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Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, left, and General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces, take part in a ceremony to return ceremonial guards to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The sentries returned to their posts two days after Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, a reservist from Hamilton, Ont., was killed while guarding the tomb by a gunman, who then moved to nearby Parliament Hill, opening fire before he himself was shot dead.  (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang)
After attacks, Canada balances security, opennessAfter attacks, Canada balances questions of security with tradition of openness
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A law enforcement sniper team prepares to  aid in the search of an assailant, in Auburn, Calif.,  who shot three sheriff's deputies in two Northern California Counties, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014.  Deputies were searching a canyon in the Sierra Nevada foothills near Auburn for an armed man suspected in the shooting of a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy and two Placer County Deputies and a bystander in an attempt to carjack a vehicle.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputiesSuspect arrested in fatal shooting of 2 California deputies, wounding of 2 others
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Judge rules Oklahoma abortion law can take effectOklahoma judge rules abortion bill requiring admitting privileges can become law on Nov. 1
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Judge halts New Jersey's sports betting planJudge stops New Jersey from allowing sports betting after request from pro leagues, NCAA
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Map locates Marysville Pilchuck High School where a gunman launched an attack and has been killed; 1c x 2 3/4 inches; 46.5 mm x 69 mm;
Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attackPolice: 2 dead, including student gunman who shot self, in high school attack near Seattle
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New York City Council District 7 Community Liason Fidel Malena hands out flyers about Ebola risk near the apartment building of Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer, in New York,  Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Spencer remained in stable condition while isolated in a hospital, talking by cellphone to his family and assisting disease detectives who are accounting for his every movement since arriving in New York from Guinea via Europe on Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, othersNY and NJ will quarantine doctors and others exposed to Ebola; move prompted by New York case
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In this photo provided by Paragon Space Development Corporation, a balloon is prepared that will carry Google executive Alan Eustace into the stratosphere in his leap from the edge of space that broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert outside Roswell Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial spacesuit that would allow people to explore some 20 miles above the Earth's surface.(AP Photo/Paragon Space Development Corporation)
Google exec sets records with leap from near-spaceGoogle exec's supersonic freefall from near-space sets skydiving records, breaks sound barrier
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In this Aug. 7, 2014, photo, Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice sits on the sideline in the second half of an NFL preseason football game against the San Francisco 49ers in Baltimore. A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell should testify in Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
Attorney: NFL, Ravens not helping union Rice probeLead union investigator says NFL, Baltimore Ravens not forthcoming in probe of Rice case
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Mott Hall High School student Brian Binion, right, and fellow students read fliers about Ebola risk, near the apartment building of Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer, in New York,  Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Since there's no specific treatment, care is focused on easing symptoms to give the body enough time to fight off an infection, (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fearsMore calls for travel bans or quarantines as new Ebola cases appear in New York City and Mali
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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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