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35 Palestinians killed, Israeli officer missing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been captured....
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35 Palestinians killed, Israeli officer missing

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A Gaza cease-fire quickly unraveled Friday as violence erupted in and around the southern town of Rafah, with at least 35 Palestinians killed by Israeli shelling and the military saying an infantry officer may have been captured....
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Ukraine: Search base set up at jet crash site

HRABOVE, Ukraine (AP) -- With the sound of artillery fire in the distance, dozens of international investigators arrived Friday at the zone where a Malaysia Airlines plane crashed in eastern Ukraine and began preparations to comb the rural area for remains of as many as 80 victims and jet debris....
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In brief lull, Gaza's displaced survey devastation

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Bassem Abul Qumbus looked in despair at the wreck of his home. Shells had punched holes in an upper-floor bedroom. A wall had collapsed into the kitchen. The dozens of baby chicks he'd been raising on the roof were dead, except for three tiny survivors and a slightly injured white duck....
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Funding for Philly schools stalls in Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Funding to ensure that Philadelphia city leaders will allow the city's schools to open on time in September was thrown deeper into doubt Thursday after Republican House majority leaders canceled a planned voting session next week amid intra-GOP fights....
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Police: 1 man killed after Philly home invasion

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say a Philadelphia police officer shot and killed a man after a home invasion in northeast Philadelphia....
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Judge to rule on evidence in Pa. judge's case

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania judge must now decide whether to toss out evidence in the trial of a former judge accused of having stolen cocaine from evidence files several years ago....
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Testimony, advocates clash at EPA coal hearings

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Union miners and others opposed to stricter pollution rules for coal-burning power plants proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency clashed inside and outside the city's federal building on the first of two days of public hearings on the new regulations....
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Lawmaker lauds Colorado's handling of marijuana

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania state senator who is charging a nearly $5,000 trip to taxpayers to see how Colorado is dealing with marijuana's legalization says it's home to a high-tech, high-paid industry and isn't a state full of "stoners."...
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1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- One of the nation's largest coal producers said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation....
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Coal dust limit to try to combat black lung

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The Obama administration's push to reduce black lung disease by limiting coal dust in mines will begin to take effect on Friday....
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Director of Penn State Blue Band retiring in 2015

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The director of Penn State's renowned Blue Band is retiring....
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Network planned to bring shale power to East Coast

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- PPL Corp. said Thursday it wants to spend billions of dollars to build a 725-mile system of electric transmission lines that will bring energy from the booming Marcellus Shale natural gas fields to customers on the heavily populated Eastern Seaboard....
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Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail on a section of track being monitored by a railroad because of previous problems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you support or oppose the proposed EPA regulations to reduce carbon emissions? <More Info>

Support:
Oppose:
Oppose:
71%
Support:
29%
Total Votes: 7,591

Yesterday's Poll

Do you approve or disapprove of the President's handling of the situation between Israel and the Palestinians?

Disapprove:
72%
Approve:
28%
Total Votes: 7,680

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