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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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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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Islamic State standoff involves prisoner, pilot, journalist

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- A young Jordanian fighter pilot, a female al-Qaida recruit who tried to blow up a hotel ballroom in Amman and a veteran Japanese war correspondent are at the center of a life-and-death standoff with the Islamic State group....
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Israel-Lebanon border calm day after escalation

SHEAR YASHUV, Israel (AP) -- The Israeli-Lebanese border is calm but Israel remains on alert a day after the deadliest escalation since the two sides' 2006 war....
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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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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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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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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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Ice thaw may have caused bricks to fall onto store's roof

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia inspectors say they believe the freezing of water and the later thawing of the ice may have led bricks to fall from a downtown building onto a neighboring roof and into an athletic-wear store, injuring three women....
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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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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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60%
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40%
Total Votes: 15,231

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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