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Paying respects at Cecil’s National Cemetery important part of Memorial Day

By Keith Hodan
On this Memorial Day, we honor some of those who come to the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies in Cecil, to pay respects to those ...

Photo Gallery: The Zac Brown Band kicks off summer with First Niagara show

By Jack Fordyce
The Zac Brown Band kicked off the official start of summer during Pittsburgh’s Memorial Day weekend, bringing the “Jekyl + Hyde” tour to the First …

Heyl: Soldiers & Sailors pushes for monument honoring modern-day veterans

By Eric Heyl
Two soldiers on the lookout, ever vigilant. That’s the scene Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum eventually hopes to bring to its Oakland front ...

Iraqi troops lack ‘will to fight,’ Secretary of Defense Carter says

By The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ashton Carter warned that Iraqi troops will not be able to defeat the Islamic State until they develop a “will to fight,” reflecting the deep level of frustration and surprise in some quarters of the Obama ...

Posthumous election wins have happened in Western Pa., nation

By Aaron Aupperlee
This week wasn’t the first time voters in the region handed a victory to a candidate who died before Election Day. Barbara Daly Danko, a Democratic ...

A family’s flag flies again in Mt. Pleasant

By Paul Peirce
Vietnam War veteran Roy “Pepe” Barnhart was tired of seeing the embroidered U.S. flag sitting in a closet. “It’s not a towel and shouldn’t just ...

Pittsburgh woman left dogs to die, police allege

By Tony Raap
A Pittsburgh woman abandoned her home when she fell behind on her mortgage, leaving four of her dogs to starve to death, police said Sunday. A ...

Saudi King Salman vows retribution for suicide attack on mosque

Wire Reports
RIYADH — Saudi Arabia’s king vowed on Sunday to punish those responsible for a rare suicide bombing that killed 21 people in a Shiite mosque in the country’s east. King Salman made the pledge hours after the Interior Ministry confirmed that ...

Players need to challenge IRS targeting of slot jackpots

By Mark Gruetze
Jerry Faychak wonders whether he’s already seen the best days of casino gambling — and whether the IRS soon will make things worse for players and casinos alike. An Internal Revenue Service idea to require reporting of slot jackpots of ...

Neighbor arrested after McKeesport house fire, authorities say

By Tribune-Review
Allegheny County police arrested a neighbor suspected of setting a two-alarm fire inside a vacant McKeesport house Sunday afternoon, authorities said. McKeesport firefighters responded to …