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Exhumation of Dali's remains finds his mustache still intact


FIGUERES, Spain (AP) — Forensic experts in Spain have removed hair, nails and two long bones from Salvador Dali's embalmed remains to find genetic samples for a paternity test — a move that opens the possibility for a woman who…

Earthquake kills 2 on Greek island, sends tourists panicking


KOS, Greece (AP) — A powerful earthquake sent a building crashing down on tourists at a bar on the Greek holiday island of Kos early Friday, killing two and striking panic that reached the shores of nearby Turkey. Some 200…

Project manager: Finished Route 219 a year away

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At this time next year, motorists will be able to take a long-awaited ride on four-lane Route 219 from Somerset to Meyersdale.

The Latest: Turkey confirms death, sends Kos evacuation ship


KOS, Greece (AP) — The Latest on an earthquake that struck Turkey's Aegean coast and nearby Greek islands (all times local):

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The Latest: Israel says metal detectors to remain at shrine


JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on developments in Israel (all times local):


Scaramucci under consideration for top White House job


WASHINGTON (AP) — New York financier Anthony Scaramucci is under consideration to join the Trump administration as communications director.


What drug-dealing 'darknet' sites have in common with eBay


NEW YORK (AP) — AlphaBay, the now-shuttered online marketplace that authorities say traded in illegal drugs, firearms and counterfeit goods, wasn't all that different from any other e-commerce site, court documents show.


Fire razes home on Laurel Mountain

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A Jenner Township home was destroyed when a fire broke out Thursday night. Neighbors reported a loud popping sound before seeing the home ablaze.

CIA director: Moscow loves to 'stick it to America'


ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — CIA Director Mike Pompeo said Thursday that Russia has no plans to leave Syria and will continue to try to meddle in U.S. affairs to "stick it to America."


Chief: Death of Australian woman 'should not have happened'


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer responding to her 911 call "should not have happened," police Chief Janee Harteau said Thursday, adding that the officer's actions "go against who…

Venezuela strike erupts into violence leaving 2 dead

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CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A nationwide strike against plans to rewrite the constitution shut down much of Venezuelan's capital Thursday before erupting into sporadic violence that left at least two young men dead.


'Juice' will be loose: OJ Simpson granted parole in robbery

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LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — O.J. Simpson was granted parole Thursday after more than eight years in prison for a Las Vegas hotel-room heist, successfully making his case for freedom in a nationally televised hearing that reflected America's…

Ash, not tourists fill Gold Rush-era town near Yosemite


MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — The town of Mariposa, with its century-old saloons and covered sidewalks, normally bustles with summer visitors on their way to Yosemite National Park but on Thursday the Gold Rush-era hamlet was mostly empty as ash…


The Latest: OJ Simpson is granted parole in armed robbery

LOVELOCK, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on O.J. Simpson's parole hearing (all times local):


GOP leaders plan Tuesday health vote, it's an uphill climb


WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican leaders pushed toward a Senate vote next Tuesday on resurrecting their nearly flat-lined health care bill. Their uphill drive was further complicated by the ailing GOP Sen. John McCain's potential absence and a…


Doctors consider next treatment for McCain's brain tumor


WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain's tumor is one of the most aggressive forms of brain cancer, and his doctors are determining next treatment options even as the senator, in a tweet, promised his colleagues in Congress he'd "be back…


Germany raises pressure on Turkey after activist jailed


BERLIN (AP) — The German government increased pressure on Turkey Thursday after the jailing of a human rights activist, telling all citizens traveling there to exercise caution and threatening to withhold backing for German investments in…


Global shares track US higher ahead of Draghi comments


LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets tracked Wall Street higher ahead of comments from European Central Bank President Mario Draghi which will be dissected by traders in terms of what they mean for the future of the bank's monetary stimulus.

By embracing Russia, Trump bumps up against top advisers


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's persistent overtures toward Russia are placing him increasingly at odds with his national security and foreign policy advisers, who have long urged a more cautious approach to dealing with the…

British foreign secretary in Japan for security, trade talks


TOKYO (AP) — British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson mingled with robots on Thursday before meeting with Japanese officials.

