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Afghanistan examining claim Taliban leader Mullah Omar died

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official said Wednesday his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached on the government's comments about Omar, who has been declared dead many times before....
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Afghanistan examining claim Taliban leader Mullah Omar died

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official said Wednesday his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached on the government's comments about Omar, who has been declared dead many times before....
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Turkish gov't not ready to restart peace talks with Kurds

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq overnight and the government said strikes would continue until the rebels lay down their arms, despite calls Wednesday by the pro-Kurdish opposition for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts....
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Israel pushing for Pollard to come to Israel after release

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's deputy foreign minister says Israel is making "very great efforts" to lobby for spy Jonathan Pollard to be granted permission to travel to Israel after his upcoming release in November....
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Fire damages room at Penn State engineering building

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- Penn State says a late-night fire damaged a classroom and left the building smelling like smoke....
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Man found shot on Pittsburgh porch won't cooperate with cops

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say a man found shot multiple times on a Pittsburgh porch is refusing to cooperate with investigators....
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Leg amputated to rescue man pinned under train in Philly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a man is in critical condition after a surgical team had to amputate his leg when he became pinned underneath a freight train in Philadelphia....
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Heat warning issued for Philadelphia, suburbs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hazy, hot and humid conditions are blanketing Philadelphia and its suburbs....
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Court upholds reversal of house's tax sale over $6.30 bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld an appeals court decision reversing the sale of a widow's home that was triggered by a $6.30 tax bill....
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Man indicted for negligent manslaughter in car crash

SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) -- A Philadelphia man has been indicted on charges of negligent manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol in a crash that left a woman dead and left him and two children injured....
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Gay accuser questions Cosby's ability to 'read' sexual cues

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lawyer for Bill Cosby's first accuser on Tuesday questioned his self-described ability to "read" people's sexual cues given that her client is gay....
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Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday....
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Police: Pregnant woman, 26, shot, killed in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say a 26-year-old pregnant woman has died after she was shot multiple times in Pittsburgh....
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Lottery to be held for regional rail passes for papal visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Special rail passes to be used by commuters during Pope Francis' visit to the city in September will be sold via an online lottery, officials announced Tuesday, a week after overwhelming demand forced a halt to sales....
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