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    Running against Obama
    In what is likely to become a theme of the last weeks of campaigning before the midterm elections, former President Bill Clinton all but begged voters during a visit in … -- By Byron York
    Hospital's hero & more
    I recently was told the sad news of the passing of my friend, Martin Griglak. As the years go by we have a tendency to forget the people who have … -- By Tribune-Review
    Better in long run
    Those thinking their votes for Barack Hussein Obama in 2008 and 2012 would be good for America were, as has been proven, erroneously wrong. Those thinking their votes for Democrat … -- By Tribune-Review
    White House callous toward American lives
    Do you get the feeling that the United States government is trying to get us all killed? OK, not all of us. Some of us. I almost don’t know how … -- By Diana West
    Good 'friends,' good food
    Running a cafe/coffee house is no small undertaking, especially when it is run by a nonprofit organization with the proceeds benefitting the Carnegie Free Library of Connellsville. That is exactly … -- By Tribune-Review
    U.S. Steel worthy of grant
    I was disappointed reading the editorial (“The U.S. Steel grant: There’s no excuse,” Leader Times, Oct. 11) scolding Gov. Tom Corbett for a $31 million grant supplied to U.S. Steel … -- By Tribune-Review
    Top Sports Pics - Oct. 24, 2014
    Top sports images from around the globe. … -- By Tribune-Review
    An Obama clone
    The propensity for Democrat leaders to blindly follow President Obama’s reckless handling of Ebola, our southern borders, the Middle East and the Russia-Ukraine situation makes the defeat of gubernatorial candidate … -- By Tribune-Review
    Halloween 2014: Have fun but be safe
    Halloween is a time for family fun along with parades and, of course, trick-or-treating. For the first time in recent years, Connellsville has scheduled trick-or-treating on Halloween night from 6 … -- By Tribune-Review
    Saturday essay: The trolley bus
    The junior engineer imagineering has begun anew in the basement workshop. That’s where the massive 8-line N-scale train platform has been moved to begin work on updates in advance of … -- By Tribune-Review
    Unworthy of high office
    The latest in a litany of disappointments with those who serve in high elective office occurred through Colin McNickle’s column “What a ‘don’ is & who a ‘don’ isn’t”, in … -- By Tribune-Review
    White House not playing to win
    I thoroughly enjoy my Steelers and Penguins. They both have winning traditions and are entertaining. But they both have a bad habit that is being mimicked by the White House, … -- By Tribune-Review
    Write-in alternative
    Many Trib readers who vote in the 18th Congressional District may be surprised on Nov. 4 to find that incumbent U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Upper St. Clair, is running unopposed. … -- By Tribune-Review
    For Ohio governor: Re-elect John Kasich
    Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s first term has had its blemishes. But his policies and overall record should lead voters to re-elect him over Democrat Ed FitzGerald, the Cuyahoga County … -- By Tribune-Review
    Farewell, my Springdale
    Regarding the state of Springdale Borough: I love this town and came “home” to raise my children where I was raised, my parents were raised and where my grandmother lived. … -- By Tribune-Review
    Hatchet attack was terror, NYPD says
    NEW YORK — A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who … -- By The Associated Press
    Things fall apart
    When this writer was 3 years old, Japan devastated Battleship Row of the U.S. Pacific Fleet at Pearl Harbor. Before I was 7, Gen. Douglas MacArthur was in an office … -- By Tribune-Review
    America's manufacturing comeback
    For a generation of young people who live in Greater Pittsburgh today, tales of factory smokestacks and heavy industry dominating the landscape seem like folklore from a bygone era. The … -- By Jay Timmons
    Warhol bodyguard sued over hidden artwork
    NEW YORK — Andy Warhol’s foundation sued the iconic pop artist’s former bodyguard, accusing him of stealing a 1964 painting of actress Elizabeth Taylor, titled “Liz,” and hiding it for … -- By Bloomberg News
    Line painting on I-79 set for weekend
    Lane restrictions on Interstate 79 will occur this weekend while crews paint lanes on the highway, PennDOT officials said. Slow-moving line painting operations will occur in each direction of I-79 … -- By Bobby Kerlik
    Miss Uganda hopefuls get dirty in agriculture phase of contest
    WOBULENZI, Uganda — When the Miss Uganda contestants arrived at this sprawling farm outside Kampala, they quickly realized their high-heels would not be useful. So they put on gumboots and … -- By The Associated Press
    North Korea may have key to nuclear missile, general says
    WASHINGTON — North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it … -- By The Associated Press
    Penguins notebook: Carcillo has no hard feelings after failing to make roster
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Forward Daniel Carcillo had hoped the Penguins would offer him a contract. All he received was a tryout. The scrappy veteran, however, said he possesses no hard … -- By Josh Yohe
    NFL notebook: Colts WR Wayne out for Sunday's game at Steelers
    The Colts will be without wide receiver Reggie Wayne against the Steelers on Sunday. Wayne was initially listed as day-to-day with an elbow injury before being ruled out Friday by … -- By Wire Reports
    U.S. rules out apology to Pyongyang in exchange for 2 imprisoned Americans
    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing an apology … -- By The Associated Press
    Fire at Dollar General in Rostraver under control, dispatchers say
