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Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists....
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Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State militants disguised in Iraqi army uniforms and driving stolen Humvees killed at least 40 Iraqi soldiers and captured 68 others in western Anbar province, breaking through a deteriorating Iraqi military offensive in an area where the United States recently broadened its airstrike campaign....
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Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey

SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists....
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Islamist group kidnaps Frenchman in Algeria

ALGIERS, Algeria (AP) -- A splinter group from al-Qaida's North African branch kidnapped a French citizen and said Monday that it would kill him unless France halts it airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq....
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Girl, 15, shot, killed near Philadelphia hospital

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Police say a 15-year-old girl has died after she was shot during a disturbance near a Philadelphia hospital....
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Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught

In the thick of a difficult re-election campaign, Gov. Tom Corbett could have been tempted to place himself front and center of the effort to capture the gunman who ambushed a Pennsylvania State Police barracks, killing a trooper and injuring another....
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2 plead in union intimidation case in Philadelphia

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Several Philadelphia ironworkers are pleading guilty in a labor intimidation case that involves the arson of a Quaker meeting house....
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House signs off on Philly schools tax measure

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The state House of Representatives on Monday advanced a bill to provide crucial revenue for the cash-strapped Philadelphia School District....
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Washington files lawsuit against online company

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- Washington state's attorney general is suing a Philadelphia-based online company that he says used deceptive marketing tactics on millions of customers across the country....
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PennDOT to award bulk bridge-building contracts

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation is preparing to choose a private-sector team to replace at least 558 ailing state bridges and maintain them for 25 years as part of an innovative public-private partnership, an official said Monday....
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New Pittsburgh mayor's budget includes tax hike

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto's first proposed budget includes a half-mill property tax increase that will cost homeowners about $40 for each $100,000 their property is worth. That factors in discounts including homestead exemptions....
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DA to seek death penalty in pregnant woman's death

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- A prosecutor will pursue the death penalty against a western Pennsylvania man jailed on charges that he killed his pregnant girlfriend and her baby....
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Easthampton man convicted of killing girlfriend

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) -- An Easthampton man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend....
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Chief supports charges over gay couple's injuries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey believes that at least some people should be charged in a high-profile altercation that left two gay men injured....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you support a proposal allowing for the arming of teachers and administrators in Pennsylvania schools? <More Info>

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64%
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36%
Total Votes: 8,876

Yesterday's Poll

Do you agree with the Nigerian human rights lawyer who says terrorism has spread because the Obama Administration has downplayed religion in its foreign policy?

Yes:
86%
No:
14%
Total Votes: 10,184

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