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283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured....
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283 missing, 4 dead in South Korea ferry disaster

MOKPO, South Korea (AP) -- A ferry carrying 462 people, mostly high school students on an overnight trip to a tourist island, sank off South Korea's southern coast on Wednesday, leaving more than 280 people missing despite a frantic, hours-long rescue by dozens of ships and helicopters. At least four people were confirmed dead and 55 injured....
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Combat vehicles in east Ukraine fly Russian flag

SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) -- A column of armored vehicles flying Russian flags drove into a Ukrainian city controlled by pro-Russian insurgents Wednesday, dampening the central government's hopes of re-establishing control over restive eastern Ukraine....
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NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat

BRUSSELS (AP) -- NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday....
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Classes resume at high school rocked by stabbings

MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives....
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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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200 at meeting on Pennsylvania Shell plant plans

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- About 200 people have shown up for the first of two public meetings being hosted by Shell Oil Co. to learn about the company's possible plans to build a huge new petrochemical plant in western Pennsylvania....
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Another GOP lawmaker backs drilling industry tax

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Another Republican state lawmaker in the Republican-controlled Legislature is lining up behind a proposal to impose a new tax on Pennsylvania's booming natural gas industry....
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Student, 15, appeals bully recording conviction

MORGAN, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania high school student is appealing his disorderly conduct conviction for recording others who allegedly bullied him, saying he wasn't trying to break the state's wiretap law but was instead trying to collect evidence against his tormentors....
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Union PAC donations, not names, ordered released

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's open records agency has ruled that the state government must disclose the amounts of donations to political action committees that are taken directly out of public-sector union workers' paychecks, but it does not have to make the donors' names public....
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4 to stand trial for killing girl, 10, in robbery

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- Four western Pennsylvania men have been ordered to stand trial in the fatal shooting of a 10-year-old girl during an aborted attempt to rob her mother's boyfriend....
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Philly's 13th St. brings good luck to great food

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tourism officials will tell you the restaurant-rich area at the heart of downtown is called Midtown Village, but that moniker hasn't entirely caught on with the locals....
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Challenge to Corbett's GOP foe goes to high court

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Republican Party-backed effort to disqualify the lone primary challenger to Gov. Tom Corbett is headed to the state Supreme Court....
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Corbett signs 4 more child-abuse prevention bills

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Four more bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky and Roman Catholic clergy child sexual abuse scandals are now law in Pennsylvania....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think the Social Security Administration's policy of seizing tax refunds to repay decades-old Social Security overpayments is fair? <More Info>

Yes:
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54%
Yes:
46%
Total Votes: 4,201

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think public shaming court sentences are are fair?

Yes:
75%
No:
25%
Total Votes: 3,193

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