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Hong Kong leader refuses to meet with protesters

HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong's leader refused to meet with pro-democracy demonstrators by their midnight deadline Tuesday, 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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No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media

BEIJING (AP) -- China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events....
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Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish officials said Tuesday their fighters recaptured a key Iraqi border crossing into Syria from Islamic State group militants in intense fighting, as Britain joined the U.S.-led international air campaign against the extremists, carrying out its first strikes in Iraq....
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Families wait in agony for word on Ebola patients

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- First the ring tone echoed outside the barbed-wire-topped walls of the Ebola clinic. Then came the wails of grief, as news spread that 31-year-old Rose Johnson was dead just days after she was brought here unconscious by relatives....
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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 state trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt....
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Pa. prisons chief objects to Abu-Jamal recording

FRACKVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's prisons chief is angry over a Vermont college's decision to give convicted Philadelphia cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal a role in a commencement ceremony....
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Brain injury group: Concussion award scheme flawed

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A national brain injury group says the proposed payout scheme for NFL concussion-related injuries is "deeply flawed."...
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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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Corbett to sign bill to help lower fatal overdoses

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Gov. Tom Corbett plans to sign 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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Borough pays $350K over violent traffic stop suit

WHITAKER, Pa. (AP) -- A tiny borough near Pittsburgh is paying $350,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a woman who said an officer smashed her window with a handgun after she drove away from a traffic stop because the officer was wearing shorts and a T-shirt and no badge....
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PA: 3 charged in gay beating have December hearing

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Three young adults charged with beating a gay couple in Philadelphia are due in court Dec. 16 for a preliminary hearing....
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Township official charged with insurance fraud

STURGEON, Pa. (AP) -- A southwestern Pennsylvania township commissioner has been charged with insurance fraud for allegedly producing fake receipts for food and board after her house caught fire....
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