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November 12, 2012

10 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about today:

1. THE SECOND WOMAN IN THE PETRAEUS CASE

A U.S. official says Jill Kelley, a longtime friend of the former CIA director and his wife, was getting harassing emails from Paula Broadwell, leading to the FBI investigation.

2. AFGHAN CHILDREN DESCRIBE MASSACRE

Staff Sgt. Robert Bales maintains a calm composure as they testified about the bloodbath that left their parents and other loved ones dead.

3. ANOTHER AFTERMATH OF SANDY: DISASTER VOYEURS

While residents and volunteers on Staten Island try to clean up after the storm, they also must deal with gawking tourists sneaking a look at the damage.

4. SYRIAN JET BOMBS AREA 30 FEET FROM TURKISH BORDER

Ambulances are bringing the injured over the border into Turkey where at least six have been declared dead and dozens more are injured..

5. HOW FAMILIES COPE AFTER A DEADLY BLAST

Residents of an Indianapolis neighborhood can’t return to their homes after a blast killed two people and damaged up to 31 homes.

6. GREEK CRISIS SPARKS A RAGE AGAINST FOREIGNERS

As Greece sinks further into economic misery, police are seeing a rising wave of extreme-right violence against dark-skinned migrants.

7. WHAT THE BBC IS DOING TO DEAL WITH ITS SCANDAL

The head of the broadcaster’s governing body is calling for a “thorough, radical structural overhaul” after the bungling of reports that powerful Britons sexually abused children.

8. U.S. COLLEGES GET A MORE INTERNATIONAL LOOK

The full out-of-state tuition foreign students pay may be a factor in their increased numbers at universities.

9. FINDING HUMOR IN THE STORM TRAGEDY

New York’s comedy clubs deal with a bad situation like they always do – by turning Sandy into a running punchline.

10. WHO THE LAKERS HIRED AS THEIR NEW COACH

Mike D’Antoni got the job over former Lakers coach Phil Jackson.

 

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  • Halfway house inmates can ease back into society

    Prison life can be a time warp.
    When inmates are locked away – for months, years, decades – society moves forward: Technology evolves, major events occur, pop culture changes. From a personal perspective, families and friends live their lives: weddings, funerals, graduations, births, retirements. All the while, criminals bide their time, existing in a regimented world of cement walls and metal bars.
    Almost all of them eventually rejoin society, though.

    April 19, 2014

  • Crime board took aim at house

    Johnstown’s unemployment rate is around 8 percent.
    One-third of the city’s population lives in poverty.
    Burglaries and assaults significantly increased between 2010 and 2012. There is a thriving illegal trade in heroin and prescription drugs.
    Given those conditions, it can be challenging for Johnstown Community Corrections Center residents to find jobs when living in the facility or to avoid falling back into a criminal lifestyle upon their release.

    April 19, 2014

  • Homicides linked to center

    Three homicides that took place in Johnstown last year involved either a suspect or victim who previously resided in the Community Corrections Center.
    Police Chief Craig Foust confirmed the name of one victim, who spent almost two months in the facility on Washington Street during 2007, a time period verified by the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections.

    April 19, 2014

  • bachota Volunteers helping to spruce up community

    Walls and ceilings inside the Cambria County Library look clean and bright with fresh new coats of paint on them.
    The work was recently done by inmates from the Johnstown Community Corrections Center.

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  • alanna Hartzok targets income disparity

    Alanna Hartzok described herself as being a conservative progressive.
    The Franklin County resident said she is in favor of conserving environmental resources, education opportunities, Social Security and Medicare, while wanting to progressively address wealth inequality, health care and taxation.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • Schools rise to leadership challenge

    Forest Hills and Cambria Heights high school students put the spirit of healthy competition toward a good cause and picked up some lessons in leadership along the way.

    April 19, 2014

  • KATEY LADIKA Student’s photos win awards

    A Forest Hills High School junior has captured several awards in a high school arts and writing contest that has identified greats such as Truman Capote and Andy Warhol.

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

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  • Biggest student loan profits come from grad students

    This week, the Congressional Budget Office projected that the federal government would earn roughly $127 billion from student lending during the next 10 years.

    April 19, 2014

  • Smartphone kill switches are coming

    Smartphones need kill switches. It's a relatively easy solution to the pricey (and irritating) problem of smartphone theft. But who would have thought that the big carriers would team up with Apple, Google, Microsoft, Nokia, Samsung and lots of other manufacturers to voluntarily begin adding the technology by July 2015? The cooperative spirit! It makes so much sense!

    April 19, 2014

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