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Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far....
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China reports deadly attack in northwest

BEIJING (AP) -- A mob armed with knives rampaged through part of China's volatile northwestern region of Xinjiang and police responded with gunfire, leaving dozens of people dead in the latest violence blamed on Islamic militants, state media reported Tuesday....
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Israel hits symbols of Hamas rule; scores killed

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel escalated its military campaign against Hamas on Tuesday, striking symbols of the militant group's control in Gaza and firing tank shells that Palestinian officials said shut down the strip's only power plant in the heaviest bombardment in the war so far....
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Hamas demands for cease-fire and Israel's concerns

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Hamas rulers have presented a list of demands to stop their fire on Israel in the Gaza war. Israel has said it doesn't want to reward Hamas for its rocket campaign, but has other reasons to oppose the demands - mostly based on security....
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Crayola to open family attraction in Orlando

EASTON, Pa. (AP) -- Crayon manufacturer Crayola is building a family attraction in Florida, similar to the one it operates in its home state of Pennsylvania, and more could be on the way around the country....
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5 Pa. reps ask NCAA to halt Penn State sanctions

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Five Pennsylvania congressmen are asking college sports' governing body to cancel penalties against Penn State imposed as a result of the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal....
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Clean air rules assailed as too much, too little

DENVER (AP) -- Hundreds of people across the country are telling the Environmental Protection Agency its new rules for power-plant pollution either go too far or not far enough....
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Police: Rescued boys never mentioned drowned teen

ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say two teens who were rescued from a jetty in Presque Isle Bay in Erie last week, and two others who were with them, never mentioned a fifth boy who drowned and whose body wasn't found until Saturday....
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Housing police: Naked woman slashes 3 in melee

MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. (AP) -- Allegheny County Housing Authority police were trying to identify a naked woman who allegedly slashed or stabbed three other women in an apparent lovers' quarrel at a public housing complex....
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2 arraigned, denied bail in deadly Pa. carjacking

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Two men accused of carjacking a woman in north Philadelphia and plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, have been ordered held without bail....
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DPW: Man didn't declare gas royalties for welfare

IRWIN, Pa. (AP) -- The state Department of Public Welfare says a western Pennsylvania man didn't declare $206,000 in natural gas royalties he received last year when he filled out a form to receive food stamps and help with his heating bill....
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Intervening neighbor's death now ruled homicide

TURTLE CREEK, Pa. (AP) -- The Allegheny County medical examiner says a neighbor who died after he intervened in a fight between a couple next door is the victim of homicide....
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Forecast ominously dry for Pennsylvania Rain Day

WAYNESBURG, Pa. (AP) -- It's a good thing that Waynesburg officials celebrate Rain Day rain or shine. Because the National Weather Service says it may not rain on the southwestern Pennsylvania borough for one of the few times in recent history....
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Potatoes for prison discarded after maggots found

MUNISING, Mich. (AP) -- Officials have discarded more than 4,000 pounds of potatoes at Alger Correctional Facility in Michigan's Upper Peninsula after maggots were found in a shipment from a food supplier....
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