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In this photo taken Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, a supporter of the moderate Islamist Ennahda Party waves party flags during a campaign rally in Tunis. Tunisians vote Sunday to elect a permanent parliament and complete a democratic transition that began when they overthrew their long-ruling dictator in 2011. (AP Photo/Aimen Zine)
Tunisians vote in historic electionsTunisians vote for new parliament as Arab Spring democratic transition nears fruition
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
In this Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 photo released by National Medical Center of South Korea, doctors and nurses from National Medical Center wearing anti-contamination suits against Ebola, participate in a drill at the National Medical Center in Seoul, South Korea. The longer the Ebola outbreak rages in West Africa, the greater chance a traveler infected with the virus touches down in an Asian city. How quickly any case is detected - and the measures taken once it is - will determine whether the virus takes hold in a region where billions live in poverty and public health systems are often very weak. (AP Photo/National Medical Center)
Poor health systems in Asia cause for Ebola alarmIs Asia prepared for Ebola? Crowded cities, poor health care systems worry experts
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In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014,  in Jefferson City, Tennessee. Carson Newman University head football coach, Ken Sparks walks the sideline during their game against North Greenville. Carson Newman won 35-34 and the win was the 324th for Sparks, all with the Eagles. With the victory, Sparks passed former Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant and is now alone in fifth place on the all-time career wins list in college football. For Sparks, it made it special that the victory came on homecoming. (AP Photo/Carson Newman University, Wade Payne/)
Carson-Newman's Sparks wins 324th, passes BryantCarson-Newman coach Ken Sparks earns 324th win, passes Bear Bryant on NCAA career list
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, right, and Daniel Holzman, co owner of The Meatball Shop, center, walk from the restaurant after de Blasio ate a meal at the establishment in New York, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, where Dr. Craig Spencer, an Ebola patient, ate just before he became ill. Spencer remained in stable condition while isolated in a hospital, talking by cellphone to his family and assisting disease detectives who are accounting for his every movement since arriving in New York from Guinea via Europe on Oct. 17. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
Nurse criticizes Ebola quarantine, raising concernNurse quarantined on Ebola watch criticizes treatment, raising concerns over plan's logistics
The Associated Press46 minutes ago
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie poses for a selfie with Bryan Traeger of West Des Moines during Gov. Terry Branstad's birthday bash on Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 in Clive, Iowa. Christie, returning to Iowa to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, criticized President Barack Obama in a fiery speech Saturday night that sounded like the early makings of a presidential pitch.  (AP Photo/The Des Moines Register, Bryon Houlgrave)
NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?Christie back in Iowa on high-profile political trip, says country is hungry for leadership
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Election workers make final preparations at a polling station in Kiev, Ukraine, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. Ukraine holds parliamentary elections on Sunday which promise to usher in a fresh class of politicians, but for millions of Ukrainians change is no promise of improvement. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)
Ukraine votes to overhaul parliamentUkraine votes to overhaul parliament tainted by legacy of deposed president
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Kansas City Royals pitcher Jason Frasor reacts after giving up an RBI single to San Francisco Giants' Hunter Pence during the fifth inning of Game 4 of baseball's World Series Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
Giants surge past Royals 11-4 to tie Series 2-allPanda-monium: Sandoval, Pence help Giants rally, beat Royals 11-4 to tie World Series at 2-all
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TCU's Trevone Boykin (2) points to the sideline after throwing a touchdown pass in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Texas Tech, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Fort Worth, Texas. Boykin was 22 of 39 for 433 yards while setting a career high in yards passing for the second week in a row in the 82-27 TCU win. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Defense will be hard to find for playoff committeeIf playoff selection committee is looking for defense, top teams will be tough to find
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Michigan State's Darian Hicks (2) breaks up a pass intended for Michigan's Freddy Canteen during the fourth quarter of an NCAA college football game, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in East Lansing, Mich. Michigan State won 35-11. (AP Photo/Al Goldis)
Michigan mess: Wolverines mauled again by SpartansMichigan mess: Another embarrassing loss to Michigan St has Hoke, Wolverines sinking fast
The Associated Press1 hour ago
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  • Prison guard recognized for saving inmate

    Ralph Hansen of Ebensburg, a 14-year correctional officer at the prison, said he was relieving another guard on duty on Oct. 6 when an inmate called him over. Mirror staff photo Cambria County Prison guard Ralph Hansen of Ebensburg was recognized by county commissioners for saving the life of a choking inmate earlier this month. Altoona Mirror, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 12:58 AM
  • Conemaugh plans Ebola drill Tuesday

    A Cambria County health system plans an Ebola preparedness drill Tuesday, which includes erection of a decontamination tent outside its Johnstown hospital. Business Journal, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 09:46 AM
  • Conemaugh plans Ebola drill Tuesday

    A Cambria County health system plans an Ebola preparedness drill Tuesday, which includes erection of a decontamination tent outside its Johnstown hospital. "We will be talking our way through an actual event," said Dr. Harold Ashcraft , director of infection prevention at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center. Business Journal, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 02:10 PM
  • $8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar

    Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims. Altoona attorney Richard Serbin represents 13 ex-students from the former Bishop McCort High School in Johnstown, and Boston attorney Mitchell Garabedian represents 33. The students said they were abused by Brother Stephen Baker, who worked at the school, 60 miles east of Pittsburgh, from 1992 to 2001. Evening Sun, Tue, Oct 21 2014 @ 07:45 PM
  • Sentencing in car wash parking lot slaying delayed

    Sentencing has been delayed for a man convicted in the stabbing death of his estranged girlfriend at a western Pennsylvania car wash a year ago. The Tribune-Democrat reports that a Cambria County court agreed to a defense request to put off sentencing for 22-year-old Demetrius Gibson of Johnstown to allow resolution of drug charges. ABC 27, Sat, Oct 18 2014 @ 03:00 AM
  • Voters tell AP where they stand in Pa. gov's race

    Interviews by The Associated Press with voters across Pennsylvania show that many know little about Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tom Wolf but are backing the first-time candidate because of their disenchantment with Republican Gov. Tom Corbett. The AP recently conducted about 30 random interviews in suburban Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Johnstown and Altoona to find out which candidate voters support and why. Lewistown Sentinel, Sun, Oct 19 2014 @ 01:41 AM
  • Shooting incident sparks safety concerns in Harrisburg

    Lawmakers are on edge after the downtown shooting incident involving Rep. Marty Flynn because it's not the first time something like this has happened. Three House Republican campaign staffers were robbed near the Capitol on Monday night. The Times-Tribune, Thu, Oct 16 2014 @ 05:11 AM
  • The big band theory: Tommy Dorsey Orchestra keeps WWII-era music alive

    The big band, which has evolved over the years, had 17 No. 1 hits in the 1930s and '40s and featured such singers as Frank Sinatra and Jack Leonard, will headline a Gala Halloween dance and dinner buffet at the Jaffa Shrine on Oct. 31. Courtesy photo The Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, which has a pedigree stretching back to the 1930s and is currently directed by Terry?Myers, will perform Oct. 31 at the Jaffa Shrine Center. Altoona Mirror, Sat, Oct 11 2014 @ 03:00 AM
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