getting a face lift and a new feature — a weather vane. “The tower and … -- By Tony LaRussa
    Prime time not kind to Heinz Field
    Night games at Heinz Field haven’t been good to the Steelers recently. Not with results, but with the attendance figure. The Steelers have sold out all 117 games played at … -- By Mark Kaboly
    Clara Barton students produce pink pumpkins to raise breast cancer awareness
    More than 150 Clara Barton Elementary students decorated pumpkins with sparkles, feathers and shades of paint not usually associated with Halloween. West Mifflin Area youngsters in kindergarten through third grade … -- By Jennifer R. Vertullo
    Port Authority plans to replace deteriorated McKeesport hub
    Port Authority of Allegheny County plans to replace the badly deteriorated McKeesport Transportation Center with a multimodal terminal serving regional and local buses, vans and ACCESS paratransit routes. The project … -- By Patrick Cloonan
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    Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
    NEW YORK — Apple CEO Tim Cook says he’s proud to be gay. The public declaration, in an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, makes Cook the highest-profile business CEO to … -- By The Associated Press
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    Challenge to health overhaul subsidies to get Supreme Court consideration
    WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Obama’s health care law. Some of … -- By The Associated Press
    Warrant issued for Homewood man in fatal shooting
    A warrant was issued by Pittsburgh police on Wednesday charging a Homewood man with homicide and tampering with evidence for the slaying of another man during a child visitation dispute. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Kurds fighting in Kobani finally get reinforcements
    ISTANBUL — A small group of Free Syrian Army fighters moved across the Turkish border Wednesday into the embattled Syrian town of Kobani to reinforce a Kurdish militia struggling against … -- By The Washington Post
    Holder seeks 'wholesale change' in Ferguson
    WASHINGTON — Attorney General Eric Holder said Wednesday that there was an obvious need for “wholesale change” in the Ferguson, Mo., police department. The statement at a forum in Washington … -- By The Associated Press
    CEO says launch explosion will not deter work
    Orbital Sciences Corp. could phase out its use of decades-old Soviet rocket engines more quickly than planned if investigators determine they were responsible for the dramatic explosion of an unmanned … -- By Florida Today
    Responses to 2 storms fail, staffers say
    NEW YORK — The American Red Cross mishandled its responses to Hurricane Isaac and Superstorm Sandy in 2012 and often seemed more focused on public relations than on helping storm … -- By The Associated Press
    U.S. official says Netanyahu lacks 'guts' to settle with Palestinian
    The sometimes acrimonious relationship between the Obama administration and the Israeli government burst into public view Wednesday when an anonymous American official was quoted using a barnyard epithet to describe … -- By From Wire Reports
    Pittsburgh won't seek attorney fees from Miles
    The City of Pittsburgh won’t pursue more than $100,000 in legal costs it incurred after a Homewood man rejected its settlement offer in a police brutality lawsuit. Jordan Miles, 22, … -- By Brian Bowling
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    Fayette trick-or-treaters will have to bundle up
    It’s trick-or-treat for those in Connellsville, South Connellsville, Dunbar and Springfield Township on Friday. And it’s going to be a chilly one. Weather forecasters say trick-or-treaters may have to top … -- By Marilyn Forbes
    Marvel's slate of films through 2019 include 'Black Panther,' 'Doctor Strange'
    LOS ANGELES — “Doctor Strange,” “Black Panther,” “Captain Marvel” and the “Inhumans” are joining the Marvel cinematic universe. The studio unveiled the titles and release dates of its upcoming superhero … -- By The Associated Press
    CAHS announces 2015 spring musical
    The creepy, kooky, mysterious, spooky and altogether “ooky” Addams Family will be the 24th musical for Connellsville Area High School in March. “As I looked for a musical, I wanted … -- By Mark Hofmann
    Plum School Board to borrow for Regency Park expansion
    After months of evaluating options and crunching the numbers, Plum School Board has decided to remodel and expand Regency Park Elementary instead of building a new school. The board on … -- By Karen Zapf
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    CAHS Patriots to host veterans luncheon
    The CAHS Patriots is honoring all veterans during a special program on Nov. 8 at the Readiness Center located in Connellsville Township. Friday is the deadline for veterans to make … -- By Nancy Henry
    Probation ordered in pharmacy school professor's drug case
    A former University of Pittsburgh professor will spend six years on probation after pleading no contest to 23 felony drug charges. Billy W. Day, 53, of Upper St. Clair resigned … -- By Adam Smeltz
    Penguins notebook: Bennett close to returning
    Penguins winger Beau Bennett, improving since injuring a knee, is practicing and could return to the lineup in the next couple of weeks. Bennett will be eligible to return as … -- By Josh Yohe
    Prospective buyer of The Meadows sues casino's owner
    A Berks County company that announced in May it would buy a Washington County casino and racetrack for $475 million says it is suing the owner to get back the … -- By Brian Bowling
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    Harmony, Zelienople fire departments consider merger
    Plans for a new fire station in Harmony and a new firetruck in Zelienople are on hold while the two departments decide whether they should become one. “It only makes … -- By Bill Vidonic
    Charleroi to review school security plan
    The Charleroi Area school board and superintendent were peppered with suggestions on how to improve school security at Tuesday’s business meeting. But after the meeting, Superintendent Ed Zelich and board … -- By Rick Bruni Jr.
    Slithering lava sends Hawaii residents from homes
    PAHOA, Hawaii — Lava is expected to slither past properties across the street from Jeff and Denise Lagrimas’ home on Hawaii’s Big Island as it works its way to the … -- By The Associated Press