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INSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism

KOBANI, Syria (AP) -- Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town's Kurdish defenders....
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INSIDE KOBANI: Devastation mixed with optimism

KOBANI, Syria (AP) -- Blocks of low-rise buildings with hollow facades, shattered concrete, streets strewn with rubble and overturned, crumpled remains of cars and trucks. Such is the landscape in Kobani, where the sounds of rifle and mortar fire resonate all day long in fighting between Islamic State extremists and the Syrian town's Kurdish defenders....
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Rebels push forward in southern Syria

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad's seat of power...
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Pope urges more Muslim opposition to IS in Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Pope Francis condemned the Islamic State group's assault on Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria, as he arrived Friday in Turkey to encourage Muslim leaders to take a stronger stand against extremists who twist religion to justify terrorism....
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5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:...
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Woman hurt by rock dropped on car has 6th surgery

CANTON, Ohio (AP) -- A northeast Ohio middle school teacher whose skull was crushed by a rock dropped onto her vehicle from a Pennsylvania overpass is recovering from her sixth surgery....
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Cops: Woman drops cocaine baggie in police station

UNIONTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a woman being cited for public drunkenness in Pennsylvania accidentally dropped a baggie of crack cocaine on the police station floor....
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Troopers probe fatality involving Erie police SUV

ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- State police have been called in to investigate a Thanksgiving crash involving an Erie police vehicle that killed an 87-year-old woman....
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Baby of dead pregnant woman in critical condition

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man whose pregnant fiancee was struck and killed by a van in a Pittsburgh parking lot says their son was born by emergency cesarean section and doctors are evaluating whether he was harmed by a lack of oxygen....
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Chief's undercover stint doesn't catch robber

AMBRIDGE, Pa. (AP) -- A western Pennsylvania police chief went undercover into the wee hours of Thanksgiving, but authorities have been unable to find a man suspected of robbing two people at knifepoint - including one stabbed in the arm and back....
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Couple sues Range Resources over drilling, water

MCDONALD, Pa. (AP) -- A southwestern Pennsylvania couple has sued Range Resources claiming their water was contaminated by natural gas drilling and leaks from a drilling wastewater impoundment near their property....
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Pittsburgh diocese warns against outside groups

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh's Catholic diocese is warning parishioners against worshipping with groups it says aren't affiliated with the church....
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Roads clear after black icy start to Black Friday

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Overnight snow squalls and temperatures hovering at the freezing have given way to sunshine, but not before turning the Pittsburgh-area's Black Friday into a black icy nightmare....
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$250,000 in Rolexes taken from Pennsylvania mall

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- Police are searching for three men a jeweler says stole about $250,000 worth of Rolex watches from a central Pennsylvania mall....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you plan to spend more or less on holiday shopping this year over last year? <More Info>

More this Year:
Less This Year:
About the Same:
More this Year:
42%
Less This Year:
31%
About the Same:
27%
Total Votes: 10,410

Yesterday's Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Will turkey likely be the featured entrée at your Thanksgiving dinner?

Yes:
81%
No
19%
Total Votes: 6,225

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