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Shamokin mayor accused of disturbing graves

SHAMOKIN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have accused the mayor of Shamokin of disturbing 14 graves with the construction of a cellphone tower in the cemetery where he serves as board president. Investigators say Mayor Bill Milbrand allowed a construction crew to build the tower...

Federal Grant Awarded For Health Care In Coal Communities

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A health professor and researcher at Marshall University has received a $1.3 million federal grant to continue health care work in areas affected by coal in West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio. The university said the recipient is Richard D. Crespo of the...

Brent Musburger signs off ESPN for final time

Veteran broadcaster Brent Musburger prepares for his last broadcast prior to an NCAA college basketball game between Kentucky and Georgia, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017, in Lexington, Ky. The game marks Musburger’s last broadcast before retirement. (AP Photo/James Crisp)...

The Latest: Former LSU coach Miles’ son signs with Nebraska

FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban answers questions during media day for the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson in Tampa, Fla. Alabama has a chance to sign one of the top classes in recent recruiting history...

Blues fire coach Ken Hitchcock, promote Mike Yeo

St. Louis Blues coach Ken Hitchcock stands behind his team’s bench during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Pittsburgh, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017. The Blues won 3-0. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar) ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis Blues...

Marathon Petroleum’s earnings down $1.68 billion in 2016

Marathon Petroleum Corp. today reported lower earnings in 2016, but a stronger fourth-quarter finish. Company full-year earnings were down $1.68 billion when compared to full-year earnings in 2015. Gary R. Heminger, chairman, president and chief executive officer, called the...

Altria beats 4Q profit forecasts as sales continue dropping

AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Investment gains by Altria swelled profits during the fourth quarter, though the continuing decline of cigarette sales weighed on revenue and shares fell Wednesday. Cigarette sales fell 1.9 percent to $5.45 billion as shipment...

EU, Mexico to speed up trade talks amid Trump fallout

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union and Mexico are to speed up talks on a new trade agreement as U.S. President Donald Tusk moves to renegotiate major international trade pacts. EU and Mexico trade chiefs have agreed to hold negotiations on April 3-7 and June 26-29. They...

The Latest: Linebacker Levi Jones expected among 1st to sign

FILE – In this Jan. 7, 2017, file photo, Alabama head coach Nick Saban answers questions during media day for the NCAA college football playoff championship game against Clemson in Tampa, Fla. Alabama has a chance to sign one of the top classes in recent recruiting history...

Refugees: A world away from loved ones, anxious and in limbo

AP Photo/John Bazemore President Donald Trump’s executive order banning refugees from certain countries has brought stress, desperation, worry and confusion to a number of families in the United States and abroad. Trump’s order temporarily halted the entire U.S....