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Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area....
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'Eurabia' fears rise after terror strikes: Myth or reality?

BERLIN (AP) -- The headlines would suggest Europe is under siege: Thousands of Germans march against the continent's "Islamization." French readers flock to read a novel about a Muslim president who imposes Sharia law on their country. Commentators warn darkly about an encroaching age of "Eurabia" in the wake of the Paris terror attacks....
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Iraqi forces push on to Tikrit as IS destroys ancient site

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Iraqi forces pressed their offensive against the Islamic State group Friday, expecting to reach the outskirts of the militant-held city of Tikrit, a day after the extremists reportedly "bulldozed" a famed archaeological site in the area....
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IS group erasing history, culture in Syria, Iraq

BEIRUT (AP) -- The Islamic State group's destruction of the ancient city of Nimrud in northern Iraq is part of a systematic campaign to destroy archaeological sites it says promote apostasy....
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5 things to know for Friday in Pennsylvania

A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Friday:...
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Colorful 'body sculptor' back in on stand in murder trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- A Gothic hip-hop artist and former escort service madam has offered a mix of fawning, fiery and flirtatious testimony at her trial in the death of a young London dancer who received illegal buttocks injections....
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No more charges in fire at which firefighter was stricken

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) -- A police chief says there will be no more charges in a southwestern Pennsylvania garage fire that contributed to the death of a firefighter who had a heart attack at the scene....
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Cops: Mom, daughter sold drugs to player before overdose

MONACA, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a woman and her daughter illegally sold prescription anti-anxiety medication to a western Pennsylvania high school football player hours before he overdosed on that mediation and heroin....
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Grandma charged after toddler found wandering in only boots

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A Pittsburgh woman has been charged with endangering the welfare of her 2-year-old granddaughter after the girl was found outside in the cold, wearing only a pair of boots....
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3 Altoona offices on desk duty after excessive force claim

ALTOONA, Pa. (AP) -- A central Pennsylvania police chief says she's asked state troopers to investigate allegations that three of her officers used excessive force when arresting someone last month....
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Pittsburgh's eastbound I-376 reopens after 6-vehicle crash

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A six-vehicle crash in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 376 in Pittsburgh has been cleared, ending a miles-long traffic jam that lasted about 90 minutes....
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Funeral set for western Pennsylvania paramedic killed on job

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- A massive funeral is set for a paramedic killed when she was hit by a coal truck while responding to two other crashes on an icy Pennsylvania road....
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School bus driver, monitor fired after boy left on bus

CRANBERRY, Pa. (AP) -- A school bus driver and monitor have been fired after a 7-year-old boy with special needs was accidentally left on the bus for several hours after the driver finished rounds in a western Pennsylvania school district....
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Pitt cancels some classes after power outage in buildings

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- The University of Pittsburgh has canceled some classes after a water main break caused an electrical outage that left several buildings without power....
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