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Cincinnati's coach Mick Cronin directs players against San Diego State in the first half of their NCAA college basketball game in Cincinnati Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)
Cincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysmCincinnati coach Mick Cronin has aneurysm, will be sidelined indefinitely
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Antonio Guerrero, left, and Ramon Labanino, two of the three Cubans released under a prisoners swap agreement with the U.S. on Wednesday, sing with Fernando Gonzalez, a fellow member of "The Cuban Five" who had been previously released, during a private celebration in Havana, Cuba, late Friday Dec. 19, 2014.  Guerrero, Labanino and a third man Gerardo Hernandez flew back to their homeland in a quiet exchange of imprisoned spies, including the celebratory release of American Alan Gross, a government contract worker who had been held in Cuba for five years. (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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** FILE ** In this Oct. 10, 2007 file photo, reviewed by the U.S. Military, an American flag flies behind the barbed and razor-wire at the Camp Delta detention facility, at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba. The Pentagon said Saturday that four Afghans from the Guantanamo Bay detention center have been returned to their home country in what U.S. officials are citing as a sign of their confidence in new Afghan President Ashraf Ghani.  (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)
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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Soviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK in 1961Soviet threat to Santa? No way, said JFK; presidential library reissues letter to worried girl
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FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks during a news conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Frequently criticized as cautious on foreign policy, President Barack Obama’s secret negotiations to overhaul U.S. policy toward Cuba suggest he is willing to make bold and risky moves, if he can keep tight control of the mission and rely on a handful of close aides to carry it out.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Obama's Cuba moves reflect Florida political shiftObama's move to restore relations with Cuba reflects political shift in swing state Florida
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A demonstrator carries a banner reading "do not be silent"  during a protest against Spanish Citizens Security Law in Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014. Thousands of people have gathered in several Spanish cities to protest against a new law that sets hefty fines for offenses such as burning the national flag and holding demonstrations outside parliament buildings or strategic installations. Protesters who prevent authorities from carrying out evictions, insulting a police officer and disseminating photographs of police officers that endanger them or police operations can also be fined. The legislation also allows for the summary expulsion of migrants entering the country's North African enclaves illegally. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)
Spaniards protest their nation's proposed security lawSpaniards protest proposed security law that would impose hefty fines
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FILE - This Nov. 11, 2014, file photo shows entertainer and Navy veteran Bill Cosby speaking during a Veterans Day ceremony at the The All Wars Memorial to Colored Soldiers and Sailors in Philadelphia. Cosby has been silent, and that may be his best strategy. With police urging any possible sex abuse victims to come forward, two lawsuits pending and more than 15 women making accusations stretching back years, Cosby has little to gain by speaking publicly.  (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Bill Cosby's silence may be his best defense at this pointCosby extends patented pregnant-pause for PR tactic as he maintains silence in face of scandal
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Sierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia missionSierra Leone peacekeepers to leave Somalia mission after rotations blocked over Ebola
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014 file photo, cars enter and depart from Sony Pictures Entertainment studio lot in Culver City, Calif. While Sony Pictures is technically part of the Sony empire, it has long been run as an entirely separate U.S. company. So far, the Japanese media seems to view the hack as an American problem rather than a domestic one. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)
Why the Sony hack isn't big news in JapanSony cyberattack gets muted coverage in Japanese media
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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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