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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tropical Storm Barry dumped rain as it slowly swept inland through Gulf Coast states Sunday, sparing New Orleans from a direct hit but stoking fears elsewhere of flooding, tornadoes, and prolonged power outages.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A healthy lifestyle can cut your risk of developing Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these mind-destroying diseases, a large study has found.

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Freedom From Smoking classes will be held on Tuesdays from July 16 through Aug. 27, 4:30 to 6 p.m., at the Bedford County Chamber of Commerce Building, 203 S. Juliana St., Bedford. An extra class will be held on Aug. 8, during “quit week.” There is no fee to attend, and classes include nicot…

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Inside Epstein network, layers to protect boss

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The final play of Game Two of the Cambria County American Legion semifinal series on Saturday between Bedford and St. Michael isn’t something drawn up in a textbook, but it will certainly live in the history annals.

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Members of the Somerset Community Band perform, above, on the Public Squares in downtown Bedford on Sunday as part of the Pennsylvania Consort 2019 Summer Music on the Square series. Coltt Lepley will perform at 2 p.m. July 21, and the Mercersburg Community Band will perform at 2 p.m. on Jul…

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FRIEDENS — William R. “Bob” Bastian, 80, who represented the 69th Legislative District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1999 through 2008, died Saturday morning of injuries sustained in an accident earlier in the week.

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NEW YORK (AP) — On the anniversary of a 1977 blackout that left most of New York City without power, a massive power outage on a hot Saturday night in Manhattan preemptively brought the curtain down on Broadway shows and packed streets with people wielding cellphones as flashlights amid a ca…

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WAPAKONETA, Ohio (AP) — New statues of astronaut Neil Armstrong were unveiled and an education center was dedicated in his name on Sunday as his Ohio hometown continued celebrating its native son’s history-making moon mission 50 years ago this month.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A sweeping red-rock cliff at Utah’s Zion National Park is now the home of a new California condor chick as the species makes a comeback in the wild three decades after they were on the brink of extinction, biologists have confirmed.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta said Friday he’s stepping down amid the tumult over his handling of a 2008 secret plea deal with wealthy financier Jeffrey Epstein, who is accused of sexually abusing underage girls.

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The FTC has voted to approve a fine of about $5 billion for Facebook over privacy violations, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday. The report cited an unnamed person familiar with the matter.

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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican Gov. Gov. Ricardo Rosselló was in Europe with his family this week on vacation when his administration took several hits that many believe have tarnished the U.S. territory’s reputation and weakened its relationship with the U.S. government.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania’s Republican Party is trying to amicably settle a contested race for chairman between a candidate who had backing from top Trump campaign officials and a rival who previously had support from many Trump-aligned party activists.

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NEW DELHI (AP) — India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world’s spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this one aimed at landing a rover near the unexplored south pole.

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DENVER (AP) — A Colorado state email account that was created to report suspected child abuse and neglect went unchecked for over four years, and five possible cases that were undiscovered until May are now being investigated, officials said.

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A Claysburg-Kimmel student placed second and two teams of his fellow students placed third and ninth in their respective competitions during the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference in San Antonio, Texas, from June 27 to July 3.

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DEFIANCE — Firefighters from Huntingdon County gathered at the Six Mile Run Fire Company Friday night to take on one another in contests during an annual firefighter’s convention.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that’s mostly owned by Ford as the automakers who were once rivals deepen their partnership to develop driverless and electric vehicles in an ultra-competitive landscape.

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CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly was arrested on federal charges that accuse him and members of his entourage of recruiting women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with the singer and paying them to cover up his crimes, including those at the center of his 2008 acquittal on child pornogr…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. edged closer to crisis Friday with NATO ally Turkey, which began receiving components of a Russian-made air defense system in defiance of Trump administration warnings that the deal would mean economic sanctions and no access to America’s most advanced fighter jet.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic-controlled House voted Friday to put a liberalized stamp on Pentagon policy, including a proposal to limit President Donald Trump’s authority to make war against Iran.

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NEW YORK (AP) — The major U.S. stock indexes closed at record highs on Friday, with the S&P 500 ending above 3,000 for the first time. The market was driven higher by technology, consumer discretionary and industrial company stocks, which more than offset the drop in drugmakers.

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Homeowners sandbagged their doors and tourists trying to get out of town jammed the airport Friday as Tropical Storm Barry began rolling in with the potential for an epic drenching that could prove whether New Orleans and the rest of Louisiana learned the lessons of Hurric…

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. women’s national soccer team celebrated its Women’s World Cup victory on both coasts Wednesday, honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City before jetting to the West Coast and collecting trophies at The ESPYS.

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British navy said Thursday it stopped three Iranian paramilitary vessels from disrupting the passage of a British oil tanker through the Strait of Hormuz in a brief but tense standoff stemming from the U.K.’s role in seizing an Iranian supertanker a wee…

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CHICAGO (AP) — The Trump administration is moving forward with a nationwide immigration enforcement operation this weekend targeting migrant families, despite loud opposition from Democrats and questions over whether it’s the best use of resources given the crisis at the border.