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FILE -- In this April 19, 2011 file photo provided by the Italian Coastguard, a boat reportedly carrying 760 migrants arrives at the Lampedusa harbor, Italy. Italy is  officially ending its Mare Nostrum rescue operations Friday Nov. 1 2014, and the EU's Frontex border control will begin its Tritone mission Saturday. Italy launched the Mare Nostrum operation last year after 366 would-be migrants drowned off Sicily. Ships and aircraft involved in the 9.5 million-euro ($11.9 million) per month mission patrolled close to the Libyan coast, rescuing over 100,000 people. Interior Minister Angelino Alfano said Italy will still honor its obligation to respond to ships in distress and that no lives will be sacrificed. (AP Photo/Italian Coastguard, h.o. FILE)
Italy phases out sea rescues to save migrantsItaly insists lives won't be lost as it phases out costly sea rescue operation; EU now to help
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FILE - In this March 12, 2014 file photo, a picture of Jerome Murdough is held by his mother Alma Murdough left, and sister Cheryl Warner at Alma  Murdough's home in the Queens borough of New York. The homeless former Marine died in February, 2014 in a Rikers Island jail cell that multiple city officials say was at least 100 degrees when his body was discovered.  The city on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 reached a $2.25 million settlement with Alma Murdough. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)
$2.25M deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death$2.25 million deal reached in NYC jail death of mentally ill man who died in 101-degree cell
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Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga soldiers chat next to a tanker truck at a gas station prior to the departure to the Syrian city of Kobani, outside a staging area on the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)(AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
Kurdish official blames Turkey for peshmerga delaySenior Kurdish official blames Turkey for delay in deployment of peshmerga fighters to Kobani
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FILE - In this Sept. 23, 2011, file photo, Tate George, former NBA basketball player and the CEO of purported real estate development firm The George Group, leaves federal court in Newark, N.J. George has been jailed since his conviction last fall on four mail fraud counts. His motion to be released on bail was denied by U.S. District Judge Mary Cooper on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record of Bergen County, Leslie Barbaro, File)
Former NBA player argues for conviction reversalFormer NBA player Tate George argues for reversal of federal fraud conviction
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FILE - In this April 4, 2014, file photo, University of Michigan Director of Athletics Dave Brandon, left, speaks to the media during a news conference in Ann Arbor, Mich. Others are unidentified. Brandon has resigned, setting the stage for new leadership at the top of one of the nation's most prominent athletic departments.  (AP Photo/The Ann Arbor News, Patrick Record, File)  LOCAL TELEVISION OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT
Michigan athletic director Brandon resignsMichigan athletic director Dave Brandon resigns
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 photo, residents walk past posters of slain Syrian soldiers and a poster of Syrian President Bashar Assad, left, pasted on a wall on a main street in the city of Tartous, the capital of a coastal province in Syria. More soldiers have been killed from Tartous than any other region in Syria, in the fighting to quell an armed rebellion seeking to topple Assad’s rule, now in its fourth year. (AP Photo/Diaa Hadid)
Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sonsSyria's Alawites pay heavy price for war as they bury their sons, Assad's soldiers
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Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run$15 grocery run lands Colombian women in Venezuelan jail as cross-border tensions rise
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FILE - In this Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014 file photo, Rita Jeptoo of Kenya reacts after crossing the finish line to win the women's race during the Chicago Marathon, in Chicago, Illinois. The agent for Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo said Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 that the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test. (AP Photo/Andrew A. Nelles, File)
Agent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping testAgent says Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo of Kenya fails doping test
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In this Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 photo, Sony Corp. President Kazuo Hirai leaves after a press conference at the company's headquarters in Tokyo. Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink. The poor result released Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 was despite a 7 percent increase in quarterly sales to 1.9 trillion yen ($17.3 billion) as performance improved in cameras, TVs and game businesses. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)
Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woesSony says quarterly loss balloons to $1.2 billion on smartphone woes, sticks to forecasts
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  • Vigil honors Pulaski County murder victim

    Family members said Wells was also a victim of domestic violence. Her friends hope Monday's vigil will also help those in abusive relationships. WKYT, Mon, Oct 20 2014 @ 09:21 PM
  • Youth pastor facing sex abuse charge

    Police have charged a youth pastor in Pulaski County with sex abuse involving a juvenile. Eubank Police Chief Colin Hatfield told The Commonwealth Journal that 30-year-old Rex Allen Murphy is charged with first-degree sex abuse, third-degree sodomy and use of a minor in a sexual performance. WHAS11, Tue, Oct 14 2014 @ 05:22 PM
  • LEX 18 Investigates: Former Cop Interviewed By Police In 2011 Homicide

    A former police officer accused of beating two mentally handicapped men in a Somerset group home has been tangled up in a similar police investigation before. According to documents and audio recordings obtained exclusively by LEX 18 Investigates, Brian Doan was the manager of a Garrard County group home where another mentally handicapped man was beaten to death three years ago. WLEX-TV Lexington, Thu, Oct 9 2014 @ 08:28 PM
  • Lake Cumberland enjoyed strong summer

    Tax revenues and tourist spending were up during the summer at Lake Cumberland thanks to water levels that returned to normal after being down for several years. Carolyn Mounce, head of the Somerset-Pulaski Convention Visitors Bureau, says marina operators were happy this season with the lake traffic, The Commonwealth Journal in Somerset reported . WHAS11, Sun, Oct 5 2014 @ 05:34 PM
  • Somerset energy center breaks ground

    A southern Kentucky mayor says a new energy center will create hundreds of jobs for the region and provide a new home for city government. Several hundred turned out for the festive beginning of construction that officials say in about a year and a half will result in a new City Hall, police department, and utilities center. WKYT, Fri, Sep 26 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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    The California city's November election will shed light on whether Democrats can risk the political fallout of cutting a prized union benefit to protect basic city services. While more than a dozen states are fighting the new federal rules to reduce carbon emissions, many officials fear that ignoring them would be far worse. Governing, Fri, Sep 26 2014 @ 02:32 PM
  • 10 cows shot, killed after truck overturns

    Ten cows that escaped from a cattle truck after it overturned before dawn Tuesday while exiting a southern Illinois freeway were shot and killed by police when they became a traffic hazard to other motorists, Illinois State Police said. KMOV-TV Saint Louis, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 01:26 PM
  • Vigil Honors 3 Killed in Ky. Pawn Shop Shootings

    Family and friends held a prayer vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of three people killed inside a central Kentucky pawn shop. The vigil was held Saturday night in Somerset, Kentucky, to honor 35-year-old Michael Hockensmith; his wife, 38-year-old Angela Hockensmith; and 60-year-old gold broker Daniel Smith of Richmond. WBKO-TV Bowling Green, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 05:12 AM
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