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A television screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the decision of the Federal Reserve, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. The Federal Reserve is signaling that it plans to keep a key interest rate at a record low for a considerable period because a broad range of U.S. economic measures remain subpar. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
Fed signals plan to keep key rate at record lowFed signals it plans to keep key interest rate at record low for considerable period
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Dr. Anthony Fauci, left, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases talks with Sen. Richard Burr, R-N.C., second from left, before Fauci's testimony before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education joint hearing on, "Ebola in West Africa: A Global Challenge and Public Health Threat," on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014.  Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., watches at right. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborneTop US scientist reassures lawmakers it's unlikely that Ebola would mutate to become airborne
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This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. The gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police)
Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactorPennsylvania State Police: Ambush suspect belonged to military re-enactor group
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Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, right, speaks with Uruguay's Vice President Danilo Astori during an event at Parliament in Montevideo, Uruguay, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Watson attended the event organized by women's groups pushing the country's lawmaking body to increase their numbers of elected female senators and deputies. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)
Emma Watson 'touched' by reception in UruguayBritish actress Emma Watson 'touched' by Uruguay reception, calls for more women in politics
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FILE - In this Nov. 18, 2013 file photo, NASA's Maven, short for Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution, with a capital "N'' in EvolutioN, atop a United Launch Alliance Atlas 5 rocket, lifts off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Cape Canaveral, Fla. NASA’s Maven spacecraft will reach the red planet in September 2014 following a 10-month journey spanning more than 440 million miles. If all goes well, Maven will hit the brakes and slip into Martian orbit Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)
NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekendNASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend after 10-month, 442 million-mile journey
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FILE - In this July 7, 2010 file photo, Cuban-born actress Maria Conchita Alonso poses for a portrait in Los Angeles, California. Venezuela's authorities announced on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, that they began proceedings to revoke Alonso's Venezuelan citizenship.  Alonso, who was born in Cuba and moved to Venezuela at age 5, was a strong critic of the government of Venezuela's late President Hugo Chavez. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles, File)
Venezuela threatens citizenship of actress AlonsoVenezuela's leftist leaders move to strip citizenship from actress Maria Conchita Alonso
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The remains of houses destroyed by fire sit in Weed, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. In just a few hours Monday, wind-driven flames destroyed or damaged roughly 100 homes, the saw mill and a church in Weed. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
Officials: Wildfire destroyed about 110 homesOfficials surveying damage from California wildfire say about 110 homes destroyed, 90 damaged
The Associated Press24 minutes ago
People read newspaper headlines commenting on American President Barrack Obama's announcement on sending troops to fight the Ebola virus in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Liberia's president called Wednesday on the world to do more to end a spiraling Ebola outbreak, saying "Liberia cannot defeat Ebola alone." President Barrack Obama announced Tuesday that he will order 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to help contain the dreaded disease, which has killed at least 2,400 people. The U.S. is also planning on delivering 17 treatment centers with 100 beds each to Liberia, which has been hardest hit by the outbreak.  (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)
Liberia president praises US for Ebola help pledgeLiberia's president praises US Ebola aid, hopes it will spur other nations to chip in
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 photo, Palestinian Ahlam Abu Toaimeh, 47, holds a picture of her son Mohammed Abu Toaimeh, 22, as she speaks to an Associated Press reporter at her house in the town of Abasan, in the southern Gaza Strip. Desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars, Mohammed paid traffickers to smuggle him to Europe. But he and dozens of other Gazans are missing amid reports that smugglers sunk their vessel on purpose. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea tripsWith desperation mounting, hundreds of Gazans are trying to reach Europe in risky sea voyages
The Associated Press27 minutes ago
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  • Sun City Keystone Group to have first meeting

    Sun City's Keystone Group is having its first official meeting Sept. 30 at Hidden Cypress. Bluffton Today, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 01:25 AM
  • Man accused of stealing candy

    A Cambria County man is in trouble after Altoona police say he broke into a Fifth Avenue home and stole candy. Earl Munoz, 29, of 570 Highland Ave., Johnstown, was arrested early Saturday after he allegedly climbed through a window on the 1800 block of Fifth Avenue, grabbed a handful of Chick-O-Stick candies from a glass dish on the living room coffee table and left through the home's back door, according to police. Altoona Mirror, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:00 AM
  • Western Pennsylvania man sentenced to 20 to 40 years for beating father with hammer, stabbing him to death

    A western Pennsylvania man convicted of having beaten his father with a hammer and then stabbed him to death a year ago has been sentenced to 20 to 40 years in prison. The Tribune-Democrat reports that 33-year-old Jonathan Kuzma was sentenced Tuesday in Cambria County to the maximum penalty for third-degree murder. PennLive.com, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 07:45 AM
  • Recent guard assault was by inmate who had killed cellmate in 2012

    State police and a prison official confirmed the identity of an inmate accused of attempting to kill a prison guard last week at SCI-Coal Township. William Cramer, 23, serving a life sentence for murdering his cellmate in Cambria County Prison in August 2012, has not yet been charged in the Aug. 31 attack on the unidentified guard. The News Item, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 04:12 AM
  • Drunk Prowler Stole Only Couple's Candy

    Police say a central Pennsylvania couple saw a man urinating with his pants down around his ankles moments before he broke into their home and grabbed a handful of Chick-O-Sticks from their candy bowl. Online court records don't list an attorney for 29-year-old Earl Munoz who remained jailed Tuesday. CBS Local, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 12:07 PM
  • College move-in day: What would Henry David Thoreau say?

    Stephanie Seibert, a management major from Pittsburgh, unpacks in her dorm room during freshman move-in day at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, in Johnstown, Pa. On the fourth-floor landing of the stairwell that led to my daughter Eve's sixth-floor dorm room, I stopped, caught my breath, and thought of Henry David Thoreau's famous pronouncement on the complications of consumerism: "Most of the luxuries, and many of the so-called comforts of life, are not only not indispensable, but positive hindrances to the elevation of mankind. Christian Science Monitor, Tue, Sep 16 2014 @ 08:38 AM
  • New book keeps engine's legend on track

    After a pictorial book about one of the region's most storied locomotives laid the track, two authors are hoping their latest paperback will help the engine's legend pick up steam. With "The Clinchfield No. Greenwich Citizen, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 01:41 PM
  • Prostate cancer activists launch 'the finger' campaign to stem decline in testing

    Kristine Warner wanted an eye-catching way to encourage men to talk to their doctors about the complicated, controversial subject of prostate cancer screening. The finger in question, of course, is the one a physician puts up a man's rectum to feel for cancer in his prostate gland. Philly.com, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 12:36 AM
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