Fire leaves woman with six kids homeless

A fire in Herman, Butler County leaves a woman and her six children homeless.

Source: Fire leaves woman with six kids homeless

AHN to announce new hospital in Westmoreland County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

The four neighborhood hospitals will be built through a joint venture with Emerus, a Texas-based developer and management firm that specializes in managing small-scale hospitals, primarily in the south and west regions of the U.S. They are expected to open in early 2019 and operate under Emerus management.

Source: AHN to announce new hospital in Westmoreland County | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

RAM Matters: How Much Do You Need for Gaming? 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB

Measuring the impact that RAM capacity has on gaming is harder than it sounds because of all the factors at play.

Source: RAM Matters: How Much Do You Need for Gaming? 4GB, 8GB, 16GB or 32GB

Snow in Europe triggers transport chaos – BBC News

Hundreds of flights have been cancelled in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Source: Snow in Europe triggers transport chaos – BBC News

New York explosion at Manhattan bus terminal – BBC News

A man is being held after a reported pipe bomb blast at Port Authority bus terminal in New York.

Source: New York explosion at Manhattan bus terminal – BBC News

Why North Korea’s nuclear test is still producing aftershocks – BBC News

What does it mean that the ground is still shaking after September’s underground nuclear test?

Source: Why North Korea’s nuclear test is still producing aftershocks – BBC News

Ravens’ defense falls apart in 4th quarter against Steelers | FOX Sports

PITTSBURGH (AP) It was a familiar feeling for Terrell Suggs and the Baltimore Ravens.

The Pittsburgh Steelers, in dramatic fashion, clinched the AFC North title for the second consecutive season at home against their rivals. This time, Chris Boswell kicked a 46-yard field goal with 42 seconds to play for a 39-38 comeback win against the Ravens on Sunday night.

Source: Ravens’ defense falls apart in 4th quarter against Steelers | FOX Sports

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Chinese rooftop climber dies in 62-storey fall – BBC News

Wu Yongning, who climbed tall buildings without safety gear, fell from a Changsha skyscraper.

Source: Chinese rooftop climber dies in 62-storey fall – BBC News

‘Saturday Night Live’ puts Al Franken on Santa’s naughty list – Los Angeles Times

In the show’s cold open, Kenan Thompson played a department store Santa dealing with some politically attuned kids for a sketch that echoed aspects of Franken’s resignation speech.

Source: Los Angeles Times

Scientists discover Isaac Newton’s childhood graffiti in his home

Researchers using cutting-edge light technology have discovered a picture of a windmill next to the fireplace in the 17th-century manor.

Source: Scientists discover Isaac Newton’s childhood graffiti in his home

Democrats eye gains in Pennsylvania trial on ‘goofy’ gerrymandering

In Pennsylvania state Senator Daylin Leach’s bid to win a seat vital to the Democratic Party’s chances in 2018 elections of taking control of the U.S. Congress, his opponents may not be his biggest obstacle.

Source: Democrats eye gains in Pennsylvania trial on ‘goofy’ gerrymandering

Roy Moore campaign releases ‘Trump robocall’ – ABC News

President Trump is offering his voice in support of Roy Moore in Alabama.

Roy Moore‘s campaign is set to run a robocall featuring the voice of President Donald Trump, in what would be Trump’s most direct involvement with Moore’s campaign efforts to date.

Source: Roy Moore campaign releases ‘Trump robocall’ – ABC News

2 accidental shootings under investigation

Two shootings on Friday and Saturday — both apparently accidental — are under investigation in Indiana County.

State police at Punxsutawney are investigating an accidental shooting at 1 p.m. Friday at 1022 Neal Flat Road, West Mahoning Township.

 And at 3:15 p.m. Saturday, the Glen Campbell fire department was dispatched to assist a medic unit in a wooded area along Fire Tower Road, Banks Township. Dave Lucas, chief of the Glen Campbell department, said a male was wounded in the abdomen by a gunshot while hunting deer and the firefighters helped carry him out the woods.

