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October 16, 2013

10 things to start your Thursday

By The Associated Press

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:

1. TRI-CORNERED COALITION LED TO BUDGET DEAL

The measure won support from the White House, most Democrats in Congress and many Republicans fearful of the economic impact of a default.

2. WHICH SENATOR COULD BE CALLED THE ‘TEFLON TEA PARTYER’

Sen. Ted Cruz, a main player in precipitating the government budget and credit crises, is still winning over conservatives.

3. QUALIFIED PRAISE FOR TEHRAN AS NUCLEAR TALKS CLOSE

High-stakes talks between Iran and six world powers adjourn on an upbeat note with an agreement to meet again in three weeks — and with much work still to do.

4. MEMO OBTAINED BY THE AP REVEALS HEALTH CARE GOALS

In the first month, the Obama administration had hoped that nearly 500,000 people would sign up for insurance. But that was before a cascade of computer problems.

5. NEW BLOW TO WESTERN-BACKED SYRIAN OPPOSITION

A rebel commander announces that dozens of factions fighting in southern Syria no longer recognize the largely exile-based political group.

6. FACEBOOK RELAXES PRIVACY SETTINGS FOR TEENS

The social network is now allowing users ages 13-17 to share their posts with anyone on the Internet.

7. WHERE WOMEN SCIENTISTS ARE EARNING THEIR DUE

An effort is underway to add information to Wikipedia about the scientific and technological achievements of women.

8. HAGEL APOLOGIZES TO MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENT

The Army initially lost the relevant paperwork, causing a long wait before William Swenson’s heroism in Afghanistan was recognized.

9. WHO’S GETTING HIS OWN TV SHOW

Mia Farrow’s son Ronan — who until recently hadn’t been in the public eye — will host a weekday program on MSNBC.

10. SHORT, SHOELESS — AND SUCCESSFUL — ON BASKETBALL COURT

A team of Mexican Indian boys sweeps through a hoops tournament despite their generally short stature and the fact that most play barefoot.

 

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  • Arizona tribe set to prosecute first non-Indian under a new law

    PASCUA YAQUI INDIAN RESERVATION, Ariz. — Tribal police chief Michael Valenzuela drove through darkened desert streets, turned into a Circle K convenience store and pointed to the spot beyond the reservation line where his officers used to take the non-Indian men who battered Indian women.
     

    April 19, 2014

  • Danville parents hope strike ends quickly

    DANVILLE ““ First-grader Madison Wild was sad she missed school Thursday.

    April 19, 2014

  • Schools ask state to waive 180-day rule

    Three area school districts have asked the Pennsylvania Department of Education to add up their hours instead of their days in order to reach the required amount of instruction time in the school year.

    April 19, 2014

  • Former Bucknell star in NBA playoffs

    ATLANTA — It really hit Mike Muscala a few days ago when he was listening to the Nets’ starting lineup at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

    April 19, 2014

  • State: Discard raw milk from Greenfield Dairy

    MIDDLEBURG — Consumers should discard raw milk purchased recently from the Greenfield Dairy of Middleburg, which also has temporarily suspended production after Listeria monocytogenes was discovered in the product following routine testing, the state Department of Agriculture announced today.

    April 18, 2014

  • Penn State police: Three posed nude at Nittany shrine

    STATE COLLEGE — Penn State police say three male students who reportedly posed nude for a photo at the university’s Nittany Lion Shrine face school discipline.

    April 18, 2014

  • State unemployment rate drops to 6 percent in March

    HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s jobless rate has continued its steady decline. The state Department of Labor and Industry says unemployment fell two-tenths of a percentage point to 6 percent in March.

    April 18, 2014

  • Report: Pennsylvania forests impacted by drilling

    PITTSBURGH — A small portion of Pennsylvania state forest land has been impacted by shale gas drilling, but many questions remain about how to manage the politically sensitive issue that is opposed by many residents, according to a new report.

    April 18, 2014

  • TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Route 45 east of Montandon

    MONTANDON — A paving project is slowing traffic today on Route 45 east of Montandon.

    April 18, 2014

  • Accident victims remain in critical condition this morning

    DANVILLE - Victims from serious traffic accidents the past two days remain in critical condition this morning at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville.

    April 18, 2014

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