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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp....
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Oscar Pistorius starts serving 5-year prison term

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp....
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Total CEO dead in runway crash; plow driver drunk

MOSCOW (AP) -- Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday....
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Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The number of people infected with Ebola in western Sierra Leone, on the other side of the country from where the first cases emerged months ago, is soaring with more than 20 deaths daily, the government and local media reported Tuesday....
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Schools closed in ambush suspect search area

A northeastern Pennsylvania school district closed its schools Tuesday after at least two reported sightings of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush....
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5 things to know for Tuesday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Tuesday:...
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Retired Philadelphia officer fatally shot in Va.

SUFFOLK, Va. (AP) -- A woman fatally shot in her home in southeastern Virginia has been identified as a retired Philadelphia police officer....
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Store clerk tells bandit to bug off with spray can

BERLIN, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania convenience store clerk told a would-be bandit to bug off by spraying the suspect with a can of insecticide....
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Corbett to sign bill to stem victims 'anguish'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett says he will sign a bill that aims to prevent people convicted of crimes from causing their victims "mental anguish."...
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Chevron's $20M to improve Pennsylvania workforce

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Chevron Corp. is spending $20 million to launch its Appalachia Partnership Initiative, which is meant to improve schools and workforce development in 27 counties in southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio....
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DA: Pittsburgh rape charges against NY man expired

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Allegheny County district attorney has dropped charges that a New York man raped two Pittsburgh women in 1992 because the statute of limitations has expired....
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Judge delays sale of Pittsburgh's black arts venue

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An Allegheny County judge has delayed an $8.85 million deal by a consortium of charities to buy Pittsburgh's August Wilson Center....
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Suburban teen held in Pittsburgh school threats

CLAIRTON, Pa. (AP) -- A 14-year-old boy from the suburb of Clairton has been charged on dozens of charges relating to bomb threats which forced three Pittsburgh Public Schools facilities to evacuate last month....
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Court justice suspended over role in porn scandal

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday suspended one of its members over his participation in a state government pornographic email scandal that involved employees of the attorney general's office....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Given the problems with the new health care law, should Congress and the president go through the law piece by piece to improve it, repeal the entire law and start over again or leave the law as it is? <More Info>

Go Through Law Piece by Piece:
Repeal Law/Start Over:
Leave Law as is:
Repeal Law/Start Over:
57%
Go Through Law Piece by Piece:
29%
Leave Law as is:
15%
Total Votes: 7,674

Yesterday's Poll

With less than two and half months left in the year, do you believe the Dow Jones Industrial Average will close below its January high?

Yes:
51%
No:
49%
Total Votes: 6,666

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