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In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Jacob Lurie, a mathematics professor at Harvard University, poses for a portrait in Cambridge, Mass. Lurie was named Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, as one of 21 people to receive a "genius grant" from the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Aynsley Floyd)
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Firefighters inspect the interior of the Roseburg Lumber Mill in Weed, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Parts of the mill, the major employer in Weed, were damaged in the Boles Fire when it burned through the Siskiyou County town on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Greg Barnette)
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfireCalifornia lumber town takes stock and gives thanks after wind-driven wildfire wipes out homes
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, smoke billows from the crater of Mayon volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes, in Albay province about 550 kilometers southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano has belched out lava fragments as big as a bus that rolled one kilometer (half a mile) down its slope, prompting authorities to start forcibly evacuating thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands fleeLava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee amid fears of violent burst
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, an ambulance departs Bellevue Hospital in New York where patients were being evacuated. When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn’t get to work _ problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Inspector General Office released a study Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014 on the emergency preparedness and response during the storm at 172 hospitals in the hardest-hit areas of New York, most of Connecticut and all of New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report saysHospitals struggled to handle challenges presented by Superstorm Sandy, federal report finds
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FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo Minneapolis police officer Mike Kirchen, right, chats with Mascud Abdi, 13, left, and Mahad Ahmed, 10, while on patrol in a Minneapolis community with a large Somali population. The nationwide effort to stop a new wave of Westerners being recruited by terror groups, this time for Islamic State militant groups in Syria and Iraq, could take some cues from Minnesota. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday,  Sept. 15, 2014 the Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs to help detect American extremists looking to join terror organizations in countries like Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz, File)
Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror programAPNewsBreak: Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 of 3 sites of federal program to combat terror recruiting
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In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives for a dinner during the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo. Yellen will be pressed to clarify the Fed's intentions after the Fed issues its policy statement on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on ratesFinancial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed's intentions on rates
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2007, file photo, the flags on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange provide a backdrop for a Wall Street street sign. Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Asian stocks higher on China stimulus reportsAsian stock markets higher on reports China central bank adding liquidity to state banks
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Australia promises $6.4 million to fight EbolaAustralia promises $6.4 million to fight Ebola in West Africa where at least 2,400 have died
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Mesa residents, reflected in a truck window, take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation of the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California.  (AP Photo/Matt York)
Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward ArizonaTropical Storm Odile heads toward Arizona, as Mexico airlifts stranded tourists from Baja
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  • Man accused of stealing candy

    A Cambria County man is in trouble after Altoona police say he broke into a Fifth Avenue home and stole candy. Earl Munoz, 29, of 570 Highland Ave., Johnstown, was arrested early Saturday after he allegedly climbed through a window on the 1800 block of Fifth Avenue, grabbed a handful of Chick-O-Stick candies from a glass dish on the living room coffee table and left through the home's back door, according to police. Altoona Mirror, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:00 AM
  • Western Pennsylvania man sentenced to 20 to 40 years for beating father with hammer, stabbing him to death

    A western Pennsylvania man convicted of having beaten his father with a hammer and then stabbed him to death a year ago has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison. The Tribune-Democrat reports that 33-year-old Jonathan Kuzma was sentenced Tuesday in Cambria County to the maximum penalty for third-degree murder. PennLive.com, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 07:45 AM
  • Recent guard assault was by inmate who had killed cellmate in 2012

    State police and a prison official confirmed the identity of an inmate accused of attempting to kill a prison guard last week at SCI-Coal Township. William Cramer, 23, serving a life sentence for murdering his cellmate in Cambria County Prison in August 2012, has not yet been charged in the Aug. 31 attack on the unidentified guard. The News Item, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 04:12 AM
  • Drunk Prowler Stole Only Couple's Candy

    Police say a central Pennsylvania couple saw a man urinating with his pants down around his ankles moments before he broke into their home and grabbed a handful of Chick-O-Sticks from their candy bowl. Online court records don't list an attorney for 29-year-old Earl Munoz who remained jailed Tuesday. CBS Local, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:07 PM
  • College move-in day: What would Henry David Thoreau say?

    Stephanie Seibert, a management major from Pittsburgh, unpacks in her dorm room during freshman move-in day at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Johnstown, Pa. On the fourth-floor landing of the stairwell that led to my daughter Eve's sixth-floor dorm room, I stopped, caught my breath, and thought of Henry David Thoreau's famous pronouncement on the complications of consumerism: "Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. Christian Science Monitor, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 08:38 AM
  • New book keeps engine's legend on track

    After a pictorial book about one of the region's most storied locomotives laid the track, two authors are hoping their latest paperback will help the engine's legend pick up steam. With "The Clinchfield No. Greenwich Citizen, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 01:41 PM
  • Prostate cancer activists launch 'the finger' campaign to stem decline in testing

    Kristine Warner wanted an eye-catching way to encourage men to talk to their doctors about the complicated, controversial subject of prostate cancer screening. The finger in question, of course, is the one a physician puts up a man's rectum to feel for cancer in his prostate gland. Philly.com, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 12:36 AM
  • Harry C. Clark

    He was born in Johnstown, son of the late Lawrence W. and Ruth Ann Clark. He married Arlene E. Balchin on Aug. 4, 1979, in Luray, Va. Altoona Mirror, Fri, Sep 12 2014 @ 02:07 AM
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