    There were no reports of injuries in a fire that erupted Friday evening at a store in a shopping plaza near Sweeneys Crossroads along Route 51 in Rostraver, Westmoreland County … -- By Chuck Brittain and Michael Hasch
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    Hit-run motorist in Mt. Lebanon sought
    Police continued Friday to search for the motorist who drove off after hitting a pedestrian in Mt. Lebanon. The crash occurred at 5 p.m. Thursday as the woman was walking … -- By Michael Hasch
    Fayette County woman pleads guilty to trying to kill romantic rival with SUV
    A Fayette County woman pleaded guilty Friday to charges that she tried to kill her romantic rival last year with her sport utility vehicle. Danielle Falcon, 30, of Everson could … -- By Rich Cholodofsky
    California University police officer alleges discrimination
    A female police officer at California University of Pennsylvania who is on restricted sick leave has sued the university. Elizabeth Gatta, 29, of Charleroi alleges she has been passed over … -- By Tribune-Review
    Attack on Egypt army post in Sinai peninsula kills 30 troops
    EL-ARISH, Egypt — A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the … -- By The Associated Press
    MLB notebook: Rays manager Maddon opts out of contract
    Joe Maddon’s successful run as manager of the Rays is over. After discussions on a new deal bogged down with the Rays, Maddon is free to listen to offers from … -- By Staff and Wire Reports
    Protestants preparing for Reformation Sunday observances
    Protestants are preparing for Reformation Sunday observances this weekend, 497 years after the Rev. Martin Luther posted his 95 Theses on the Wittenberg church door. Meanwhile, Catholics and Lutherans in … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    Sweden calls off search for mystery submarine
    STOCKHOLM — Swedish authorities ended their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago Friday, saying the presumed intruder had probably escaped into the Baltic Sea. Naval and … -- By The Associated Press
    As oil prices fall, fear rises in Venezuela
    CARACAS — The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of Milagro Alvarez and millions of other … -- By The Associated Press
    China to test lunar orbiter
    BEIJING — China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country’s first unmanned return trip to the lunar … -- By The Associated Press
    Now's the time to plant bulbs —including alliums —in your garden
    Fall means bulb planting time for many gardeners. September through November is the perfect time to plant spring-flowering bulbs. Though most of us are all-too-familiar with the ubiquitous tulip and … -- By Jessica Walliser
    Homework: Hot exterior colors for 2015
    Nifty Turquoise and Cranapple will be turning up on the front doors of homes next year, according to color expert Kate Smith, who predicts these and others will be the … -- By Tribune-Review
    Route 217 bridge across Loyalhanna Creek reopens early
    The Route 217 bridge across Loyalhanna Creek near Kingston Dam is reopened to traffic after being closed for four months, PennDOT officials said Friday. The bridge, which was closed in … -- By Tribune-Review
    Foundation arranges free maid service for women with cancer
    When she was diagnosed with breast cancer last year, Melissa Weir, a mother of three young children, thought she could keep up with household chores, even during chemotherapy and daily … -- By Deborah Weisberg
    The Word Guy: Suffice to say, the good king 'whence' is lost
    Question: I hope you can help me with two language problems. The first involves the word “whence.” Is it “the evil spirit returned whence it came” or “from whence it … -- By Rob Kyff
    Blind players battle for chess championship
    Joe Wassermann, an 80-year-old chess player from Pittsburgh, still uses the same chessboard he’s been playing on since he was 10. This weekend, he’ll be using it as he participates … -- By Mandy Fields Yokim
    Nationwide drug ring was centered in Homewood, prosecutor says
    U.S. Attorney David Hickton on Friday announced he has charged 40 people in a nationwide drug trafficking ring that centered in Homewood. Suspects throughout Western Pennsylvania conspired with people in … -- By Aaron Aupperlee
    Steelers notebook: Shazier returns just in time
    Linebacker Ryan Shazier, who missed the last four games with a knee injury, is expected to play Sunday when the Steelers host the Indianapolis Colts at Heinz Field. Shazier, listed … -- By Ralph N. Paulk
    Bruins lose star Chara to knee injury
    The Boston Bruins will spend the next four to six weeks trying to fill the hole left by an injury to the tallest player in NHL history. Defenseman Zdeno Chara … -- By Tribune-Review
    Washington city takes stock of damage from rare tornado
    LONGVIEW, Wash. — The southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials … -- By The Associated Press
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    First Niagara sets aside $45 million
    First Niagara Financial Group said it has set aside $45 million to cover potential losses from a “process issue related to certain customer deposit accounts” that does not involve a … -- By Chris Fleisher
    Redstone gets $90K grant for safety upgrade
    A Fayette County township will use a state grant in the hope of reducing accidents in a wreck-prone intersection, a municipal official said. Redstone was awarded $90,000 Thursday as part … -- By Bob Stiles
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    Monessen police seek 2 shootout suspects
    Monessen police accused two men of exchanging gunfire on a city street earlier this month. Police on Thursday filed weapons charges against Anthony “Jinx” Law, 29, last known address of … -- By Rick Bruni Jr.
