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A member of the Ukrainian feminist protest group FEMEN, waves the European Union flag, as she stages a protest inside the cathedral of Strasbourg, eastern France, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014 against Tuesday's visit of the Pope to  Strasbourg . Pope Francis is set to deliver his first major speech on Europe with a holistic, if not holy, look at complex continental issues like joblessness and immigration. The pontiff's whirlwind, 4-hour visit Tuesday to the European Parliament and the Council of Europe, Europe's main human rights body, in Strasbourg is shaping up as more a secular stop than a liturgical layover. (AP/Photo Christian Lutz)
Pope to take on hot EU topics in Strasbourg visitIn Strasbourg, Pope to lay out principles on hot EU issues like immigration, unemployment
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FILE - In this Nov. 15, 2012 file photo, Pedro Hernandez appears in Manhattan criminal court in New York. Hernandez is charged with killing 6-year-old Etan Patz in 1979, but a Manhattan judge must decide whether his murder confession in one of the nation’s most haunting child disappearances can be used at a potential trial. Hernandez confessed on hours of video but his lawyer Harvey Fishbein says the admissions were illegal because he didn’t understand his Miranda rights. He says the confession is false, and defense experts have said Hernandez has a mental disorder. (AP Photo/Louis Lanzano, Pool, File)
Judge: Confession can be used in missing boy trialJudge: Suspect's confession in 1979 NYC child disappearance can be used in murder trial
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Traders gather at the post of specialist Donald Himpele, center, on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. U.S. stocks rose in early trading in line with gains from Asian markets and thanks to improvement in German business confidence. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
US stocks inch further into record territoryUS stocks move slightly higher, keeping indexes at record levels; Retail stocks among gainers
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FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2010 file photo, United Technologies Chairman & CEO Louis Chenevert listens as President Barack Obama holds a roundtable discussion with CEO's and business leaders in Mumbai, India. Aerospace and building systems giant United Technologies announced Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, the abrupt retirement of Chenevert, and named Chief Financial Officer Greg Hayes to succeed him. Chenevert, 56, is also stepping down as chairman. He had been appointed to both jobs in 2008.(AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
United Technologies CEO retires, succeeded by CFOUnited Technologies CEO announces retirement, succeeded by chief financial officer
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2014 file photo is the skyline of the city of Detroit. Detroit told a judge Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that the city needs a few more weeks before it's ready to officially get out of bankruptcy. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)
Questions, answers about Detroit's bankruptcyQ&A: Detroit's bankruptcy plan is set but a flight to solvency hasn't left the runway yet
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From left are Arizona Diamondbacks' Randy Johnson in 2008, Boston Red Sox' Pedro Martinez in 2003 and Atlanta Braves' John Smoltz in 2008. Johnson, Martinez and Smoltz are among 17 newcomers on baseball's 2015 Hall of Fame ballot, announced Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/File)
Johnson, Martinez, Smoltz on Hall of Fame ballotJohnson, Martinez, Smoltz newcomers on Hall of Fame ballot, joining Biggio
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US Steel to build new headquarters in PittsburghUS Steel building new headquarters in Pittsburgh at Penguins' former arena site
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President Barack Obama, standing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, talks about Hagel's resignation during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Nov. 24, 2014. Hagel is stepping down under pressure from Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Under pressure, Hagel steps as Pentagon chiefHagel steps down as Pentagon chief as Obama foreign policy comes under mounting criticism
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  • Turkey dinner will gobble up more dough this year

    Shoppers preparing for a Thanksgiving feast could find this year's grocery bill gobbles up more of their household budget. Higher dairy prices, such as milk and butter, serve as the primary driver behind the rising grocery bills consumers will face as they stock their shopping carts with a turkey and the trimmings, experts said. The Citizens' Voice, Mon, Nov 24 2014 @ 01:14 AM
  • Venison donation program enables hunters to help feed the needy

    Mike Serbin, seen with a few of the trophies that he has mounted in his office, is the Luzerne County Coordinator for Hunters Sharing The Harvest. Mike Serbin, seen with a few of the trophies that he has mounted in his office, is the Luzerne County Coordinator for Hunters Sharing The Harvest. The Times Leader, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 06:11 PM
  • Man robs Pa. bank after gambling paycheck at casino, police say

    A supermarket butcher is behind bars after telling police that he robbed a northeastern Pennsylvania bank after blowing his paycheck at a popular casino. Police in Avoca, Luzerne County, arrested McDonough Saturday after a tipster identified him as the suspect who robbed a PNC Bank branch on Friday. PennLive.com, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 04:13 PM
  • Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority adjusts consultant's fee

    The Luzerne County Flood Protection Authority Tuesday amended its three-year contract with Brozena Consulting to increase the maximum payment by $10,000 to $35,000 to help the authority finish mitigation work related to the Wyoming Valley Levee-Raising Project. But Authority Executive Director Chris Belleman said that does not mean Jim Brozena of West Pittston, Belleman's predecessor at the authority, would necessarily be paid the maximum. The Times Leader, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 08:40 AM
  • Popping business in gourmet popcorn

    As gourmet popcorn continues to grow in popularity, popcorn shops have been popping up in Luzerne County with unique flavors ranging from Parmesan and garlic to caramel apple. Reba Kolbeck opened Pittston Popcorn Co. The Times-Tribune, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 08:00 AM
  • Police Make Arrest After Bank Robbery in Luzerne County

    According to police, the tip led them to match surveillance video of McDonough at the bank to surveillance video of him cashing a paycheck at a supermarket earlier in the day. WNEP-TV Moosic, Sat, Nov 22 2014 @ 08:09 PM
  • Controversial cop back on the beat

    A former Pittston Township police officer fired amid allegations that he had sex with a female detainee is now on the beat in Avoca. When Avoca council approved the hiring of part-time police officer Jonathan Alaimo in July, it marked nearly six years since a contentious firing from Pittston Township. The Citizens' Voice, Sun, Nov 23 2014 @ 12:56 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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