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Liberia holds Senate vote amid Ebola fearsLiberia holds Senate vote amid concern over the spread of Ebola
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Antelope graze on the Muleshoe Ranch in Borden County on Dec. 3, 2014. The ranch and others across the state suffered through the state's driest year ever in 2011, forcing some to sell off many if not all of their animals or sending their cattle to other states to graze. Many ranchers have since worked to diversify their incomes with other enterprises including leasing water and hunting acres for deer, antelope and quail. (AP Photo/Betsy Blaney)
Texas ranchers seeking alternative incomesCultural shift: Record beef prices don't keep Texas ranchers from seeking alternative income
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In this Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014 photo, immigrants attend the Immigration Relief Education forum organized by the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles, CHIRLA, at the Los Angeles Convention Center. The event looks to educate immigrants on President Obama’s Executive Action announcement expected to prevent the deportation of more than 4 million immigrant families.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
Immigrants build document trails to remain in USImmigrants build document trails to remain in US, a daunting task for many in the shadows
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Police investigate a building after the entrance was blown up early Saturday morning Dec. 20, 2014 in Malmo Sweden. Another minor bomb wrecked a car in the same neighborhood of Rosengard, in Malmo. No one was injured by the explosions. (AP photo/TT News Agency, Stig-Ake Jonsson)    SWEDEN OUT
2 car bombs rock southern Sweden's city of Malmo2 car bombs rock southern Sweden's city of Malmo, no injuries
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Cuba's President Raul Castro smiles during a twice-annual legislative session at the National Assembly in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. When the leaders of the U.S. and Cuba had their first phone conversation in more than 50 years, they were not at a loss for words. As President Barack Obama told the story at his news conference Friday, he opened his call with Cuban President Raul Castro _ brother of famously longwinded Fidel _ with a 15-minute monologue, then apologized for taking so much time. "He said, 'Don't worry about it, Mr. President,’” Obama related. “’You're still a young man, and you have still the chance to break Fidel's record. He once spoke seven hours straight."  (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco, Cubadebate)
Cubans imprisoned in US appear before parliamentCheers at Cuba parliament as freed prisoners appear, with Raul Castro and Elian Gonzalez
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A security guard checks an incoming car  into the Sony Pictures Entertainment studio lot in Culver City, Calif., Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. President Barack Obama declared Friday that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving the satirical film, "The Interview," about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader. He pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal. The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
N. Korea proposes joint probe over Sony hackingNorth Korea wants joint investigation with US over Sony hacking to prove it's not involved
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In this photo released by the United Nations, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, left, meets with Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Monrovia, Liberia, on Friday, Dec. 19, 2014. Ban praised health workers battling Ebola in Sierra Leone and Liberia on Friday, saying they have shown "the most noble face of humankind" amid an epidemic that has killed more than 6,900 people in West Africa. Ban, who made stops in both countries on Friday, travels Saturday to Guinea where the Ebola virus first emerged a year ago.  (AP Photo/United Nations, Evan Schneider)
WHO: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000World Health Organization: Recorded Ebola deaths top 7,000, fueled by surge in Sierra Leone
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US sends 4 Afghans back home from GuantanamoUS sends 4 Afghans home from Guantanamo; move seen as sign of confidence in new Afghan leader
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Pakistani women leave the Rahman Baba graveyard after offering prayers at the graves of victims in Tuesday's school massacre in Peshawar, Pakistan, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Taj Muhammad, one of the gravediggers at Peshawar’s largest graveyard has a rule. He said he never cries when he buries the dead. He's a professional, he said. But as the dead bodies, mostly children, started coming in from a school massacre this week that killed 148 people, he began to weep. (AP Photo/Mohammad Sajjad)
Burying the dead after Pakistan's school massacreEven the gravedigger wept: Burying the smallest of the dead in Peshawar's school massacre
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  • Street Named for Toddler Killed in Murder-Suicide

    After climbing a ladder Jessica Shultz reaches her arms towards the sky and removes a black bag from a street sign bearing her daughter's name. The road leading from Wyoming Avenue to the Luzerne County Recreation Fields is now called Camryn Way. WNEP-TV Moosic, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 11:44 PM
  • Wilkes-Barre man sentenced to one year house arrest for third DUI conviction

    A city man was sentenced this week in Luzerne County Court for his third drunken driving conviction in six years. Senior Judge Hugh Mundy sentenced Kenneth Daniely, 32, of Jones Street, to one year house arrest with electronic monitoring, 50 hours of community service, and suspended his license for 18 months. The Times Leader, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 03:30 PM
  • Remembering Camryn Shultz

    Jessica Shultz unveils a road sign that designates the road into the Luzerne County Recreation Fields in Forty Fort as Camryn Way named after Jessica's daughter Camryn Schultz who killed by her father, Nick, in a murder-suicide on October 27, 2013. (Pete G. Wilcox Jessica Shultz unveils a road sign that designates the road into the Luzerne County Recreation Fields in Forty Fort as Camryn Way named after Jessica's daughter Camryn Schultz who killed by her father, Nick, in a murder-suicide on October 27, 2013. The Times Leader, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 11:43 PM
  • New poetry by area poets to be featured on LCTA buses

    Mary K. Hooker of Wilkes-Barre reads one of her poems Friday at Barnes Noble in downtown Wilkes-Barre during an event marking the launch of the 2014-15 Poetry in Transit initiative. Mary K. Hooker of Wilkes-Barre reads one of her poems Friday at Barnes Noble in downtown Wilkes-Barre during an event marking the launch of the 2014-15 Poetry in Transit initiative. The Times Leader, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 10:24 PM
  • U.S. Sen. Robert Casey helps Arc of Luzerne County clients become ABLE

    People with disabilities and their families can look forward to a brighter financial future now that the ABLE Act, co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Robert Casey, has become law. The act, included in a package of tax credits passed by the Senate Tuesday night, makes it possible to set up a tax-deferred savings account of up to $100,000 for the benefit of a disabled person without affecting their eligibility for benefits. The Times Leader, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:08 PM
  • Third PFA violation filed against Wilkes-Barre man

    A man who has been shot and allegedly kidnapped this year was recently charged by city police with violating a protection-from-abuse order, his third offense since Nov. 25 when the restraining order was issued. City police said the latest violation against Josue Ruiz-Vargas, 27, occurred on Dec. 10 when he called his ex-girlfriend twice from the Luzerne County Correctional Facility, where he has been jailed since Dec. 4. The calls were made a day before Ruiz-Vargas appeared for contempt-of-court hearings in county court on the first two violations. The Times Leader, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 03:25 PM
  • Popular food truck to open restaurant in W-B

    Mario Bevilacqua, chef and owner of What the Fork, said he plans to open the restaurant in 1,000 square feet of space at 41 S. Main St. next to Katana Japanese restaurant in Midtown Village in late February. Bevilacqua will continue to have two food trucks in Wilkes-Barre and Scranton, but now he said customers will "get the added bonus of having a red stool and some counter space to enjoy it on." The Citizens' Voice, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 08:00 AM
  • Split ruling gives Bardo new sentencing hearing

    THE CITIZENS' VOICE FILE Michael Bardo was sentenced to die by lethal injection in 1992 for molesting and strangling his 3-year-old niece. The last man sentenced to death in Luzerne County will get a new sentencing hearing after the state Supreme Court issued a split decision on the effectiveness of his legal team. The Citizens' Voice, Fri, Dec 19 2014 @ 04:04 AM
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