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Gaza truce unravels within hours

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah....
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Gaza truce unravels within hours

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- A three-day Gaza cease-fire that began Friday quickly unraveled, with Israel and Hamas accusing each other of violating the truce as four Palestinians were killed in a heavy exchange of fire in the southern town of Rafah....
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Brokering a truce in Gaza no easy deal for Kerry

NEW DELHI (AP) -- Hours past midnight Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was still working the phones, trying to come up with a cease-fire plan to stop the bloodshed in the Gaza Strip. He'd been pushing for a deal all day - in fact, for more than a week - and nailing down a final agreement was proving elusive....
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Abbas seeks broad support for war crimes charges

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Nearly a month into Israel's fierce assault on Hamas in Gaza, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is facing mounting domestic pressure to seek war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court....
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Funding for Philly schools stalls in Capitol

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Funding to ensure that Philadelphia city leaders will allow the city's schools to open on time in September was thrown deeper into doubt Thursday after Republican House majority leaders canceled a planned voting session next week amid intra-GOP fights....
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Testimony, advocates clash at EPA coal hearings

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Union miners and others opposed to stricter pollution rules for coal-burning power plants proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency clashed inside and outside the city's federal building on the first of two days of public hearings on the new regulations....
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Lawmaker lauds Colorado's handling of marijuana

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania state senator who is charging a nearly $5,000 trip to taxpayers to see how Colorado is dealing with marijuana's legalization says it's home to a high-tech, high-paid industry and isn't a state full of "stoners."...
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1,100 layoffs planned at Alpha coal mines in W.Va.

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- One of the nation's largest coal producers said Thursday it expects to lay off 1,100 workers at 11 southern West Virginia surface coal mines by mid-October, citing dismal markets and federal regulation....
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Coal dust limit to try to combat black lung

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) -- The Obama administration's push to reduce black lung disease by limiting coal dust in mines will begin to take effect on Friday....
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Director of Penn State Blue Band retiring in 2015

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- The director of Penn State's renowned Blue Band is retiring....
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Network planned to bring shale power to East Coast

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- PPL Corp. said Thursday it wants to spend billions of dollars to build a 725-mile system of electric transmission lines that will bring energy from the booming Marcellus Shale natural gas fields to customers on the heavily populated Eastern Seaboard....
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Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail on a section of track being monitored by a railroad because of previous problems, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday....
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Sudan woman who faced death over faith lands in US

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence arrived Thursday in the United States, where she was welcomed first by the mayor of Philadelphia as a "world freedom fighter" and later by cheering supporters waving American flags in New Hampshire....
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AP PHOTOS: Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Swimming pool with a hot tub. Four bedrooms and four-car garage. Granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. That's what $ 1 million will buy you in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you support or oppose the proposed EPA regulations to reduce carbon emissions? <More Info>

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65%
Support:
35%
Total Votes: 3,518

Yesterday's Poll

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Do you approve or disapprove of the President's handling of the situation between Israel and the Palestinians?

Disapprove:
72%
Approve:
28%
Total Votes: 7,679

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