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Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

BEIRUT (AP) -- The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men after the capture of a strategic air base in Syria....
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Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life

BEIRUT (AP) -- The mother of a hostage American journalist pleaded for his release Wednesday in a video directed at the Islamic State group, while new images emerged of mass killings, including masked militants shooting kneeling men after the capture of a strategic air base in Syria....
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AP ANALYSIS: A grim stalemate at war's end in Gaza

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas claiming the upper hand. Their questionable achievements have come at a big price, especially to long-suffering Palestinians in Gaza....
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Israeli premier, Hamas declare victory in Gaza war

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Both Israel's prime minister and Hamas declared victory Wednesday in the Gaza war, though their competing claims left questions over future terms of their uneasy peace still lingering....
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Police: Deaths of 2 dumped in river drug-related

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men were found dead in a river Wednesday, bound and weighted down with makeshift anchors and their throats slit, in drug-related abductions and killings that authorities said may also have been gang-related. A third victim who was badly wounded also was tossed in the river but managed to swim ashore, police said....
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Girl abducted from school testifies about ordeal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A young girl abducted from her kindergarten classroom and sexually brutalized in a 19-hour ordeal recalled bits of the crime for a jury Wednesday, but said she couldn't remember many of the details....
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Police: Man kills wife at hospital, son also dead

STRATFORD, N.J. (AP) -- A man shot and killed his hospitalized wife on Wednesday and then tried to kill himself, prompting investigators to search their home, where their son was found fatally shot, authorities said....
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Philadelphia honors Little League team with parade

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Ryan Howard, meet Mo'ne Davis....
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Ex-top aide to Congressman Fattah pleads guilty

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A political consultant and former chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges for his role in a pair of campaign finance schemes....
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Pittsburgh man convicted in pregnant woman's death

BEAVER, Pa. (AP) -- A Pittsburgh man has been convicted of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a woman and her unborn child almost two years ago....
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Talks on Medicaid plan said to be nearing end

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An announcement could be made soon on Gov. Tom Corbett's plan to use billions of federal Medicaid expansion dollars under the 2010 health care law to subsidize private health insurance policies, a spokeswoman said Wednesday....
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Training guide likens veterans to Oscar the Grouch

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An internal training guide used by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs compared veterans unhappy about their care to Oscar the Grouch, a newspaper reported....
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NY college purchases suffragists' correspondence

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) -- The University of Rochester has purchased a collection of correspondence between Susan B. Anthony and a fellow women's rights activist....
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3 struck by vehicle near Allentown Fair

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Two children and their grandfather are injured after being struck by a vehicle near the Great Allentown Fair....
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Opinion Poll

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Do you agree with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald's proposal to substitute county police patrols with park rangers? <More Info>

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96%
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Total Votes: 51

Yesterday's Poll

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Do you think inversions are good or bad for the U.S. economy?

Good for Economy:
54%
Bad for Economy:
46%
Total Votes: 7,650

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