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March 21, 2013

Today's Top 10 stories from A.P.

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

1. OBAMA HEADS TO WEST BANK

The president is meeting with Abbas about the peace process, as rockets were launched into Israel today.

2. WHAT WAS KEPT IN BUDGET BILL

The spending bill likely to be passed by the House today cuts $85 billion, but saves the job of federal meat inspectors.

3. CYPRUS TURNS TO 'PLAN B'

Cyprus is considering Russian assistance, as the European Central Bank warned it would only fund the country's banks until Monday.

4. PEDIATRICIANS ENDORSE GAY MARRIAGE

The American Academy of Pediatrics says a stable relationship between parents regardless of sexual orientation contributes to a child's health and well-being.

5. WHO WERE THE MARINES WHO DIED IN NEVADA EXPLOSION

They ranged in age from 19 to 26. Two were engaged and one wanted to become a professional chef.

6. SOUTH KOREA CYBERATTACK TRACED TO CHINA

But speculation still centers on North Korea as the source of hacks of banks and media companies.

7. A HOST OF POSSIBLE SUSPECTS IN COLORADO CORRECTIONS CHIEF KILLING

Tom Clements oversaw inmates in 20 prisons and a week ago denied a Saudi national's request for a transfer.

8. HEEERE'S ... JIMMY?

Speculation is swirling that NBC is preparing to replace "Tonight" host Jay Leno with Jimmy Fallon and move the show from California to New York.

9. THE SONGS THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED FOREVER

Simon and Garfunkel's "The Sounds of Silence" and Chubby Checker's "The Twist" are among 25 recordings going into the Library of Congress today.

10. MARCH MADNESS REALLY BEGINS

There won't be a repeat champion — Kentucky has already lost — but the tournament gets into full swing Thursday and Friday when 64 teams see action.

 

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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

  • Local briefs 4/20/2014

    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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