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Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian lives....
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Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian lives....
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AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed....
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Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones....
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6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Six Philadelphia narcotics officers have been indicted on charges they spent years shaking down drug dealers, using gangland tactics to rob them of cash and drugs, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday....
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NFL retirees lose round in concussion settlement

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A federal judge has rejected an attempt by seven former professional football players to intervene in a tentative class action settlement of concussion claims that would cost the NFL at least $765 million....
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Ex-university official won't be investigated

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office won't investigate a former state university official accused of sexually assaulting students several years ago because it's already defending the university in the students' civil lawsuit, state officials told the students' lawyer....
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Pennsylvania state police defend fitness test

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- The head of the Pennsylvania State Police urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to withdraw a new lawsuit that claims the agency's physical fitness standards for recruits discriminate against women....
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Ohio: 2nd fine levied against prison food vendor

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- The state on Wednesday announced a second fine against the private vendor that took over the job of feeding inmates last year as the company defended its operations before a prisons oversight committee....
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Former education exec pleads guilty to theft

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The former executive director of a western Pennsylvania regional educational agency pleaded guilty Wednesday to a federal charge that she used her work credit card for personal purchases....
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Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants....
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2 cleared in Steeler stabbing punished for fleeing

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Two of three city men found not guilty in the stabbing and attempted carjacking of Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Mike Adams have been sentenced for fleeing prosecution....
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30 protesters arrested in union rallies at UPMC

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Organizers say 30 protesters have been arrested during a demonstration for a labor union and higher employee wages at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center....
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5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:...
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Do you agree with five Pennsylvania congressmen that the NCAA penalties against Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal should be cancelled? <More Info>

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75%
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25%
Total Votes: 7,553

Yesterday's Poll

Do you feel more or less safe in the city of Pittsburgh now than you did a year ago?

No Change:
67%
Less Safe:
22%
More Safe:
12%
Total Votes: 5,792

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