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Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida....
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Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida....
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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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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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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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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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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:
57%
No:
43%
Total Votes: 25,353

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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