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Diplomats aim for temporary Syria truce in a week

MUNICH (AP) -- Diplomats trying to secure a ceasefire for the civil war in Syria fell short in organizing an immediate truce but agreed to try to work out details and implement a temporary "cessation of hostilities" in the coming week....
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Irish leaders hold 1st TV debate ahead of Feb. 26 election

DUBLIN (AP) -- The leaders of Ireland's four major parties have traded blows in the first live debate of the country's Feb. 26 election campaign....
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Italy urged Egypt for help hours after student disappeared

CAIRO (AP) -- Italian officials contacted Egyptian authorities hours after a student later found tortured to death disappeared in central Cairo last month, according to an official summary of early Italian efforts to locate him....
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Butler County files suit against 15 phone service providers

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- Butler County in western Pennsylvania has filed a $10.9 million lawsuit against 15 telephone service providers for not billing and collecting 911 assessment charges....
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Judge says Cosby wife must give deposition, but with limits

BOSTON (AP) -- A federal judge in Massachusetts ruled Thursday that Bill Cosby's wife must give a deposition in a defamation lawsuit against the comedian, but said she can refuse to answer questions about private marital conversations....
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Ex-president's lawsuits target Penn State, Sandusky report

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State's ex-president has sued the university, saying it reneged on an agreement they struck when he stepped down in 2011, and filed another claiming former FBI director Louis Freeh defamed him through a blisteringly critical report about how the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal was handled....
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Girl pleads guilty to plotting mom's death with soldier beau

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A 14-year-old Pennsylvania girl accused of plotting with her soldier boyfriend to kill her mother pleaded guilty Thursday in a deal with prosecutors....
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Teen accused of shooting trooper during chase waives hearing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A 17-year-old charged with shooting a state trooper during a chaotic car chase on a downtown Philadelphia highway has waived his preliminary hearing....
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AG spokesman: Some employees unhappy Kane keeping job

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The spokesman for Attorney General Kathleen Kane is acknowledging that some agency employees are disappointed their boss wasn't ordered removed from office by the state Senate....
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Top jail health official found liable in doctor's suicide

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former top health official at a county jail was found liable Thursday for the death of a doctor in custody and ordered to pay $200,000 to the doctor's estate....
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Battered spouse shelter settles suit against county agency

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania homeless shelter for battered spouses and their children has settled its lawsuit against the county's Department of Human Services....
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Gun club investigated over pigeon cruelty allegations

BENSALEM, Pa. (AP) -- A suburban Philadelphia gun club is under investigation after an animal rights group released video they claim shows a member abusing a wounded pigeon after a shoot....
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Mystery illness sickens 174 students at Pennsylvania college

COLLEGEVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- The number of students sickened by a mystery illness at Ursinus College in eastern Pennsylvania has risen to over 170....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
If Bloomberg was to run for President as a third party candidate which political party nominee would be hurt the most? <More Info>

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55%
Republican
45%
Total Votes: 6,058

Yesterday's Poll

Do you agree with the Governor Wolf's call to put aside political differences and pass a compromise budget or find another job?

No:
96%
Yes:
4%
Total Votes: 10,336

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