JOHNSTOWN — The Rev. Anthony Spillman places ashes on a parishioner at St. Francis of Assisi during Ash Wednesday services at the church in Johnstown. In Vatican City, Pope Benedict XVI celebrated his final public Mass as pontiff.
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A Somerset County toddler got a ride home in a fire truck parade three days after he nearly died when a stove he was playing on fell onto him.
Snow moves PIAA football games Saturday to Sunday
Ahead of an expected third dose of winter weather in less than a week, two state high school championship games are being moved from Saturday to Sunday because of snow moving through Pennsylvania and into the northeast.
La Russa, Cox and Torre built Hall of Fame careers on leadership
Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa and Joe Torre are among the most successful managers ever to coach in major league baseball. Appreciating their careers - and their election this week to baseball's Hall of Fame - is as much as a study in leadership style as baseball stats.
VIDEO | Interpreter at Mandela memorial called a 'fake'
The head of the Deaf Federation of South Africa said the sign language interpreter on stage during Tuesday's memorial for Nelson Mandela was a fake.
Judges deny chimpanzees 'personhood'
Three lawsuits filed last week that attempted to achieve "legal personhood" for four chimpanzees living in New York have been struck down.
VIDEO | College basketball player hit by police officer while crossing street
An Ohio college student is recovering after she was struck by a police car.
Racism linked to infant mortality, learning disabilities
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Stunning revelation about missing American in Iran
An Associated Press investigation reveals that retired FBI agent Robert Levinson, who disappeared from an Iranian resort in 2007, was working for the CIA. In an extraordinary breach of the most basic CIA rules, a team of analysts — with no authority to run spy operations — paid Levinson to gather intelligence from some of the world's darkest corners. He vanished while investigating the Iranian government for the U.S.
Editor stranded in ice storm experiences truest form of humanity
A foolish drive left me alone with my car stuck on a steep hill of a back road, covered in ice with temperatures falling into the low 20s. But as is the case with any horror story, heroes emerged to aid the helpless.
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