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Survey finds no clear fix to achieving racial diversity in Westmoreland County

By Jacob Tierney 2:08 a.m.
Westmoreland County residents agree that racial diversity is important, but they aren’t sure what they would be willing to do to achieve it, according to a recently completed study. “People value diversity. They think it’s a really good thing. They know ...

White lion Prince dies at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort

By Ben Schmitt
Prince, a 5-year-old white lion, was born at Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, recognized by staff as a symbol of its Wildlife Kingdom, and died there last ...

Postal Service falls short of slower mail delivery standards

By The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The number of letters delivered late by the United States Postal Service has jumped by nearly 50 percent since the start of the year despite a significant downsizing of the cash-strapped agency. And that’s as measured against ...

Heyl: Charlie’s recognizability a tragic flaw for Pittsburgh fishmonger

By Eric Heyl
Et tu, Tuna? For obvious reasons, Charlie the Tuna and Shakespeare rarely are mentioned in the same sentence. But the fate that befell the mascot ...

Kanye, Cyrus and Minaj provide memorable moments at VMAs

By The Associated Press
Taylor Swift won video of the year, Miley Cyrus briefly flashed one of her breasts and Kanye West ranted at the MTV Video Music Awards. …

W.Pa. to observe International Overdose Awareness Day

By Jason Cato
The bell atop Trinity Cathedral, Downtown, will ring 31 times Monday — once for every 10 people in Allegheny County who died last year from drugs. The Episcopal Diocese of Pittsburgh will host a prayer service at noon as part of ...

Wisconsin Gov. Walker wants focus on both U.S. borders

Wire Reports
The United States needs to secure all its borders, Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday — and that includes the far-less-controversial northern border it shares with Canada, the longest border in the world at 5,525 miles. Walker ...

Renovations a go on historic La Rose building in downtown Greensburg

By Jacob Tierney
Workers are almost ready to begin renovating Greensburg’s historic La Rose building on South Main Street, now that demolition of the facade revealed it is ...

East Suburban Artists League marks anniversary with pair of exhibits

By Debbie Black
Six years ago, a flyer about the East Suburban Artists League caught the attention of Gordon Sarti. A retired college administrator, he was interested in ...

Temple in ancient Syrian city of Palmyra bombed by ISIS terrorists

By The Associated Press
Islamic State terrorists in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in an enormous explosion Sunday, activists said. The 2,000-year-old temple was part of the remains of the ancient caravan city of ...

Westmoreland County Animal Response Team seeks money for new space

By Renatta Signorini
The Westmoreland County Animal Response Team needs a home. It hasn’t been easy to find the perfect spot to house equipment trailers in a central part of the county close to well-maintained roads, said Lori Mozina-Ogurchak, team chief coordinator. “The big problem ...