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In this photo taken Sept. 10, 2014, Monsanto crew leader Zenaida Arcala places a pollination bag over a corn tassel in Kihei, Hawaii. Maui County voters will decide in the next few weeks whether to ban the cultivation of genetically engineered organisms, at least temporarily. A “yes” vote on the Nov. 4 ballot initiative would require large multinational companies that research new varieties of corn and soybeans in Maui to stop farming until they are able to prove their methods are safe. This could upend global agriculture giant Monsanto’s research pipeline for new varieties of corn and soybeans. (AP Photo/The Maui News, Matthew Thayer)
Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO cropsMaui voters to decide whether to adopt a moratorium on genetically engineered crops
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Danica Patrick shakes the hand of a fan as she heads to her hauler after qualifying for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Patrick: Logano must continue to prove he's sorryDanica Patrick vows not to be pushed around on race track by title contender Logano
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In this photo taken on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, Liberian troops work to build a new section of an Ebola treatment center in the town of Tubmanburg, situated on the outskirts of the capital Monrovia, Liberia. More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. Of those cases, 4,922 people have died. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000World Health Organization: Number of people believed to have Ebola has risen above 10,000
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Top Israeli minister: 'crisis' in US relationshipTop Israeli minister bemoans 'crisis' in relation with US after defense chief snubbed
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A woman sits in front of a store near a mural of Jesus Christ in the Mare slum, ahead of a presidential run-off election in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff, who's running for re-election, and her challenger Aecio Neves are in a tight election contest that will culminate on Sunday, Oct. 26 when voters decide who'll be the next leader of Latin America's biggest economy. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)
Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'Brazil's election pits 'ghosts of past' against 'monsters of present' as president leads polls
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Excitement mounts among Colorado GOPExcitement mounts among Colorado GOP as party hopes it breaks its losing streak
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US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more statesUS to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states, bringing total to 32 and DC
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FILE - In this Aug. 20, 1967 file photo, members of the rock group Cream, from left, Jack Bruce, unidentified woman, drummer Ginger Baker, and  Eric Clapton.  depart from Heathrow Airport in London.  Bruce, best known as the bassist from Cream, has died. He was 71. A statement released by his family announced the death Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014.  Publicist Claire Singers said Bruce died at his home in Suffolk, England. (AP Photo/Peter Kemp)
Jack Bruce, bassist of 60's band Cream, dies at 71Musician Jack Bruce, bassist from the 1960s band Cream, dies at 71
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Ukrainian army soldiers guard a district election commission as an election official carries ballots to a polling station in Volnovakha, a village on the front line of fighting between Ukrainian government forces and rebels, eastern Ukraine Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Dmitry Lovetsky)
Ukraine pauses before decisive voteUkraine pauses before decisive parliamentary vote soured by specter of separatist conflict
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  • Prison guard recognized for saving inmate

    Ralph Hansen of Ebensburg, a 14-year correctional officer at the prison, said he was relieving another guard on duty on Oct. 6 when an inmate called him over. Mirror staff photo Cambria County Prison guard Ralph Hansen of Ebensburg was recognized by county commissioners for saving the life of a choking inmate earlier this month. Altoona Mirror, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 12:58 AM
  • Sentencing in car wash parking lot slaying delayed

    Sentencing has been delayed for a man convicted in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend at a western Pennsylvania car wash a year ago. The Tribune-Democrat reports that a Cambria County court agreed to a defense request to put off sentencing for 22-year-old Demetrius Gibson of Johnstown to allow resolution of drug charges. WFMJ-TV Youngstown, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 06:37 AM
  • Conemaugh plans Ebola drill Tuesday

    A Cambria County health system plans an Ebola preparedness drill Tuesday, which includes erection of a decontamination tent outside its Johnstown hospital. Business Journal, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 09:46 AM
  • Conemaugh plans Ebola drill Tuesday

    A Cambria County health system plans an Ebola preparedness drill Tuesday, which includes erection of a decontamination tent outside its Johnstown hospital. "We will be talking our way through an actual event," said Dr. Harold Ashcraft , director of infection prevention at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Business Journal, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 02:10 PM
  • $8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar

    Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims. Altoona attorney Richard Serbin represents 13 ex-students from the former Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown, and Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian represents 33. The students said they were abused by Brother Stephen Baker, who worked at the school, 60 miles east of Pittsburgh, from 1992 to 2001. Evening Sun, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 07:45 PM
  • Voters tell AP where they stand in Pa. gov's race

    Interviews by The Associated Press with voters across Pennsylvania show that many know little about Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf but are backing the first-time candidate because of their disenchantment with Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. The AP recently conducted about 30 random interviews in suburban Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Johnstown and Altoona to find out which candidate voters support and why. Lewistown Sentinel, Sun, Oct 19 2014 @ 01:41 AM
  • Shooting incident sparks safety concerns in Harrisburg

    Lawmakers are on edge after the downtown shooting incident involving Rep. Marty Flynn because it's not the first time something like this has happened. Three House Republican campaign staffers were robbed near the Capitol on Monday night. The Times-Tribune, Thu, Oct 16 2014 @ 05:11 AM
  • The big band theory: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra keeps WWII-era music alive

    The big band, which has evolved over the years, had 17 No. 1 hits in the 1930s and '40s and featured such singers as Frank Sinatra and Jack Leonard, will headline a Gala Halloween dance and dinner buffet at the Jaffa Shrine on Oct. 31. Courtesy photo The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, which has a pedigree stretching back to the 1930s and is currently directed by Terry?Myers, will perform Oct. 31 at the Jaffa Shrine Center. Altoona Mirror, Sat, Oct 11 2014 @ 03:00 AM
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