Source: 2 accidental shootings under investigation

Five people are injured in wreck

CONEMAUGH TOWNSHIP— Five people were taken to a hospital after a bus transporting Cambria County students crashed Tuesday morning.

Source: Five people are injured in wreck

Cincinnati woman sets house ablaze trying to kill bedbugs – NY Daily News

A woman set her Cincinnati home on fire when she used rubbing alcohol to get rid of her bedbug problem.

The late Friday fire sent three people to the hospital with non-threatening injuries and left another 10 homeless, local Fox affiliate WXIX reported.

Source: Cincinnati woman sets house ablaze trying to kill bedbugs – NY Daily News

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Full Sanders: Republican tax plan ‘is not designed to help the American people’

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) joins Meet the Press for an exclusive interview to talk about how Congress is handling misconduct allegations, and whether the president should be impeached.

Source: Full Sanders: Republican tax plan ‘is not designed to help the American people’

Injuries reported after multi-vehicle crash on I-80 in Jefferson County | WJAC

BROOKVILLE – Numerous emergency crews are responding to a multi-car wreck on I-80 in Jefferson County that happened just after 2 p.m. Thursday.According to officials, all westbound lanes are closed after the wreck at mile marker 79.5 at North Fork Bridge.J

Source: Injuries reported after multi-vehicle crash on I-80 in Jefferson County | WJAC

Two new reports say Microsoft overwhelmingly underpays women and stifles their careers. – slate.com

The reports are part of a class action discrimination lawsuit against the tech company.

One, by Henry Farber, an economics professor at Princeton, analyzed data on more than 16,000 employees.

The other study filed in the case, conducted by Ann Marie Ryan, a psychology professor at Michigan State University, found that Microsoft “does not provide clear, job-related guidance as to how to distinguish levels within a career stage for compensation decisions.”

 

Source: Two new reports say Microsoft overwhelmingly underpays women and stifles their careers.

Trump: ‘Fake News Spends as Little Time as Possible Discussing’ Good Economic News

This morning, President Donald Trump began the day as he’s started so many others of his presidency — by tossing out some tweets.

Source: Trump: ‘Fake News Spends as Little Time as Possible Discussing’ Good Economic News

Within Two Weeks, Mass. Senate Is Roiled By Two Scandals | WBUR News

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Former state Sen. Brian Joyce faces a federal indictment with more than 100 charges, including racketeering, wire fraud, extortion and money laundering.

And Senate President Stan Rosenberg stepped down on Monday amid an investigation of sexual assault allegations against his husband, Bryon Hefner.

Source: Within Two Weeks, Mass. Senate Is Roiled By Two Scandals | WBUR News

Trump Jerusalem move: Tear gas at Lebanon US embassy protest – BBC News

The demonstration is the latest against Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Source: Trump Jerusalem move: Tear gas at Lebanon US embassy protest – BBC News

The Earth’s Hum Finally Recorded At The Ocean Floor, But We Still Don’t Know Where It Comes From

Scientists were able to record the Earth’s hum from the ocean floor for the first time. The observations may help researchers decipher the reason and source for the mysterious phenomenon.

Source: The Earth’s Hum Finally Recorded At The Ocean Floor, But We Still Don’t Know Where It Comes From

California wildfires: First death linked to blazes in Southern California — live updates

From Santa Barbara to San Diego, some 8,700 fire fighters are slowly increasing the containment on these blazes

Source: California wildfires: First death linked to blazes in Southern California — live updates

Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy | Fox News

University of Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield won the Heisman Trophy as college football’s outstanding player Saturday night, capping off a decorated awards season ahead of a potential national championship run.

Source: Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield wins Heisman Trophy | Fox News

Egypt uncovers ancient tombs at Luxor – BBC News

A mummy dating back about 3,500 years is among items discovered in the two tombs.

