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Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) -- A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded Friday after taking off on a test flight, killing one person aboard and seriously injuring another while scattering wreckage in Southern California's Mojave Desert, witnesses and officials said....
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Protests push Burkina Faso president from power

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers who had survived previous attempts to topple him....
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Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) -- The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule....
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Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city....
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After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse....
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Trick-or-treating back on after manhunt ends

MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) -- Trick-or-treating was back on Friday in a northeastern Pennsylvania town that spent the last seven weeks under siege as hundreds of law enforcement officers searched for the survivalist accused of killing a state trooper....
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Slain officer's handcuffs were ready for suspect

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania State Police had a special pair of handcuffs set aside and ready for the man wanted in the fatal shooting of one of their troopers, Cpl. Bryon Dickson....
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Pa. AG Kane recovering after driver hit parked car

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- State Attorney General Kathleen Kane and two agents with her office are recovering, 10 days after police say the driver of her state vehicle struck a parked car in northeastern Pennsylvania....
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Trial delayed until March in high school stabbings

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The trial for a 17-year-old boy charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school has been postponed until at least March....
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Wolf, Corbett sprint to finish of governor's race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates sprinted toward the finish line Friday, going town to town and rally to rally making their final pitches and encouraging their supporters to cast ballots and get everyone they know to join them....
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Pathologist: Wife was given fatal dose of cyanide

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An autopsy pathologist says the wife of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher was given a fatal dose of cyanide, though he can't determine how or by whom....
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5 college football players charged in assault

CALIFORNIA, Pa. (AP) -- Five football players from a state university in western Pennsylvania were arrested and suspended from the school after police say they beat and stomped a man outside an off-campus restaurant, then fled yelling "Football strong!" The victim was in intensive care Friday with severe brain trauma....
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Woman dies in fire that sets off oxygen bottles

GRAMPIAN, Pa. (AP) -- A 55-year-old woman has been identified as the victim of a fire which also killed her two dogs and set off oxygen bottles in her central Pennsylvania home....
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Career criminal 'ashamed' at robbery sentencing

ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man sentenced to 9 1/2 to 19 years in prison on his 50th birthday says he's ashamed of his most recent crimes, a bank robbery and stealing from some people who took him in after he was paroled and homeless last year....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Should President Barack Obama repudiate the remarks about Israel's Prime Minister Netanyahu made by a senior administration official? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
Yes:
99%
No:
1%
Total Votes: 11,326

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think state supreme court justices should be appointed by the governor or elected by the people?

Elected:
67%
Appointed:
33%
Total Votes: 8,070

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