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Turkey efforts underway to remove skidded plane from slope


TRABZON, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope meters away from the Black Sea.

Inmate charged with attempted murder of correctional officer

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A 26-year-old inmate at SCI-Somerset with an extensive history of violence lunged at a correctional officer with a razor blade at Somerset Hospital on Dec. 3, according to Somerset Borough police.

Emirates throws Airbus A380 a lifeline with $16 billion deal


DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Middle East's largest airline, Emirates, announced Thursday it struck a deal with Airbus to purchase 20 A380 aircraft with the option to buy 16 more in a deal worth $16 billion, throwing a…

Strong storm blasts northern Europe causing transport chaos


THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport suspended all flights for nearly an hour Thursday and the Dutch national rail service halted trains across the country as a powerful storm battered the Netherlands and lashed other…

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China criticizes US moves on intellectual property, telecoms


BEIJING (AP) — China on Thursday criticized recent moves by the U.S. targeting the sale of fake goods and Chinese telecoms equipment, saying Washington lacks "objectivity" in its approach to Chinese businesses.


Democrats dig in on immigration, shutdown risk or no


NEW YORK (AP) — Congressional Democrats aren't backing down from their threats to reject any government funding bill that isn't paired with protection for thousands of young immigrants, as hard-line liberal groups shrug off risks of a…


Trump to Pennsylvania, but don't call it a campaign trip


President Donald Trump is tiptoeing around the first congressional election of the new year as he heads to southwestern Pennsylvania on Thursday to hail the Republican tax cuts he signed last year.

Haitians face hurdles after protected status renewal delays


BOSTON (AP) — Thousands of Haitian immigrants living in the U.S. legally will face employment and travel hurdles because President Donald Trump's administration delayed the process of re-registering those with temporary protected status,…


Asian shares advance after Wall Street rally; eyes on China


Shares were broadly higher in Asia on Thursday after a rally on Wall Street that took the Dow Jones industrial average to its first close above 26,000. Traders are awaiting the release of Chinese GDP figures later Thursday.


Accident closes Route 219 for about an hour

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After the snow started falling around 4 p.m. Tuesday, emergency responders dealt with 13 accidents that were called into Somerset County Control.

Altoona dermatologist considering a campaign for Shuster's seat

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An Altoona doctor is considering a political run in the 9th Congressional District.

Somerset magistrate reports: Jan. 16


The following preliminary hearings are scheduled before District Judge Ken Johnson in Somerset:

The Latest: Electric grid manager asks customers to conserve


ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on wintry weather in the South and East Coast (all times local):


13 siblings held captive were likely coerced to remain quiet


LOS ANGELES (AP) — When a 17-year-old girl jumped out a window from the house where her parents allegedly starved and tortured their 13 children, she broke a silence that had likely lasted years.

At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South


ATLANTA (AP) — Snow, ice and a record-breaking blast of cold closed runways, highways, schools and government offices across the South and sent cars sliding off roads Wednesday in a corner of the country ill-equipped to deal with wintry…


Apple banks on tax break to build 2nd campus, hire 20,000


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is planning to build a new corporate campus and hire 20,000 U.S. workers in an expansion driven in part by a tax cut that will enable the iPhone maker to bring an estimated $245 billion…


The Latest: Murder charge filed in college student's killing


SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a University of Pennsylvania student in California (all times local):


Chester businesses challenge new stormwater fees in court


CHESTER >> The board of the Chester Business Association on Friday began an effort to challenge the newly imposed Chester stormwater fee, which this year will begin to charge residents and businesses a fee for stormwater runoff.


Heart and head at war over laws that criminalize acts of charity


I was trying to do a "person on the street" feature, approaching shoppers in a crowded big-box store parking lot to get their opinion on consumer prices. And it took me about two minutes to figure out that I needed…

Wednesday, Jan 17

11 political cartoons on Oprah running for president and more


Golden Globes host Seth Meyers made a joke on Sunday that many people didn't think was funny.

Call, footprints in the snow lead to arrest in Somerset

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While responding to a call for a burglary in progress at Luther P. Miller, along South Edgewood Avenue, a little after midnight Tuesday, Somerset Borough police Officer Scott Zelek saw someone in dark clothing attempting to pry open a door…

The Latest: Icy weather delays trial in death of ex-NFL back


GRETNA, La. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of Ronald Gasser, on trial in the December 2016 shooting death of former NFL football player Joe McKnight (all times local):

Parents say college student killing may have been hate crime


SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — The parents of a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student killed and buried in a California park said Tuesday that the killing may have been a hate crime against their gay son.

Tuesday, Jan 16

Vivint’s new app wants to help you be a better neighbor


LAS VEGAS — Eight days after beginning a pilot program with Vivint Smart Home’s new app, Streety, residents of a normally-quiet Las Vegas suburb awoke to find their cars had been burglarized.

Casino company: Boat that caught fire had no past problems


TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that burst into flames off Florida's Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger.

State senator sets his eyes on Shuster's seat

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State Sen. John Eichelberger has announced that he will seek the Republican nomination to replace retiring U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster in Congress.

Noted African-American leader speaks in Somerset County

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On the day that America celebrated the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr., the Republican Women of Somerset County hosted a prominent African-American writer and his brother to discuss a number of issues, including the legacy of…

Monday, Jan 15

The Latest: Trump says Sen. Durbin misrepresented discussion


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's comments about Haiti and African countries (all times local):

Fire & Ice brings in crowds

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Despite bouts of bad weather, Somerset residents still took to Main Street and beyond to enjoy the 2018 Fire & Ice Festival.

Thousands attend vigil for California mudslide victims


MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Thousands of people gathered Sunday night at a candlelight vigil to pay tribute to the 20 people who were killed when mudslides ravaged a Southern California community.

Trump defends self after comments, says: 'I'm not a racist'


WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump, on the defensive in the wake of recent disparaging comments about Haiti and African nations that have revived questions about whether the leader of the world's melting pot is a racist,…

Sunday, Jan 14

Brawny pickups, futuristic SUVs star at Detroit auto show


DETROIT (AP) — It's the year of the pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit as General Motors, Fiat Chrysler and Ford unveil new trucks in a fast-growing and highly competitive U.S. auto market.

Have You Seen This? How to keep your lipstick perfect


LUNCHTIME — For many women, wearing makeup is a daily norm.

Fireworks at Fire & Ice

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'We made a mistake' Hawaii sends false missile alert


HONOLULU (AP) — A false alarm that warned of a ballistic missile headed for Hawaii sent the islands into a panic Saturday, with people abandoning cars in a highway and preparing to flee their homes until officials said the cellphone…

Saturday, Jan 13

Records: FBI knew Las Vegas gunman had big gun stashes


LAS VEGAS (AP) — FBI agents knew the gunman behind the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history left behind big caches of guns, ammunition and explosives when they sought warrants to search his properties and online accounts,…

A freestyle skier's wrenching journey toward Olympics

Freestyle skier Torin Yater-Wallace has a simple picture in his mind: his family all together in South Korea for the Winter Olympics and watching him compete in the halfpipe.

Ice in balmy weather

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Staff photo by Michelle Ganassi

Most of mudslide-stricken California town told to empty out


MONTECITO, Calif. (AP) — Most residents of mudslide-ravaged Montecito were under orders to clear out Friday as the search for victims dragged on and crews labored to clean up massive debris and repair power, water and gas lines.