Egypt’s antiquities ministry said that the tombs had been discovered by a German archaeologist in the 1990s, but were kept sealed until recently.

Source: Egypt uncovers ancient tombs at Luxor – BBC News

NASA Fails To Spot Whale-Sized Asteroid That Skimmed Past Earth

A massive asteroid flew close by Earth recently. NASA failed to spot the asteroid while it was traveling near the planet and detected it only after it passed Earth.

Source: NASA Fails To Spot Whale-Sized Asteroid That Skimmed Past Earth

Fliers face flight woes Saturday as winter storm heads north

Air travelers faced another day of delays and cancellations Saturday as an early-season winter storm moved from the South toward the Northeast.

Nationwide, nearly 860 flights had been canceled and another 4,600 delayed as of 7:45 p.m. ET, according to flight-tracking service FlightAware.

FLIGHT TRACKERIs your flight on time?

Source: Fliers face flight woes Saturday as winter storm heads north

The World According To Cartoonists

Slide 2 of 117: The News in Cartoons

Source: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/opinion/news-through-the-eyes-of-cartoonists/ss-BBxqeB7?ocid=spartandhp

Testing begins on Trump’s prototype walls – BBC News

President Trump says he will visit the prototypes and pick the winning design after the tests.

Source: Testing begins on Trump’s prototype walls – BBC News

Dustin Hoffman faces new sex abuse allegation from co-star – BBC News

Actor Kathryn Rossetter says she suffered an “abusive experience” during a Broadway play in 1984.

Source: Dustin Hoffman faces new sex abuse allegation from co-star – BBC News

A Gem of a Meteor Shower! How to See the Geminids Next Week

The best meteor shower of the year peaks on Wednesday night (Dec. 13). Here’s what to expect.

Tradition has it that wishes made on shooting stars come true. But astronomy has it that they are actually tiny particles no larger than sand grains and with the consistency of cigar ash, that collide with the Earth’s atmosphere and streak across the sky in a blaze of incandescent gas as they descend from space and disintegrate. [Geminid Meteor Shower 2017: How and When to See It]

Source: A Gem of a Meteor Shower! How to See the Geminids Next Week

Overturned truck spills vodka on interstate near Philadelphia

It took road crews hours to unload boxes of Tito’s vodka so the truck could be righted.

Source: Overturned truck spills vodka on interstate near Philadelphia

‘Jurassic World 2’ trailer: Dinosaurs, volcanos and Jeff Goldblum: Oh My! | TribLIVE

Some movie franchises will never die.

Source: ‘Jurassic World 2’ trailer: Dinosaurs, volcanos and Jeff Goldblum: Oh My! | TribLIVE

Burglar shot and killed by 85-year-old resident in Ellport

Korean War veteran Don Lutz says he’s a little sore, but otherwise OK after a confrontation that ended with the death of a man who allegedly broke into his home.

Source: Burglar shot and killed by 85-year-old resident in Ellport

Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over – BBC News

PM Haider al-Abadi says Iraqi troops are in now complete control of the country.

Source: Iraq declares war with Islamic State is over – BBC News

New Castle Man Killed In Sharon Car Crash, 1 Other Injured « CBS Pittsburgh

One person was killed and another was injured after a two-vehicle crash in Sharon late Friday morning.

Police say 42-year-old Jason Lemmon, of New Castle, was killed when he got into a crash with another vehicle.

Source: New Castle Man Killed In Sharon Car Crash, 1 Other Injured « CBS Pittsburgh

The Game Awards balances revelations, gamer culture, and celebrities

Geoff Keighley, awards’ host and organizer, said in an interview with GamesBeat that the show featured world premiere announcements of two new games (Here’s the list of nominees).

“At least two games are brand-new game worlds that no one has ever seen before,” Keighley said.

