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In this March 5, 2014 photo released by TLC, Boston Marathon bombing victim Rebekah Gregory DiMartino tries on dresses during the taping of the series "Say Yes to the Dress."  DiMartino and her husband Gregory were injured in an explosion near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The couple were chosen for the “Dream Wedding Contest” given by Theknot.com, a wedding planning website. Gregory’s fit-and-flare Sophia Moncelli dress, the couple’s rings and location were chosen by the site’s users. They tied the knot last April in front of 125 people at the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina. Her search for the perfect wedding dress is featured in Friday night’s season finale of TLC’s popular reality show, “Say Yes to the Dress.”  (AP Photo/TLC)
Marathon bombing survivor in 'Yes to Dress' finaleBride who survived Boston Marathon bombings is featured in 'Say Yes to the Dress'
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FILE - In this Tuesday, March 11, 2014 file photo, two aid workers measure 1-year-old Syrian refugee Jawad al-Abbas at a medical clinic in the town of Kab Elias in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley. Nearly 30,000 Syrian children born as refugees in Lebanon are in a legal limbo, not registered with any government, exposing them to the risk of a life of statelessness deprived of basic rights. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein, File)
In Lebanon, Syrian newborns risk statelessnessNearly 30,000 Syrian children born in Lebanon as refugees at risk of statelessness
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2012 file photo, a combine cuts rice in a field near Tucker, Ark. U.S. agriculture has a big appetite for freer trade with Cuba, and rice producers in southern states and California are hoping to resume exports to Cuba for the first time since 2008.  (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)
US agriculture has big appetite for Cuba tradeFrom wheat to rice to beans, US agriculture has big appetite for expanded trade with Cuba
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This Sept. 8, 2010 publicity photo released by Comedy Central shows host Stephen Colbert appears on "The Colbert Report," in New York.  "The Colbert Report" will end on Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, after nine seasons. (AP Photo/Comedy Central, Scott Gries)
Stephen Colbert retires his 'Report' and the host he playedStephen Colbert retires his 'Report,' and the host he played, with wisecracks and a singalong
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A poster for the movie "The Interview" lays on the ground after being pulled from a display case by a worker at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater, Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Atlanta.  Georgia-based Carmike Cinemas has decided to cancel its planned showings of "The Interview" in the wake of threats against theatergoers by the Sony hackers. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
Will artists skip studio support after Sony scandal?What's the creative fallout from the Sony scandal? Can Hollywood overcome self-censorship?
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Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook (0) shoots between Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry, left, and Andre Iguodala during the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
Warriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Durant injuryWarriors beat Thunder 114-109 after Kevin Durant sprains right ankle
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Penn State players celebrate after defeating Stanford during an NCAA women's volleyball tournament semifinal in Oklahoma City, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
Penn State, BYU to meet for titlePowerhouse Penn State, upstart BYU to meet for women's volleyball title.
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This photo released in a statement by the Pakistani Taliban on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014 shows the Taliban fighters who stormed a military-run school in Peshawar, Pakistan on Tuesday, killing more than 140 people, most of them children. In an email on Wednesday, the Pakistani Taliban spokesman Mohammad Khurasani claimed the attack was justified because the Pakistani army has allegedly long been killing innocent children and families of their fighters. (AP Photo/Pakistani Taliban handout)
Pakistan: 59 militants killed after school massacrePakistani military strikes targets in northwest following school massacre, 59 militants dead
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Forensic police arrive at a house where eight children have been found dead in a Cairns suburb in far north Queensland, Australia, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Eight dead children and a woman suffering from stab wounds were found inside a home in a northern Australian city on Friday, police said.  Queensland state police said they were called to the home in the Cairns suburb of Manoora on Friday morning after receiving a report of a woman with serious injuries. (AP Photo/Graeme Bint)
8 children killed in home in northern AustraliaPolice say 8 children have been killed in a home in northern Australia
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  • State seeking bids for former state prison in Hempfield

    As the state seeks a buyer for the closed state prison in Westmoreland County, local officials are hoping a business out there is eyeing the property. SCI Greensburg, in Hempfield, employed 370 people before it was shuttered, along with SCI Cresson in Cambria County, at the end of June 2013. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sun, Dec 7 2014 @ 12:11 AM
  • Prison tour elicits memories

    It was a Dickensian situation that Charles and Mindy Heinrich, proprietors of the Everyday Gourmet restaurant here, witnessed three weeks ago. The couple spoke about it Saturday upon the encouragement of Melanie Pallone, assistant professor of criminology at Mount Aloysius, after Pallone toured the old Cambria County Jail - a lowering, Victorian edifice featured this weekend as part of the borough's annual "Dickens of a Christmas" celebration. Altoona Mirror, Sun, Dec 7 2014 @ 12:00 AM
  • Man pleads to game violation in hunting death

    A western Pennsylvania hunter has pleaded guilty to a state game violation in the accidental, fatal shooting of a friend. The Tribune-Democrat reports 30-year-old Matthew Nadolsky, of Windber, pleaded guilty Thursday in Cambria County to a misdemeanor count of shooting at another human being. Lewistown Sentinel, Fri, Dec 5 2014 @ 12:12 PM
  • Area jobless rate declines in October, lowest in six years

    The unemployment rate in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre area plunged four-tenths of a percentage point in October to 6.3 percent, the lowest rate in more than six years. The drop offered some encouragement. The Citizens' Voice, Fri, Dec 5 2014 @ 04:19 AM
  • Free clinic gets $225,000 Highmark grant

    Highmark Foundation has awarded a $225,000 grant to the Johnstown Free Medical Clinic in Cambria County to fund a new preventive health program. The clinic's War for Health program will choose 150 patients to receive intensive services that are designed to reduce the risks associated with chronic conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and obesity. Business Journal, Thu, Dec 4 2014 @ 12:09 PM
  • Ammo Catching Up With Demand, Firearms Dealers Say

    TV Welcome to KDKA-TV on CBSPittsburgh.com! KDKA-TV is joining forces with the most trusted local CBS RADIO stations in Pittsburgh to give you the best Pittsburgh has to offer. KDKA-TV is part of CBS Television Stations, [] NewsRadio 1020 KDKA Welcome to NEWSRADIO 1020 KDKA on CBSPittsburgh.com! We appreciate your interest in the world's first commercial radio station! Join us on-air or online for Pittsburgh's up-to-the-minute news talk, weather and traffic reports. CBS Local, Sun, Nov 30 2014 @ 04:20 PM
  • Johnstown works to ease pain of steel's demise 40 years ago

    Johnstown's leaders realized major changes would accompany the loss of Bethlehem Steel Corp. and U.S. Steel Corp. So, they bonded together: Louis Galliker, Daniel Glosser, Frank Pasquerilla, Walter Krebs, Robert Gleason, Andrew Koban, Charles Kunkle, Howard Picking and others. Their goal was to shape the region's post-steel identity through the Johnstown Area Regional Industries. Pocono Record, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 11:06 AM
  • Suit calls state school funding arbitrary and irrational

    In 1999, the state Supreme Court ruled that the question of state school funding was a political issue for the Legislature, not one for the judiciary. Now, a new lawsuit filed in Commonwealth Court last week once again seeks a judicial order, this time armed with state test results showing schools failing to meet state academic standards and a study commissioned by the Legislature quantifying the disparity in resources. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 12:10 AM
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