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Vegas shooting doesn't change opinions on guns: AP-NORC poll

ATLANTA (AP) -- The slaying of five dozen people in Las Vegas did little to change Americans' opinions about gun laws....
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US-backed Syrian force declares victory over IS in Raqqa

BEIRUT (AP) -- Syrian Kurdish-led forces backed by the United States declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of any extremist presence after a four-month battle that left it in ruins....
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Drone video shows devastation in Raqqa, Syria

RAQQA, Syria (AP) -- Drone footage from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa shows the extent of devastation caused by weeks of fighting between Kurdish-led forces and the Islamic State group and thousands of bombs dropped by the U.S.-led coalition....
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Spanish PM to unveil measures to fight Catalan separatists

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Spain's prime minister says his government will unveil specific measures Saturday to halt Catalonia's independence bid but refused to confirm if that included plans to hold a regional election in January....
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Ex-prosecutor to sue Cosby accuser, alleging personal injury

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A former district attorney who declined to press sexual-assault charges against Bill Cosby in 2005 has filed the beginnings of a lawsuit against Cosby's accuser in Philadelphia....
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High school students protest over racist carved pumpkins

COATESVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- Several hundred students at a Pennsylvania high school walked out to protest the second race-related incident at the school in just over a week: a Facebook photo showing current and former students posing with pumpkins carved with racist symbols....
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Officials: 19 cats saved from house fire thanks to donation

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania town's fire department is praising a former city councilwoman whose donation ended up helping save the lives of 19 cats in a house fire last weekend....
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Attorney General: Prosecutor influenced girlfriend's cases

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A 72-year-old Pennsylvania prosecutor obstructed justice and misused the power of his office by improperly intervening in criminal cases involving his 39-year-old heroin-using girlfriend, who is now in state prison on a check-forgery case, a state grand jury found....
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Ex-Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams disbarred

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court disbarred Philadelphia's former top prosecutor, the latest blow to the jailed ex-district attorney who pleaded guilty in a bribery scandal earlier this year....
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DA, defense: School stabbings suspect mulling guilty plea

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A man charged with stabbing 20 fellow students and a security guard at his suburban Pittsburgh high school will spend the weekend mulling whether to plead guilty....
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Man who slit neck of girlfriend set to move out gets prison

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man who flew into a rage when his girlfriend said she was moving out has been sentenced to prison for trying to slit her throat with scissors and hitting her with a hammer....
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Police: Newborn's dad sold heroin in hospital maternity ward

GREENSBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges he sold heroin in the hospital maternity ward room where people were visiting his newborn daughter....
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Maryland grants utility permit for high-speed transit system

BALTIMORE (AP) -- Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan has thrown his support behind a proposal by transportation pioneer Elon Musk to build a high-speed, underground transit system between New York and Washington....
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Guardsman accused of threatening VP Pence awaiting trial

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A National Guardsman has waived his right to a preliminary hearing and is awaiting trial in federal court on charges that he threatened Vice President Mike Pence before his visit to Pennsylvania for the annual observance of the Flight 93 crash on Sept. 11....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/TribLIVE.COM Listener Poll
Should American tech companies be compelled to turn over private digital data stored outside the U.S. to criminal investigators? <More Info>

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65%
No
35%
Total Votes: 7,719

Yesterday's Poll

Should Gov. Wolf approve the House revenue proposal that borrows $1.5 billion-dollars, expands gambling, and uses fund transfers without raising taxes to balance the budget?

Yes
75%
No
25%
Total Votes: 10,596

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