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Hong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV

HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997....
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Hong Kong chief says voting beats watching TV

HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997....
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Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping....
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Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

DALLAS (AP) -- The first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S. was confirmed Tuesday in a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas - a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa....
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Police on manhunt find pipe bombs in woods

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- State police searching for a man accused of killing a trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt that were capable of causing significant damage....
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Pennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) -- A state trooper was accidentally shot during a gun training exercise at a safety facility on Tuesday and later died....
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Brain injury group: Concussion award scheme flawed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A national brain injury group has condemned the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion claims as "deeply flawed," saying it excludes many former players suffering from mood swings, depression, aggression and other related problems....
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Jailed cop killer to speak at college graduation

FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A man serving life in prison for killing a Philadelphia police officer in 1981 has been selected as a commencement speaker at his Vermont alma mater....
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Judge OKs alternative for 2 turnpike defendants

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A judge is giving two defendants in the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission corruption case an opportunity to have the charges against them dropped....
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Psych hospital won't treat school stabbing suspect

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A psychiatric hospital has cited security concerns in its decision to refuse treatment to a teenager awaiting trial on charges he stabbed 20 fellow students and a security guard at his high school....
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Steelers defense looking for consistency

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- James Harrison expected his body to be sore while working his way back into football shape following a nine-month break....
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Man convicted in murder-for-hire plot

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- A federal jury has convicted a Philadelphia auto shop owner for orchestrating a murder-for-hire plot that led to the shooting of his daughter's boyfriend in Atlantic City....
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Corbett signs bill to help lower fatal overdoses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett signed a bill Tuesday that supporters say will reduce the number of fatal heroin overdoses in Pennsylvania in part by making an antidote more available to police and the public....
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2 more Pa. ironworkers plead in intimidation case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two more ironworkers have pleaded guilty in a union violence case that involves the arson of a Quaker meetinghouse in Philadelphia....
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Do you think the rapid rise of Islamic State is the result of a political/policy failure or an intelligence failure? <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

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Under the circumstances do you think this was the best possible settlement?

No:
99%
Yes:
1%
Total Votes: 11,378

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