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Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum, center, rushes off the bench with other Portland players, during a timeout, to celebrate a play in the second overtime period of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, in San Antonio. Portland won 129-119 in triple overtime. (AP Photo/Darren Abate)
Lillard scores 43 as Blazers beat Spurs in 3 OTLillard scores career-best 43 as Blazers hand Spurs 2nd straight defeat in triple OT, 129-119
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 12, 2014  file photo, Iraqi Shiite fighters with the "Peace Brigades" patrol during a sand storm in Samarra, 60 miles (95 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq. The Shiite fighters are credited for curbing the Sunni militants advance on Baghdad and the surrounding areas and for achieving significant progress on the ground, including breaking the extremists' siege on the northern Shiite-majority town of Amerli in August and later, in operations to liberate Jurf al-Sakher, a town south of Baghdad. (AP Photo, File)
Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortagesIraqi Shiites battling IS group appeal for aid as shortages force desertions
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FILE - Ray Rice arrives with his wife Janay Palmer for an appeal hearing of his indefinite suspension from the NFL, in this Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014 file photo taken in New York. A video released Friday Dec. 19, 2014 shows Ray Rice's then-fiancee crying and kissing him while they are both handcuffed and being taken to jail by police officers after Rice punched her in a casino elevator.  (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
New video shows Rice and fiancee in aftermath of punchNewly released video shows Rice and fiancee kissing in handcuffs after assault
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Brazilian author  Paulo Coelho poses for a photographer  during an interview with The Associate Press, at his apartment, in Geneva, Switzerland, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Coelho says the Sony hack threatens us all if society doesn't enforce important values against anonymous terrorists. The best-selling author says he was prepared to make himself an example — even if it meant inviting criticism and threats — if Sony Pictures had taken him up on his $100,000 offer for the rights to its cancelled film. (AP Photo/Boris Heger)
AP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens allAP Interview: Coelho says Sony hack threatens us all if society lives in fear
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FILE - In this Oct. 27, 2014, file photo, San Francisco Giants pitcher Jake Peavy speaks during a news conference in Kansas City. A person familiar with the negotiations says pitcher Jake Peavy has agreed to a $24 million, two-year contract to stay with the World Series champion San Francisco Giants. The person spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014, because the agreement had not yet been announced. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
AP sources: Peavy, Giants agree to 2-year dealPeople familiar with talks to AP: Peavy gets $24 million, 2-year deal to stay with Giants
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AP sources: Umpires, MLB reach 5-year agreementSeveral people familiar with deal to AP: Umpires, MLB reach agreement on 5-year labor contract
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In this Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014 photo, an Egyptian lesbian poses for a photograph in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s gay community is going deeper underground in fear after police arrest dozens of men at a Cairo bathhouse in a raid that was then featured on a lurid TV tabloid program stirring up public panic over “debauchery.” Egypt’s government is cracking down on gays, activists say, to promote its credentials as protectors of public morals. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdownEgyptian authorities crack down on gays, seeking to show 'morals' credentials, activists say
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File - In this Feb. 20, 2013 file photo provided by Sea Shepherd Australia, the Japanese whaling vessel Nisshin Maru, right, collides with the Sea Shepherd ship Steve Irwin in waters near Antarctica. Radical environmentalists have been found in contempt of court for failing to heed an order to halt their relentless campaign to disrupt the annual whale hunt off the waters of Antarctica. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014 ordered a lower court to determine how much Paul Watson and members of the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society he founded owe Japanese whalers. (AP Photo/Sea Shepherd Australia, Tim Watters, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLY
Protesters in contempt of court for anti-whaling campaignFederal court finds protesters in contempt for ignoring order to halt anti-whaling campaign
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FILE - In this Aug 13, 2012 file photo, a lab technician takes a blood sample for testing at the government run community Medical Clinic Robert Zulueta in Havana, Cuba. Cuba’s supporters see the government as heroic, justified by the behavior of its giant enemy to the north and offset by the fact it provides health care and education that most developing countries could only dream of. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes, File)
Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba dealUS-Cuba deal to restore ties puts spotlight on island's human rights record
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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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