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Indonesian official: Prospects bleak for missing jet

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) -- Search planes and ships from several countries on Monday were scouring Indonesian waters over which an AirAsia jet carrying 162 people disappeared, and more than a day into the region's latest aviation mystery, officials doubted there could be anything but a tragic ending....
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Indonesian official: Prospects bleak for missing jet

SURABAYA, Indonesia (AP) -- Search planes and ships from several countries on Monday were scouring Indonesian waters over which an AirAsia jet carrying 162 people disappeared, and more than a day into the region's latest aviation mystery, officials doubted there could be anything but a tragic ending....
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Honduras kids see better life on soccer field

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) -- The project that Luis Lopez created a year ago on a dusty soccer field in a rough neighborhood of Tegucigalpa is doing well....
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Afghans fleeing war now face brutal winter

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Thousands of Afghans are pouring into makeshift camps in the capital where they face a harsh winter as the Taliban return to areas once cleared by foreign forces, who this week are marking the end of their combat mission....
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Plane makes emergency landing in Pennsylvania

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A plane traveling from Toronto to Washington made an emergency landing in central Pennsylvania after the crew detected smoke on the flight deck and in the cabin....
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Higher costs, fewer Mummers force parade changes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Declining membership, soaring costs and more elaborate productions have forced big changes in the Mummers Parade, a colorful New Year's celebration often called Philadelphia's Mardi Gras....
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SUV plunges into river; man taken to hospital

WORMLEYSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Fire officials say an elderly man was taken to a hospital for observation after his SUV plunged into the Susquehanna River in central Pennsylvania....
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Gap between rich, poor schools doubled in 4 years

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The gap between what wealthy districts and poor districts spend to educate children has widened dramatically in the four years since GOP Gov. Tom Corbett took office, amid deep budget-balancing cuts in state aid under Republican-controlled Harrisburg and long-delayed pension obligation payments coming due....
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How public school district spending has changed

A look at how Pennsylvania public school spending is changing, overall and by district income levels, over the last four years. The figures are based on an Associated Press analysis of state Department of Education data on Pennsylvania's 500 school districts....
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To ring in New Year, town will drop a giant nail

WEST FAIRVIEW, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania town plans to nail their New Year's Eve and bicentennial celebrations by dropping some major hardware to mark the occasion....
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Pa. police investigate death of 1-year-old child

ASHLAND, Pa. (AP) -- State troopers say they are investigating the death of a 1-year-old girl at a home in eastern Pennsylvania....
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Couple found dead in central Pennsylvania home

MANCHESTER, Pa. (AP) -- Police in central Pennsylvania say they are investigating the case of a married couple found dead in their home....
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Teacher remembered as joyful, supportive, creative

OWEGO, N.Y. (AP) -- A sixth-grade teacher killed in an alleged burglary of her Pennsylvania house is being remembered as a woman who lived joyfully and supported her friends....
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Officials: Death not tied to truck crash into home

LEVITTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say the death of a 93-year-old hospice patient is not tied to the crash of a pickup truck through her Philadelphia-area home that same day....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
In your opinion, did the House of Representatives do a good job, a fair job or a poor job over the past year? <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

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In your opinion, did Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey Jr. do a good job, a fair job or a poor job over the past year?

Good:
43%
Poor:
38%
Fair:
19%
Total Votes: 21,550

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