All Stories http://www.observer-reporter.com/section/?template=rss&mime=xml All Stories en-us Copyright - Observer Publishing Company 2013 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS04/150529402 State wins court order in UPMC-Highmark fight over Medicare HARRISBURG (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Kathleen Kane are hailing a court decision they sought to protect Medicare Advantage enrollees caught in the middle of a dispute between two Western Pennsylvania health care giants. Fri, 29 May 2015 17:54:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS04/150529402 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS05/150529403 US appeals court: Alzheimer’s drug swap is anti-competitive ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal appeals court has ruled that drug manufacturer Actavis PLC’s attempted switch of patented Alzheimer’s medication, which halted distribution of the old drug before its patent expires this summer, violates U.S. antitrust law. Fri, 29 May 2015 14:27:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS05/150529403 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/HEALTH/150529404 Administration asks judge to toss House health care suit WASHINGTON (AP) — A skeptical federal judge grilled Obama administration lawyers Thursday over the House GOP’s health care lawsuit, sounding unlikely to side with the president and dismiss the case. Fri, 29 May 2015 14:26:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/HEALTH/150529404 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS05/150529405 9 states back Utah ruling tossing federal prairie dog rules SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Nine states are stepping into a lawsuit over the Utah prairie dog in favor of a ruling that animal activists say threatens to undermine the Endangered Species Act. Fri, 29 May 2015 14:26:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS05/150529405 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS01/150529406 Former Ringgold counselor ordered to trial in student sex case A Rostraver Township woman was ordered to stand trial on charges she had sex with a Ringgold High School senior while she worked there as a guidance counselor. Fri, 29 May 2015 14:19:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS01/150529406 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS01/150529422 Canonsburg police expect to charge man in home break-in Canonsburg police expect to file charges related to a home break-in early Friday morning, but not for the events that occurred about eight hours later, culminating in a chase that prompted area schools to go on lockdown. Fri, 29 May 2015 13:47:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS01/150529422 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS01/150529423 Former juvenile probation chief pleads guilty Daniel Clements, former juvenile probation chief in Washington County, pleaded guilty Friday to theft by deception and tampering with records. Clements was charged in October. Sentencing is set for Aug. 18. Fri, 29 May 2015 12:24:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS01/150529423 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/HEALTH/150529407 160,000 folding knives recalled after accidental cuts BC-US--Folding Knife-Recall,119 Fri, 29 May 2015 11:44:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/HEALTH/150529407 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/PETS/150529408 Traveling with your dog will cost you — sometimes hundreds LOS ANGELES (AP) — Having an 80-pound Labradoodle as a travel buddy means B.L. Ochman can quickly separate the hotels that love dogs from those that just put up with them. Fri, 29 May 2015 11:44:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/PETS/150529408 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/PETS/150529409 Farm lets orphaned or abandoned foals thrive ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Orphaned, unwanted and some only days old, these fragile foals will need a lot of tender, attentive care to survive. Fri, 29 May 2015 11:44:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/PETS/150529409 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/LIFESTYLES04/150529410 Lilly Pulitzer taking heat for fat-shaming cubicle cartoons PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The floral-inspired Lilly Pulitzer fashion house is trying to nip concerns about fat-shaming in the bud. Fri, 29 May 2015 11:38:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/LIFESTYLES04/150529410 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS08/150529411 Office Depot to pay $3.4 million over faulty chairs NEW YORK (AP) — Office Depot is paying $3.4 million to settle charges from regulators that it didn’t report defects of two of its office chair models fast enough, even after receiving more than 200 complaints. Fri, 29 May 2015 11:37:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS08/150529411 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS06/150529412 Myanmar warns against ‘finger pointing’ at migrant meeting BANGKOK (AP) — A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended Friday with no major breakthroughs, with Myanmar criticizing those blaming it for fueling the crisis and warning that “finger pointing” would not help. Fri, 29 May 2015 11:37:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS06/150529412 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS06/150529413 No major breakthrough at meeting on Asian boat people crisis BANGKOK (AP) — A regional conference called to address the swelling tide of boat people in Southeast Asia ended Friday with no major breakthroughs, with Myanmar criticizing those blaming it for fueling the crisis and warning that “finger pointing” would not help. Fri, 29 May 2015 11:36:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS06/150529413 http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS05/150529414 Physicist’s Nobel Prize sells for $765,000 in online auction BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 1988 Nobel Prize put up for auction by a retired experimental physicist has sold for $765,002. Fri, 29 May 2015 11:32:00 EST http://www.observer-reporter.com/article/20150529/NEWS05/150529414