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Uganda's president fires top challenger for powerUganda's long-serving president fires prime minister, a former ally turned rival for power
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In this Sept. 8, 2014 photo, election billboards line a road in Kaitaia, New Zealand. New Zealand has more restrictive campaigning and media rules than most developed nations and when voters go to the polls Saturday, Sept. 20, there will be almost nothing about the election on television or in the newspapers. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Petrina Hodgson) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT
New Zealand's election-day gag: no public politicsNew Zealand's election-day gag bans politics on the Internet, TV, even in song
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Ballot boxes are opened as counting begins in the Scottish Independence Referendum for the Aberdeenshire Council area, Aberdeen, Scotland, Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014. As the polls closed late Thursday and the vote counting began, many Scots settled in to stay up all night in homes and bars to watch the results. A nationwide count began immediately at 32 regional centers across Scotland. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)
Investors breathe sigh of relief at Scottish voteAs Scotland rejects independence, businesses and investors breathe sigh of relief
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Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond looks down during a press conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Scottish voters have rejected independence and decided that Scotland will remain part of the United Kingdom. The result announced early Friday was the one favored by Britain's political leaders, who had campaigned hard in recent weeks to convince Scottish voters to stay. It dashed many Scots' hopes of breaking free and building their own nation. (AP Photo/PA, Danny Lawson) UNITED KINGDOM OUT, NO SALES, NO ARCHIVE
UK to make changes after Scotland vote keeps unionUK government planning changes after Scotland votes to remain in union
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Workers of a foreign exchange dealing company monitor electric screens, under the U.S. dollar rate against the Japanese yen, top, and Nikkei stock index, bottom,  in Tokyo, Friday, Sept.19, 2014. Japanese stocks rallied as the yen extended losses against the dollar while the pound jumped as investors bet that Scottish voters would reject independence based on early results from the referendum. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Pound, stocks rise as Scotland votes to stay in UKPound rises as Scotland votes to stay in United Kingdom; Tokyo stocks rise on yen weakness
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In this Sept. 18, 2014 photo North Korean athletes sing during a team welcoming ceremony at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. North Korea is making a statement on the international sports stage — a fashion statement. With teams from 45 countries ready to roll after the games officially open Friday, the North's sportswear has already created something of a buzz in Incheon. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)
North Korea struts in style on world sports stageIn the land of K-pop and Gangnam style, North Korean athletes strut their own brand of cool
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Gilchrist county sheriff Bobby Schultz talks with the media following the shooting deaths of 8 members of a familhy in  Bell, FL, Thursday, Sept., 18, 2014. Schultz said a man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself.  (AP Photo/Phil Sandlin)
Convicted Florida felon kills his 6 grandchildrenConvicted felon shoots, kills his 6 grandchildren, daughter, himself in small Florida town
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Judge to hear objections to Hopkins settlementJudge to hear objections to $190 million Johns Hopkins settlement over gynecologist recordings
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China fines GSK $492 million for briberyChina fines British drug maker GlaxoSmithKline $492 million, jails executives in bribery case
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  • Man Urinated Outside Pa. Home Before Stealing Residents' 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, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:32 PM
  • Pennsylvania police capture man wanted in slaying at Paterson pizzeria

    PATERSON - A 25-year-old man wanted for fatally shooting another man outside a Paterson pizzeria was captured at a Pennsylvania motel this week, police said late Tuesday. Police received a tip that the accused killer, Joseph Borges, was staying at a motel in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, according to Detective Kevin Lehman of the Richland Township Police Department. The Jersey Journal, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 03:07 PM
  • Sun City Keystone Group to have first meeting

    Sun City's Keystone Group is having its first official meeting Sept. 30 at Hidden Cypress. Bluffton Today, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 01:25 AM
  • 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
  • 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
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