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April 5, 2013

10 things to know for today

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

1. US ECONOMY ADDS FEWEST JOBS IN NINE MONTHS

The Labor Department says U.S. employers added just 88,000 jobs in March, the fewest in nine months and a sharp retreat after a period of strong hiring.

2. TROUBLE AT FUKUSHIMA PLANT

Nuclear regulators in Japan say the cooling system at the tsunami-damaged Fukushima Dai-ichi plant has failed for the second time in a month, but there is no immediate danger.

3. DOZENS KILLED IN INDIA BUILDING COLLAPSE

Rescuers continue to dig through the rubble of an illegally constructed building in Mumbai's suburbs after more than 40 people died when the structure collapsed.

4. IRAN, WORLD POWERS MEET OVER NUCLEAR CAPABILITIES

The U.S., Russia, China, Britain, France and Germany are meeting with Tehran in hopes of reaching an agreement over its nuclear programs.

5. FATAL SHOOTING INSIDE MISSISSIPPI POLICE HQ

Police in Jackson, Miss., are trying to determine how a murder suspect fatally shot the detective questioning him in an interview room before being shot dead himself.

6. LOST HIKER FOUND CLINGING TO CLIFF

Searchers say an 18-year-old woman who had been missing four days might not have lasted another day had she not been found on a rock outcropping in the forest where she and a friend went hiking.

7. WHAT LESSONS WERE LEARNED AFTER U.S. SUB SINKING

The tragic sinking of the nuclear submarine USS Thresher killed 129 men whose families continue to mourn them a half century later, but the accident did spur crucial safety improvements for submarines.

8. FACEBOOK "HOME" INVASION

Facebook's new app, called Facebook Home, essentially intrudes upon Google's Android phone turf by creating a homescreen that bypasses Google ads and content.

9. HOW AP REMEMBERS AN ICON

Movie Critic Christy Lemire remembers Roger Ebert as not just an astonishingly fine writer and reviewer, but also a warm, encouraging colleague.

10. MARY TYLER MOORE BACK FOR "ONE LAST SHOW"

Mary Tyler Moore reunites with the co-stars of her eponymous 1970s sitcom, including ailing Valerie Harper, for an episode of "Hot in Cleveland."

 

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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.

    April 19, 2014 2 Photos

  • 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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