McDermott Funeral Home Scandal

Problems mount at funeral home

Cremated remains found inside the Robert P. McDermott Memorial Funeral Home in Niles may not have been handed over to grieving family members like they thought. Watch the video to see a raw interview with a family member who was a victim of the funeral home's actions. …

Puerto Rico to build $54M water treatment plant

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s governor says construction has started on a $54 million water treatment plant that will serve the U.S. territory’s central eastern region. Alejandro Garcia Padilla says the plant will filter 7…

W. Pa. man in landlord dispute over Obama sign

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man is having an unusual dispute with his landlord over a hand-painted “Impeach Obama” sign. Brent Kovac says h……
Goshen Twp. cameras

Cameras part of police uniform

Police in Goshen Township have implemented some new technology over the past week and now all police interactions with the public will be recorded on personal cameras.…

Chile ex-army chief admits handing child to nuns

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Chile’s former army chief is acknowledging he handed over to nuns the child of two left-wing activists killed after the 1973 military coup. Juan Emilio Cheyre now heads Chile’s electoral service. He told the…

After ‘Smash’ crash, songwriters savor success

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman have strong opinions about the demise of “Smash,” the highly anticipated but ultimately much-maligned musical TV series about the making of Broadway musicals. But, to borrow from one of…

The nation’s weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Wet weather continued in parts of the East on Tuesday, while thunderstorms and fire danger continued in the West. In the East, sufficient moisture over the southeastern quadrant of…

TV mogul Simon Cowell says he’ll be a dad

LONDON (AP) — British TV mogul Simon Cowell says he’s looking forward to being a father, his first public confirmation that he will be having a child with married New York socialite Lauren Silverman. Cowell, who had previously…

Latin American leaders and their love of Twitter

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Whenever Argentina’s President Cristina Fernandez uses Twitter, controversy often follows. Although tweet discussions range in content and frequency, there’s never a lack of debate. Fernandez, who almost never gives interviews or takes questions from…

Texas Sen. Cruz shrugs off Canadian citizenship

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz, seemingly eyeing a presidential run in 2016, calls his renunciation of Canadian citizenship no big deal, even though questions about candidates’ birthplaces have flared in recent elections. Controversy still dogs President Barack…

Brazil asks FIFA, hotels to lower World Cup prices

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s tourism board said Tuesday that it has officially told FIFA and hotel operators to negotiate lowering prices during the 2014 World Cup. The request came just days after a study showed that room…

‘The Sims 4′ adds emotional, multitasking Sims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Sims” are getting in touch with their feelings. The fourth edition of Maxis’ successful life-simulating game will include more emotional versions of the virtual people whose lives players can manipulate. “The Sims 4″…

‘The Sims 4′ adds emotional, multitasking Sims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Sims” BC-US–Games-The Sims 4are getting in touch with their feelings. The fourth edition of Maxis’ successful life-simulating game will include more emotional versions of the virtual people whose lives players can manipulate. “The…

‘The Sims 4′ adds emotional, multitasking Sims

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “The Sims” are getting in touch with their feelings. The fourth edition of Maxis’ successful life-simulating game will include more emotional versions of the virtual people whose lives players can manipulate. “The Sims 4″…

Trial starts for Ga. man accused of shooting baby

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — A young man fatally shot a 13-month-old baby in a stroller in coastal Georgia when the child’s mother did not immediately hand over her purse, a prosecutor said on the first day of the…

Furniture designer Charles Pollock dies in NY fire

NEW YORK (AP) — Charles Pollock, designer of the famous Pollock Executive Chair that became ubiquitous in offices in the mid-20th century, has died in a fire at his New York City home. He was 83. Police say…

Mexico rights panel urges probe in news killings

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government’s human rights commission has issued a recommendation calling for federal authorities to investigate the killings of journalists and protect news people from attacks. The commission says that there has been a…

Cruise ship remains in Alaska port

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has ordered a cruise ship to remain at port in Ketchikan until a mechanical issue is fixed. Coast Guard spokesman Kip Wadlow says the Celebrity Cruises ship Millennium encountered problems…

Resident, driver hurt when SUV plows into Pa. home

FOUNTAIN SPRINGS, Pa. (AP) — Two people have been injured after a sport utility vehicle crashed into an eastern Pennsylvania house. Police in Butler Township say man d……