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Romney not running: Former GOP nominee out of 2016 race

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney ended his rollercoaster return to presidential politics on Friday, declaring his party would be better served by the "next generation of Republican leaders" and concluding his unlikely comeback as suddenly as it began....
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Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Artillery fire killed at least 12 civilians in the main rebel stronghold of Donetsk on Friday amid fierce fighting between pro-Russia separatists and government troops as hopes for a break in hostilities were dashed when an attempt to call a new round of peace talks failed....
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French fracture laid bare as 8-year-old praises terrorists

PARIS (AP) -- It was bad enough when France learned that the minute of silence for victims of the nation's deadliest terror attacks in decades was not respected by all students. Some children contested it, others walked out. But when an 8-year old Muslim boy proclaimed, "I am with the terrorists," the alarm bells sounded at full strength....
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IS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique

BEIRUT (AP) -- The latest Islamic State hostage drama involving a veteran Japanese war correspondent and a young Jordanian pilot marks the first time the group has publicly demanded prisoner releases. It also signals a change in the extremist group's propaganda technique....
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Craig sworn in after McCord resigns as Pa. treasurer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The man who's been the top lawyer under Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord is now running the agency as executive deputy state treasurer, following McCord's resignation amid a federal criminal investigation....
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Treasurer McCord to plead guilty in campaign finance case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Rob McCord, who resigned abruptly Friday after serving six years as Pennsylvania's elected treasurer, plans to plead guilty to federal charges accusing him of using his office to threaten potential campaign donors during his failed gubernatorial primary race last year....
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Following Wolf's lead, PLCB OKs gift ban for its employees

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board is the latest agency to ban the acceptance of gifts by its employees....
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Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate new Pa. treasurer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll act quickly to nominate a successor to Rob McCord, who announced he's resigning as Pennsylvania state treasurer amid a federal investigation....
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Fitness email stirs controversy at Pennsylvania college

BRYN MAWR, Pa. (AP) -- A small suburban Philadelphia college apologized Friday after it stirred controversy with an email advertising a fitness program to overweight students....
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PUC gives Uber 2-year Pennsylvania license _ except Philly

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The state Public Utility Commission has given ride-sharing service Uber a two-year experimental license to operate anywhere in the state except Philadelphia, where it has been operating despite a local ban....
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DA: May be illegal for mayor to give 'Undercover Boss' money

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- It may have been illegal for the mayor to promise $155,000 in gifts to needy city employees as part of his appearance on the CBS show "Undercover Boss," and the state Ethics Commission has been contacted about the matter, the district attorney said....
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Bernice Gordon, crossword puzzle constructor, dies at 101

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Bernice Gordon, a prolific crossword constructor whose puzzles were published in major newspapers and brain-teaser books, has died at the age of 101....
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Lawmaker proposes naming I-84 exit after slain Pa. trooper

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania state senator is proposing to name an exit on Interstate 84 in the Pocono Mountain region for a state trooper slain nearby while on duty....
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Pa. court delays by 1 day hearing on open records officer

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania court on Friday gave the attorney general's office an extra day to prepare for a hearing next week about who should be in charge of the state Office of Open Records....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think Loretta Lynch will be confirmed to become the first African American woman to hold the nation's highest law-enforcement job. <More Info>

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Total Votes: 11,303

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think the criteria to determine tax-exempt status of non-profits should be the responsibility of the General Assembly?

Yes:
60%
No:
40%
Total Votes: 22,365

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