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US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports....
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Iraqi tribes in Abu Ghraib buck IS takeover

ABU GHRAIB, Iraq (AP) -- The city of Abu Ghraib will never fall to the Islamic State group, Sheikh Khalil Ibrahim Haidan said, launching into discussion at his family farm....
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IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds

BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State group fighters seized at least one cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces that were meant to supply Kurdish militiamen battling the extremist group in a border town, activists said Tuesday....
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Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian President Bashar Assad is taking advantage of the U.S.-led coalition's war against the Islamic State group to pursue a withering air and ground campaign against more mainstream rebels elsewhere in the country, trying to recapture areas considered more crucial to the survival of his government....
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Schools scoured in search for ambush suspect

SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) -- With two possible sightings in four days, a man charged in the deadly ambush of a state police barracks appears to have moved out of the deep woods and into a more heavily trafficked area of the Pocono Mountains....
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Pakistani Nobel laureate honored in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education brought her passion for learning to Philadelphia, where she received the Liberty Medal on Tuesday....
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Corbett, Wolf disagree over municipal gun-law bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates disagreed Tuesday over legislation backed by the National Rifle Association that could unleash fresh court challenges over gun control laws in the state's largest cities....
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Reputed ex-mob boss summoned for violation hearing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob could face more prison time after a judge ordered him to sit for a parole violation hearing Friday....
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Judge approves sale of Pittsburgh's Wilson Center

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- An Allegheny County judge has approved an $8.85 million deal by a consortium of charities to buy Pittsburgh's August Wilson Center for African American Culture....
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Penn St. has pressure of No. 13 Ohio St., beyond

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State coach James Franklin says one of the biggest challenges he faces in his job is meeting high expectations of a huge fan base....
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Abuse by Franciscan friar nets $8M for 88 victims

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The attorney for some of the 88 former students allegedly abused by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Pennsylvania Catholic high school says the students claims have settled for $8 million....
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Real estate agent testifies about fatal carjacking

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- One stranger tapped on the passenger-side window. Another popped up at her door and jumped in the back....
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Changes urged at Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An advisory panel appointed in the wake of a grand jury presentment alleging criminal activity at the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is recommending changes at the agency....
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Sproles, Kendricks back to practice

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Back from a bye, the Philadelphia Eagles added some reinforcements....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think it's time Allegheny County Council members receive an increase in their 3-thousand dollar annual expense accounts? <More Info>

Yes:
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No:
99%
Yes:
1%
Total Votes: 87

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Given the problems with the new health care law, should Congress and the president go through the law piece by piece to improve it, repeal the entire law and start over again or leave the law as it is?

Repeal Law/Start Over:
64%
Go Through Law Piece by Piece:
25%
Leave Law as is:
11%
Total Votes: 12,687

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