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SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching a new, more complicated phase, with an official saying divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims....
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FM vows response if Russians attacked in Ukraine

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Russia's foreign minister on Wednesday promised a firm response if its citizens or interests come under attack in Ukraine - a vow that came after Ukraine announced a renewal of its "anti-terror" campaign against those occupying buildings in its troubled east....
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Obama opens Japan trip at famous sushi restaurant

TOKYO (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday opened a four-country Asia tour aimed at reassuring allies in the region that the U.S. remains a committed economic, military and political partner that can serve as a counterweight to China's growing influence....
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SKorea ferry toll hits 156 as search gets tougher

JINDO, South Korea (AP) -- As the 156th body was pulled from waters where the ferry Sewol sank a week ago, relatives of the nearly 150 still missing pressed the government Wednesday to finish the grim task of recovery soon. But the work was reaching a new, more complicated phase, with an official saying divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims....
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Man shot by Philly police may have feared robbery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a man shot and wounded by plainclothes officers in Philadelphia appears to have been a pizza deliveryman who may have mistaken them for robbers....
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Council hears pro, con testimony on parks drilling

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- County council members heard testimony for and against a proposal to drill for natural gas under a Pittsburgh-area park, with supporters touting the economic benefits and opponents worried about environmental damage....
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Pa. township, firm settle suit over seismic tests

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania township has settled a lawsuit over seismic testing following a federal judge's ruling that it couldn't interfere with a Texas company using public roads for the tests....
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Man accused of painting swastikas on building

WEST AMWELL, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities have accused a Pennsylvania man of painting swastikas and curse words on a building in New Jersey....
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Schwartz ad highlights her role in health care law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is airing a new TV campaign commercial that aggressively touts her involvement in President Barack Obama's signature health care law....
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Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless in Philadelphia....
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Ex-Pitt player pleads guilty to bank robbery

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former University of Pittsburgh football player has pleaded guilty to robbing a bank....
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Heisse named editor of The Times in Munster

MUNSTER, Ind. (AP) -- A veteran editor and manager has been named editor of The Times Media Co. in Munster....
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USDA awards $6 million for climate change study

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture will award $6 million to 10 universities to finance the study of what climate change means to agriculture and strategies for helping farmers and ranchers deal with weather changes....
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17-year-old shot to death in Pittsburgh area

MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) -- A 17-year-old boy has been shot to death in a Pittsburgh-area community....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think campaigning on the economy is a losing strategy for Democratic candidates? <More Info>

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80%
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20%
Total Votes: 4,886

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think the Administration decision to delay the pipeline indefinitely was due to environmental concerns or politically motivated concerns?

Political Concerns:
82%
Environmental Concerns:
18%
Total Votes: 9,049

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