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October 24, 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. GERMANY SUMMONS U.S. AMBASSADOR OVER SPYING ALLEGATIONS

The defense minister says Europe and the U.S. can’t return to business as usual after allegations that the chancellor’s cellphone was monitored.

2. WEBSITE CONTRACTORS BLAME OBAMA ADMINISTRATION

Executives of the company that built the problem-plagued health insurance online marketplace will testify before a House committee.

3. FDA NEEDS HELP FROM PET OWNERS, VETS

The agency is trying to find the poison behind the deaths of 580 dogs and the sickening of thousands.

4. WHAT’S HELPING CONSUMERS MAKE BETTER FOOD CHOICES

A nutritional rating system using gold stars on price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits.

5. SYRIA RELEASES FEMALE DETAINEES

An activist group says the government has freed dozens of women in a prisoner exchange involving Lebanon, Turkey, Qatar and the Palestinian Authority.

6. KENNEDY COUSIN WINS NEW TRIAL IN 1975 DEATH

A judge rules Michael Skakel’s attorney failed to adequately represent him when he was convicted in 2002.

7. SOFT-SPOKEN MASS. TEEN ACCUSED OF KILLING TEACHER

Officials recovered the remains of the 24-year-old victim in the woods behind the school.

8. WHY THE 747 COULD BE FLYING INTO THE SUNSET

Most airlines prefer two-engine jets that use less fuel than the big, four-engine planes.

9. REVERSED CALL HELPS RED SOX TO VICTORY

The second base umpire is overruled by the rest of his crew, paving the way for Boston’s 8-1 rout of St. Louis in Game 1 of the World Series.

10. WHO NEEDS HIGH-DOSE FLU SHOTS

Experts say regular vaccinations tend to be only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older.

 

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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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    April 19, 2014

  • 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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