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January 25, 2013

Today's Top 10 stories from A.P.

HARRISBURG —

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

1. 787 ANYTHING BUT A DREAM

In interviews with the AP, Boeing employees discuss how the gap between vision and reality quickly widened during production of the Dreamliner.

2. WHY GUN-CONTROL ADVOCATES FACE UPHILL CLIMB

Thanks to the maze of gun statutes and the lack of certain federal laws, there is a legal avenue to try to get any gun you want somewhere in the U.S. Gun-rights proponents say enforcing existing laws is the way to go.

3. EGYPTIANS MARK MUBARAK OUSTER

Thousands head to Cairo's Tahrir Square in an atmosphere of tension and confrontation to mark the second anniversary of the start of the uprising that ousted the longtime dictator.

4. IMAGINING A SCENARIO WHERE MACHINES REPLACE HUMANS

A growing number of economists are beginning to worry that technology will throw most humans out of work permanently.

5. FEDS SAY SPORTS ARE A CIVIL RIGHT FOR DISABLED

The Education Department says students with disabilities must be given a fair shot to play on a traditional sports team or have their own leagues.

6. HOW SOME PAKISTANIS ARE HOLDING THE AFFLUENT TO ACCOUNT

Social media was the impetus that drew attention to the shooting death of a 20-year-old in one of Karachi's most upscale neighborhoods.

7. WHY GONZO'S MUSH IS SO INCREDIBLE

At the urging of a New Hampshire veterinarian, Gonzo the sled dog has made an inspiring comeback, all the more remarkable because the Alaskan husky is blind.

8. HOW WOMEN CAN QUALIFY FOR COMBAT

Under the military's new rules, they'll have to meet the same physical requirements as men.

9. MBAs PUT ON THEIR POKER FACE

Forget the firm handshake and networking chit chat. Business students who want a job at Caesars Entertainment were screened as potential hires while they played cards.

10. TE'O'S LAMENT: "IT SOUNDS LIKE A GIRL, DOESN'T IT?"

During a TV interview, Manti Te'o unveils voicemails from a person pretending to be his girlfriend. The person tells the Notre Dame linebacker: "I love you."

 

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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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