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Italy promo gets thumbs up for turning stereotypes aroundItaly promotional video getting thumbs up for turning cultural stereotypes upside down
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In this Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014 photo, a female Kurdish fighter takes aim in Kobani, Syria.  Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into a bloody, costly siege that seems close to ending in defeat. (AP Photo/Jake Simkin, File)
Islamic State group pushed out of Syria's KobaniIslamic State militants pushed out of Syria's Kobani, say activists, Kurdish officials
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In this image released by  Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Alex Sharp appears in a scene from the National Theatre production of "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time." Producers of the London hit said Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, that the play has recouped its $4.75 million capitalization. (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)
Broadway's 'Curious Incident of the Dog' recoups capitalBroadway's 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' recoups its capitalization
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Jury in CIA leak trial says it can't reach unanimous verdictJurors in CIA leak trial say they can't reach unanimous verdict; judge urges them to continue
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Francisco Mathurine, of the Times Square Alliance, clears snow from the steps in Father Duffy Square in New York, Monday, Jan. 26, 2015. Officials cautioned Northeast residents to not be misled by a relatively smooth Monday morning commute, and pressed their cautions to prepare for a "crippling and potentially historic" storm that could bury communities from northern New Jersey to southern Maine in up to 2 feet of snow starting later in the day. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Storm threatens the Northeast with historic snowStorm threatens the Northeast with heavy snow, powerful wind; drivers warned to stay home
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FILE - In this March 31, 2014 file photo, actress Emma Watson arrives for the UK Premiere of Noah in London. Watson will play Belle in Disney’s live-action remake of “Beauty of the Beast.” The Walt Disney Co. announced the casting of the “Harry Potter” star Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, setting the prettier half of the romance at the center of the fairy tale. Disney said production will begin later this year. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP, File)
Emma Watson to star in live-action 'Beauty and the Beast'Emma Watson to star as Belle in Disney's live-action remake of 'Beauty and the Beast'
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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the California Department of Justice's official Internet web site, Megan's Law, shows former Boy Scout leader Al Stein who pleaded no contest to felony child endangerment in 2009. Previously sealed Boy Scouts "perversion" files spanning 16 years could soon be in the public eye as part of a negligence lawsuit set for trial Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, in California that was filed against the organization by a victim of Stein's. (AP Photo/California Department of Justice, Megan's Law, File)
Sex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout 'perversion' filesTrial in sex-abuse lawsuit against Boy Scouts is set to unveil 16 years of 'perversion' files
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FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, Rep. Raul Labrador, R-Idaho, walks through a basement corridor on Capitol Hill in Washington. This should be a golden era for tea party conservatives, whose energies helped Republicans’ gain a historic House majority and take control of the Senate. But the House’s die-hard conservatives face new frustrations and uncertainty, thanks to a higher number of establishment-friendly Republicans and a leadership push to “show we can govern” instead of throwing partisan brickbats.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
House tea partyers face new resistance from GOP pragmatistsTea party lawmakers face new hurdles in GOP pragmatists' approach to filibusters, Obama vetoes
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014 file photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks with reporters at the Federal Reserve in Washington. The Federal Reserve ended 2014 with a pledge to be “patient” in raising interest rates from record lows. The way things are going, its patience may endure for a long while. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
Low inflation likely to keep Fed 'patient' about a rate hikeAs Fed meets this week, low inflation will likely keep it 'patient' about a rate increase
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  • Pa. Arson Murder Remains a Mystery a Decade Later

    "She loved shopping, and she told me she had bought me some fish while in the Strip District," Burkett recalled. She died of asphyxiation from toxic smoke and gas and from third-degree burns over 90 percent of her body, the Cambria County coroner's office said at the time. FireHouse.com, Wed, Jan 21 2015 @ 09:31 AM
  • First round of snowfall hits region, more to come this weekend

    City roads were mostly cleared this morning after the city received an overnight belt of snow, but the next few days could bring a few more inches. Pittsburgh could receive up to 6 inches by the end of Monday, and farther east, up to 9 inches of snow is expected to be dumped on the Laurel Highlands between Friday night and Monday, forecasters say. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 10:18 AM
  • Old Cambria County Jail to become microbrewery

    But that all could change as plans move forward to develop the old Cambria County Jail in Ebensburg into a tavern and microbrewery. The Cambria County commissioners broke the news at an evening meeting Thursday when they voted to terminate a 100-year lease between the county and its historical society. Altoona Mirror, Sun, Jan 25 2015 @ 12:40 AM
  • Storm brings mix of sleet, snow and rain to Northeast

    Residents of several major Northeast cities are experiencing a fast-moving coastal storm that is bringing a mix of sleet, rain and snow to areas along the busy Interstate 95 corridor this weekend. The snow that began falling in southeastern Pennsylvania and West Virginia late Friday had become rain and sleet in some areas by early Saturday, and the National Weather Service said Washington, D.C., Delaware and most of Maryland had rain. Evening Sun, Sat, Jan 24 2015 @ 03:32 AM
  • Victim's family pleads for leniency

    A Windber man was sentenced Thursday to 18 months of direct supervision, including two months of house arrest, for the December 2013 shooting death of a friend. Matthew Scott Nadolsky, 30, pleaded guilty last month to a state game violation of shooting at another human. Altoona Mirror, Fri, Jan 23 2015 @ 12:00 AM
  • Glendale developer admits oversight

    Glendale Valley Municipal Authority officials said when they learned a developer had neglected to obtain a permit and pay tap-in fees for a home in Glendale Yearound, they worked quickly to correct the problem. Glendale Corp. President Bill Barnhart admitted at a November Glendale authority meeting that he didn't obtain permits for a home at 133 Red Squirrel Lane. Altoona Mirror, Tue, Jan 20 2015 @ 01:56 AM
  • Attempted homicide charges filed against former SCI-CT inmate

    Attempted criminal homicide charges have been filed against a former inmate at SCI-Coal Township who allegedly sliced a correctional officer's neck with a razor-like weapon last August. William Amos Cramer, 23, who is serving a life sentence for murdering his cellmate in Cambria County Prison in August 2012, now faces charges of criminal attempt to commit homicide, two counts of aggravated assault, assault by a life prisoner, possessing instruments of crime and possessing an offensive weapon relating to an Aug. 31 assault of Correctional Officer Francisco Charriez in the east yard at SCI-Coal Township. The News Item, Tue, Jan 13 2015 @ 04:38 AM
  • Sheetz donating $5,000 to War Memorial Arena

    Sheetz officials will present the check to Cambria County Commissioner Tom Chernisky at the Sheetz located at 524 Centre Drive in Johnstown this afternoon. "The War Memorial project is important to me personally, and the facility is important to the people of Cambria County from recreation, business and historical perspectives," Chernisky said in a statement. Altoona Mirror, Tue, Jan 13 2015 @ 12:58 AM
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