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May 7, 2013

Today's Top 10 stories from A.P.

Here's a look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. 'I'M FREE NOW', SAYS MISSING WOMAN FOUND AFTER A DECADE

A neighbor found the three women who went missing separately in a Cleveland home where police said they were likely tied up for years. Three brothers were arrested.

2. KERRY TO MAKE CASE FOR TOUGHER RUSSIA STANCE ON SYRIA

The secretary of state is meeting with President Vladimir Putin with Assad's powerful ally after Israel's weekend airstrikes.

3. NEW THREATS FROM NORTH AHEAD OF US-SOUTH KOREA SUMMIT

North Korea warned it may retaliate against joint naval drills as the president planned to meet with South Korea's new leader today.

4. SENATE PASSES BILL TO END TAX-FREE INTERNET SHOPPING

But retailers and cash-strapped states will have a tough time selling the same proposal to the House, where some view it as a tax hike.

5. WHERE A BOSTON BOMBING SUSPECT MIGHT BE BURIED

Out-of-state cemeteries have offered to take Tamerlan Tsarnaev's remains, but his mother wants the body returned to Russia.

6. SANFORD BIDS FOR REDEMPTION

The disgraced ex-South Carolina governor faces the sister of Stephen Colbert in a special election today that could send him to Congress.

7. SURVIVOR QUESTIONS LIMO DRIVER AFTER FIERY DEATHS OF 5

Nelia Arellano says driver Oliver Brown could have done more to save her friends who perished in the burning limousine on a San Francisco Bay bridge.

8. 'BROOD II' EMERGES

That's what scientists are calling the invasion of cicadas that will crawl from the soil on the East Coast. But relax, they're harmless.

9. GRAMMY WINNER SENTENCED TO 3 MONTHS IN PRISON

Lauryn Hill paid back more than $900,000 in taxes, but still owes interest and penalties.

10. REFS SAY THEY GET NO RESPECT

Pete McCabe, whose skull was fractured by an angry football player four years ago, says a UTAH referee's death proves a decline in sportsmanship.

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  • pow21 Person of the Week: ‘I wanted to help’: Teen uses birthday to show love for children, animals

    Anastasia Machik’s love for children and animals inspired her to forgo her birthday gifts for the sake of the two.

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  • Students taking steps to call attention to child abuse

    An upcoming community walk will help raise awareness of child abuse.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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