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US officials: Iran enters Iraqi fight for key oil refinery

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, contributing small numbers of troops - including some operating artillery and other heavy weapons - in support of advancing Iraqi ground forces, U.S. defense officials said Friday....
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Amnesty says torture of Ukraine war prisoners is rife

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Both warring sides in eastern Ukraine are perpetrating war crimes almost daily, including torturing prisoners and summarily killing them, the Amnesty International rights group said in a report Friday....
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IS militants purge Syrian town of Assad loyalists

BEIRUT (AP) -- Islamic State group militants hunted down Syrian government troops and loyalists in the newly captured town of Palmyra, shooting or beheading them in public as a warning, and imposing their strict interpretation of Islam, activists said Friday....
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Colombia rebels cancel unilateral cease-fire after army raid

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- Colombia's largest rebel group on Friday called off a unilateral cease-fire in reaction to a military raid on a guerrilla camp that killed 26 of its fighters, further straining negotiations to end the country's half-century-old conflict....
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Gay couple has adoption vacated now that they can marry

When Bill Novak and Norman MacArthur moved to the Philadelphia suburbs nearly 20 years ago, they were dismayed to learn that Pennsylvania would not recognize their domestic partnership from New York....
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Police: Woman smoked synthetic marijuana with child in car

PRINGLE, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania woman was high on synthetic marijuana with her child dazed and confused in the car....
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Train accident kills pedestrian

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) -- A pedestrian was killed by a freight train in western Pennsylvania....
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Lawyer: Teen may plead guilty in Temple student hit-and-run

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Philadelphia teen has waived his preliminary hearing and will likely plead guilty in connection with the hit-and-run accident that critically injured a Temple University lacrosse player....
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Pirates star McCutchen laughs off leaked pay stub

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Good thing Andrew McCutchen has direct deposit....
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Police: Trooper killed burglar who pointed BB gun at him

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- A state trooper investigating a burglary at a western Pennsylvania grocery store Friday fatally shot the suspect when he pointed what turned out to be a BB gun at him, police said....
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Prosecutors: Professor offered China data on US-made device

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The chairman of Temple University's physics department schemed to provide U.S. technology secrets to China in exchange for prestigious appointments for himself, federal authorities said in charging him with four counts of wire fraud....
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Pennsylvania shows biggest 1-month jobs gain since 1990s

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania recorded its biggest one-month jobs gain in nearly two decades in April, while its unemployment rate stabilized after rising for three straight months, the state Department of Labor and Industry said Friday....
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2nd analysis paints less perilous image of Buckeye Lake dam

BUCKEYE LAKE, Ohio (AP) -- An engineering firm that analyzed the deteriorated dam at central Ohio's Buckeye Lake suggested Friday that changes could be made to raise the water level and keep boats and surrounding businesses afloat without decreasing safety, though state officials have some concerns about the proposals....
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Circus accused of violating law in treatment of elephants

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A circus violated an animal welfare law by allowing three elephants to briefly get loose in Missouri and watering them too close to a Pennsylvania show's public area where a child managed to pose for a photo behind one of them, a federal agency alleges in a complaint....
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Do you think state lottery winnings should be taxed in Pennsylvania?

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6%
Total Votes: 7,069

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