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Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in '16

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016....
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AP NewsBreak: Canada to criminalize public terror threats

TORONTO (AP) -- Canada will introduce new anti-terror laws that will make it a crime to promote terrorism against Canadians online or elsewhere, a senior government official said Friday....
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Chad air force bombs Boko Haram out of Nigerian border town

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) -- Chad sent a warplane dropping bombs and ground troops to drive Islamic extremists from a Nigerian border town, leaving it strewn with the bodies of the Islamic extremists, witnesses said Friday....
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Artillery fire kills at least 12 civilians in Donetsk

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Artillery fire in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk killed at least 12 civilians on Friday afternoon, the city hall in the rebel stronghold said, as fighting intensifies between pro-Russia separatists and government troops....
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Regulators reject addition of river herring to fishing plan

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- In a decision lauded by state regulators and decried by environmentalists, federal regulators ruled this week that a plan to extend conservation efforts to river herring is not necessary at this time....
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35 years after Etan Patz vanished, boy's murder trial opens

NEW YORK (AP) -- Thirty-five years after a 6-year-old boy disappeared in Manhattan in a case that shaped the nation's approach to missing children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping....
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5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:...
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Death penalty sought in Pennsylvania math teacher's killing

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania prosecutor says he'll seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a sixth-grade math teacher during a burglary at her home....
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Pro wrestler cheats at Wing Bowl, hides food in fanny pack

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Professional wrestling star Mick Foley was ejected from the Wing Bowl eating contest Friday after stuffing uneaten chicken wings into a fanny pack....
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Brothers waive hearing on charges in fatal canoeing accident

JOHNSONBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Two brothers have waived a preliminary hearing on charges they were drunk when their canoe capsized in Pennsylvania, killing the fiancée of one of the men....
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Medical examiner says suicide ended post-shooting standoff

PLEASANT HILLS, Pa. (AP) -- The Allegheny County medical examiner says a man found dead in the Pittsburgh suburbs after an armed standoff with police had fatally shot himself....
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District attorney ends lie detector deal in molestation case

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A district attorney has rejected a proposed lie detector deal for a man charged with molesting two young girls at a day care center operated by his wife....
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Louisiana firm plans to sell Albemarle plant in Pennsylvania

TYRONE, Pa. (AP) -- A Louisiana chemical company plans to sell a central Pennsylvania plant that makes fertilizer additives and other products....
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Pot charge dropped against Patriots' Blount near Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors have dropped a marijuana charge against New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount that stemmed from an August arrest with former Pittsburgh Steelers teammate Le'Veon Bell....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
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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Yes
80%
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20%
Total Votes: 10,041

Yesterday's Poll

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

Yes:
60%
No:
40%
Total Votes: 22,364

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