    Donora man accused of hours-long assault of woman
    An anonymous tip led to the arrest of a Donora man accused of beating a woman in a jealous rage “to get the truth out of her.” Lamont “Tego” Dixon, … -- By Stacy Wolford
    3 men arrested on drug charges in Donora
    Three men are in jail after they were allegedly caught with more than $40,000 worth of heroin in the basement of a Donora home. Washington County District Attorney Drug Task … -- By Stacy Wolford
    Car crashes into house on East Brady Road in East Franklin
    Two are hospitalized after a car crashed into the living room of an East Franklin home Thursday night when its driver lost control on a bend in East Brady Road … -- By Julie E. Martin  and Brigid Beatty
    TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series
    NEW YORK — The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family. The network had already completed filming … -- By The Associated Press
    Swap parties offer friendly, thrifty get-togethers
    Imagine a shopping experience that’s more like a treasure hunt. Tables piled with clothes — pants, skirts, dresses, shirts, sweaters, accessories. None of it is new. All of it still … -- By JoAnne Klimovich Harrop
    Sewickley Academy girls tennis prevails for 4th WPIAL title
    When the Sewickley Academy girls tennis team defeated Indiana, 4-1, last week for its fourth WPIAL Class AA title, coach Whitney Snyder made sure the credit went to where it … -- By Gary Horvath
    Murder charge held against Laurel Mountain man
    Westmoreland County prosecutors were successful Friday in their second attempt to get a man held for trial in the bludgeoning death of a woman whose body was found at his … -- By Bob Stiles
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    Arrest made in connection with Rostraver home invasion
    A Charleroi woman is in custody for her alleged role in a violent home invasion that Rostraver police believe was committed by three men in Collinsburg that left a 91-year-old … -- By Jeremy Sellew
    Monsour hospital properties sold at free-and-clear sale
    The Westmoreland County Land Bank purchased the former Monsour hospital property in Jeannette for $15,712 on Friday at a free-and-clear judicial sale. Two other properties also owned by Monsour Medical … -- By Renatta Signorini
    Federal officials: Dallas nurse free of Ebola
    WASHINGTON — The first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The National Institutes of Health says in a … -- By The Associated Press
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    Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
    LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she’s signed it “Elizabeth R.” The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new … -- By The Associated Press
    American baby killed, 8 hurt as car plows into crowd at Jerusalem train station
    JERUSALEM — A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a 3-month-old girl and wounding eight … -- By The Associated Press
    Fight against Islamic State at impasse, military commanders say
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Thursday offered a very mixed assessment of progress in the U.S.-led campaign to degrade and defeat the Islamic State, with no serious ground offensive … -- By Tribune-Review
    Deadly crash into train station prompts crackdown in Jerusalem
    JERUSALEM — Jerusalem’s mayor Thursday called for a crackdown against a wave of Palestinian unrest as police beefed up security because a Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence … -- By The Associated Press
    U.S.-led airstrikes hit 4 Syrian provinces
    BEIRUT — U.S.-led coalition air raids targeted towns and villages in northern and eastern Syria controlled by the Islamic State group, including one strike that hit a grain silo and … -- By The Associated Press
    Obama administration blasts Israeli housing project
    WASHINGTON — In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from “even … -- By The Associated Press
    'Isis' name association a plague for businesses
    Aeran Brent is tired of visitors asking about her store’s name or snapping pictures of the sign outside. Unfortunately, that’s life for a small-business owner whose shop — Isis Bridal … -- By The Associated Press
    Britain smashes ISIS ring of terror threats
    The first alleged ISIS-linked terrorist plot on British soil was foiled Tuesday by London police and the security service, while the FBI issued a call to help identify a man … -- By From Wire and Online Reports
    Sweden to recognize Palestine statehood
    Sweden will become the first major European nation to recognize Palestinian statehood, newly sworn-in Prime Minister Stefan Lofven announced Friday. In unveiling his cabinet appointments and governing priorities to Parliament, … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    Despite Turkey's demands, Syria no-fly zone a no-go
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s promise to limit military engagement against Islamic State terrorists makes it difficult to accept Turkey’s terms for joining the fight in neighboring Syria. Turkey and … -- By The Associated Press
