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Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side....
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Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press interviews with more than a dozen activists, medics and residents on the opposition side....
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Abbas, rival Hamas give reconciliation another try

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- The rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah on Wednesday agreed to form a unity government and hold new elections, making a new attempt to overcome a seven-year split that has left them divided between two governments....
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Amid Russian warning, Ukraine's in a security bind

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine's highly publicized goal to recapture police stations and government buildings seized by pro-Russia forces in the east produced little action on the ground Wednesday but ignited foreboding words from Moscow....
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Feds: home health company paying $150M settlement

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The U.S. Justice Department says a Baton Rouge-based home health company will pay $150 million to resolve allegations that it inflated Medicare billings....
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Penn St. fans plan new statue of Joe Paterno

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university....
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Prosecutor: ID theft scheme cost US Treasury $10M

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A federal prosecutor in Pennsylvania said Wednesday that a massive ID theft and fake tax return scheme cost the U.S. Treasury an estimated $10 million....
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3 charged with sending chemical equipment to Syria

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. prosecutors have charged a Pennsylvania man and two foreign citizens with conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and laboratory equipment to Syria, authorities said in a case that was under seal for 17 months until Wednesday....
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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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Deliveryman shot by police may have feared robbery

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a pizza deliveryman shot and wounded by plainclothes officers may have mistaken them for robbers....
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Council hears pro, con testimony on parks drilling

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- County council members heard testimony for and against a proposal to drill for natural gas under a Pittsburgh-area park, with supporters touting the economic benefits and opponents worried about environmental damage....
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Pa. township, firm settle suit over seismic tests

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania township has settled a lawsuit over seismic testing following a federal judge's ruling that it couldn't interfere with a Texas company using public roads for the tests....
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Man accused of painting swastikas on building

WEST AMWELL, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities have accused a Pennsylvania man of painting swastikas and curse words on a building in New Jersey....
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Schwartz ad highlights her role in health care law

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz is airing a new TV campaign commercial that aggressively touts her involvement in President Barack Obama's signature health care law....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think campaigning on the economy is a losing strategy for Democratic candidates? <More Info>

Yes:
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Yes:
82%
No:
18%
Total Votes: 6,153

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think the Administration decision to delay the pipeline indefinitely was due to environmental concerns or politically motivated concerns?

Political Concerns:
82%
Environmental Concerns:
18%
Total Votes: 9,049

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