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NFL, union agree to new drug policy, HGH testingNFL, union agree to changes to performance-enhancing drug policy; 3 players can return
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In this Sept. 4, 2014 photo, fisherman Brad Gorst drives his boat in the Gulf of Mexico. Fishermen like Gorst who make a living off the state’s northwest coast are reporting fish kills and reddish water due to a toxic algae, or "red tide. "It boils up in the propeller wash like boiled red Georgia clay. "It's spooky," said Gorst, as he steered in Gulf of Mexico waters near Honeymoon Island, where dead fish recently washed ashore. (AP Photo/Jason Dearen)
Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economyRed tide threatens fishing, tourism economy in northwest Florida; spurs call for more study
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014 photo, a crane lifts a load of drywall as construction is under way at a housing development in Zelienople, Pa.  The National Association of Home Builders reports on sentiment among U.S. builders on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
US homebuilder confidence soars in SeptemberConfidence among US homebuilders surges to nearly 9-year high on stronger sales outlook
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Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivers a speech during the Mayors Challenge award ceremony, in Paris, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Bloomberg Philanthropies' 2013-2014 Mayors Challenge is a competition to inspire cities to generate innovative ideas that solve major challenges and improve city life. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
Barcelona, Spain, tops innovative cities contestBarcelona and 4 other European cities win Bloomberg's innovative cities contest
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This image released by the New World Library, "Animal Stars: Behind the Scenes with Your Favorite Animal Actors," by Robin Ganzert, Allen Anderson  and Linda Anderson. The book is a behind-the-scenes look at how trainers get everything from badgers to bears to safely do what dazzles. Set for release Sept. 25, the book is co-written by the head of the American Humane Association, whose entertainment unit is the industry’s only sanctioned animal welfare program and is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. (AP Photo/New World Library)
Getting animals to dazzle on screen is a wild jobNew book offers snapshot into group's work to protect snakes on a plane, other animals on film
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A firefighter sprays water at damaged apartment building after shelling in the town of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)
Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3Shelling kills 2 in eastern Ukraine as rebel leader rejects plans for temporary self-rule
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Mesa residents, reflected in a truck window, take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation for the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California.  (AP Photo/Matt York)
Weakened Odile heads toward US; tourists evacuatedTropical Storm Odile heads toward Arizona, as Mexico airlifts stranded tourists from Baja
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Syria: 15 children die after getting vaccinationsAt least 15 children die after receiving vaccinations in rebel-held parts of Syria
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Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, arrives as his panel holds its first public hearing to investigate the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, where a violent mob killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. At left is Chris Donesa, chief counsel. The special probe was called for by leaders in the Republican-controlled House who alleged that U.S. forces were directed not to respond to the attacks and that administration officials lied about the nature of the attack. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Benghazi select committee starts in bipartisan way1st Benghazi select committee open hearing starts in bipartisan way; focus on embassy security
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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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