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US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. is re-establishing long-broken diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity....
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US, Cuba patch torn relations in historic accord

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama abruptly announced the U.S. is re-establishing long-broken diplomatic relations with Cuba on Wednesday, declaring an end to America's "outdated approach" to the communist island in a historic shift aimed at ending a half-century of Cold War enmity....
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Cuba welcomes Castro's announce of renewed US ties

HAVANA (AP) -- Bells tolled in celebration and teachers halted lessons midday as President Raul Castro told his country Wednesday that Cuba was restoring relations with the United States after more than a half-century of hostility....
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After 53 years, time is right for US and Cuba

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- After 53 years of hostility between the United States and Cuba, the timing to make amends was perfect for both governments....
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Cause of death of man who killed 6 not yet known

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A coroner says that a Pennsylvania man who killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives didn't stab himself, as was initially reported....
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High court reinstates teen killer's death sentence

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court this week reinstated the death sentence of a man who killed a church deacon as a teen and later said the victim had sexually abused him....
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New charges in sting set off criticism of Kane

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Philadelphia's district attorney packaged charges against two Democratic state lawmakers with a rare recrimination of a fellow prosecutor as he chided Attorney General Kathleen Kane's earlier refusal to pursue charges in the case involving an undercover sting....
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School lockdown ends after man found shot in car

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh Public Schools spokeswoman says an elementary school lockdown has ended after police secured the scene when a man was found dead in a car parked in the school's lot....
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Man charged with killing mom, stepfather in home

PENN HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has been charged with killing his mother and stepfather, whose bodies were found by police inside their house after the couple was reported missing....
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Man charged in SUV crash that killed 3 teenagers

HONESDALE, Pa. (AP) -- A man accused of having let an unlicensed teenager drive a sport utility vehicle that crashed in northeastern Pennsylvania last summer, killing three other teens, has been charged with endangering the welfare of children and involuntary manslaughter....
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Fraternity suspended over 'Beyonce' holiday card

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A University of Pennsylvania fraternity has been suspended pending an investigation into a holiday card showing the mostly white group posing with what it says was a Beyoncé sex doll....
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Community activist jailed over alleged 911 calls

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh community activist awaiting trial in March on charges he and his family made more than 100 unnecessary 911 calls last year has been jailed because police say they've responded to 15 similar calls in recent days....
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NYC pushes for settlement in chokehold death

NEW YORK (AP) -- The city said Wednesday that it is trying to negotiate a settlement with Eric Garner's family as scores of defense attorneys protested the criminal justice system's handling of police killings of unarmed black men by participating in marches and die-ins....
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Audit: Finances put Cheyney U.'s future in doubt

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's auditor general says the future of the nation's first historically black university is in doubt amid rising debt and falling revenue and enrollment....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you agree with City Councilman Burgess's proposal that would prohibit the Bureau of Police from acquiring military equipment or weaponry from the Department of Defense? <More Info>

Yes:
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No:
65%
Yes:
35%
Total Votes: 10,460

Yesterday's Poll

Should the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle be held responsible in the death of 26 people at Sandy Hook Elementary School?

No:
78%
Yes:
22%
Total Votes: 25,302

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