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Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service....
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Lebanese Hezbollah hits Israeli convoy, killing 2 soldiers

SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- Missiles fired by the Lebanese Hezbollah group struck an Israeli military convoy on Wednesday, killing two soldiers in an apparent retaliation for a deadly airstrike attributed to Israel that killed six Hezbollah fighters in Syria earlier this month....
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Jordan ready to swap inmate for pilot held by Islamic State

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- Jordan is willing to swap an Iraqi woman prisoner involved in deadly 2005 hotel bombings for a Jordanian pilot captured in December by extremists from the Islamic State group, a government spokesman said Wednesday....
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Saved Mali manuscripts face damage in new home

BAMAKO, Mali (AP) -- After being spirited away from under the noses of rampaging Islamic extremists, thousands of ancient manuscripts from the fabled city of Timbuktu now face another threat: weather and poor storage conditions in their new location that scholars say could cause permanent damage....
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DNC visits Philadelphia as decision on 2016 convention nears

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A delegation from the Democratic National Committee is visiting Philadelphia on Wednesday as it nears a decision on which city should host its 2016 convention....
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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) -- An Indiana House committee unanimously passed a bill that would ban the sale and manufacture of soaps and cosmetics containing tiny plastic particles that environmentalists say are polluting water resources....
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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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USDA revises maple syrup grading with descriptive terms

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- Grading standards for maple syrup have been revised to match international standards, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said Wednesday, and now consumers can have a better understanding of what topping they're buying....
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Pennsylvania-based Rita's Italian ice expanding to Mideast

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- It's not a mirage: Rita's Italian Ice is bringing its cool treats to the Middle Eastern desert....
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New England digs out after getting exactly what it expected

BOSTON (AP) -- Trudging through knee-high snow, New Englanders began digging out from a blizzard Wednesday with grudging respect for the forecasters, who missed the mark in New York but were right on the money in the Boston area....
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Major impressionist exhibit making US stop in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A major impressionist exhibit featuring works by Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir and Edgar Degas is making its only U.S. stop at the Philadelphia Museum of Art this summer....
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Official resigns from embattled suburban Philly district

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- The assistant superintendent of an embattled suburban Philadelphia school district has stepped down a month after his former boss was charged with stealing district funds and violating ethics rules....
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Dorney Park owner challenging worker safety violations

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- The owner of a Pennsylvania amusement park is challenging a federal regulator's findings that it failed to protect summertime workers from extreme heat, including a teenager who was burned after collapsing near a deep fryer....
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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:
No:
51%
Yes:
49%
Total Votes: 16,008

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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