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Airstrikes in Syria: US, Arab allies hit IS sites

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. and Arab allies launched what leaders declared would be a long and sustained military assault against Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. simultaneously targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting imminent attacks on American and other Western interests, the Pentagon said Tuesday....
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Airstrikes in Syria: US, Arab allies hit IS sites

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. and Arab allies launched what leaders declared would be a long and sustained military assault against Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. simultaneously targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting imminent attacks on American and other Western interests, the Pentagon said Tuesday....
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Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants

BAGHDAD (AP) -- In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say. It's just one sign of the difficulties in trying to destroy the group by relying mainly on airstrikes....
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Turkey is considering a military role against IS

NEW YORK (AP) -- Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is considering expanding support of NATO operations against the Islamic State group to include military involvement....
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3 being charged in Pa. gay couple's beating

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men and a woman are being charged in the beating of a gay couple during a late-night encounter on a Philadelphia street....
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Filmmaker: Ambush suspect was odd but not a threat

Eric Frein obsessively collected military memorabilia, dismissed his fellow war re-enactors as dilettantes, and took his hobby so seriously that he spoke French during a simulated Vietnam War-era interrogation, according to a filmmaker who interviewed the man now suspected of ambushing a Pennsylvania State Police barracks....
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GOP links Wolf to abortion doc convicted of murder

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Republican Party is attacking Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf over his support for abortion rights and picturing him on a flier with a Philadelphia abortion doctor serving life in prison for killing babies who were born alive....
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Suspect named in girl's death outside Pa. hospital

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police have identified the suspected gunman in the shooting of a teen girl killed near a Philadelphia hospital during a large melee....
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4th immigrant holding facility to open in Texas

DILLEY, Texas (AP) -- Federal officials have announced U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement will open a fourth center to house families apprehended while crossing the Southwest border into the U.S....
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Pennsylvania slapped with another debt downgrade

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- New York-based Fitch Ratings is knocking down Pennsylvania's debt rating for the second time in 14 months, citing the state government's recurring budget deficits....
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Corbett, Wolf joust over taxes, finances in debate

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- Taxes, state government finances and education policy dominated the first debate in the Pennsylvania governor's race Monday night, as Republican Gov. Tom Corbett sought to raise questions about the viability of Democrat Tom Wolf's policy goals and Wolf attacked Corbett's handling of the economy and schools....
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Ohio prisons, private vendor, developing new menu

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Ohio's prisons agency is working with the private vendor hired to feed inmates to develop a new menu for the fall and winter, the state said Tuesday as it also announced a tougher evaluation standard....
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DA drops charges against homeless man in suite

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Prosecutors in western Pennsylvania have dropped charges against a homeless man found squatting inside the presidential suite of a Pittsburgh hotel last fall....
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2 plead in union intimidation case in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Several Philadelphia ironworkers are pleading guilty in a labor intimidation case that involves the arson of a Quaker meeting house....
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KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you agree that Mayor Peduto is being fiscally responsible by raising property taxes to correct a last year's tax decrease miscalculation? <More Info>

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4%
Total Votes: 10,578

Yesterday's Poll

Do you support a proposal allowing for the arming of teachers and administrators in Pennsylvania schools?

Yes:
56%
No:
44%
Total Votes: 11,540

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