Sharon Jones diagnosed with cancer, cancels album

NEW YORK (AP) — Soul singer Sharon Jones has cancer and has canceled plans for an album and tour in 2013. A Monday news release says Jones has stage-one bile duct cancer and needs immediate surgery. Jones and…

Court: Can man protest outside military base?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether to reinstate a man’s conviction for protesting outside a military base in California. Federal officials on Monday asked justices to reinstate John Dennis Apel’s trespass convictions. Apel had been…

New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg dead at 89

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89. A Democratic aide confirmed the…

Environmental group PennFuture seeks new president

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The environmental group PennFuture says a search is under way for a new president. PennFuture says in a Monday release that former president George J……

Police: Gunmen kill lawmaker in northwest Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani police say attackers have shot and killed a newly elected provincial lawmaker in the northwestern town of Hangu. Senior police officer Bin Yamin Khan said Farid Khan’s vehicle was came under fire Monday…

High court reinstates rape conviction in Nevada

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has reinstated the sexual assault conviction for a Las Vegas man. In an unsigned opinion, the justices said Monday that a federal appeals court was wrong to overturn the conviction of Calvin…

Police: $1065 of fishing gear stolen in W. Pa.

BAKERSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Police say one western Pennsylvania angler is less than complete after thieves made off with his gear. State Police say in a Sunday release that $……

Stocks start mixed; automakers rise

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are getting off to a mixed start on Wall Street. Automakers rose as traders anticipate good sales reports for last month. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 36 points to 15,150 shortly after…

Lancaster County Prison law library called lacking

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A man who served time for stealing library books has filed a lawsuit claiming the law library at the county prison lacks books. Fifty-year-old Han……

Court rejects appeal from convicted Army officer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected an Army officer’s appeal of his conviction for killing an unarmed Iraqi prison detainee in 2008. The justices on Monday let stand a divided decision by the military’s highest appeals…
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PIAA Class A Softball Tourney Schedule

Neshannock begins their trek in the state tournament against the Crusaders of Elk County Catholic this afternoon at Hampton High School.…

Pa. soldier killed in Vietnam War honored

HATBORO, Pa. (AP) — An Army second lieutenant from southeastern Pennsylvania who died in Vietnam is honored with the renaming of a local highway. A mile-long stretch o……

SAfrican mine shooting kills 1 in union rivalry

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Police and trade union officials say at least two people have been shot, one fatally, in ongoing union rivalry at South Africa’s troubled Lonmin platinum mine. National Union of Mineworkers spokesman Lesiba Seshoka said three…

Pa. Oil & Gas Assoc. hires development director

WEXFORD, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association has hired a new director of Natural Gas Market Development. The industry group says in a Mon……

Egypt sentences 5 foreigners to death over drugs

CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian court official says five foreigners including a British sailor have been sentenced to death after being convinced of drug smuggling. The official says a court in Red Sea Province said the defendants were…

Oil rebounds to near $93 in European trade

The price of oil rebounded to near $93 a barrel on Monday amid signs of an economic improvement in Europe at the start of what could be a pivotal week in financial markets. Earlier, prices fell to their…

Prosecutors allege W. Pa. sheriff violated bond

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) — Authorities are asking a judge to revoke or modify the bail of a western Pennsylvania sheriff who’s accused of threatening people. Prosecuto……

FDA weighs lifting safety restrictions on Avandia

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former blockbuster diabetes pill that is subject to major safety restrictions may not be as dangerous as once thought, according to the latest analysis of the much-debated GlaxoSmithKline drug. The Food and Drug Administration…

Northeastern Pa. woman dies after creek rescue

FACTORYVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A 34-year-old woman has died after being pulled from a creek in northeastern Pennsylvania. Emergency crews responded Sunday afternoon to re……