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Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

WASHINGTON (AP) -- American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels....
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Obama's Ebola response: Is it enough and in time?

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that the Ebola epidemic in West Africa could threaten security around the world, and he ordered 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the region in emergency aid muscle for a crisis spiraling out of control....
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UN: Nearly $1 billion needed now to stop Ebola

GENEVA (AP) -- The number of Ebola cases could start doubling every three weeks in West Africa, the World Health Organization said Tuesday, warning that the outbreak will cost nearly $1 billion to contain so it does not turn into a "human catastrophe."...
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Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists....
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Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against police....
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Man pleads guilty to shipping equipment to Syria

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania businessman has acknowledged conspiring to illegally export chemical warfare detection devices and lab equipment to Syria....
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Man sentenced in bomb threat outside White House

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to time served for parking his truck outside the White House and falsely saying that it contained a bomb....
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Landmark fracking study finds no water pollution

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The final report from a landmark federal study on hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, found no evidence that chemicals or brine water from the gas drilling process moved upward to contaminate drinking water at a site in western Pennsylvania....
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Warrant issued in shooting of pregnant woman, baby

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities in Philadelphia are seeking a 26-year-old man in the shooting death of a pregnant woman and her baby....
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PA: Well-dressed group sought in gay attack

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia police hope a security video will help them identify a group of preppy-looking young adults sought in a violent attack on a gay couple....
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Response mixed on bill to let teachers carry guns

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A bill that would allow Pennsylvania teachers and other school employees to carry guns at work drew a mixed reaction Tuesday from lawmakers....
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Treasury loan props up Pennsylvania operating fund

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania Treasurer Robert McCord said Tuesday he authorized a $700 million loan to the state government's main bank account after the balance dropped below zero for the first time in at least 14 years....
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Woman sentenced to prison in crash that killed 6

SMETHPORT, Pa. (AP) -- A northwestern Pennsylvania woman will serve between 11 years and 22 years in prison for a crash that killed six people, including her daughter and nephew....
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Ex-chief serving 11 years to get sentence lowered

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A former southwestern Pennsylvania police chief serving 11 years behind bars for extortion might get out earlier....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
From what you've heard and read about this issue, do you think Scotland should become an independent nation? <More Info>

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59%
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41%
Total Votes: 4,352

Yesterday's Poll

Should the U.S. get the backing of the United Nations before launching air strikes against ISIS in Syria?

No:
75%
Yes:
25%
Total Votes: 7,710

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