Thursday, Jul 20

Army general among Thais convicted of human trafficking


BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai army general was one of dozens of people convicted in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade.

Doctors: Sen. John McCain has brain tumor

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Arizona Sen. John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee with a well-known maverick streak that often vexes his GOP colleagues, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor, his office said in a statement Wednesday.

Wednesday, Jul 19

Indonesia bans Hizbut group that seeks global caliphate


JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The Indonesian government on Wednesday banned Hizbut Tahrir, an Islamic organization that wants to establish a global caliphate, under a new presidential decree criticized as draconian by rights groups.

AMC tries to distance itself from parent Wanda's troubles


BEIJING (AP) — The U.S. cinema chain AMC has tried to reassure financial markets it is unaffected by its Chinese parent's debts, saying the American unit never has relied on Wanda Group for financing.

Officials: Australian woman shot after cops heard loud sound


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Australian woman who called 911 to report a possible assault was shot and killed by a Minneapolis police officer after the officer's partner was startled by a loud sound near their squad car, the partner told…

Australians see woman's shooting by police as US nightmare


SYDNEY (AP) — Half a world from where an Australian woman was shot dead by a Minneapolis police officer, a front-page headline in her hometown Sydney newspaper summarized Australia's reaction in blunt terms: "AMERICAN NIGHTMARE."

Tuesday, Jul 18

'Let Obamacare fail,' Trump declares as GOP plan collapses


WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump declared Tuesday it's time to "let Obamacare fail" after the latest GOP health care plan crashed and burned in the Senate, a stunning failure for the president, Republican leader Mitch McConnell and…

Friedens woman awaits arraignment in Tennessee in daughter's death

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Marilyn Elizabeth Slope, 35, of Friedens, will be arraigned at 9 a.m. July 26 in Davidson County Division V Criminal Court in Nashville, Tennessee, on charges of murder and aggravated child neglect, according to Dorinda Carter,…

Venezuela opposition calls strike, Trump threatens 'actions'


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's opposition called Monday for a 24-hour nationwide strike to pressure President Nicolas Maduro to drop plans to rewrite the constitution while the United States threatened "strong and swift economic…

Relatives demand answers in fatal Minnesota police shooting


MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Relatives and neighbors of an Australian woman fatally shot by Minneapolis police over the weekend demanded answers Monday about the mysterious shooting in which the meditation teacher was reportedly killed by an officer…

Monday, Jul 17

Public meeting planned to discuss Somerset Lake repairs

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The Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) a will host a public meeting at 6 p.m. Aug. 17 to provide an update on reconstruction of the Somerset Lake dam.

7.1 million Venezuelans vote in opposition referendum


CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan's opposition said more than 7.1 million people responded to its call to vote Sunday in a symbolic rejection of President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution, a proposal that has raised…

Employee fatally injured

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Somerset County Coroner Wallace Miller said that a man was fatally injured while trying to dismantle a car trailer at Stoystown Auto Wreckers on Saturday.

Longtime educator and friend retires from PSU extension

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After 17 years at Somerset's Penn State Extension, Miguel Saviroff will miss his friends and relationships the most.

Sunday, Jul 16

Some residents couldn't hear alarms in deadly Honolulu blaze


HONOLULU (AP) — As flames raged through a Honolulu high-rise building, killing three people and injuring a dozen others, some residents didn't even realize a blaze had broken out until they opened their doors or saw firefighters racing to…

Israel reopens Jerusalem holy site after deadly assault


JERUSALEM (AP) — Hundreds of Muslim worshippers visited a Jerusalem holy site Sunday after Israel reopened the compound following a rare closure in response to a deadly shooting last week that raised concerns about wider unrest.

The Latest: Erdogan opens monument to victims of failed coup


ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the first anniversary since Turkey quashed last summer's coup attempt (all times local):

Turks commemorate 1 year since failed coup with huge march


ISTANBUL (AP) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to "rip the heads off" of terror groups and coup-plotters who tried to end his more than decade-long rule on Saturday, as Turkey marked the anniversary of the country's crushed military…