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February 20, 2014

10 things to know for today

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

1. TRUCE COLLAPSES IN UKRAINE, DEATH TOLL MOUNTS

An AP reporter counts 18 bodies at the sprawling protest encampment in Kiev in new eruption of violence.

2. TEARFUL KOREAN REUNIONS BEGIN

Weeping and embracing, dozens of elderly North and South Koreans separated for six decades reunite — temporarily.

3. WHERE LOTTERY TICKET WORTH $425 MILLION WAS SOLD

Officials say the winning ticket — 1, 17, 35, 49, 54 and a Powerball of 34 — was bought in California at convenience store north of San Jose.

4. FACEBOOK'S $19 BILLION BET ON WHATSAPP RAISES CONCERNS

Some industry watchers fear tech companies are becoming overzealous in pursuit of promising new products and services.

5. GROUP SAYS U.S. DRONE STRIKE MAY HAVE KILLED CIVILIANS

U.S. says it hit al-Qaida members in Yemen strike, but Human Rights Watch says a dozen people on their way to a wedding may have died.

6. UGANDA LAW WOULD IMPOSE LIFE SENTENCE FOR SOME HOMOSEXUAL ACTS

President's decision to sign legislation highlights apparent inability of Western governments to temper anti-gay measures in Africa.

7. WHY DEAL TO MOVE U.S. MARINE BASE ON OKINAWA OPENS NEW FRUSTRATIONS

Less-crowded location was supposed to placate Okinawans. Instead it reinforces that U.S. military won't be reducing its forces in Japan.

8. WHAT INVESTIGATORS ARE LOOKING AT IN CRASH OF UPS CARGO JET

Pilot fatigue among the issues the safety board is eyeing in the accident that killed two pilots in Alabama last August.

9. FIGHT OVER KEYSTONE PIPELINE UNLIKELY TO END SOON

As pressure was building on Obama to make a decision, judge rejects Nebraska law allowing oil line to pass through the state.

10. TWO DOZEN TRIBAL CEREMONIAL ITEMS SET TO RETURN TO ARIZONA

A charitable foundation pays $530,000 at an auction in France for hoods, ornate masks that Hopi, Apache tribes say promote healing and harmony.

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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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