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FILE - In this Sept. 21, 2014 file photo, China's Sun Yang swims in his men's 200m freestyle heat at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. Olympic and world champion swimmer Sun served a three-month ban earlier this year after testing positive for a banned stimulant, China's anti-doping agency disclosed Monday, Nov. 24. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)
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French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius, left, and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry talk as they meet for a dinner at the residence of British ambassador in Vienna, Austria, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Joe Klamar, Pool)
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In this photo taken Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, Afghan lawmaker Shukria Barakzai rests on a bed at a government hospital she was taken into after a suicide attack last week in Kabul, Afghanistan. Barakzai said the suicide bomber who plowed into her motorcade a week ago wanted to silence a voice on women's rights with a deafening blast. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)
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FILE - In this Friday, June 4, 2010 file photo, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, left, meets famous Soviet ice hockey coach of CSKA and the Russian national team Viktor Tikhonov, at Novo-Ogaryovo residence outside Moscow. The legendary Russian hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won three Olympic gold medals, has died after an undisclosed long illness. He was 84. Russia's Kontinental Hockey League said early Monday, Nov. 24, 2014,  that Tikhonov died overnight. He had been receiving treatment at home for an illness that had left him unable to walk in recent weeks. (AP Photo/ Alexei Nikolsky, Pool, File)
Soviet hockey coach Tikhonov dies at 84Soviet hockey coach Viktor Tikhonov, whose teams won 3 Olympic gold medals, dies at 84
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FILE - This May 7, 2014 file picture shows an exterior view of the Kunstmuseum in Bern, Switzerland. The Swiss museum says Monday, Nov. 24, 2014, that it will accept trove of priceless art bequeathed to it by German collector Cornelius Gurlitt. (AP Photo/Keystone, Gian Ehrenzeller, File)
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In this photo taken in Rome on Nov. 6 2014, tourists line up for tickets near a broken ticket machine at the Colosseum Metro Station in Rome. Ignazio Marino promised to bring order to Rome's chaos when he was elected mayor in a landslide in June last year. Instead, critics say the liver transplant surgeon is the affliction not the cure, and are pressuring him to resign. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
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US general: troops staying in Baltics through 2015US general says American troops staying in Baltics, Poland through 2015
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This photo released by New South Wales Police shows a newborn baby who was found Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014 abandoned in a drain in the Sydney suburb of Quakers Hill, Australia. Police are questioning a 20-year-old woman whose newborn baby was found abandoned in a drain next to a busy freeway by a group of cyclists. The baby, who is only a few days old, was in a serious but stable condition in Sydney's Westmead Children's Hospital, police said in a statement.(AP Photo/NSW Police)
Mom charged with trying to kill baby left in drainAttempted murder charge filed against mother of newborn left in Sydney storm drain for 5 days
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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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