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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

ROME (AP) -- Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic....
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Sierra Leoneans to stay home in final push to stop Ebola

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- Sierra Leone's 6 million people were told to stay home for three days beginning Friday, except for religious services, as the West African nation attempted a final push to rid itself of Ebola....
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Amanda Knox murder conviction overturned by Italy high court

ROME (AP) -- Italy's highest court on Friday overturned the murder conviction against Amanda Knox and her ex-boyfriend in the 2007 slaying of Knox's roommate, bringing to a definitive end the high-profile case that captivated trial-watchers on both sides of the Atlantic....
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Marriage plans and writing occupy Amanda Knox

SEATTLE (AP) -- Despite the murder case hanging over her head, Amanda Knox tried to lead a normal life in the more than three years since she was freed from an Italian prison: She recently got engaged and has started writing theater reviews and other articles for a weekly paper in her hometown....
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Authorities: Woman posed as lawyer for decade, named partner

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A woman used forged documents to pose as an estate lawyer for a decade and made partner at her small firm before her fraud was discovered, according to charges announced Friday....
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Girl, 4, sneaks out, hops bus in search of 3 a.m. slushie

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 4-year-old girl has grabbed her purple raincoat, slipped out of her house at 3 a.m. and hopped a Philadelphia bus in search of a snack....
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Deer poachers plead guilty in York County case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Six central Pennsylvania residents have been ordered to pay more than $23,000 in fines and costs stemming from a three-month deer poaching spree....
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Pa. town using signs to shame residents into cutting lawns

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A councilwoman in a small Pennsylvania borough says they're wrong for approving a form of public shaming to make sure residents cut their lawns this summer....
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Police surround home with bomb threat suspect, woman inside

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man wanted for violating his probation after he was convicted of holding hostages by pretending to have a bomb at a bank in 2008 has surrendered after spending nearly eight hours refusing to come out of a western Pennsylvania residence surrounded by state police Friday....
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Philadelphia schools to close day before Pope Francis' visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Public school students in Philadelphia will get a day off before Pope Francis comes to town....
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Nearly 100 get food poisoning; officials won't say from what

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A "food source" sickened nearly 100 restaurant patrons in Philadelphia last month, but city and state health officials say Pennsylvania law bars them from disclosing what the food was or how it was contaminated....
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Senate GOP eyes current workers as source of pension savings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's cold war over public pensions is heating up as Senate Republicans consider resurrecting a plan to pare future benefits for hundreds of thousands of current state and school employees....
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Mom to murderer: You're 'going straight to hell'

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- A man convicted of strangling a pharmacist and his girlfriend was sentenced Friday to life in prison without parole, after the mother of one victim called him a "useless waste of space and air" and declared, "You are going straight to hell."...
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Ex-child welfare agency head guilty of stealing $68,000

ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- The former head of a county child welfare agency in northwestern Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $68,000 by allegedly misusing agency vehicles and credit cards....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you agree with the U.S. Army's decision to prosecute Army Sgt Bowe Bergdahl for misbehavior before the enemy and desertion charges? <More Info>

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94%
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6%
Total Votes: 18,380

Yesterday's Poll

How confident are you that the deal to form Kraft Heinz will be good for Pittsburgh

Very Confident:
55%
Somewhat Confident:
27%
Not Confident:
18%
Total Votes: 18,163

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