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Japan studying latest message in Mideast hostage crisis

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan was studying the latest message purportedly from the Islamic State group, which extends the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi prisoner, while officials worked feverishly Thursday to try to free a Japanese journalist held by the militant group....
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Japan studying latest message in Mideast hostage crisis

TOKYO (AP) -- Japan was studying the latest message purportedly from the Islamic State group, which extends the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi prisoner, while officials worked feverishly Thursday to try to free a Japanese journalist held by the militant 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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Israeli center-left alliance looks to unseat Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (AP) -- When Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dissolved his unwieldy coalition and called new elections last month, he appeared almost certain to be returned once more to office. But a new center-left alliance has surged past his Likud party in the polls, turning the March 17 contest into a toss-up....
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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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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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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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57%
No:
43%
Total Votes: 5,090

Yesterday's 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?

Yes:
58%
No:
42%
Total Votes: 28,049

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