Source: The Game Awards balances revelations, gamer culture, and celebrities

Pittsburgh Man Facing Charges In Murder-For-Hire Plot « CBS Pittsburgh

Authorities say a Pittsburgh man traveled across state lines, plotting to hire a man to kill his cousin’s wife.

Police arrested 52-year-old Brad Lanese at his home in the 100 block of Aaron Avenue in Pittsburgh’s Brookline neighborhood Thursday.

Source: Pittsburgh Man Facing Charges In Murder-For-Hire Plot « CBS Pittsburgh

Winter storm that slammed into the South now heading toward mid-Atlantic, Northeast – ABC News

The storm caused thousands of power outages, hundreds of flight delays and cancellations and roadways to be littered with automobile accidents.

Source: Winter storm that slammed into the South now heading toward mid-Atlantic, Northeast – ABC News

Roy Moore accuser admits she wrote part of yearbook inscription attributed to Alabama Senate candidate | Fox News

One of the women who accused Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore of making advances on her when she was a teen and he a local prosecutor admitted Friday to writing part of the yearbook inscription she offered as proof, a new crack in her story that gives Moore an opening to attack her credibility.

Source: Roy Moore accuser admits she wrote part of yearbook inscription attributed to Alabama Senate candidate | Fox News

7 taken to hospitals after being overcome by carbon monoxide | WPXI

Seven people were taken to hospitals late Thursday night after they were overcome by carbon monoxide at a home in Arnold, officials said.

Source: 7 taken to hospitals after being overcome by carbon monoxide | WPXI

Delta Air Lines cancels hundreds of flights due to winter storm

Delta Air Lines (DAL.N) has canceled more than 600 flights due to inclement weather at its Atlanta hub, the carrier said on Friday, as a winter storm travels towards the northeast, threatening more cancellations and delays.

Source: Delta Air Lines cancels hundreds of flights due to winter storm

DR Congo: UN peacekeepers killed in attack in North Kivu – BBC News

At least 14 are killed and more than 50 wounded in a rebel attack in North Kivu province.

Source: DR Congo: UN peacekeepers killed in attack in North Kivu – BBC News

The middle class is disappearing, which makes dollar stores very happy

The growth of dollar stores is inversely proportional to the health of the US middle class. And 75% of the US population living within five miles of a Dollar Tree store.

Source: The middle class is disappearing, which makes dollar stores very happy

First man killed in protests over Trump’s Jerusalem decision – NY Daily News

A Palestinian man struck by Israeli fire is the first to be killed protesting Trump’s Jerusalem decision.

Source: First man killed in protests over Trump’s Jerusalem decision – NY Daily News

Seattle crook behind $120M Ponzi scheme missing from prison – seattlepi.com

Frederick Darren Berg, the biggest fraud in Washington state history, disappeared Wednesday from a California federal prison, where he was serving an 18-year prison term imposed in 2012. Berg stole about $120 million from investors through a Ponzi scheme that enabled him to live a life of luxury.

Source: Seattle crook behind $120M Ponzi scheme missing from prison – seattlepi.com

U.S. Economy Added 228,000 Jobs in November

Employers hired workers at a strong rate in November, and the unemployment rate held at a 17-year low. But wage gains continued to underwhelm.

Source: U.S. Economy Added 228,000 Jobs in November

Pittsburgh airport wins in state’s gambling expansion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

As part of the bill enacted in October, legislators reauthorized $12.4 million a year that now goes to the airport for economic development and to reduce costs to the airlines that use it.

Source: Pittsburgh airport wins in state’s gambling expansion | Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, who asked staffers if they would bear his child as a surrogate, says he will resign

Conservative Republican is a member of the hard-right Freedom Caucus.

Source: Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona, who asked staffers if they would bear his child as a surrogate, says he will resign

Pope Francis wants Lord’s Prayer changed – BBC News

He calls for a better translation of a phrase about temptation.

Source: Pope Francis wants Lord’s Prayer changed – BBC News