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    Give sprouted grains a try
    Science is finally catching up with the age-old practice of sprouting grains to find that there’s an even more nutritious way to eat whole grains, since they increase nutrient levels … -- By Marsha Mcculloch
    Celebrity Homes: Beckhams linked to pricey estate in U.K.
    There are conflicting reports about whether soccer star David Beckham and his wife, former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, are considering buying Britain’s most expensive estate, Abbotswood Estate in the Cotswolds, … -- By
    Amazon series 'The Man in the High Castle' adds to fame that eluded author Philip K. Dick
    There are few science-fiction writers more popular or praised than Philip K. Dick, an author so well-known that his books now come emblazoned with his monogram, PKD, in giant letters … -- By The Orange County Register
    Pittsburgh Laurels & Lances
    On the “Watch List”: • Black Friday. It’s not the busiest Christmas shopping day but the crowds still will be formidable. Hot stores, long lines, heavy traffic and rude people … -- By Tribune-Review
    Volunteers working to ensure gifts delivered worldwide through Operation Christmas Child
    Over the past two years, Martha Stoner and her friends at Westmoreland County Community College have helped fill some 140 shoeboxes with toys and gifts for impoverished children half a … -- By Craig Smith
    Visiting Nurses Association turns 50
    This year, the Visiting Nurses Association of Western Pennsylvania celebrates the privilege of providing home health services to residents in western Pennsylvania for 50 years. VNA began as a community … -- By Tribune-Review
    Carrier's commonwealth connections
    Western Pennsylvania is proud of its contributions to the next-generation aircraft carrier, Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78). As Craig Smith covered in “Export native to take helm of Navy’s newest … -- By Tribune-Review
    Double standard on Israel
    One of the reasons I subscribe to the Tribune-Review is that it is somewhat less biased than your competition. “American among slain in Israeli-Palestinian violence” an (Associated Press) story about … -- By Tribune-Review
    Greensburg Laurels & Lances
    On the “Watch List”: • Westmoreland County’s 2016 budget. A projected $22.3 million deficit would leave the county with only $1.4 million in reserve. Republican Commissioner Charles Anderson says the … -- By Tribune-Review
    Two recent graduates set to join Homer-Center School Board
    A changing of the guard is under way on the Homer-Center School Board, as two veteran members are stepping down and two recent district graduates are preparing to take their … -- By Jeff Himler
    Literacy outreach among goals for Blairsville-Saltsburg schools in 2017-20 plan
    Officials at Blairsville-Saltsburg are looking to build literacy skills in the district in accordance with an updated comprehensive plan approved by the school board. The board adopted the plan, covering … -- By Jeff Himler
    Top Sports Pics - Nov. 26, 2015
    Top sports images from around the globe. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Thursday - Nov. 26, 2015
    Daily images from across the region by Trib Total Media staff photographers. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Highridge authority seeks revisions to water tap-in ordinance
    Highridge Water Authority has asked Burrell Township to amend its mandatory connection ordinance after losing a recent court case that cited language in the township measure. At their Nov. 18 … -- By Gina Delfavero
    Political translations
    It is amazing how many different ways the same thing can be said, creating totally different impressions. For example, when President Barack Obama says that defeating ISIS is going to … -- By Thomas Sowell
    How to defeat ISIS
    The “Islamic” identity of ISIS understandably has attracted a lot of notice. There is no question that it is a fanatical group with a twisted religious ideology at the core … -- By Max Boot
    Review: 'McQueen' takes a look under hood of a legend
    “Steve McQueen: The Man & Le Mans” is an inside-baseball documentary best appreciated by movie geeks with a taste for cautionary tales about superstar hubris, slow-motion trainwrecks and dream projects … -- By Joe Leydon
    Homework: Holiday garden and art sales
    Edgewood art sale The annual Edgewood Holiday Art and Garden Sale will be from 10 a.m. to  4 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6. The event will feature  34 local artists … -- By Tribune-Review
    Review: 'Wonders' more about mood than the plot
