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Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an internationally brokered cease-fire....
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Israel pushes deeper in Gaza after soldier seized

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Backed by tank fire and airstrikes, Israeli forces pushed deep into southern Gaza on Friday, searching for an Israeli army officer believed to be captured by Hamas fighters during deadly clashes that shattered an internationally brokered cease-fire....
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A look at Israeli soldiers who have been captured

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli officer Hadar Goldin, a 23-year-old second lieutenant from the central Israeli city of Kfar Saba, was apparently captured on Friday in the mayhem that followed a surprise attack on Israeli troops by militants in the Gaza Strip....
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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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Iowa Democrats exploring ways to expand caucus

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democrats in Iowa are devising ways to expand access to their state's leadoff presidential caucuses, addressing concerns raised by Hillary Rodham Clinton following her disappointing finish in 2008....
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Third-party hopefuls abandon bids for Pa. governor

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The possibility of a third-party candidate crashing the gubernatorial race between Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf faded away Friday as two such hopefuls conceded they lacked enough voter support....
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Man gets 40-80 years in Pennsylvania murder case

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A man convicted in the death of another man whose body was found in a sport utility vehicle at the bottom of a northeastern Pennsylvania ravine was sentenced Friday to 40 to 80 years in prison....
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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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Ex-judge challenges validity of chambers' search

WASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) -- A judge must now decide whether to toss out evidence in the trial of a former judge accused of stealing cocaine from evidence files....
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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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Pa. senator: Colo. trip included using marijuana

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania state senator said Friday he used marijuana during a recent taxpayer-funded trip to Colorado to observe the state's legal marijuana industry in action....
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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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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:
70%
Support:
30%
Total Votes: 8,824

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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