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AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraq's new prime minister said Wednesday that foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in his country's fight against the Islamic State group, flatly rejecting the idea a day after the top U.S. general recommended that American forces may be needed if current efforts to combat the extremists fail....
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Shelling in eastern Ukraine kills 2, wounds 3

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Shelling in the rebel-held eastern Ukraine city of Donetsk killed two people Wednesday and wounded three others, municipal authorities said....
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Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks?...
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Scots' inventions are fuel for independence debate

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- What has Scotland ever done for us? Plenty, it turns out....
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Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) -- Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania....
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Separate trials denied in Philly building collapse

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A judge has denied a defense request for separate trials for two men charged in last year's Philadelphia building collapse that killed six people inside a thrift store....
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Pa. lawmaker's staffer pleads guilty in gun case

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Pennsylvania congressman's press secretary has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor weapons charges, acknowledging that he accidentally carried an unloaded gun and ammunition into a federal office building in Washington....
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5 things to know for Wednesday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Wednesday:...
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Feds: Pittsburgh-area man selling heroin supplies

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh-area man already indicted on charges that he illegally sold materials used to dilute and package heroin to alleged members of a violent street gang is set to appear before a federal magistrate on charges he continue to peddle those items while awaiting trial on the original charges....
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Priest on leave as feds probe Pennsylvania church

CENTRAL CITY, Pa. (AP) -- A parish priest has been placed on leave after federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials searched the rectory of a central Pennsylvania church and a private residence where he's listed as having a phone number....
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Girl, 8, dies after nine-story fall from apartment

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Authorities say an 8-year-old girl who fell nine stories from a west Philadelphia apartment building has died....
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HJ Heinz to make jarred baby food in Pittsburgh

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The H.J. Heinz Co. will resume food production in Pittsburgh for the first time since 2002, when the ketchup giant sold its production plant to Del Monte Foods....
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Auxilium Pharma board adopts anti-takeover plan

The board of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals Inc. has adopted a "poison pill" shareholder rights plan to ward off a hostile takeover after Endo International PLC announced an unsolicited offer worth about $1.41 billion for its fellow drugmaker....
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2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled

CHICAGO (AP) -- A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants."...
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you think the Allegheny County District Attorney's office should re-try Leon Ford Junior on the 5 lesser charges that a jury deadlocked on? <More Info>

Yes:
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57%
No:
43%
Total Votes: 4,629

Yesterday's Poll

From what you've heard and read about this issue, do you think Scotland should become an independent nation?

Yes:
59%
No:
41%
Total Votes: 4,363

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