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Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from an entire network of casinos, according to a criminal investigative report obtained by The Associated Press....
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Somalia's al-Shabab kills 28 non-Muslims in Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- One gunman shot from the right, one from the left, each killing the non-Muslims lying in a line on the ground, growing closer and closer to Douglas Ochwodho, who was in the middle....
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AP sources: Obama broadens mission in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. troops in Afghanistan may once again engage Taliban fighters, not just al-Qaida terrorists, under new guidelines quietly approved by President Barack Obama, administration officials say....
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Japan earthquake collapses homes, causes injuries

TOKYO (AP) -- A strong earthquake late Saturday struck a mountainous area of central Japan that hosted the 1998 winter Olympics, knocking down at least 10 homes in a ski resort town and injuring more than 20 people, officials said....
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Plans to sell closed western Pa. prison hit snag

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- Plans to sell off a closed state prison near Altoona are running into difficulty over the sales price and other issues....
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Illini field goal sinks Penn State, 16-14

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) -- Late in the fourth quarter Saturday, Illinois kicker David Reisner lined up for a 50-yard field goal and watched as a hard wind pushed it wide left of the target....
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Reading to replace 'ugly' Christmas tree

READING, Pa. (AP) -- A 50-foot spruce Christmas tree in downtown Reading is coming down after Scrooge-like complaints that it was pathetic and ugly....
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Western Pa. drivers hit by icy conditions

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Freezing rain in western Pennsylvania is creating headaches for drivers and business for tow trucks and body shops....
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Top Pa. officials' salaries grow with inflation

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- No one at the state Capitol has advocated pay raises for hundreds of Pennsylvania's top elected and appointed officials since the 2005 debacle that enraged voters and ultimately cost two dozen legislators and a Supreme Court justice their seats....
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Sites face uncertain future after casino decision

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The future of two valuable properties in Philadelphia is unclear after they weren't selected for a casino license....
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Children removed from filthy West York apartments

WEST YORK, Pa. (AP) -- Police in West York say two adults face charges and three others were taken into custody after they found two apartments where seven children lived in unsafe, filthy and unsanitary conditions....
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Ex-Pa. state worker charged with stealing helmets

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former Pennsylvania state worker faces federal charges for allegedly stealing 610 combat helmets....
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Jury convicts driver in Pa. fire chief's death

YORK, Pa. (AP) -- A York County jury has convicted a central Pennsylvania man in the death of a fire chief who was struck by a vehicle while directing traffic last year....
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Men want new trial on university sex-abuse claims

Three men who unsuccessfully sued a former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania over allegations that he sexually abused them have demanded a new trial, saying the judge made numerous errors that prevented them from getting a fair hearing of their claims....
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Will free parking at 11 garages entice you to Christmas shop in Downtown Pittsburgh? <More Info>

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Do you think the discussion on immigration should include the impact immigrants bring to the American economy?

No:
64%
Yes:
36%
Total Votes: 25,016

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