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33 min ago | WLNE-TV Providence

Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

14, 2014. . Tourists watch the ocean from inside a swimming pool at a resort in Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Hurricane Odile, Hurricane, Weather, Associated Press, Brian Sandoval, US Governors

Sun Sep 14, 2014

St. Augustine Record

US wealth gap puts squeeze on state revenue

The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according to a report being released Monday by Standard & Poor's. Even as income for the affluent has accelerated, it's barely kept pace with inflation for most other people.

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GlobalNews

Pennsylvania State Police identify troopers shot in ambush; 1 dead, 1 wounded

A late-night ambush outside a state police barracks in Pennsylvania's rural northeastern corner left one trooper dead and another critically wounded, and authorities scoured the densely wooded countryside and beyond on Saturday looking for the shooter or shooters. "This attack was an ambush.

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SFGate

Coroner rules 2 shooting deaths are murder-suicide

Authorities say two people found shot to death in eastern Pennsylvania are victims of a murder-suicide. The Lehigh County coroner says 36-year-old Etab Mahkoul was gunned down outside her home in Allentown on Sunday morning.

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KEPR CBS 19

Achieving diversity in police ranks no easy task

A Pennsylvania State Trooper walks by a state police vehicle on Route 402 on Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 in Blooming Grove Township, Pa.

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Philly.com

Pa. casino cash a mixed bag for taxpayers

In the summer of 2004, Gov. Ed Rendell and top state lawmakers promoted legalized casino gambling as a way to provide historic relief from burdensome school property taxes. A decade later, slot-machine revenue has helped restrain the inexorable growth of a tax that homeowners love to hate, and completely eliminated it for thousands of low-income seniors.

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Related Topix: Ed Rendell, US Governors, Education Etc., Family, Elderly (Senior Citizen), Wilkes-Barre, PA

NewsOn6 Tulsa

Holocaust experts work to preserve WWII-era items

8, 2014 photo, Yad Vashem workers scan documents at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial digitization laboratory in Jerusalem. . In this Monday, Sept.

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WAVE-TV Louisville

Police: Deadly ambush 'has touched us to the core'

Frank Noonan. . A patch worn by Pennsylvania State Police Captain Tim Shannon on Saturday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Pennsylvania Government, Dunmore, PA, Pike County, PA

Science Daily

Zebrafish Model of a Learning and Memory Disorder Shows Better Way to Target Treatment

Using a zebrafish model of a human genetic disease called neurofibromatosis , a team from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that the learning and memory components of the disorder are distinct features that will likely need different treatment approaches. They published their results this month in Cell Reports .

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Related Topix: Genetics, Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Government

Sat Sep 13, 2014

WTEN-TV Albany

Pia Zadora to have ankle surgery after accident

According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home. According to her spokeswoman, entertainer Pia Zadora is resting comfortably at a Las Vegas hospital with serious injuries after a fall from a golf cart near her home.

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Related Topix: Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse), Law, Chevron Corporation, Energy, Oil & Gas, Natural Disasters, Wildfire, Fire

Daily Mail

Arson suspect arrested over fire at dogs' home had been attacked...

Is there a cop killer on the loose? Police question 'person of interest' as manhunt intensifies for shooter who killed a state trooper in an ambush at Pennsylvania barracks Radio bosses behind hoax call where DJs posed as Queen concerned over pregnant Kate Middleton's health donate $470,000 to family of nurse who took own life - but defend DJs responsible Investment firm criticizes failing Olive Garden restaurants for serving bland pasta and begs the chefs to start salting the water Family's outrage at cops who violently arrested a father of two for 'appearing intoxicated while taking care of his kids'... but actually has a TERMINAL ILLNESS that makes him look that way Hillary Clinton says Bill was subjected to South Africa-style hearings in order to work through his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky Stalker who raped a pregnant woman and even made her breastfeed him during ten year ... (more)

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Related Topix: Fire, World News, United Kingdom, Durham County, England, Home Gardening, Home

WLNE-TV Providence

In Jamaica, Rastas ready for pot decriminalization

State police say one trooper was fatally shot and another was injured when they were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. A search is underway for the suspect or suspects.

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Related Topix: World News, Jamaica, Central America, US Military, US Navy, Gay/Lesbian,

KSTP

State Police: Trooper Shot Dead Outside Barracks

Two troopers were ambushed outside a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania during a late-night shift change, leaving one dead and another injured, and authorities were searching Saturday for the suspect or suspects, state police said. One trooper was leaving the barracks in Blooming Grove, Pike County, and another was arriving when shots were fired at 10:50 p.m. Friday, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan said.

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KFVS12

Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

FILE - In this June 18, 2014 file photo, actress Jessica Alba is seen, in New York. . FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2014 file photo, Senate Environment and Public Works Chair Sen. .

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Related Topix: Environmental Law, Law, Criminal Defense Law, US Politics, US News, Senator Tom Udall, Tom Udall, US Senate, US House of Representatives, Democrat

USA Today

Shooting at Pennsylvania police barracks

Pennsylvania State Police have confirmed to a TV news station that a shooting has occurred at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. WNEP television station also reports that the Pike County coroner was called to the scene.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

USA Today

Shooting at Pennsylvania police barracks

Pennsylvania State Police have confirmed to a TV news station that a shooting has occurred at a state police barracks in northeastern Pennsylvania. WNEP television station also reports that the Pike County coroner was called to the scene.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

NJ.com

Allentown sex offender arrested after troopers couldn't find him at registered address

A convicted sex offender living in Allentown was arrested after police couldn't find him at the address he provided, according to court records. Charles Thorpe pleaded guilty in 2006 to sexual assault and corruption of minors for a 2004 incident where he originally faced a number of charges including rape of a child and involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, records say.

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Related Topix: State Prisons, Prison

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Connecticut Post

With fewer grads, colleges try creative recruiting

As Indiana University of Pennsylvania 's vice president of enrollment, he knew black and Hispanic students from eastern Pennsylvania flourished at the public university in Pennsylvania's coal country. And he knew that minorities would outnumber whites among elementary and secondary students for the first time this year.

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Related Topix: University of Pennsylvania, Point Park University, Park University, Education Etc.

Manufacturing.net

Pennsylvania DEP Announces Listening Session On EPA Proposal

The Department of Environmental Protection will hold a listening session to obtain public input on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposed carbon pollution emission guidelines for existing fossil fuel-fired power plants and the proposed standards for modified and reconstructed units on Thursday, Sept. 25. The listening session is being held prior to the finalization of the department's official comments to EPA on the proposed guidelines and standards.

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Related Topix: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Environmental Law, Law, Pennsylvania Government

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Child Predator Section arrests five; York Co. predator sentenced 25 to 50 years in prison

Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane today announced that a convicted child predator in York County has been sentenced to 25 to 50 years in prison, and five suspected child predators were arrested on unrelated charges across the Commonwealth. The arrests of suspected predators are part of the Attorney General's ongoing efforts to combat the online sexual exploitation of children.

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Related Topix: York County, PA, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Butler County, PA

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