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This image provided by Oculus shows a new prototype of its virtual reality headset.  The hew headset features a higher resolution and refresh rate, 360-degree head tracking and integrated headphones. Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe says the new prototype is not perfect, but it's closer to the consumer version. The Irvine, California-based VR company revealed the new headset nicknamed Crescent Bay on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at its first conference for developers.  (AP Photo/Oculus)
Oculus unveils new prototype VR headsetOculus unveils new prototype virtual reality headset nicknamed Crescent Bay
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Syrian refugees at the border in Suruc, Turkey, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Several thousand Syrians, most of them Kurds, crossed into Turkey on Friday to find refuge from Islamic State militants who have barreled through dozens of Kurdish villages in northern Syria in the past 48 hours. (AP Photo)
Kurdish fighters head to Syria to face militantsThousands flee into Turkey as Kurdish fighters enter Syria to confront Islamic State group
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Smokes rises from near the Yemeni Government TV building, background, during clashes between Sunni militiamen and Hawthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Hawthi fighters and militias and army units allied with the Muslim Brotherhood's Islah party battled in Sanaa for a third day Saturday in clashes that have shaken the Yemeni capital, killed over 120 people, and led to thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dragged into the sort of sectarian conflicts that have plagued other nations in the region. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Yemen sets curfew as fighting roils capitalYemen authorities declare curfew in parts of capital after rebels claim TV building
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A model wears a creation for Bottega Veneta women's spring-summer 2015 collection, part of the Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 (AP Photo/Giuseppe Aresu)
Designers go for the flow at Milan Fashion WeekMilan Fashion Week: Sorrentino short premieres at Armani, Jil Sander redefines minimalism
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Police surround a neighborhood in the Pocono Mountains in search of suspect Eric Frein on Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 in Canandensis, Pa.  Police have charged Frein with opening fire outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania on Sept. 12. Cpl. Bryon Dickson was killed and Trooper Alex Douglass was wounded by the gunman with a high-powered rifle.  (AP Photo/Chris Post)
Police taking precautions in ambush suspect searchPolice taking 'extreme precautionary measures' in search for suspect in deadly trooper ambush
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A health worker volunteer talks with a resident on how to prevent and identify the Ebola virus in others, and distributes bars of soap in Freetown, Sierra Leone, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Thousands of health workers began knocking on doors across Sierra Leone on Friday in search of hidden Ebola cases with the entire West African nation locked down in their homes for three days in an unprecedented effort to combat the deadly disease. (AP Photo/Michael Duff)
Sierra Leone staggers in Ebola isolation effortSierra Leone struggles with Ebola isolation effort; police called after burial team attacked
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This Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 photo shows smoke from a California wildfire rising behind Lake Tahoe as seen from the Nevada side of the lake near Incline Village, Nev. Higher humidity Friday helped slow the growth of the massive Northern California wildfire that authorities say was set deliberately and has forced some 2,800 people to evacuate. (AP Photo/Steve Ellsworth)
Teams assess damage as California wildfire burnsTeams to assess damage from massive Northern California fire that threatens thousands of home
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Ivan Simonovis, former Caracas police chief, left, waves to the media from the balcony of his home, accompanied by his daughter Ivana, center, and wife Bony, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Simonovis whose decade-long imprisonment had rallied Venezuela’s opposition has been released from jail on humanitarian grounds to continue serving a 30-year sentence at home. Simonovis had been jailed since 2004 in connection with the death of pro-government protesters who had rushed to the defense of then-President Hugo Chavez during a failed coup attempt two years earlier. In 2009, he was convicted of aggravated murder. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Jailed Venezuelan police chief freedVenezuelan police chief freed from jail after opposition protests, will serve sentence at home
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GOP's Roberts heads to swing-voting east KansasGOP's Roberts takes party message into swing-voting east Kansas as race boils to 2 candidates
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  • Corbett may now have to face the porn

    A BIG BATCH of porny emails may be the very last thing Gov. Corbett, trailing badly in the polls to Democrat Tom Wolf, needs to hear about right now. Still, a judge yesterday said the state Attorney General's Office may release emails requested in the last two months by four newspapers, including the Daily News , which may have been sent or received by Corbett's top deputies when he was attorney general. Philly.com, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 06:47 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
  • Kane to decide whether to release state workers' racy e-mails

    Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane must decide whether to make public e-mails of current and former state employees - some sent over state-owned computers and accounts - that purportedly contain pornographic images, jokes, cartoons, and other private messages. A state judge lifted a stay Friday that prevented release of the material that Kane discovered during her review of her predecessors' handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sexual-abuse case. Philly.com, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 12:33 AM
  • Man Urinated Outside Pa. Home Before Stealing Residents' 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, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 04:32 PM
  • Pennsylvania police capture man wanted in slaying at Paterson pizzeria

    PATERSON - A 25-year-old man wanted for fatally shooting another man outside a Paterson pizzeria was captured at a Pennsylvania motel this week, police said late Tuesday. Police received a tip that the accused killer, Joseph Borges, was staying at a motel in Johnstown, Pennsylvania, according to Detective Kevin Lehman of the Richland Township Police Department. The Jersey Journal, Wed, Sep 17 2014 @ 03:07 PM
  • 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
  • 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
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