    ISIS terrorists push closer to Baghdad, overrun military training base left by Iraqi forces
    WASHINGTON — Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is expanding its reach in a strategic province in western Iraq, inching closer to Baghdad and raising concerns about the ability of … -- By USA Today
    Iran considers compromise offer on nuclear program
    VIENNA — Iran is considering a U.S. proposal at nuclear talks that would allow it to keep more of its nuclear infrastructure intact while still reducing its ability to make … -- By From Wire Reports
    Iraq gives key posts to Sunni, Shiite men
    BAGHDAD — After a month of political wrangling, Iraqi’s parliament on Saturday approved Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s choices for two crucial national security ministries at a time when the country … -- By The Los Angeles Times
    Tourism in Iran increases 35%
    TEHRAN, Iran — The number of foreigners visiting Iran increased dramatically during the 12-month period ending in March, with 35 percent more tourists compared to the same period a year … -- By The Associated Press
    Iran acts to comply with interim nuclear deal with world powers, IAEA says
    VIENNA — Iran is taking further action to comply with an interim nuclear agreement with six world powers, a monthly United Nations atomic agency report showed — a finding the … -- By Reuters
    Rule to close coal royalty loophole
    WASHINGTON — The government is drafting rules designed to close an accounting loophole that in recent years has helped coal companies boost export profits and likely cost taxpayers tens of … -- By Reuters
    55th House candidates relying on relationships with voters, not media advertising
    The Republican challenger for Pennsylvania’s 55th Legislative District is looking to run his campaign like his business. The owner of Ligonier-based BP Insurance Inc., Brian Panichelle, 40, of Latrobe said … -- By Braden Ashe
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    White Oak church keeps alive Scots community celebration
    Nine years ago, the Rev. Dr. J. Bruce Byers initiated the Scottish Sunday Service and Observances at Sampson’s Mills Presbyterian Church in White Oak. That tradition will continue Sunday at … -- By Carol Waterloo Frazier
    Elizabeth Forward team honored for playoff berth
    Elizabeth Forward School District Superintendent Bart Rocco honored the girls high school soccer team at Wednesday’s school board meeting. The Warriors were eliminated by Yough, 3-0, in the first round … -- By Patrick Cloonan
    West Mifflin school board vote turns in favor of union workers
    West Mifflin Area School District will not seek proposals for cafeteria management and labor services. A motion to authorize requests for proposals was defeated by a 4-5 vote. In favor … -- By Michael Divittorio
    Harvest of Hope fundraiser to support cancer patients
    Since the Jodi Matta-Dillinger Resource Center was dedicated at UPMC McKeesport in 2012, cancer patients have had a place to obtain the resources necessary to help them on their journey … -- By Carol Waterloo Frazier
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    Perryopolis going greener
    Volunteers will be helping to plant trees in Perryopolis on Saturday. The tree-planting project was made possible through a grant from the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ TreeVitalize Program. … -- By Marilyn Forbes
    Springdale Council opts for pellet filtration system
    Springdale will pay an engineering firm about a half million dollars to oversee the projected $6 million replacement of the filtration system at the borough’s water treatment plant. Council has … -- By Brian C. Rittmeyer
    New Kensington police search for gunman in GetGo robbery
    New Kensington police on Thursday released surveillance photos in hopes the public can help identify the man who robbed the GetGo convenience store on Tuesday. Detective Sgt. Robert  Deringer said … -- By Liz Hayes
    New Kensington-Arnold schools to implement visitor-screening system
    New Kensington-Arnold School District soon will fully implement a visitor-screening system at Valley Junior-Senior High School. Superintendent John Pallone said staff have been “beta testing” the Raptor Technologies visitor-management system … -- By Liz Hayes
    A-K Valley football notebook: Christy has best of both worlds as coach, father
    Jeff Christy is a volunteer assistant football coach at Apollo-Ridge, but he hasn’t seen the Vikings play once all season — sans a scrimmage against Cardinal Wuerl North Catholic. The … -- By Bill Beckner Jr.
    'Trunk or Treat' events designed to keep everyone safe
    For many years, several churches and organizations have been hosting “Trunk or Treat” events as an alternative to the traditional door-to-door trick-or-treating. “Trunk or Treat” events ask people to park … -- By Marilyn Forbes
    Connellsville preps for nighttime treating
    After a long stretch of hosting trick-or-treat during daylight hours, Connellsville council voted to bring the annual event back to nighttime in the city, and on the actual holiday. Youngsters … -- By Marilyn Forbes
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