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Divisive Polish party leader Kaczynski pulls the strings

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- When Hungary's prime minister had a secret five-hour meeting in a secluded mountain resort with the most powerful person in Poland, he didn't convene with his counterpart or the Polish president....
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N. Korea praises rocket; others view as covert missile test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- For North Korea's propaganda machine, the long-range rocket launch Sunday carved a glorious trail of "fascinating vapor" through the clear blue sky. For South Korea's president, and other world leaders, it was a banned test of dangerous ballistic missile technology and yet another "intolerable provocation."...
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Rescuers in Taiwan pull out survivors from quake rubble

TAINAN, Taiwan (AP) -- As anxious families waited nearby, rescuers on Sunday painstakingly pulled more survivors from the remains of a high-rise apartment building that collapsed a day earlier in a powerful earthquake that shook southern Taiwan and killed at least 32 people. More than 100 remained buried in the building's rubble....
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Storms may brew, but in N. Korea pride over new satellite

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) -- Hours after the rest of the world already knew, North Korea's state media triumphantly announced in a special news bulletin to the nation Sunday it had successfully launched a satellite into orbit, calling it a major milestone in the nation's history and the "greatest gift of loyalty" to the country's young leader, Kim Jong Un....
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Study explores how black men find success in college

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- James Wanda, a senior at Pennsylvania's Lafayette College and one of two black computer science majors in his class, says at times he has felt pressure to succeed not just for himself, but for his entire race....
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4th patient infected during mold outbreak at hospital dies

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A fourth transplant patient who contracted a fungal infection during a mold outbreak at a western Pennsylvania hospital has died, officials said Sunday....
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U of Cincinnati hires police consultant after fatal shooting

CINCINNATI (AP) -- The University of Cincinnati has hired an outside consultant for nearly $400,000 to review its police department for reforms in the aftermath of an officer's fatal shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop over a missing front license plate....
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3 teens rescued after falling into icy pond

CHALFONT, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say three teenagers were rescued after falling through ice into a suburban Philadelphia pond....
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Man convicted of 1st-degree murder in 2013 bar slaying

EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- A man is facing life in prison without possibility of parole after a conviction in the shooting death of another man at an eastern Pennsylvania bar three years ago....
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Wolf to float new budget plan amid fight over current one

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf is scheduled to release his 2016-17 budget proposal for the fiscal year that begins July 1. After an unresolved fight with the Republican-controlled Legislature, the Democrat is the first governor in modern Pennsylvania history to come to this point with substantial portions of the budget for the current fiscal year still in limbo. Wolf has made some revelations about what he will propose Tuesday, and here is a look at what is unfinished and what...
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Smoking materials likely cause of Flight 93 memorial fire

SHANKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Discarded smoking material is strongly suspected as the cause of a 2014 fire that struck the Flight 93 National Memorial, according to a report released Saturday....
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1 of 2 defendants pleads guilty in slaying of schoolteacher

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) -- One of two defendants charged in the slaying of an elementary school teacher during a burglary of her home has pleaded guilty to murder and other charges....
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Former councilman allowed to remain free pending appeal

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former western Pennsylvania councilman convicted of improperly using $50,000 from the trust fund of an elderly widow with dementia has been allowed to remain free on bail pending his appeal....
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Coroner rules 3 fire deaths in 2015 blaze accidental

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- A coroner has ruled the deaths of three people in a central Pennsylvania house fire more than a year ago accidental although police say they are still investigating the blaze....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Which is your top phone pet peeves? <More Info>

Put on Hold:
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Bad Manners
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53%
Put on Hold:
33%
Bad Manners
14%
Total Votes: 3,084

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Who do you think will win the Super Bowl this Sunday?

Carolina Panthers:
63%
Denver Broncos:
37%
Total Votes: 5,584

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