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Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

TOKYO (AP) -- The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive....
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Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

TOKYO (AP) -- The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive....
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Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- A Chadian warplane and ground troops drove Boko Haram fighters from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday. The African Union moved to send ground forces to Nigeria and the U.S. said it would assist....
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South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The South African government Friday granted parole to Eugene de Kock, the head of a covert unit for the apartheid state responsible for dozens of deaths, saying it is in the interest of national reconciliation. But those who knew de Kock's victims are struggling to accept his release....
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W. Pa. officer shoots pit bull after it attacks man, son

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- A police officer fatally shot a pit bull after it attacked a man and his son at their suburban Pittsburgh home....
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Carnegie Mellon student killed in apparent murder-suicide

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say a man fatally shot a Carnegie Mellon University student in their Pittsburgh apartment and then killed himself in an apparent murder-suicide....
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Federal investigators eyeing McCord as he steps down

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord is stepping down after six years, his Thursday announcement coming just before it emerged that federal investigators are making inquiries into the campaign-related activity of the Democrat who spent nearly $9 million in an unsuccessful run for governor last year....
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Overnight snow delaying schools in western Pennsylvania

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Overnight snows were delaying classes at more than 200 western Pennsylvania schools, though major arteries were mostly clear and morning commuters were seeing few delays....
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Survivalist pleads not guilty in trooper's ambush killing

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A survivalist who spent more than a month on the run after authorities say he killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a late-night ambush pleaded not guilty Thursday, setting the stage for a trial at which prosecutors will seek to put him on death row....
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AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979

NEW YORK (AP) -- The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of Etan's disappearance a...
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Man who died in 2012 gets reappointed to Pa. county board

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Officials in western Pennsylvania are trying to figure out how a man who's been dead for more than two years wound up being reappointed to a county industrial authority board....
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Delay sought in hearing over open records officer's status

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania attorney general's office on Thursday asked for more time before a hearing about who should serve as director of the state Office of Open Records....
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Official out as monitor of Michigan's contract with Aramark

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Snyder administration says an official overseeing Michigan's prison food contract with Aramark Correctional Services has left the job after five months....
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Man in Connecticut gun scare gets probation in federal case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man sentenced to two years in state prison last month for bringing a semiautomatic rifle and other firearms onto a college campus and causing a lockdown has received five years of probation in a related federal prosecution....
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Do you think Loretta Lynch will be confirmed to become the first African American woman to hold the nation's highest law-enforcement job. <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

Do you think the criteria to determine tax-exempt status of non-profits should be the responsibility of the General Assembly?

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40%
Total Votes: 22,363

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