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Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS trade

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al-Qaida prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan....
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Jordan seeks proof captive pilot alive before any IS trade

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan on Thursday demanded proof from Islamic State militants that a Jordanian pilot they are holding is still alive, despite purported threats by the group to kill the airman at sunset unless an al-Qaida prisoner is freed from death row in Jordan....
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Gas blast at Mexico children's hospital, at least 4 dead

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- A powerful gas tank truck explosion shattered a maternity and children's hospital in Mexico City on Thursday, killing at least three adults and one baby and injuring dozens....
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Argentina buries prosecutor who accused gov't of cover-up

BUENOS AIRES (AP) -- Family and friends paid final respects Thursday to the Argentine prosecutor who was found dead after alleging that President Cristina Fernandez agreed to protect those responsible for a 1994 bombing, the worst terrorist attack in the country's history....
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Clarification: XGR-Well Pads story

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- In a Jan. 28 story, The Associated Press reported that Southwestern Energy expects to employ up to 400 full-time workers by the first quarter's end. The story should have specified that some of those will be vendors and contractors not directly employed by Southwestern Energy....
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Wolf bans new gas drilling leases on public land as promised

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an order Thursday banning new drilling leases on public land, ending a short-lived effort by his Republican predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep beneath state parks and forests....
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Labor board again accuses UPMC of anti-union tactics

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The National Labor Relations Board has again accused the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center of engaging in anti-union tactics....
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McCord stepping down as Pennsylvania treasurer after 6 years

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord is stepping down from the job after six years in the office, although the Democrat who just ran unsuccessfully for governor gave no indication Thursday what he had planned for his future....
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Colleague-turned-lover charged in woman's 1991 death

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say they have filed murder charges against the colleague-turned-lover of a Pennsylvania woman 23 years after she disappeared....
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Penn State eyes changes to sexual misconduct case handling

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A new task force report recommends Penn State changes how the university handles sexual misconduct, suggesting it devote an office with an investigator and other staff to those cases....
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5 things to know for Thursday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Thursday:...
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Pa. Gov. Wolf to post his working calendar online

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf says he'll post his working calendar online as part of his efforts to provide transparency in state government....
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Demerit badge? Troop leader accused of stealing from scouts

OAKS, Pa. (AP) -- According to authorities, this scoutmaster might deserve a demerit badge....
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Mohegan Sun casinos report 1Q rise in revenue, profit

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- The Mohegan Sun casinos, threatened by increasing competition and battered by the worst recession in decades and consumers reluctant to spend money in a weak recovery, delivered some good news Thursday as it reported increases in first-quarter revenue and profit....
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KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think the criteria to determine tax-exempt status of non-profits should be the responsibility of the General Assembly? <More Info>

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Total Votes: 18,162

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think Governor Corbett's appointment during his last week in office should be allowed to remain head of the State Office of Open Records?

Yes:
58%
No:
42%
Total Votes: 28,051

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