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Senate voting on Planned Parenthood, prelude to fall battle

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans accused Planned Parenthood of "disdain for human dignity" as the Senate pushed toward a Monday vote on halting federal funds for the organization....
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Whale appears alongside yachts in luxury Argentine area

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) -- A whale appeared in the marina of one of Buenos Aires' most exclusive neighborhoods Monday, periodically surfacing alongside luxury yachts while hundreds of onlookers tried to capture the moment with smartphones....
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Turkey, Kurd rebels gear up for return to all-out conflict

LICE, Turkey (AP) -- The military helicopters swooped in over the Kurdish heartland and dropped white incendiary powder on a raging brush fire - igniting a massive conflagration that raced through the mountains, devouring orchards and livestock. For Kurds living in nearby Lice, the recent Turkish operation brought back memories of the traumatic days in the 1990s when the army twice burned the town to the ground....
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Hunters in Africa say they have a role in conservation

JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- In 1909-10, Theodore Roosevelt headed a Smithsonian hunting and trapping expedition in Africa that included colleagues who prepared the wildlife he killed for shipment back to America. The former U.S. president and his son, Kermit, shot hundreds of animals....
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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard Schweiker dies at 89

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard S. Schweiker, a liberal Republican who was the vice presidential candidate in Ronald Reagan's unsuccessful 1976 campaign and later served in his Cabinet, has died. He was 89....
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Zimbabwe accuses 2nd American of illegally hunting lion

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, as it seeks to extradite a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in July....
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Lottery starts for regional rail passes for papal visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An online lottery for special rail passes to be used by commuters during Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia has started....
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Alpha is latest coal producer to seek bankruptcy protection

NEW YORK (AP) -- Alpha Natural Resources Inc., one of the country's biggest coal producers, became the latest in a string of coal companies to seek bankruptcy protection amid an historic shift in the electric power sector brought on by cheap natural gas and stricter pollution regulations....
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Fattah vows re-election bid despite racketeering indictment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- U.S. Rep Chaka Fattah is vowing to run for re-election next year despite a federal racketeering indictment and says he expects to resume his leadership position on a powerful congressional committee by year's end....
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Pennsylvania resident guilty in Chinese test-taking plot

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Chinese citizen who lives in western Pennsylvania has pleaded guilty to charges she used phony passports to take English-language fluency tests used for college entrance purposes for two other Chinese women, including one now enrolled at Virginia Tech....
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Hypothermia, drowning to blame for 2 Maine canoeists' deaths

JONESPORT, Maine (AP) -- The deaths of two canoeists off the coast underscore a deadly fact: The North Atlantic remains cold enough to kill even on a picture-perfect summer evening....
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Wolf taps retired state police major to be commissioner

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday nominated a retired state police major to lead the agency two months after the Senate scuttled his first choice for the commissioner's job....
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Pittsburgh City Council approves paid sick leave legislation

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The Pittsburgh City Council has approved an ordinance requiring city employers to provide paid sick leave to employees....
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DA: Police fatally shoot man who stole guns, opened fire

CAMPBELLTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecutor says police have shot and killed a man who opened fire on officers after he stole guns from a Pennsylvania gun shop....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Should federal and state prisoners have access to Pell Grants to further their education while incarcerated? <More Info>

Yes:
No:
No:
85%
Yes:
15%
Total Votes: 4,604

Yesterday's Poll

Do you agree with President Obama, that if the Constitution would allow for it that he would be elected for a third term as president of the United States?

NO:
84%
Yes:
16%
Total Votes: 11,015

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