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Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the terrorists and the White House revealed that the U.S. had launched a secret rescue mission inside Syria earlier this summer that failed to rescue Foley and other Americans still being held hostage....
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Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the terrorists and the White House revealed that the U.S. had launched a secret rescue mission inside Syria earlier this summer that failed to rescue Foley and other Americans still being held hostage....
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Some see Qatar's hand in collapse of Gaza talks

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- The explosions rocking the Gaza Strip may seem far removed from the flashy cars and skyscrapers of ultra-rich Qatar, but efforts to end fighting between Hamas and Israel could hinge on how the tiny Gulf Arab state wields its influence over a Palestinian militant group with few friends left....
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Hamas says 3 senior leaders killed in Gaza strike

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The Islamic militant group Hamas says three of its senior military leaders have been killed in an Israeli airstrike in the Gaza Strip....
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After 24 years, man to be freed in Pa. arson case

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An elderly man who has spent 24 years in prison for his daughter's fire-related death is set to be released, weeks after his Pennsylvania conviction was overturned....
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Pa. girl, 12, struck by train, loses part of leg

MAHANOY, Pa. (AP) -- Police in Schuylkill County say a 12-year-old girl has lost part of her leg after being struck by a train....
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Corbett: I kept no-new tax pledge the 'best I can'

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett said Wednesday that he believes he fulfilled the spirit of his 2010 campaign pledge not to raise taxes or fees, but he will not renew that sweeping vow in his current bid for a second term....
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Pa. hopes to put out underground fire near airport

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pennsylvania officials hope to extinguish an underground coal waste fire burning near Pittsburgh International Airport....
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2 charged in Philly collapse want mayor as witness

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two contractors charged in a fatal Philadelphia building collapse have a lengthy witness list that includes Mayor Michael Nutter....
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Ambulance, SUV crash injures 6 in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities in Philadelphia say six people have been injured, one critically, in a three-vehicle crash involving an ambulance....
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Mandatory Pa. casino theft fine ruled tossed out

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has ruled that a mandatory $75,000 fine imposed on a Pittsburgh casino poker dealer convicted of having stolen $200 worth of chips is unconstitutional....
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Youth coach: Inspiring speech was spontaneous

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart....
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Victims sue bar, suspect, mother in fatal shooting

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Two seriously injured patrons and the parents of a karaoke DJ who was fatally shot have sued a Pittsburgh-area tavern, the convicted gunman who shot up the business, and his mother, who's in prison for illegally providing the weapon used that night....
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All Pittsburgh schools students to get free lunch

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Public Schools officials say all 25,000 students in its 54 schools will receive free lunches when the new school year begins next week....
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