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New deadline approaches in Islamic State hostage crisis

TOKYO (AP) -- A sunset deadline was approaching Thursday in the Middle East for Jordan to release an Iraqi prisoner or face the death of a captured Jordanian air force pilot, according to the latest threat purportedly issued by the Islamic State group....
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Angry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas

YOLA, Nigeria (AP) -- Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern city of Yola, breaking windows on some of the vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt....
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New deadline approaches in Islamic State hostage crisis

TOKYO (AP) -- A sunset deadline was approaching Thursday in the Middle East for Jordan to release an Iraqi prisoner or face the death of a captured Jordanian air force pilot, according to the latest threat purportedly issued by the Islamic State group....
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As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary

ESKI MOSUL, Iraq (AP) -- An unarmed Sunni Arab man walked along a road in a patch of northern Iraq newly liberated from Islamic State extremists, holding a white surrender flag - a signal to Kurdish fighters that he is not a militant. Cars drove by, a similar white banner flying from their windows....
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Mohegan Sun casinos report 1Q rise in revenue, profit

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) -- Revenue at the parent company of the Mohegan Sun casinos in Connecticut and Pennsylvania rose in the first quarter as table games and slot machines brought in more money and the casino's hotel in Pennsylvania completed its first full year in business....
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Penn State eyes changes to sexual misconduct case handling

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A Penn State task force is recommending the university change how it handles sexual misconduct, suggesting the school devote an investigator and other staff to the cases....
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1 shot dead, 1 wounded before van crashes into Philly home

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A passenger died after police say he and the driver were shot while riding in a minivan that then crashed into a Philadelphia home....
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Pittsburgh police: Suspect fires into car, killing passenger

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh police are searching for a suspect who fired multiple gunshots into a stopped car, killing a passenger in the backseat....
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2 dead, officer injured in South Philadelphia house fire

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two people have died in an early morning fire in South Philadelphia....
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Son found dead after shooting father, prompting standoff

PLEASANT HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a man has been found dead in the Pittsburgh suburbs after a police standoff that began when he reportedly shot and wounded his elderly father....
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Police barracks ambush suspect due to enter plea

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A survivalist accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another in a barracks ambush is expected to enter a plea of not guilty....
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Coal truck, another hauling beer, crash on Pennsylvania road

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A coal truck and another hauling beer have collided in western Pennsylvania, closing part of a rural highway....
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Penn State president: Freeh acted like prosecutor in review

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's president on Wednesday dismissed the university-commissioned review of how top administrators handled child molestation complaints about former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky as "not useful to make decisions."...
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DNC visits Philadelphia as decision on 2016 convention nears

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A delegation from the Democratic National Committee visited Philadelphia on Wednesday as it nears a decision on which city should host its 2016 convention....
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Opinion Poll

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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58%
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42%
Total Votes: 18,037

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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