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IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State group militants searched through the Syrian town of Palmyra for government troops and fighters, using lists of names and informers to track them down and shooting some in the head on the spot, activists said Friday, estimating at least 150 have been killed in the past two days....
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US: Myanmar should share responsibility for Rohingya crisis

YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- Navy ships from two countries scoured Southeast Asian waters Friday for boats believed to be carrying thousands of migrants with little food or water, and a top U.S. diplomat said Myanmar needs to shoulder some responsibility for the crisis. That's something it has been reluctant to do....
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IS captures Iraqi town, purges opponents in Syria's Palmyra

BAGHDAD (AP) -- Islamic State group militants searched through the Syrian town of Palmyra for government troops and fighters, using lists of names and informers to track them down and shooting some in the head on the spot, activists said Friday, estimating at least 150 have been killed in the past two days....
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Cholera infects 3,000 Burundian refugees, UN calls for help

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- An outbreak of cholera has infected 3,000 people in a Tanzanian border region where refugees from Burundi have massed, the U.N. Refugee Agency said Friday....
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Pennsylvania shows biggest 1-month jobs gain since 1990s

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania's unemployment rate broke a string of three monthly increases in April as employers recorded the biggest one-month jobs gain in nearly two decades....
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USDA files complaint over treatment of circus elephants

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A company hired by Moolah Shriners to stage a circus in suburban St. Louis is accused in a federal complaint of mishandling elephants during two shows in Missouri and Pennsylvania....
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Cops: Man said he'd shoot road workers who wanted car moved

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania man threatened to get a gun and shoot highway workers who were telling him to move his car....
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Feds: Temple professor offered China data on US-made device

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The chairman of Temple University's physics department was arrested in what prosecutors said was a scheme to provide U.S. technology secrets to China in exchange for prestigious appointments....
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Woman gets at least 18 months for fire near grandchildren

MIDDLEBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A Pennsylvania grandmother has been sentenced to 18 months to 7 years in a state facility for setting a wildfire prosecutors say endangered her grandchildren sleeping in a nearby mobile home....
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Police: More than a dozen firearms stolen from gun shop

COLLINGDALE, Pa. (AP) -- Police are looking for the thieves who made off with nearly 20 firearms during an early-morning smash-and-grab robbery in suburban Philadelphia....
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Prosecutors would face high bar in filing Amtrak charges

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Amtrak engineer at the controls of a train that derailed in Philadelphia, killing eight people, remains the focus of an inquiry by federal transportation safety investigators. But a second probe could prove more personally devastating: Prosecutors are trying to determine if he committed a crime....
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Judge won't give Pa. teen, then 11, new trial in '09 slaying

NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) -- A judge in western Pennsylvania says he won't grant a new juvenile court trial to a teenager who was 11 when he was charged with fatally shooting his father's pregnant fiancee....
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9 youths charged in fight marring amusement park's opening

WEST MIFFLIN, Pa. (AP) -- Police say nine juveniles have been charged stemming from a fight that forced a Pittsburgh-area amusement park to close early on opening day....
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On cusp of White House bid, Santorum makes populist pitch

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Rick Santorum says he will announce his 2016 presidential intentions May 27 at a Pennsylvania factory....
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Do you agree with Pentagon officials that the current U.S. approach to combating ISIS in Iraq is still a viable? <More Info>

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Total Votes: 23,485

Yesterday's Poll

Do you think state lottery winnings should be taxed in Pennsylvania?

No:
94%
Yes:
6%
Total Votes: 7,069

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