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Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists....
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US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million

NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January - or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped up....
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Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at Muslim extremists....
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Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants

BAGHDAD (AP) -- In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say. It's just one sign of the difficulties in trying to destroy the group by relying mainly on airstrikes....
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Girl is 4th victim of stray gunfire in 2 months

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police have issued an arrest warrant for a 19-year-old in the fatal shooting of a high school sophomore who became at least the fourth person in the city to be killed by stray gunfire in the last two months....
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Pa. ironworkers admit arson at non-union site

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia ironworkers eager to get work at their union hall admit in court they did "nightwork" at non-union job sites, torching buildings and toppling steel beams....
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Big donors give more in Pennsylvania governor race

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's candidates for governor are revealing the identities of the donors who gave them nearly $18 million over the summer as the race threatens the state's all-time campaign spending record....
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2 men, 1 woman face charges in gay couple beating

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men and a woman were being charged in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a Philadelphia street, prosecutors announced Tuesday....
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Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was odd but not a threat

Eric Frein obsessively collected military memorabilia, dismissed his fellow war re-enactors as dilettantes, and took his hobby so seriously that he spoke French during a simulated Vietnam War-era interrogation, according to a filmmaker who interviewed the man now suspected of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks....
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GOP flier pictures Wolf with jailed abortion doc

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Republican Party is attacking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf over his support for abortion rights and picturing him on a flier with a Philadelphia abortion doctor, who is serving life in prison for killing babies who were born alive....
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Texas immigrant center to hold up to 2,400

DILLEY, Texas (AP) -- U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced Tuesday that a fourth center to house families apprehended while crossing the Southwest border into the U.S. will eventually hold 2,400 people in Texas....
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Pennsylvania slapped with another debt downgrade

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- New York-based Fitch Ratings is knocking down Pennsylvania's debt rating for the second time in 14 months, citing the state government's recurring budget deficits....
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Corbett, Wolf joust over taxes, finances in debate

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- Taxes, state government finances and education policy dominated the first debate in the Pennsylvania governor's race Monday night, as Republican Gov. Tom Corbett sought to raise questions about the viability of Democrat Tom Wolf's policy goals and Wolf attacked Corbett's handling of the economy and schools....
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Ohio prisons, private vendor, developing new menu

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's prisons agency is working with the private vendor hired to feed inmates to develop a new menu for the fall and winter, the state said Tuesday as it also announced a tougher evaluation standard....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you agree that Mayor Peduto is being fiscally responsible by raising property taxes to correct a last year's tax decrease miscalculation? <More Info>

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96%
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4%
Total Votes: 10,613

Yesterday's Poll

Do you support a proposal allowing for the arming of teachers and administrators in Pennsylvania schools?

Yes:
56%
No:
44%
Total Votes: 11,540

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