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80 dead in Kirkuk attack...2nd journalist killed in Iraq...No sign of water contamination from Pennsylvania gasoline spill



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BAGHDAD (AP) — A police commander in the Iraqi city of Kirkuk says the assault by the Islamic State group that began early yesterday has killed at least 80 people, mostly security forces. He says another 170 people were wounded in the assault, which involved a wave of attacks in and around the city by more than 50 militants. Fighting raged in the city center for 24 hours, and skirmishes are still going on in other parts of the city.

AGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi television station says one of its reporters has been shot dead near Mosul. Alsumaria TV says a cameraman was shot in the chest by a sniper today during a battle in the al-Shura area. A Turkish journalist was shot dead yesterday while covering an assault on the northern city of Kirkuk by Islamic State militants.

JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) — Police are investigating a deadly home invasion in Georgia. Officers found an 11-year-old girl and 15-year-old boy shot to death inside a house in Jonesboro this morning. WSB-TV reports there were several other children, as young as 6 years old, inside the house at the time. They were not harmed. Police say it appears two families live in the home but no parents were there at the time of the shootings.

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Officials in central Pennsylvania say there is no indication that water supplies have been affected after a freak storm caused a gas pipeline to rupture. A Sunoco Logistics spokesman says officials haven't seen much impact from the break that sent about 55,000 gallons of gasoline into a tributary of Loyalsock Creek. He says the company and environmental officials will continue to monitor the area.

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Election Day more than two weeks away, more than 5.3 million votes have already been cast, both in person and by mail. Early voting is underway in 34 states. In all, more than 46 million people are expected to vote before Election Day — or as much as 40 percent of all votes cast.

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