    In writer-director Alice Rohrwacher’s “The Wonders,” German transplant Wolfgang (Sam Louwyck); his wife, Angelica (Alba Rohrwacher); their four daughters; and an unexplained member of the entourage, Coco (Sabine Timoteo), are … -- By Jay Weissberg
    Review: 'The Assassin' is a visual knockout set in ancient China
    A figure in black glides wordlessly through the landscapes of “The Assassin.” It’s a young woman, wearing a long black coat and an unreadable expression. In her hand is a … -- By Soren Andersen
    Operation Santa Claus: The best deal of the Christmas season
    Bargain hunters looking for the best Christmas deal don’t have to wait until the end of December. The season’s brightest opportunity is available right now. Just fill out the coupon … -- By Tribune-Review
    Yahoo investors losing patience with 'star' CEO Marissa Mayer
    SAN FRANCISCO — Marissa Mayer’s nearly four-year attempt to turn around Yahoo needs a turnaround itself, repeating a pattern of futility that has hobbled one of the Internet’s best-known companies … -- By The Associated Press
    Valley Laurels & Lances
    • Lance: To Plum Superintendent of School Tim Glasspool. In a letter to all district parents, Glasspool states one of the district’s shortcomings was its failure to “fully communicate” about … -- By Tribune-Review
    Red tape blamed for lack of domestic fish farms
    SAN DIEGO — About 90 percent of seafood consumed by Americans is imported — something the Obama administration vowed to reverse by expanding fish and shellfish farms into federal waters. … -- By The Associated Press
    Slaying in Venezuela spurs fears of political violence
    CARACAS — Venezuela opened an investigation Thursday into the slaying of a local opposition leader days before a legislative election, stirring fears of renewed political violence in the volatile South … -- By Reuters
    Democrats face long odds in battle for lost congressional seats
    WASHINGTON — Congressional districts across the country will be redrawn about five years from now, and it doesn’t look good for Democrats. The party faces long odds in its quest … -- By USA Today
    Mexico seizes El Chapo's planes, cars, houses
    MEXICO CITY — As the hunt for fugitive drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán intensifies, Mexican authorities recently announced they have confiscated 11 planes, eight vehicles and six houses belonging … -- By USA Today
    Pope Francis plugs global climate talks in Kenya visit
    NAIROBI, Kenya — Pope Francis warned Thursday that it would be “catastrophic” for world leaders to let special interest groups get in the way of a global agreement to curb … -- By The Associated Press
    Prescription skin drug costs skyrocket
    WASHINGTON — The cost of prescription skin treatments has skyrocketed since 2009 as the burden of escalating drug prices weighs more on family budgets. Retail prices have surged 401 percent … -- By The Associated Press
    Hawaii confronts dengue fever cases
    HONOLULU — Hawaii state Sen. Russell Ruderman worries whenever there’s a mosquito buzzing in his home. Until recently, he didn’t give the common pests much thought, but now his wife … -- By The Associated Press
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    Uniontown teen charged in shooting of friend
    A Uniontown teenager was charged by city police with aggravated assault and placed in the Fayette County Jail on Wednesday for allegedly shooting a friend in the city’s Pershing Court … -- By Mary Pickels
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    Intruder in Carrick makes off with cash, weapon
    City police are investigating the report of a home invasion and robbery that occurred at 4:45 a.m. Thursday in an apartment on Overbrook Boulevard in Carrick. The victim told Zone … -- By Tribune-Review
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    Emotional send-off awaits Pitt seniors
    The concept sits in the back of Lafayette Pitts’ mind, layered in rich memories and sad endings. “It’s real,” he said. “I’ll be moving on.” Pitts is one of 11 … -- By Jerry DiPaola
    Starkey: Artie Rowell's incredible odyssey
    A Pitt official sat down with me in advance of Friday’s regular-season finale and mapped out where each of the Panthers’ 11 seniors falls on the family tree. That is, … -- By Joe Starkey
    Annual Holiday Parade to celebrate all things Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh Proud is the theme of the 35th annual WPXI Holiday Parade sponsored by Pittsburgh Public Schools (formerly called Celebrate the Season Parade). The festivities will begin at 9 a.m. … -- By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
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