Today's News - Monday, June 9, 2014

Police in Cambria County believe speed and alcohol were factors in a fatal motorcycle crash about 10:00 Saturday night. The coroner’s office says 23-year-old Joshua  Custer of Daisytown wrecked his bike along Singer Hill Road in Stoneycreek Township. He hit a guardrail and was thrown over an embankment. Custer was not wearing a helmet.

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More details about the handling of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse case are expected to be released soon.  According to the Pittsburgh “Tribune-Review,” the report was conducted by the State Attorney General's office and concludes there is no basis to claims that Attorney General Corbett or anyone in the executive office gave instructions on how to conduct the investigation.  Officials in the Attorney General's office say the full report will be released when all legal requirements have been met.

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Neighbors of the couple who killed three people in Las Vegas say their behavior was suspicious even before Sunday's shootings.  People in the couple's apartment complex told investigators the man appeared "militant" and often talked about conspiracy theories.  The pair shot and killed two Las Vegas police officers as they were eating lunch Sunday before killing a woman at a nearby Walmart. 

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The Pakistani Taliban says it is responsible for the attack on Karachi Airport that left at least 26 people dead.  The Taliban says the attack was in reaction to the Pakistan military's bomb attacks on villages sympathetic to the insurgent group's cause. 

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The Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee is unhappy the White House didn't notify Congress about negotiations to secure the release of Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl.  California Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein told CBS' "Face the Nation" she is uncomfortable with the deal because she wasn't able to weigh in before it happened. 

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While Hillary Clinton may already seem to be the inevitable 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, she has yet to announce whether she'll run.  In a portion of an ABC News interview that aired on "This Week," the former Secretary of State dismissed suggestions her lack of an announcement has the rest of the party on hold. 

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The credit of the United States is still less than perfect in the eyes of Standard and Poor's.  The credit rating agency is affirming the double-A-plus mark it slapped on the federal government three years ago. 

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Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl could face a court martial even though he was held captive by Taliban insurgents for five years.  Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey also told "Fox News Sunday" an investigation into Bergdahl leaving his base in Afghanistan should be complete within six months. 

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The Pope is playing peacemaker with leaders from the Middle East.  Israeli President Shimon Peres and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas met with Pope Francis Sunday and they prayed together for peace.  It was the first time the two presidents had met publicly in more than a year.

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A Minnesota woman is in protective custody in Louisiana after escaping from a home where she'd been held captive for two years.  KSTP-TV reports authorities found the woman with a chain around her neck last Saturday outside a business. 

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Two people are dead following a small plane crash in central Kansas.  The Kansas Highway Patrol says a Pottier P70 single engine aircraft went down in a field near Great Bend, Kansas late Sunday morning. 

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College athletes are lined up against the organization that runs college sports as a long-await trial opens today.  Former UCLA All-American basketball star Ed O'Bannon is the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against the NCAA.  The class action suit aims to end the NCAA's control over rights to college players' names, images and likenesses. 

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Another hearing over radio legend Casey Kasem's care is scheduled today in Los Angeles.  NBC News says his daughter Kerri wants a judge to allow her to place her ailing father in a nursing facility in Washington state until she can bring him to L.A. 

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Comedian Tracy Morgan will likely remain hospitalized for the next several weeks after being critically injured in a deadly crash on the New Jersey Turnpike early Saturday morning.  Morgan's rep tells TMZ that the "30 Rock" actor is still in critical condition, but is more responsive.  Morgan sustained numerous broken bones, including a broken femur that required surgery on Sunday.

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The title of world's oldest man is changing hands.  "NBC News" reports Alexander Imich died in New York Sunday at age 111.  He was certified as the world's oldest living man in April. 

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The title of Miss USA 2014 belongs to Miss Nevada.  Nia Sanchez claimed the honor Sunday night in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, topping this year's first runner-up, Audra Mari from North Dakota.

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There's an even larger Powerball jackpot this week and that could be a huge check for someone in our area.  The estimated jackpot for Wednesday's drawing is $257 million and even the lump sum cash option is close to $152 million. 

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