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Ernie Els, of South Africa, watches his tee shot on the fifth hole during second round play at The Barclays golf tournament Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, in Paramus, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)
5 Things to watch this weekend at The BarclaysAdam Scott tied for lead, Rory McIlroy back in hunt and another cut Saturday at The Barclays
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Rev. Al Sharpton, left, and Esaw Garner, the wife of fatal police chokehold victim Eric Garner, listen during a press briefing after  meeting privately with U.S. Attorney Loretta Lynch on Thursday Aug. 21, 2014 in New York.  The family of the unarmed Eric Garner, whose death last month in police custody was recorded on video, has asked federal prosecutors to investigate the case.(AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Sharpton urges peaceful rally over chokehold deathSharpton urges nonviolent NY rally over chokehold death of unarmed black man by white officer
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2 Europe navigation satellites in the wrong orbitsEurope's Galileo navigation program goes off course as 2 satellites launched into wrong orbits
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FILE  This is a  Saturday May 8 2010 file image taken from video of a column of ash rising from Iceland's Eyjafjallajokul volcano. It was reported Tueday Aug. 19, 2014 that thousands of small intense earthquakes are rocking Iceland amid concerns that one of the country’s volcanoes may be close to erupting.   Iceland has raised its aviation alert level for the risk of a possible volcanic eruption to orange _ the second-most severe level. The alert is worrisome because of the chaos that followed the April 2010 eruption of Eyjafjallajokul, when more than 100,000 flights were cancelled because volcanic ash floating in the atmosphere is considered an aviation safety hazard. (AP Photo/ APTN) **
Iceland: Subglacial eruption is underwayIceland raises aviation volcano alert to red, says small subglacial eruption is underway
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Palestinian protesters face Israeli soldiers during clashes, following a protest against the Israeli military action in Gaza, in the West Bank city of Nablus on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
Egypt calls for open-ended Gaza cease-fireEgypt calls for open-ended Gaza cease-fire, asks Palestinians, Israel to resume indirect talks
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Dominican Republic center Jack Michael Martinez (15) and forward Edward Santana (8) defend U.S. guard Damian Lillard during the first half of an exhibition basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York, Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
US picks 12-man roster for basketball World CupUS picks 12-man roster for Basketball World Cup after beating Puerto Rico 112-86 in exhibition
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Chinese policemen and men claiming to be villagers block an alleyway leading to the venue for the Beijing Independent Film Festival in Beijing Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Chinese authorities blocked the annual independent film festival from opening on Saturday, said organizers of an event that has become a rare and influential venue for the showing of films that could be critical of the government. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
China shuts down Beijing Independent Film FestivalOrganizers say Chinese authorities shut down Beijing Independent Film Festival on opening day
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This July 30, 2014 photo shows the doors to private rooms at the North Hollywood Spa in Los Angeles. Gay bathhouses that once were shut down by laws or public outcry are facing a new pressure: lack of interest. A generation ago, bathhouses thrived at society’s fringes, offering a discreet haven for friends and lovers to meet. Now, as homosexuality heads mainstream and hooking up is done online, competition means change for bathhouses. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Gay bathhouses nationwide face uncertain futureAs gay acceptance rises and hooking up goes online, US bathhouses adapt to stay in business
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  • Sentence in 2011 western Pa. slaying upheld

    An appeals court has upheld the 25- to 50-year sentence of a man convicted in a 2011 shooting death outside a western Pennsylvania housing project. WFMJ-TV Youngstown, Fri, Aug 22 2014 @ 07:16 AM
  • Ex-wife's stalker gets prison, claimed to be cop

    A western Pennsylvania man has been sentenced to at least two years in state prison for stalking his ex-wife and pretending to be a police officer in the process. WTAE-TV Pittsburgh, Fri, Aug 22 2014 @ 10:27 AM
  • Lowmaster ringleader gets 20 years

    George M. Lowmaster of Carrolltown did a lot of apologizing Tuesday just before he was sentenced to 20 years in a federal prison for leading an organization that distributed marijuana, cocaine, crack cocaine, oxycodone and prescription pills throughout the area. Altoona Mirror, Wed, Aug 20 2014 @ 12:45 AM
  • ID card records show Corbett adviser at Ed Dept.

    The state Education Department is releasing electronic ID card records that indicate embattled former secretary Ron Tomalis was at headquarters working 126 days this year. ABC 27, Thu, Aug 21 2014 @ 04:26 PM
  • Veterans encouraged to discuss mental health

    Marine veteran Timothy Lawson said in the wake of actor and comedian Robin Williams' death, people have begun talking more about emotional disorders and suicide. Altoona Mirror, Thu, Aug 21 2014 @ 12:00 AM
  • Judge OKs Cresson's deal with ex-chief

    A Cambria County judge ruled in favor of Cresson Borough Tuesday, ordering enforcement of a settlement agreement between the borough and its former police chief. Altoona Mirror, Wed, Aug 20 2014 @ 12:45 AM
  • Mistaken identity lawsuit heads to resolution

    A civil lawsuit in a case of mistaken identity that landed an Antis Township woman in the Blair County Prison for two days has been sent to the Cambria County Court of Common Pleas for resolution. Altoona Mirror, Fri, Aug 15 2014 @ 12:00 AM
  • LCB memo recommends higher mark-up on booze, but isn't likely

    It was an internal memo that got leaked, and on Wednesday made public, that suggests the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board could increase its profits next year if it increased its mark-up on each bottle from the current 30 percent to 35 percent. ABC 27, Wed, Aug 13 2014 @ 06:04 PM
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