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Afghanistan examining claim Taliban leader Mullah Omar died

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official said Wednesday his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached on the government's comments about Omar, who has been declared dead many times before....
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Afghanistan examining claim Taliban leader Mullah Omar died

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- An Afghan official said Wednesday his government is examining claims that reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is dead. The Taliban could not be immediately reached on the government's comments about Omar, who has been declared dead many times before....
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Official: Turkish jets pound PKK positions in Iraq

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) -- Turkish jets hit Kurdish rebel targets in northern Iraq in a new raid against the separatist group, authorities said Wednesday, as Turkey's opposition pro-Kurdish party called for an immediate end to the violence and the resumption of peace efforts....
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Pakistan police kill feared Sunni militant leader, 13 others

MUZAFFARGARH, Pakistan (AP) -- Pakistani police gunned down one of the country's most-feared Sunni militant leaders and 13 followers in a mysterious pre-dawn shootout Wednesday, killing a man believed to behind the slaughter of hundreds of the nation's minority Shiites....
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Leg amputated to rescue man pinned under train

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A man is in critical condition after a surgical team had to amputate his leg after he was pinned under a freight train in northeast Philadelphia....
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Heat warning issued for Philadelphia, suburbs

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Hazy, hot and humid conditions are blanketing Philadelphia and its suburbs....
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Court upholds reversal of house's tax sale over $6.30 bill

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has upheld an appeals court decision reversing the sale of a widow's home that was triggered by a $6.30 tax bill....
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Man indicted for negligent manslaughter in car crash

SNOW HILL, Md. (AP) -- A Philadelphia man has been indicted on charges of negligent manslaughter and driving under the influence of alcohol in a crash that left a woman dead and left him and two children injured....
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Gay accuser questions Cosby's ability to 'read' sexual cues

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A lawyer for Bill Cosby's first accuser on Tuesday questioned his self-described ability to "read" people's sexual cues given that her client is gay....
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Boy who lost hands to infection gets double-hand transplant

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An 8-year-old boy who lost his hands and feet to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday....
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Police: Pregnant woman, 26, shot, killed in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Police say a 26-year-old pregnant woman has died after she was shot multiple times in Pittsburgh....
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Lottery to be held for regional rail passes for papal visit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Special rail passes to be used by commuters during Pope Francis' visit to the city in September will be sold via an online lottery, officials announced Tuesday, a week after overwhelming demand forced a halt to sales....
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Scott Walker orders American on cheesesteaks, avoiding gaffe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The governor of the nation's top cheese-producing state visited the capital of cheesesteaks on Tuesday and ordered two topped with American, skipping the customary Cheez Whiz but avoiding the blunder of a former presidential candidate who was ridiculed for wanting his with Swiss....
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4th man enters plea in rock-throwing that hurt Ohio teacher

LEWISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- An 18-year-old man pleaded no contest Tuesday to participating in a rock throwing episode from an interstate overpass last year that caused grave head and brain injuries to an Ohio middle school teacher....
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