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Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees Wednesday in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that push the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting....
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Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees Wednesday in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that push the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting....
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Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones....
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AP ANALYSIS: Amid war, endgames in Gaza emerge

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) -- The savage fighting between Israel and Hamas is escalating in Gaza, cease-fire efforts take on elements of farce, and bravado rules the public discourse. But even through the fog of war, a few endgame scenarios can nonetheless be glimpsed....
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6 Philadelphia officers charged in corruption case

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Six Philadelphia narcotics officers have been indicted on charges they spent years shaking down drug dealers, using gangland tactics to rob them of cash and drugs, federal prosecutors announced Wednesday....
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Pa. AG: No probe of former university official

The Pennsylvania attorney general's office won't investigate a former state university official accused of sexually assaulting students several years ago because it's already defending the university in the students' civil lawsuit, state officials told the students' lawyer....
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Pennsylvania state police defend fitness test

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) -- The head of the Pennsylvania State Police urged the U.S. Justice Department on Wednesday to withdraw a new lawsuit that claims the agency's physical fitness standards for recruits discriminates against women....
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Tri-state coal interests rally before hearings

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- More than 2,000 union workers and others organized by the coal industry in Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia joined top state elected officials Wednesday to rally against proposed stricter federal pollution regulations for coal-burning power plants....
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2 cleared in Steeler stabbing punished for fleeing

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Two of three city men found not guilty in the stabbing and attempted carjacking of Pittsburgh Steelers lineman Mike Adams have been sentenced for fleeing prosecution....
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6 cited for trespassing in union rally at UPMC

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Six protesters have been cited for trespassing for refusing to leave a University of Pittsburgh Medical Center building during a protest over lost union janitorial jobs....
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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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Man pleads no contest to burning girlfriend's son

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A 37-year-old western Pennsylvania man has pleaded no contest to helping burn his then-girlfriend's son with flammable nail polish....
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Former education exec set for federal theft plea

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The former executive director of a western Pennsylvania regional education service agency has been scheduled to plead guilty to federal charges that she used her work credit card to buy things for herself....
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Owner of Penguins practice rink faces tax charges

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The owner of a practice rink used by the Pittsburgh Penguins has been indicted on federal charges that he dodged paying more than $1 million in payroll taxes by moving the money through a shell company....
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Do you agree with five Pennsylvania congressmen that the NCAA penalties against Penn State as a result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal should be cancelled? <More Info>

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Yesterday's Poll

Do you feel more or less safe in the city of Pittsburgh now than you did a year ago?

No Change:
67%
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22%
More Safe:
12%
Total Votes: 5,792

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