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Boston bounces back, digs out from blizzard's 2 feet of snow

BOSTON (AP) -- Boston bounced back quickly Wednesday from the Blizzard of 2015, with subways, buses and trains up and running again the morning after the storm buried a swath of New England in 2 to 3 feet of snow....
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Jordan offers swap to Islamic State group to save pilot

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group Wednesday in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along with a Japanese hostage....
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Hezbollah fires missile salvo, killing 2 Israeli soldiers

SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- The Lebanese militant Hezbollah group fired a salvo of missiles at an Israeli military convoy in a disputed border area Wednesday, killing two soldiers and triggering deadly clashes that marked the most serious escalation since the sides' 2006 war....
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North Korea may be restarting nuke plant: US institute

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- North Korea may be attempting to restart its main nuclear bomb fuel reactor after a five-month shutdown, a U.S. research institute said Thursday....
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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 complaints about 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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AP NewsBreak: Wolf to restore ban on new gas drilling leases

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf plans to sign an executive order ending a short-lived effort by his predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep below Pennsylvania's state parks and forests, his office said Wednesday....
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W.Va. lawmakers pass bill allowing well pad permit transfers

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- State lawmakers have approved a bill letting companies transfer oil and natural gas horizontal drilling well permits....
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Former state senator named Pa. Turnpike Commission chairman

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former state senator from western Pennsylvania is the new chairman of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission....
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Pennsylvania shop owner makes deflated chocolate football

CANONSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania candy maker is getting a big kick out of the New England Patriots' scandal over some deflated footballs....
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Defense: Bar animal cruelty conviction in homicide case

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Attorneys for a woman charged in the northeastern Pennsylvania shooting deaths of a father and son are asking a judge to bar prosecutors from mentioning her animal cruelty conviction....
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5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:...
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House committee passes ban on plastic beads polluting lakes

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A bill banning a key exfoliation ingredient in popular cosmetic products passed through an Indiana House committee Wednesday, adding to an effort gaining momentum in other states to protect the Great Lakes....
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Fight between cities, nonprofits flares in Pa. Senate

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Republican efforts to put Pennsylvania state lawmakers back in control of granting tax-exempt status to charities is meeting more resistance....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener 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? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
Yes:
58%
No:
42%
Total Votes: 21,810

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think Congress should approve the president's request for a $3 billion contribution to the Green Climate Fund?

No:
82%
Yes:
18%
Total Votes: 28,965

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