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In this Sept. 11, 2014 photo provided by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Jacob Lurie, a mathematics professor at Harvard University, poses for a portrait in Cambridge, Mass. Lurie was named Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, as one of 21 people to receive a "genius grant" from the Chicago-based MacArthur Foundation. (AP Photo/Courtesy of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Aynsley Floyd)
2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiledScientists, sociologist, cartoonist among 2014 winners of MacArthur Foundation 'genius grants'
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Firefighters inspect the interior of the Roseburg Lumber Mill in Weed, Calif., on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. Parts of the mill, the major employer in Weed, were damaged in the Boles Fire when it burned through the Siskiyou County town on Monday, Sept. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/The Record Searchlight, Greg Barnette)
Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfireCalifornia lumber town takes stock and gives thanks after wind-driven wildfire wipes out homes
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2014 file photo, smoke billows from the crater of Mayon volcano, one of the country's most active volcanoes, in Albay province about 550 kilometers southeast of Manila, Philippines. The Philippines' most active volcano has belched out lava fragments as big as a bus that rolled one kilometer (half a mile) down its slope, prompting authorities to start forcibly evacuating thousands of villagers, officials said Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)
Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands fleeLava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee amid fears of violent burst
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2012 file photo, an ambulance departs Bellevue Hospital in New York where patients were being evacuated. When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn’t get to work _ problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s Inspector General Office released a study Wednesday Sept. 17, 2014 on the emergency preparedness and response during the storm at 172 hospitals in the hardest-hit areas of New York, most of Connecticut and all of New Jersey. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report saysHospitals struggled to handle challenges presented by Superstorm Sandy, federal report finds
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FILE - In this July 16, 2014 file photo Minneapolis police officer Mike Kirchen, right, chats with Mascud Abdi, 13, left, and Mahad Ahmed, 10, while on patrol in a Minneapolis community with a large Somali population. The nationwide effort to stop a new wave of Westerners being recruited by terror groups, this time for Islamic State militant groups in Syria and Iraq, could take some cues from Minnesota. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday,  Sept. 15, 2014 the Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs to help detect American extremists looking to join terror organizations in countries like Syria and Iraq. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune, Jim Gehrz, File)
Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror programAPNewsBreak: Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 of 3 sites of federal program to combat terror recruiting
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In this Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014 photo, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen arrives for a dinner during the Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, Wyo. Yellen will be pressed to clarify the Fed's intentions after the Fed issues its policy statement on Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/John Locher)
Financial markets awaiting any Fed signal on ratesFinancial markets watching for 2 words as clues to Fed's intentions on rates
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2007, file photo, the flags on the facade of the New York Stock Exchange provide a backdrop for a Wall Street street sign. Global stock markets were mostly lower Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, as jittery investors played it safe ahead of a potentially pivotal Federal Reserve meeting and the referendum on Scotland's independence on Thursday. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Asian stocks higher on China stimulus reportsAsian stock markets higher on reports China central bank adding liquidity to state banks
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Australia promises $6.4 million to fight EbolaAustralia promises $6.4 million to fight Ebola in West Africa where at least 2,400 have died
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Mesa residents, reflected in a truck window, take free sandbags to protect their homes, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Mesa, Ariz. Phoenix area residents are filling sandbags in anticipation of the remnants of Category 3 Hurricane Odille which decimated Mexico's Baja California.  (AP Photo/Matt York)
Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward ArizonaTropical Storm Odile heads toward Arizona, as Mexico airlifts stranded tourists from Baja
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  • SC woman accused of attack in hospital room

    Authorities accuse a Chester County woman of showing up at her boyfriend's hospital room and attacking his ex-wife. The Herald of Rock Hill reports Rock Hill Police say 31-year-old Julie Baker of Great Falls is charged with assault and battery. ABC News 4 Charleston, Wed, Sep 10 2014 @ 05:14 PM
  • Roberts couple celebrating 70 years

    John and Sue met at Smoot Park in Wilkesboro. After a courtship that grew into a love, that only God could put together, they went to Chester, South Carolina, and got married. Tribune/The Tribune Advertiser, Tue, Sep 9 2014 @ 01:04 AM
  • 2010 murder suspect charged in York shooting

    A Chester man and a man awaiting trial for a 2010 murder in Chester were arrested Monday in York County on charges of attempted murder. According to incident reports from the York County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a shooting at approximately 2 p.m. Monday at a country store at the corner of Gordon Road and McConnells Highway. OnlineChester, Thu, Sep 4 2014 @ 03:00 AM
  • Hardeeville names Phillips interim city manager

    Michael B. Phillips of Greenville has agreed to work as the interim city manager for six months while his salary is being negotiated. Bluffton Today, Sun, Aug 31 2014 @ 01:21 AM
  • 1 dead in I-77 crash in Chester Co.

    State troopers in Chester County were investigating a deadly crash on Interstate 77 Friday afternoon. WSOCTV, Fri, Aug 22 2014 @ 01:11 PM
  • Chester woman shot in foot after gunfire erupts on Saluda Street

    The shooting is under investigation. Those with information about the incident are asked to call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-CRIMESTOPPERS. The Island Packet, Mon, Aug 18 2014 @ 05:34 PM
  • Three wounded at Club Dynasty shooting

    The Fairfield County Sheriff's Office continues to investigate an incident at a nightclub in Blackstock last weekend that left three people with gunshot wounds. Herald Independent, Fri, Aug 15 2014 @ 11:29 AM
  • Chester hosts - Hoodie Awards' to raise money, awareness to combat crime

    What: The Chester "Hoodie Awards" show, featuring live music and entertainment, guest speakers and recognition for local businesses, churches and community leaders. Rock Hill Herald, Thu, Aug 14 2014 @ 05:08 PM
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