News Obituaries

Obituary: Francis J. Rifugiato / Veteran, educator over decades with lifelong passion for learning

The son of an Italian immigrant family, Francis J. Rifugiato knew the value of an education.

Obituary: Michael Harari / Israeli agent likened to James Bond

He led the hit squad that was sent to avenge the murders of 11 Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympic Games.

Obituary: Robert L. Kasperik / Connected with community at family pharmacy in Derry

Robert L. Kasperik followed his father into the family pharmacy business in Derry, but he also made his own mark as a civic leader.

Obituary: Deborah Cavendish / Dowager Duchess of Devonshire

Deborah Cavendish was the Dowager Duchess of Devonshire and the last of the six eccentric Mitford sisters.



1st case of Ebola found in U.S.

First case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States is found in Dallas in man who flew in from Liberia.

Secret Service chief on hot seat for WH breach

Secret Service director admits failures during intense House questioning.



Iraqi Kurds win major victory at Syrian border, gain Sunni aid

Iraq’s Kurdish peshmerga forces retake control of the Syria border crossing at Rabia from Islamic State militants.

Hong Kong simmers as its leader celebrates

Hong Kong chief executive refuses to meet pro-democracy protesters as ceremony marking China’s National Day begins.



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Convicted murder gets a 'chance' at some life

Man originally sentenced to life without parole will now be eligible for parole after 34 years.

Small Vermont college invites convicted cop killer to speak

Mumia Abu-Jamal, serving a life term for the killing of a Philadelphia police officer, is set to address 20 graduates at Goddard College.


Early Returns

Voter registration deadline is a week away

If you don't want to miss out on voting in this year's gubernatorial election, you've got a week from today to make sure you're

Polls: Wolf maintains lead, GOP lines up behind Corbett

Gov. Tom Corbett and his wife Susan announce a $5 million Economic Growth Initiative Grant for Point Park University last week.

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