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Police uncover meth lab after structure fire

Somerset Borough police and the Somerset fire department discovered an apparent meth lab after responding to a call for a structure fire at 223 E. Main St. on Monday night.

Locals reflect on solar eclipse

Kathy Walukas was driving home to Somerset from Johnstown, looking up every so often to see if the sky had turned dark.

Number of entries down at the Somerset County Fair

Some entries are up, but most are down a bit at the Somerset County Fair.

Police searching for motorist who threatened two people with a gun

An unidentified man pulled a gun on two people Friday night in the 300 block of West Church Street in Somerset Borough.

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Eclipse watchers: 'Really, really, really awesome'

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Reaction to the total solar eclipse in the U.S.:

Trump renews Afghan commitment but says 'no blank check'


WASHINGTON (AP) — Declaring the U.S. will win "in the end," President Donald Trump vowed Monday night to keep American troops fighting in Afghanistan despite his earlier inclination to withdraw. But he insisted the U.S. would not offer "a…


Judge orders Montana congressman photographed, fingerprinted

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A judge has ordered Montana Rep. Greg Gianforte to be photographed and fingerprinted for assaulting a reporter, opening the possibility of political opponents using the congressman's mug shot next year when he is up…

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:


Record $417M award in lawsuit linking baby powder to cancer

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles jury on Monday ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay a record $417 million to a hospitalized woman who claimed in a lawsuit that the talc in the company's iconic baby powder causes ovarian…

Eclipse science: From galloping giraffes to solar wisps


NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — The giraffes ran in circles. The flamingos huddled together. And the rhinos just looked confused.

The Latest: Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies

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The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT):


New lawsuit alleges Baylor failures under new rape policies


WACO, Texas (AP) — A woman who reported that she'd been sexually assaulted filed a lawsuit Monday against Baylor University, alleging questions she faced from the university shifted blame away from her attacker toward her.

Feds say brake problems preceded derailment in Pennsylvania

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Crews encountered air brake problems before a 178-car freight train derailed in Pennsylvania earlier this month, causing hazardous material to ignite and forcing nearby residents to evacuate, federal investigators…

Man who shot judge was father of player convicted of rape

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A man who shot and wounded a judge outside a county courthouse before being gunned down by a probation officer was the father of a high school football player who was convicted of rape in 2013,…


Kansas linebacker Long dismissed after alleged gun threat


LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A sophomore linebacker at Kansas has been dismissed from the Jayhawks after being accused of threatening a woman with a handgun.

The Latest: Preliminary hearing in sex-fantasy case Sept. 8


CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Northwestern prof, Oxford worker accused of killing a man as part of what prosecutors called a sexual fantasy (all times local):

Summer hike turns tragic when parents tumble off cliff


When William and Amanda Green took their two boys on a weekend outing, they headed for the Zoar Valley Gorge, a rugged area not far from their Buffalo, New York, home that includes waterfalls, forests and cliffs that plunge as…

The Latest: Wounded Ohio judge oversaw suspect's lawsuit

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STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of a judge outside an Ohio courthouse (all times local):

Cosby hires Michael Jackson's lawyer for sex assault retrial


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby has hired Michael Jackson's former lawyer to represent him at his November retrial on sexual-assault charges in Pennsylvania.

'A primal experience': Americans dazzled by solar eclipse

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The stars came out in the middle of the day, zoo animals ran in agitated circles, crickets chirped, birds fell silent and a chilly darkness settled upon the land Monday as the U.S. witnessed its first full-blown, coast-to-coast solar…

Trump returns to Arizona — and a chaotic political landscape

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PHOENIX (AP) — Donald Trump was just a few weeks into his candidacy in 2015 when he came to Phoenix for a speech that ended up being a bigger moment in his campaign than most people realized at the time.

Former attorneys general call for strong response to hate


More than 60 former attorneys general from U.S states and territories released a letter Monday seeking to provide clarity on how to respond to acts of hate.

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Texas college could influence other Confederate statue moves

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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The University of Texas' abrupt decision to remove Confederate statues in the middle of the night after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, raises the question of whether other public universities, cities and…


US stock indexes inch higher after back-to-back down weeks

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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks inched higher Monday, as the Standard & Poor's 500 index steadied following back-to-back losses the last two weeks.

Authorities: Man who shot judge near Ohio courthouse was father of Steubenville football player convicted of 2012 rape


STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities: Man who shot judge near Ohio courthouse was father of Steubenville football player convicted of 2012 rape.


Police hunt suspected TV thief in 'I'm Broke Baby' T-shirt


LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) — Police in suburban Kansas City are on the hunt for a man accused of stealing a TV while wearing a T-shirt with the phrase "I'm Broke Baby" on it.


Alabama starts atop AP poll for 2nd straight year

No need to overthink it: Alabama is No. 1 in the AP preseason Top 25.


This is what It's really like to be pregnant at 35


People generally agree that 35 is the age where chances of normal pregnancy start to decrease. While there is some scientific research to back this up, there are also myths perpetuated by pop culture that are simply untrue. Would I…


Americans under 30 are less supportive of religious freedom than other adults


Younger Americans stand out from older generations in a variety of ways, as a seemingly endless stream of commentators are happy to point out. They get married later and spend a lot of time on their smartphones. They eat too…

Bride reserves a place for her deceased son at her wedding, but someone special arrives to occupy his chair instead


A wedding day is one of the most special days of a person’s life, but Becky’s fiancé, Kelly Turney, wanted to make this day even more unforgettable for his bride.

11-year-old girl's friend threatens her not to fall asleep at a sleepover; she wakes up to a living nightmare


Most of us remember hanging out with friends at the mall, talking on the phone for hours (which has mostly been replaced by texting) and going to sleepovers. Though much fun was had, sometimes sleepovers or other activities proved…

4 crippling things that will prevent your son from turning into a man


As parents, we hope our kids will become strong, independent and driven adults. We also try to teach them to be kind, respectful and loving toward all people. Some may call this becoming a "man" or "woman."

Black man befriends members of the KKK by asking them one simple question


Daryl Davis, a black blues musician who has worked with performers like Chuck Berry and Little Richard, spent the last three decades doing something rather unexpected. He's been befriending white supremacists.

The 14 things your children want you to know before divorcing their father


When people ask kids about their feelings during a divorce, they often clam right up. Fortunately, if you ask adults whose parents divorced when they were kids, they are full of information about how they felt back then.