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Bedford County Technical Center students brought home a host of honors from the recent SkillsUSA Pennsylvania District 7 Skills and Leadership Championship. The center had 11 placewinners and champions in six categories. The first-place finishers advance to the state competition in April in …

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FirstEnergy Corp., parent company of West Penn Power, has donated 10 gently used laptop computers valued at about $4,000 to Hyndman-Londonderry Public Library.

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FISHERTOWN — The Chestnut Ridge School Board heard from the district’s Supervisor of Buildings and Grounds at last week’s committee meeting about the district’s facilities ahead of a scheduled presentation by consultants handling the district’s feasibility study on its buildings.

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CSX Transportation responded in federal court in Johnstown Monday to a motion filed on behalf of current and former Hyndman residents attempting to have their case regarding the August 2017 derailment of a CSX train certified as a class action lawsuit.

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OSWIECIM, Poland (AP) — Survivors of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp prayed and wept as they marked the 75th anniversary of its liberation, returning Monday to the place where they lost entire families and warning about the ominous growth of anti-Semitism and hatred in the world.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Jerry Craft’s “New Kid,” a graphic novel about a 7th grader’s struggle to adjust to a private school with little diversity, has won the John Newbery Medal for the year’s best children’s book. “New Kid” also received the Coretta Scott King Award for an outstanding work by an A…

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What was already a chaotic week leading up to the Grammys suddenly took a somber turn with the death of NBA star Kobe Bryant, who was beloved in Los Angeles and especially in the Staples Center, where the awards show took place Sunday. The telecast turned into a tribute to LA’s lost heroes, …

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A conservation group announced Monday that it’s preparing to sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to enforce the Clean Water Act relating to pollution limits for the Chesapeake Bay.

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Two Everett brothers walked away from the Pennsylvania Farm Show earlier this month with premier exhibitor titles. Zach Claycomb, right, showed the champion Corriedale ram and was named the premier exhibitor of Corriedale rams. His brother, Eli, left, showed a homegrown reserve champion Mont…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in years, Federal Reserve officials will hold their latest policy meeting this week feeling broadly satisfied with where interest rates are and with seemingly no inclination to change them anytime soon.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Republican Party of Pennsylvania will go into the spring primary season with an endorsed a slate of candidates for the three elected state offices of treasurer, auditor general and attorney general.

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NEW YORK (AP) — As she tried to fight off Harvey Weinstein’s advances, Mimi Haleyi told him “no, no, no” before he held her down on a bed and forcibly performed oral sex on her, she said in emotional testimony Monday at Weinstein’s rape trial.

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NEW YORK (AP) — California lawyer Michael Avenatti stood to greet 120 prospective jurors who came to a New York courtroom Monday to fill out questionnaires for his trial on charges he tried to extort millions of dollars from Nike.

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BATOL, Helen (Dick), 86, of Detwiler Lane, Martinsburg.

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An Oklahoma man was charged with retail theft in Breezewood.

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BAGHDAD (AP) — A top U.S. commander said Monday that mortars were used in an attack on the American embassy in Baghdad that injured one person and caused some material damage the previous night, not katyusha rockets as was initially reported by staffers and a statement from the military.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Britain’s Prince Andrew has provided “zero cooperation” to the American investigators who want to interview him as part of their sex trafficking probe into Jeffrey Epstein, a U.S. prosecutor said Monday.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday that while the Palestinians have already rejected his proposed Mideast peace deal, he expects they ultimately will agree to the blueprint the White House plans to announce following meetings with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a…

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It’s been more than three years since Russia’s sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems.

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RAKEK, Slovenia (AP) — For Marija Frlan it’s as symbolic as it can get: A survivor of a Nazi concentration camp during World War II, the Slovenian woman turns 100 years old on Monday, the international Holocaust Remembrance Day.

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BEIJING (AP) — A new viral illness being watched with a wary eye around the globe accelerated its spread in China on Sunday with 56 deaths so far, while the U.S. Consulate in the city at the epicenter announced it will evacuate its personnel and some private citizens aboard a charter flight.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators faced mounting pressure Monday to summon John Bolton to testify at President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial even as Trump’s lawyers brushed past extraordinary new allegations from Trump’s former national security adviser and focused instead on disputed facts and …

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Kobe Bryant, daughter perish in copter crash, 7 others dead

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MANDAN, N.D. (AP) — Two women who are longtime friends and former co-workers have joined forces to open a coffee shop and yoga studio in north Mandan, naming it after the animal tied in myth to the discovery of the drink.

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NEW YORK (AP) — “Sesame Street” in the past year has tackled everything from foster care to substance abuse. Now its latest effort is trying to help children suffering as a result of the Syrian civil war.

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PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — “Boys” trumped “Gentlemen” in movie theaters over the weekend as Will Smith and Martin Lawrence’s “Bad Boys for Life” easily remained the top ticket seller over newcomer “The Gentlemen.”

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Family Hospice, part of UPMC, is continuing to offer a free monthly Bereavement Support Group meetings on the last Tuesday of each month from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at ACTS Community Church, 169 Bedford Plaza Rd., Bedford. Registration is required. Contact Charlene Ebersole, bereavement secretary, a…

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Cards are requested for Dolsie Diehl of Friends Cove who will turn 104 on Jan. 31. Cards may be sent to Dolsie at Colonial Courtyard, 220 Donahoe Manor Road, Room 408, Bedford, Pa. 15522.

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Bedford Borough’s municipal building project is set to be put out to bid early next month and the renovation work is expected to begin this spring.

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HARRISBURG – Earlier this week, House Education Committee Chairman Curt Sonney, R-Erie, and Reps. Jesse Topper, R-Bdford and Meghan Schroeder, R-Bucks, joined Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) Chancellor Daniel Greenstein and chairwoman of the system’s board, Cynthia Sha…

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With budget season approaching, Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration is developing a plan to help deal with aging school buildings plagued by environmental problems, including lead paint and asbestos insulation, his office said.

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The Bedford County Fair will be walking away from the Pennsylvania Fairs & Showmen Convention Fair with a host of Communication Awards. It was announced Friday that Bedford County won 1st place Digital Scrapbook, 1st place Digital Scrapbook Cover, 2nd place Website and 2nd place Premium …

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WASHINGTON (AP) — E-commerce has unleashed an increasing torrent of fake merchandise upon the world and private companies and the U.S. government must do more to address the problem, Trump administration officials said Friday as they released a plan aimed at cracking down on counterfeit goods.

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HOUSTON (AP) — A massive explosion Friday leveled a warehouse in Houston, leaving at least two people dead, damaging nearby buildings and homes and rousing frightened residents from their sleep miles away, authorities said.

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BEIJING (AP) — China reported Saturday a jump in the number of people infected with a new virus to 1,287 with 41 deaths, as it expanded its lockdown to an unprecedented 36 million people and rushed to build a prefabricated, 1,000-bed hospital for victims.

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Police are investigating burglaries along Riverboat Road in Bedford Township.

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Bedford fire, ambulance and police units responded to a crash about 12:30 p.m. Friday along the 300 block of West Pitt Street. Bedford Police Chief Craig Bowman said Rhonda Duncan, 57, of Highland Drive, Bedford, became distracted while using her cellphone causing her car to veer to the righ…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump vowed to stand with anti-abortion activists Friday as he became the first sitting president to speak at the March for Life, an annual gathering that is one of the movement’s highest profile and most symbolic events.