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AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question."...
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Desperate Gazans flee to Europe in risky sea trips

ABASSAN, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The university student was desperate to flee Gaza after suffering through years of border closures and three wars....
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AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question."...
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Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state....
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Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor

The suspect in last week's fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks belonged to a "military simulation unit" whose members play the role of soldiers from eastern Europe, police said Wednesday....
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Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police searching for a group of suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got an assist from social media users, and a defense lawyer said Wednesday that some of them were turning themselves in for questioning....
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Former Philly DA Abraham says she'll run for mayor

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Former longtime Philadelphia district attorney Lynne Abraham says she's running for mayor....
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High school stabbing suspect gets funeral furlough

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy charged with stabbing 20 students and a security guard at his western Pennsylvania high school was granted a furlough to attend a funeral home visitation for his grandmother....
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Pa. pension agency executive cleared after review

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A law firm's investigation into allegations of misconduct by the then-chief investment officer of Pennsylvania's state government pension system found no support for allegations that he improperly engaged in day trading while working for the agency....
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Audit to look into Education Department hirings

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's auditor general says his office will expand an audit of the Department of Education to look into the agency's oversight of advisers and consultants....
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Jane Orie promises fed appeal of corruption case

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Former state senator Jane Orie promised Wednesday to file a federal court appeal now that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has refused to hear a challenge of her campaign corruption conviction and prison sentence....
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Pa. Corrections Dept. to investigate health claims

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The state Department of Corrections and the union representing corrections officers are each conducting a health survey of present and former members who worked at four prisons built near coal ash disposal or coal mining sites....
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Separate trials denied in Philly building collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A judge has denied a defense request for separate trials for two men charged in last year's Philadelphia building collapse that killed six people inside a thrift store....
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Pa. lawmaker's staffer pleads guilty in gun case

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Pennsylvania congressman's press secretary pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor weapons charges, acknowledging that he accidentally carried an unloaded gun and ammunition into a Congressional office building in Washington....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think the Allegheny County District Attorney's office should re-try Leon Ford Junior on the 5 lesser charges that a jury deadlocked on? <More Info>

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Yes:
58%
No:
42%
Total Votes: 4,739

Yesterday's Poll

From what you've heard and read about this issue, do you think Scotland should become an independent nation?

Yes:
59%
No:
41%
Total Votes: 4,364

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