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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A piecemeal, no-new-taxes $25.8 billion budget headed to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk Thursday, as did legislation to distribute about $2.6 billion in emergency federal coronavirus aid to counties, nursing homes and wide range of other causes.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some county and state officials are warning that a flood of mailed-in ballots in Pennsylvania -- fueled by fears of in-person voting during the coronavirus pandemic -- will create problems in Tuesday’s primary election that must be fixed before they cause a disaster in…

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New research shows how dangerous the coronavirus is for current and former cancer patients. Those who developed COVID-19 were much more likely to die within a month than people without cancer who got it, two studies found.

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Annual Forefathers Day service at the Friends Cove United Church of Christ double brick church, Diehl Road, Bedford, has been canceled due to COVID-19 restrictions. The service was scheduled for June 7. Organizers hope to hold the service next year.

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Like dozens of other veteran spellers in their final year of eligibility, Anson Cook had big plans for this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee, which was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal courts have delivered a string of rebukes to the Trump administration over what they found were failures to protect the environment and address climate change as it promotes fossil fuel interests and the extraction of natural resources from public lands.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus crisis threw at least 2.1 million Americans out of work last week despite the gradual reopening of businesses around the country, stoking fears Thursday that the scourge is doing deep and potentially long-lasting damage to the U.S. economy.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump escalated his war on Twitter and other social media companies Thursday, signing an executive order challenging the lawsuit protections that have served as a bedrock for unfettered speech on the internet.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration may soon expel thousands of Chinese graduate students enrolled at U.S. universities and impose other sanctions against Chinese officials in the latest signs of tensions between Washington and Beijing that are raging over trade, the coronavirus pande…

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Chestnut Ridge and HOPE for Hyndman virtual graduations debut tonight online, and HOPE is planning a parade as well.

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Three days of exhaustive effort came to an electrifying conclusion on Wednesday afternoon, with reports that Cathy Raley, 68, had been located alive.

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Auto dealerships in Pennsylvania have been forced to adjust their business models since Gov. Tom Wolf implemented restrictions to help reduce the impact of the coronavirus.

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The following defendants waived their right to a preliminary hearing in central court on Wednesday:

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with less than 17 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the risk of lightning.

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Everett High School Class of 1960’s 60th-year reunion has been postponed. A new date for the event will be announced at a later time.

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Cruise-ins will be hosted by the Fort Bedford Antique Automobile Club of America from 4 to 7 p.m. June 13 at Happy Hollow Restaurant, 10924 Raystown Road, Saxton, and July 26 and Aug. 16 at Landmark Restaurant, 647 E. Pitt St., Bedford. All makes and years of cars, trucks and motorcycles welcomed.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration announced a new leader Wednesday at the Southeastern Veterans’ Center, where nearly three dozen residents have died from the coronavirus and a state senator urged the replacement of its leadership.

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Northern Bedford’s virtual graduation ceremony will be posted this evening.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a day that’s shaping up as one for the history books: For the first time, House lawmakers intend to vote by proxy, a move to avoid the risk of travel to Washington during the pandemic.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to extend surveillance authorities that the FBI sees as vital in fighting terrorism was thrown in doubt Wednesday as President Donald Trump, the Justice Department and congressional Republicans all came out in opposition.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States was on the cusp of marking at least 100,000 deaths from the coronavirus, a once-unthinkable toll that now appears to be just the beginning of untold misery in the months ahead as Las Vegas casinos and Walt Disney World make plans to reopen, crowds of unmas…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, the historically prolific tweeter of political barbs and blasts, threatened social media companies with new regulation or even shuttering on Wednesday after Twitter added fact checks to two of his tweets. He turned to his Twitter account – where else…

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Firefighters from across the county and beyond, police, the Bedford County Sheriff’s Department, Coroner Rusty Styer and volunteers who know the area continued their search on Tuesday for a woman who was reported missing early Monday.

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Fifteen years after entering the wine industry with a mission of producing local dry wines, Jean and Tod Manspeaker have sold Briar Valley Vineyard and Winery to Westmoreland County vintners.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — With 18 counties preparing to move to the least restrictive phase of Gov. Tom Wolf’s reopening plan, the number of new virus infections continues to fall throughout Pennsylvania and officials say they’re making strides in their ability to manage flareups.

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state government is preparing a temporary no-new-taxes budget plan that maintains current spending levels while budget makers watch to see how badly tax collections are damaged by coronavirus-related shutdowns and whether the federal government sends anoth…

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Deadlocked over the next big coronavirus relief bill, Congress is shifting its attention to a more modest overhaul of small business aid in hopes of helping employers reopen shops and survive the pandemic.

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MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government has declared 10 days of mourning starting Wednesday for the nearly 27,000 people who have died with the novel coronavirus in Spain, the longest official mourning period in the country’s 4-decade-old democracy.

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In lieu of traditional Memorial Day services that could not be held due to the coronavirus situation, bells tolled all over the Broad Top area on Monday at noon as several communities took part in a bell ringing project to honor the fallen. Standing from the left, are Captain Phillips Vetera…

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials on Tuesday began removing dozens of people who have been sleeping at the airport during the coronavirus pandemic, and they plan to administer rapid COVID-19 tests before taking them to homeless shelters.

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Stocks closed higher on Wall Street Tuesday, driving the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average to their highest levels in nearly three months as optimism over the reopening of the economy overshadowed lingering worries about the coronavirus pandemic.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Two GOP governors are offering up their states to host the Republican National Convention — a day after President Donald Trump threatened to pull the convention out of North Carolina if that state’s Democratic governor doesn’t assure him that the August gathering can go for…

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An impromptu initiative organized by the parent of one of the graduating Bedford High School seniors raised more than $3,000 to put signs saluting each member of the Class of 2020 on the lawn in front of the high school.

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Members of the Bedford Garden Club recently planted flowers at the Bedford County Courthouse in anticipation of summer events. Working on the project were, from left, Micki McCahan, Marilyn Gash, Claire Leichliter, Denise Wright and Pat Greenland. The flowers will be maintained by club membe…

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ATLANTA (AP) — Americans marked a Memorial Day like no other Monday as the coronavirus pandemic upended traditional commemorations and forced communities to honor the nation’s military dead with smaller, more subdued ceremonies like car convoys and online tributes instead of parades.