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Italy earthquake kills at least 120, reduces towns to rubble

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 120, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the huge number of vacationers in the area for summer's final days....
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Italy earthquake kills at least 120, reduces towns to rubble

AMATRICE, Italy (AP) -- Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday. The death toll stood at 120, but the number of dead and missing was uncertain given the huge number of vacationers in the area for summer's final days....
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The Latest: 8-year-old pulled out alive from quake rubble


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Militants attack American University in Afghanistan, 1 dead

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- Militants attacked the American University of Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and wounding another 18, officials said....
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Coal towns hit by layoffs to get job grants from US gov't

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- U.S. communities in eight Appalachian states and Texas 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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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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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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Gunman in Boise contract killing case gets life in prison

BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man convicted of a double killing in Boise that has been described as a murder for hire has been sentenced to life in prison....
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Cyber-charter founder pleads guilty to tax fraud

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The founder and former CEO of a cyber-charter school that educated thousands of Pennsylvania students has pleaded guilty to tax fraud....
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The Latest: Concert venue operator won't comment on lawsuit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on the Snoop Dogg concert railing collapse lawsuit (all times local):...
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Jackpot: Scientists find Earth-like planet at star next door

WASHINGTON (AP) -- After scanning the vast reaches of the cosmos for Earth-like planets where life might exist, astronomers have found one right next door....
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Officials investigating apparent suicide at county jail

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Officials are investigating after the apparent suicide of an inmate at a western Pennsylvania jail....
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Feds extend probe of Philadelphia prosecutor to his charity

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal investigation into Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams' campaign and personal finances is expanding....
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Pittsburgh to honor late mayor on anniversary of his death

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The city of Pittsburgh will honor its late mayor on the 10th anniversary of his death....
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Should Pennsylvania consider waiving the new $700 surcharge for license renewals to independent taverns and restaurants to help defray costs passed by the liquor reform law?

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25%
Total Votes: 15,301

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