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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 file photo, a candle is lit in front of a banner listing some of the names of those who died, at the opening of an exhibition of "video portraits" of some of those closely affected by last year's terrorist attack on the Westgate Mall, at the Nairobi National Museum in Kenya. Kenya will commemorate on Sept. 21 the anniversary of the Westgate Mall attack in which at least 67 people were killed. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis, File)
Kenya police chief warns residents to be vigilantKenya police chief: Be wary of attacks during and after anniversary of mall massacre
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Smokes rises from near the Yemeni Government TV building, background, during clashes between Sunni militiamen and Hawthi Shiite rebels in Sanaa, Yemen, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Hawthi fighters and militias and army units allied with the Muslim Brotherhood's Islah party battled in Sanaa for a third day Saturday in clashes that have shaken the Yemeni capital, killed over 120 people, and led to thousands fleeing their homes. The violence raises fears that this chronically unstable country could be dragged into the sort of sectarian conflicts that have plagued other nations in the region. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)
Renewed Yemen clashes kill 4 civiliansFresh fighting between Yemen's Shiite rebels and Sunni militias in capital kills 4 civilians
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FILE - In this June 30, 2010, file photo, Bishop Blase Cupich, 61, of Rapid City, S.D., poses for a photo at The Cathedral of Our Lady of Lourdes after his announcement in Spokane, Wash. Cupich will be named the next archbishop of Chicago, The Associated Press has learned. Cupich will succeed Cardinal Francis George, according to a person with knowledge of the selection, who spoke Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, on the condition of anonymity because the person wasn't authorized to speak publicly. (AP Photo/The Spokesman-Review, Dan Pelle)
Pope names Cupich as next Chicago archbishopPope names moderate Bishop Blase Cupich to lead Chicago, replacing conservative George
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Winston Peters, leader of New Zealand First party, casts his vote in the national election in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. Polls indicate John Key's center-right National Party is the most popular party, and Key is the front-runner to remain the country's leader. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, Jason Dorday) NEW ZEALAND OUT, AUSTRALIA OUT
New Zealand prime minister wins 3rd term in officeNew Zealand Prime Minister John Key wins emphatic victory to return for 3rd term in office
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FILE - This undated PennDOT identification photo released in this Friday Sept. 16, 2014 file photo by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. Authorities are hunkering down early Saturday morning Sept. 20, 2014 in the overnight darkness of the wooded northeast Pennsylvania neighborhood where a man suspected of the fatal ambush of a state police trooper lived with his parents.  (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police, Filr)
Police hunker down in ambush suspect's woodsPolice hunker down in wooded neighborhood of suspect in deadly ambush on state troopers
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Afghan presidential vote result to come SundayAfghan presidential election result to be released on Sunday, capping 5-month-voting process
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Former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown and NO campaigner in Scotland's Independence Referendum meets pupils at Kelty Primary school in Kelty Scotland Friday Sept. 19, 2014.  Voters in Scotland resoundingly rejected independence in a historic referendum that shook the country to its core.  But No does not mean a return to the status quo. The referendum led to promises of further powers for each of the four nations in the United Kingdom _ a pledge that will change the country forever.  (AP Photo/Garry F McHarg/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT
Brown credited with turning Scot independence tideDour ex-leader Gordon Brown returns to stage with a bang, rouses Scots against independence
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FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2014 file photo, a an aerial tanker drops its load of fire retardant on the King fire near Pollack Pines, Calif. The massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they are dropping record-breaking amounts — more than 203,000 gallons in one day alone. By Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, state firefighters and the U.S. Forest Service together had bombarded the conflagration with more than a half-million gallons of the red slurry, said Lynne Tolmachoff, a state fire spokeswoman. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
Calif. fire hit with record amount of retardantRecord-setting amount of retardant dumped on massive Northern California wildfire
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Jihadi ideologue calls for freeing British hostageProminent jihadi ideologue urges Islamic State group to release British hostage Alan Henning
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  • Former WVW teacher will plead guilty to sex assault

    Lauren Harrington-Cooper, the former Wyoming Valley West School District teacher accused of having sex with high school students, is set to plead guilty next week. Harrington-Cooper, 31, of Kingston, was charged Dec. 19 with institutional sexual assault for allegedly having sex with an 18-year-old student and charged Jan. 9 with having oral sex with a 17-year-old student. The Citizens' Voice, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 04:02 AM
  • Jury finds Missouri man not guilty of vehicular homicide in fatal W-B crash

    Across the courtroom, the family of the man Ramirez stood accused of killing in a hit-and-run last year, his good friend Shane Stewart, began to sob. Guilty of fleeing the scene of a fatal crash and drunken driving. The Citizens' Voice, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 04:02 AM
  • Death of man ruled homicide by gunshot wounds in W-B

    The death of a man found in a field behind the Interfaith Heights apartments on Coal Street in Wilkes-Barre has been ruled homicide from multiple gunshot wounds, Luzerne County Coroner Bill Lisman said Friday. Residents reported hearing gunshots fired around 1 a.m. Thursday in the area and Seward's body was found around 7:20 a.m. in a grassy field between the Interfaith Heights apartments and the nearby Sherman Hills Apartments. The Citizens' Voice, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 04:03 AM
  • Man hit wife after she gave away his dog -

    An Edwardsville man punched his wife in the head after she took his dog to the SPCA, police said. David A. Frederick, 28, was sitting on the steps of his property at 115 Hillside Ave. when officers arrived for a report of an assault, police said. Pocono Record, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 05:29 PM
  • Retrial ordered for death row inmate

    An eastern Pennsylvania judge has granted a new trial to a man sentenced to death in the murder of a friend 81 2 years ago. Bryan Galvin, 49, of Reading, was convicted of first-degree murder in Berks County in the January 2006 shooting death of Kristofer Kolesnik. Pocono Record, Fri, Sep 19 2014 @ 12:47 AM
  • Motion filed to delay Selenski case - again

    MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Attorneys for accused killer Hugo Selenski on Friday filed a motion asking a judge to once again postpone Selenski's oft-delayed trial. Accused killer Hugo Selenski's newest lawyer says he's tried his best to be ready for a Nov. 12 trial date, but it's just not possible. The Citizens' Voice, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 04:34 AM
  • Islamic association proceeding with cemetery plans

    MARK MORAN / THE CITIZENS' VOICE Dr. Ibrahim Almeky, president of the Islamic Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania, said the group is proceeding with plans for a cemetery. The Islamic Association of Northeastern Pennsylvania is proceeding with plans for a Muslim cemetery in Larksville and has not been contacted about a borough council resolution to prevent burials at any new cemeteries in the borough, the president of the Islamic Association said Friday. The Citizens' Voice, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 04:03 AM
  • NEPA Rainbow Alliance executive director steps down

    John Dawe has stepped down as executive director of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Rainbow Alliance, which serves the region's lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender community. He was one of the co-founders of the Northeastern Pennsylvania Rainbow Alliance and served as executive director for 11 years. The Citizens' Voice, Sat, Sep 20 2014 @ 04:02 AM
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