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A firefighter hoses down a tree being consumed by flames from the King fire near Fresh Pond, Calif., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The blaze that started Sunday has consumed more than 18,000 acres and is only 5 percent contained.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Over 1,600 homes threatened in California fireMore than 1,600 homes under threat from Northern California wildfire
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Independent U.S. Senate candidate Greg Orman discusses voting trends with a class at Washburn University in Topeka, Kan., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/The Capital Journal, Chris Neal)
Orman business tie part of Kansas Senate raceKansas Senate hopeful Orman says he has 'modest' tie to ex-executive in insider trading case
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks during a joint news conference with his Iraqi counterpart in Baghdad. On Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, Zarif ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate. (AP Photo/Ahmed Saad, Pool)
Iran rules out cooperating with US in IraqIran rules out cooperating with US in helping fight Islamic State militants in Iraq
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People stand on the collapsed Aduano bridge leading to in Los Cabos, Mexico, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, several days after Hurricane Odile, a category 3 storm, hit the region. President Enrique Pena Nieto's office said the federal government was working closely with state authorities on relief efforts in the areas battered by Odile, including restoring water and electricity. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)
Los Cabos in a mess 3 days after Odile's wrathChaos and looting in Mexico's Los Cabos as electricity, water still out 3 days after Odile
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FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, a woman shops at a supermarket in Tokyo. The Finance Ministry reported Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 that exports fell 1.3 percent from a year earlier to 5.71 trillion yen ($53.3 billion) while imports dropped 1.5 percent to 6.65 trillion yen ($62.1 billion). Consumer spending inside Japan has been lackluster since an April 1 sales tax, reducing demand for imports. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
Japan trade deficit falls to $8.8B as imports ebbJapan's trade deficit narrows to $8.8 billion as both imports, exports weaken
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FILE- In this July 16, 2014 file photo, a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle sits in front of police headquarters in Watertown, Conn. The L.A. Unified's School District police department received a MRAP vehicle like this one through a federal program. School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts across the country participate in the Pentagon’s surplus program, which has come under scrutiny after a militarized police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP Photo/The Republican-American, Steven Valenti, File)
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Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer (20) rushes for a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
Cardinals RB Dwyer arrested on assault chargesCardinals RB Jonathan Dwyer arrested on assault charges in latest issue for NFL
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Secretary of State John Kerry, center, is flanked by Senate Foreign Relations Chairman Robert Menendez, D-N.J., right, and Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., the ranking member, left, as he arrives to shore up President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014.Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebelsWary lawmakers grudgingly OK arms for Syria rebels fighting Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria
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FILE- In this July 16, 2014 file photo, a Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle sits in front of police headquarters in Watertown, Conn. The L.A. Unified's School District police department received a MRAP vehicle like this one through a federal program. School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine resistant vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles. At least 26 school districts across the country participate in the Pentagon’s surplus program, which has come under scrutiny after a militarized police response to protests in Ferguson, Missouri. (AP Photo/The Republican-American, Steven Valenti, File)
School district police stock up free military gearGrenade launchers in schools? School police stock up on M16s, other free military gear
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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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