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Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

HAVANA (AP) -- The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings....
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Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US

HAVANA (AP) -- The restoration of diplomatic ties between Cuba and the United States unleashed expectations Thursday of even more momentous changes on an island that often seems frozen in a past of classic cars and crumbling Art Deco buildings....
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Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears so far to be largely circumstantial, The Associated Press has learned. The dramatic conclusion of a Korean role is based on subtle clues in the hacking tools left behind and the involvement of at least one computer in Bolivia previously traced to other attacks blamed on the North Koreans....
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Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

MOSCOW (AP) -- Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday to shore up the plummeting ruble and revive the economy within two years....
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New Philly casino license challenged in court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Last month's award of a Philadelphia casino license is being appealed to the Pennsylvania high court....
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Harrison ready to return as Steelers pass rusher

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- James Harrison returned to the Pittsburgh Steelers for two main reasons, to shore up the team's sagging linebacking corps and to win another Super Bowl....
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Mother pleads after boy, 2, kills sister with gun

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia woman pleaded guilty Thursday to involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment after her 2-year-old son picked up a loaded .357 revolver and fatally shot his 11-year-old sister....
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Judge delays January trial on Penn State sanctions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A judge is delaying a trial on the legality of the NCAA's consent decree that punished Penn State for its handling of sex abuse complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky....
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Ex-Rite Aid VP charged in $14.6M surplus scheme

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former Rite Aid quality assurance executive in Oregon and a New Jersey businessman have agreed to plead guilty to charges in connection with a nine-year, $14.6 million surplus inventory kickback scheme....
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Lyft gets Pennsylvania regulatory nod, not Philly

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Ride-sharing service Lyft received regulatory approval Thursday to operate for two years everywhere in Pennsylvania except for Philadelphia, giving it 30 days to accept conditions required by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission....
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Judge: Pittsburgh council head, foe to 'cool off'

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A city judge has ordered Pittsburgh's city council president and a neighboring business owner he's been feuding with to return to court after a 90-day "cooling-off period."...
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Ex-doctor to get resentenced in sex-for-drugs case

INDIANA, Pa. (AP) -- A former western Pennsylvania doctor serving seven to 15 years in prison for trading prescription drugs for sex with two female patients must be resentenced....
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State lawmakers to face bill banning gift-taking

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania lawmakers' willingness to stop taking gifts from lobbyists, state contractors and other people who want to influence state government is about to be tested....
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US gives $3.1 million for Lake Erie algae projects

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is allocating $3.1 million from a Great Lakes cleanup fund for efforts to reduce harmful algae blooms in Lake Erie that hit water supplies in Michigan and Ohio....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think Congress should lift the U.S. embargo against Cuba? <More Info>

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No:
Yes:
54%
No:
46%
Total Votes: 10,273

Yesterday's 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?

No:
65%
Yes:
35%
Total Votes: 11,222

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