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FILE - This file photo released Friday, April 19, 2013 by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, charged with carrying out the April 2013 attack that killed three people and injured more than 260. Tsarnaev is scheduled to be in federal court in Boston Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, for the final  hearing before his trial begins in January. He could face the death penalty if convicted. (AP Photo/Federal Bureau of Investigation, File)
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FILE -In this Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 file photo, soldiers accused of refusing to fight in the country's northeastern Islamic uprising appear before a court martial in Abuja, Nigeria.  On Wednesday Dec. 17, 2014, the court-martial sentenced 54 soldiers to death for mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight Islamic extremists, connected to the soldiers' refusal to deploy to recapture three towns seized by Nigeria's home-grown Boko Haram in August, according to the charge sheet. The lawyer for the condemned men, Femi Falana, said the 54 soldiers were convicted and sentenced to death by firing squad. He said five soldiers were acquitted.(AP Photo/Olamikan Gbemiga FILE)
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In this Friday, March 20, 1998 file photo people walk along Moscow's Red Square with St. Basil Cathedral, left, and Kremlin's Spassky Tower seen in the background. By all accounts, President Vladimir Putin has had a horrible year: Russia’s currency has lost more than half its value, the economy is heading toward recession and he has become a pariah in the West. And yet so far, Putin’s tough, anti-Western rhetoric and aggressive actions in neighboring Ukraine have helped him weather the storm, with a new Associated Press-NORC Center poll showing that 81 percent of Russians still support their president. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko, File)
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--FILE--In this Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 file photo, Markus Kaarma, center, is flanked by his defense attorneys Brian Smith, left, and Paul Ryan, as he listens to testimony, during his trial in Missoula, Montana for murder in the shooting death of Diren Dede.  Kaarma was found guilty Wednesday in the death of the 17-year-old Dede who he shot with a shotgun last spring after Kaarma caught him in his garage.  The defense had said the shooting was in defense of himself and his family. (AP Photo/The Missoulian, Kurt Willson)
Self-defense fails in Montana's man murder trial'Castle doctrine' defense fails as Montana man convicted of German exchange student's death
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Official: 28 die in clashes in Central African RepublicOfficial: 28 die, dozens wounded in clashes in Central African Republic
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FILE - In this June 12, 1962, file photo, Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in San Francisco Bay is shown the day three prisoners escaped. Scientists say the three prisoners who escaped from Alcatraz in one of the most famous and elaborate prison breaks in U.S. history could have survived and made it to land. Using software to study currents the night of the 1962 escape, three Dutch scientists concluded the three men could have made it to land north of the Golden Gate Bridge if they left between 11:30 p.m. and midnight.  Prison officials and federal agents insisted at the time that the inmates perished, but their bodies were never found. (AP Photo/File)
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In this Nov. 25, 2014 photo, former student Nathaniel Simmons operates a crane during a day of training at Georgia College of Construction. The  Labor Department releases weekly jobless claims on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 (AP Photo/Branden Camp)
US jobless aid applications decline to 289,000Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 289,000, lowest level in 6 weeks
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  • State seeking bids for former state prison in Hempfield

    As the state seeks a buyer for the closed state prison in Westmoreland County, local officials are hoping a business out there is eyeing the property. SCI Greensburg, in Hempfield, employed 370 people before it was shuttered, along with SCI Cresson in Cambria County, at the end of June 2013. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sun, Dec 7 2014 @ 12:11 AM
  • Prison tour elicits memories

    It was a Dickensian situation that Charles and Mindy Heinrich, proprietors of the Everyday Gourmet restaurant here, witnessed three weeks ago. The couple spoke about it Saturday upon the encouragement of Melanie Pallone, assistant professor of criminology at Mount Aloysius, after Pallone toured the old Cambria County Jail - a lowering, Victorian edifice featured this weekend as part of the borough's annual "Dickens of a Christmas" celebration. Altoona Mirror, Sun, Dec 7 2014 @ 12:00 AM
  • Man pleads to game violation in hunting death

    A western Pennsylvania hunter has pleaded guilty to a state game violation in the accidental, fatal shooting of a friend. The Tribune-Democrat reports 30-year-old Matthew Nadolsky, of Windber, pleaded guilty Thursday in Cambria County to a misdemeanor count of shooting at another human being. Lewistown Sentinel, Fri, Dec 5 2014 @ 12:12 PM
  • Area jobless rate declines in October, lowest in six years

    The unemployment rate in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area plunged four-tenths of a percentage point in October to 6.3 percent, the lowest rate in more than six years. The drop offered some encouragement. The Citizens' Voice, Fri, Dec 5 2014 @ 04:19 AM
  • Free clinic gets $225,000 Highmark grant

    Highmark Foundation has awarded a $225,000 grant to the Johnstown Free Medical Clinic in Cambria County to fund a new preventive health program. The clinic's War for Health program will choose 150 patients to receive intensive services that are designed to reduce the risks associated with chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Business Journal, Thu, Dec 4 2014 @ 12:09 PM
  • Ammo Catching Up With Demand, Firearms Dealers Say

    TV Welcome to KDKA-TV on CBSPittsburgh.com! KDKA-TV is joining forces with the most trusted local CBS RADIO stations in Pittsburgh to give you the best Pittsburgh has to offer. KDKA-TV is part of CBS Television Stations, [] NewsRadio 1020 KDKA Welcome to NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA on CBSPittsburgh.com! We appreciate your interest in the world's first commercial radio station! Join us on-air or online for Pittsburgh's up-to-the-minute news talk, weather and traffic reports. CBS Local, Sun, Nov 30 2014 @ 04:20 PM
  • Johnstown works to ease pain of steel's demise 40 years ago

    Johnstown's leaders realized major changes would accompany the loss of Bethlehem Steel Corp. and U.S. Steel Corp. So, they bonded together: Louis Galliker, Daniel Glosser, Frank Pasquerilla, Walter Krebs, Robert Gleason, Andrew Koban, Charles Kunkle, Howard Picking and others. Their goal was to shape the region's post-steel identity through the Johnstown Area Regional Industries. Pocono Record, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 11:06 AM
  • Suit calls state school funding arbitrary and irrational

    In 1999, the state Supreme Court ruled that the question of state school funding was a political issue for the Legislature, not one for the judiciary. Now, a new lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court last week once again seeks a judicial order, this time armed with state test results showing schools failing to meet state academic standards and a study commissioned by the Legislature quantifying the disparity in resources. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 12:10 AM
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