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 Youngsters hold tiger masks during a reading of “Mr. Tiger Goes Wild” by Peter Brown at the Hyundai Club West Lounge of Heinz Field. The event was an attempt to set a record for the world's largest vocabulary lesson.
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Youngsters hold tiger masks during a reading of “Mr. Tiger Goes Wild” by Peter Brown at the Hyundai Club West Lounge of Heinz Field. The event was an attempt to set a record for the world's largest vocabulary lesson.

Children 'go wild' for Guiness World Record-setting vocabulary lesson

PNC Grow Up Great celebrated its 10th anniversary with a vocabulary challenge — teaching the same lesson at the same time in 37 cities.


 Reuters obtained this mugshot of Eric Matthew Frein, 31, who is accused of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a sniper attack in September.

Frein ordered held without bail in ambush shooting death of Pennsylvania trooper

A crowd of about 150 gathered outside the courthouse, with some of them shouting jeers, such as "you're a coward" and "rot in hell."



U.S. consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September

Spending is closely watched because it accounts for 70 percent of economic activity.



Medical equipment saleswoman sentenced in health care fraud case

Mary Monica Wilson-Lefler, 64, of Economy, had pleaded guilty last year to health care fraud.


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Maine asks court to isolate quarantined nurse who treated Ebola patients

For now, police are monitoring Kaci Hickox and her public interactions but cannot detain her.



Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday during a test flight, killing a pilot aboard and seriously injuring another.


 

World


Palestinians decry Israel’s closing of holy site after slaying of suspect

Israel barredl access to the Jerusalem Old City holy site Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims have identified as the Noble Sanctuary.



Burkina Faso army topples government, as country’s president vows to stay on

Army seizes control and dissolves all institutions in Burkina Faso.


 
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Peduto gets a birthday gift from AARP

AARP Pennsylvania State Director Bill Johnston-Walsh presents Mayor Bill Peduto with an oversized AARP card. Photo by Martha


Republican poll, same results

Gov. Tom Corbett campaigns in Erie. (Associated Press photo) There is more bad news for Camp Corbett, and this time it's coming



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