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Italy toll rises to 247 as anguish mounts over quake past

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval communities built on seismic lands....
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Syria's Kurds: An embattled US ally in a complex civil war

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syria's battle-hardened Kurds have proven their mettle against the Islamic State group, and in the process, carved out an autonomous zone across the country's north. But their advance has alarmed Turkey, and Ankara on Wednesday sent tanks across the border against IS, and demanded that the Kurds withdraw from recently seized territory....
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Italy toll rises to 247 as anguish mounts over quake past

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Rescue crews raced against time Thursday looking for survivors from the earthquake that leveled three towns in central Italy, but the death toll rose to 247 and Italy once again anguished over trying to secure its medieval communities built on seismic lands....
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The Latest: Italian officials say quake death toll hits 247

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- The Latest on the earthquake in central Italy (all times local):...
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DA: Deputy justified in fatally shooting man who shot him

YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Prosecutors say a Pennsylvania sheriff's deputy was justified in fatally shooting a prison escapee who fired at him first, hitting him in the face....
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Dealer that supplied Petco, PetSmart is charged with cruelty

Animal cruelty charges were filed Wednesday against a Pennsylvania small-animal dealer that supplied major pet retailers like Petco and PetSmart....
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Family sues Navy, blaming it for contaminated drinking water

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania family is suing the Navy, alleging their drinking water has been tainted by firefighting foams once used at two former bases in suburban Philadelphia....
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Adwatch: TV ads star Toomey in Pennsylvania's Senate race

Two new TV ads are out this week in Pennsylvania's U.S. Senate race between Republican incumbent Pat Toomey and his Democratic challenger, Katie McGinty. The race could help determine control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 8 election. Here is a look at the two ads, both of which focus on Toomey....
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Ohio governor to talk about drug epidemic

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY'-sik) will talk about Ohio's drug problems and efforts at a judicial summit involving authorities from nine states....
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Investigators say hospice nurse stole dying patient's drugs

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a Pennsylvania hospice nurse stole a dying cancer patient's medication and blamed it on a sore neck....
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Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov't

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Communities in nine U.S. states that have been hard-hit by coal layoffs are being promised more than 3,000 jobs in several industries through a multimillion-dollar federal grant....
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Wolf sets up charter school division within Ed Department

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's governor is setting up a new charter schools office within the state Department of Education to improve support and oversight....
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Man charged over rock-throwing that hurt teacher gets parole

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The first of four young men charged over a rock-throwing episode on a Pennsylvania interstate that caused severe brain trauma to an Ohio teacher has been granted parole....
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Online public school founder admits to $8M in tax fraud

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The founder and former CEO of an online public school that educates thousands of Pennsylvania students pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal tax fraud, acknowledging he siphoned more than $8 million from The Pennsylvania Cyber Charter School through for-profit and nonprofit companies he controlled....
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KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Given the controversy surrounding the Clinton Foundation should it be shut down permanently? <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

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Will Donald Trump's "What do you have to lose" appeal encourage more minorities to vote for him this fall?

Yes
63%
No
37%
Total Votes: 25,017

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