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Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

TOKYO (AP) -- The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive....
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Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap

TOKYO (AP) -- The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive....
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South Africa grants parole to apartheid death squad leader

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- South Africa's government says Eugene de Kock, a death squad leader for the apartheid state, has been granted parole after two decades in jail....
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Survivors recall panic before Mexico City hospital blast

MEXICO CITY (AP) -- Inside the maternity hospital on the western edge of Mexico City, concern quickly turned to panic as the sour smell of propane seeped in and a vapor cloud grew at the emergency room's entrance. The crew of a gas tanker truck outside began yelling: "Call the firefighters! And tell people to get out!"...
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Federal investigators eyeing McCord as he steps down

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania state Treasurer Rob McCord is stepping down after six years, his Thursday announcement coming just before it emerged that federal investigators are making inquiries into the campaign-related activity of the Democrat who spent nearly $9 million in an unsuccessful run for governor last year....
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Survivalist pleads not guilty in trooper's ambush killing

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) -- A survivalist who spent more than a month on the run after authorities say he killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a late-night ambush pleaded not guilty Thursday, setting the stage for a trial at which prosecutors will seek to put him on death row....
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AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979

NEW YORK (AP) -- The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. On Friday, opening statements are set to be heard in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012. Here's a brief explanation of Etan's disappearance a...
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Man who died in 2012 gets reappointed to Pa. county board

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Officials in western Pennsylvania are trying to figure out how a man who's been dead for more than two years wound up being reappointed to a county industrial authority board....
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Delay sought in hearing over open records officer's status

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania attorney general's office on Thursday asked for more time before a hearing about who should serve as director of the state Office of Open Records....
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Official out as monitor of Michigan's contract with Aramark

LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- The Snyder administration says an official overseeing Michigan's prison food contract with Aramark Correctional Services has left the job after five months....
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Man in Connecticut gun scare gets probation in federal case

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Connecticut man sentenced to two years in state prison last month for bringing a semiautomatic rifle and other firearms onto a college campus and causing a lockdown has received five years of probation in a related federal prosecution....
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Wolf bans new gas drilling leases on public land as promised

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Fulfilling a campaign pledge, Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday signed an order Thursday banning new drilling leases on public land, ending a short-lived effort by his Republican predecessor to expand the extraction of natural gas from rock buried deep beneath state parks and forests....
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2 found dead in Pittsburgh high-rise apartment, police say

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Two people have been found dead in a high-rise apartment building in Pittsburgh....
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Labor board again accuses UPMC of anti-union tactics

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The National Labor Relations Board has again accused the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center of engaging in anti-union tactics....
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Do you think Loretta Lynch will be confirmed to become the first African American woman to hold the nation's highest law-enforcement job. <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

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Do you think the criteria to determine tax-exempt status of non-profits should be the responsibility of the General Assembly?

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40%
Total Votes: 22,363

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