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Scots decide whether to declare independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided....
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Scots decide whether to declare independence

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- Scots held the fate of the United Kingdom in their hands Thursday as they voted in a referendum on becoming an independent state, deciding whether to unravel a marriage with England that built an empire but has increasingly been felt by many Scots as stifling and one-sided....
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Scotland's independence vote puts UK union on edge

LONDON (AP) -- Breaking up is hard to do, especially after 307 years. The entire United Kingdom will find out just how hard if Scotland chooses independence in Thursday's vote....
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Australian police: Raids thwarted beheading plot

SYDNEY (AP) -- Police on Thursday said they thwarted a plot to carry out beheadings in Australia by supporters of the radical Islamic State group. They raided more than a dozen properties across Sydney and were holding six people and have identified the suspected ringleader, officials said....
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Couple in Craigslist slaying sentenced to life

SUNBURY, Pa. (AP) -- A newlywed couple who lured a stranger to his death through a Craigslist ad were sentenced to life without parole by a judge who said they must be permanently removed from society....
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Retrial ordered for Pennsylvania death row inmate

READING, Pa. (AP) -- An eastern Pennsylvania judge has granted a new trial to a man sentenced to death in the murder of a friend 8 1/2 years ago....
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Priest: Mourners in 'disbelief' at trooper's death

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- A priest says that mourners have gathered "in sorrow, disbelief and anger" at the funeral for a Pennsylvania state trooper killed in an ambush....
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Strong rip currents kill 2 men in Ocean City

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) -- Strong rip currents believed to be caused by Hurricane Edouard have killed two men in Ocean City, Maryland....
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Man wanted on mental warrant wounded after pursuit

MONROEVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- State police have charged a man with allegedly shooting at four officers after a 30-mile police chase through several western Pennsylvania communities. No officers were wounded, but the suspect was when they returned fire....
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Church school fires coach tied to beating of gays

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Church officials have fired an assistant coach at a Roman Catholic high school who they say was involved in an encounter in Philadelphia in which two gay men were beaten....
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Police trooper killed in ambush to be laid to rest

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Hundreds of law enforcement officers from around the country waited silently outside a northeastern Pennsylvania cathedral Thursday ahead of a funeral for a state trooper killed in an ambush outside his barracks....
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Man charged with buying beer before teen's fatal

CLAYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) -- A 22-year-old western Pennsylvania man has been charged with involuntary manslaughter and furnishing alcohol to minors, among other charges, for a crash that killed a 16-year-old driver who was drinking with the man and other teens....
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Pa. families struggle with gas drilling pollution

DONEGAL, Pa. (AP) -- An elderly western Pennsylvania couple is struggling to cope after state officials say a natural gas drilling company's wastewater pond contaminated their drinking water....
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Police: Man caused $14K damage with truck doughnut

BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- State police say a western Pennsylvania man caused more than $14,000 damage to several other vehicles when he took a dare to do a "doughnut" with his pickup truck in a bar parking lot....
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Opinion Poll

KQV/Trib Total Media Listener Poll
Do you believe the Pennsylvania State Legislature should pass Senate Bill 76 into law. <More Info>

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75%
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25%
Total Votes: 6,225

Yesterday's 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?

Yes:
59%
No:
41%
Total Votes: 5,340

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