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Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- Fears rose Thursday for the fate of 289 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea....
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West slams Russia 'fantasy narrative' on Ukraine

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Western countries on the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday slammed what they called Russia's "fantasy narrative" on the crisis in Ukraine after a new report on the human rights situation there....
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Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a hero's welcome....
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Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- Fears rose Thursday for the fate of 289 passengers still missing more than 24 hours after their ferry flipped onto its side and filled with water off the southern coast of South Korea....
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Judge nixes deal in batch of NFL concussion cases

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal judge in Philadelphia has declined to approve deals for another batch of retired players suing the NFL over concussion-linked claims....
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Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives....
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Challenge to Corbett's GOP foe goes to high court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Republican Party-backed effort to disqualify the lone primary challenger to Gov. Tom Corbett is headed to the state Supreme Court....
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Authorities: 3 men arrested in $12M NYC drug bust

NEW YORK (AP) -- Three men who authorities say stored $12 million worth of heroin and $500,000 in crystal meth inside hidden compartments within two New York City apartments have been arrested and charged, officials said Wednesday....
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DA to drop charge for student who videoed bullies

MORGAN, Pa. (AP) -- The Allegheny County district attorney will drop a disorderly conduct conviction being appealed by a high school student who recorded others who bullied him....
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5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:...
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Study examines deaths of trout that eat alewife

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- Subtle immune system changes may explain why some Great Lakes trout and salmon die from the lack of an essential vitamin after eating alewife, an important forage species, according to a scientific report released Wednesday....
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Shell holds meeting on Pennsylvania plant proposal

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- A plan to build a huge new petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania is making progress, Shell Oil Co. officials said Wednesday - but there's still no guarantee the multi-billion dollar project will actually be constructed....
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1st grader cuts seats, threatens girl with knife

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania first-grader has been moved to an alternative school for slashing school bus seats with a knife and making a girl feel threatened with the weapon....
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Emergency managers challenged to educate public

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Two of the country's top disaster experts on Wednesday challenged emergency managers and forecasters from Texas to Maine to help educate coastal residents and developers about hurricane hazards....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think the Social Security Administration's policy of seizing tax refunds to repay decades-old Social Security overpayments is fair? <More Info>

Yes:
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No:
54%
Yes:
46%
Total Votes: 5,077

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think public shaming court sentences are are fair?

Yes:
75%
No:
25%
Total Votes: 3,193

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