BC-PA–Pennsylvania News Digest, PA

August 9th, 2016 1:49 pm

Good afternoon! Here's a look at AP's general news coverage today in Pennsylvania. For questions about the state report, contact the Philadelphia bureau at 215-561-1133. Kristen de Groot is on the desk. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or [email protected]

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A blind desire for revenge led Pennsylvania's attorney general to leak secret criminal files to the press to embarrass a rival and then lie about it to a grand jury, prosecutors said as Kathleen Kane's perjury and obstruction trial opened Tuesday. Kane, 50, was once a rising star in the state's Democratic party, using her then-husband's trucking fortune to run for statewide office after stints as a Scranton prosecutor and stay-at-home mother. Her 2012 campaign criticized the pace of the office's child sex abuse investigation of Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. By Maryclaire Dale. MOVED: 450 words. Will be updated. UPCOMING: 600 words by 5 p.m.

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. — The lawyer for a soldier accused of killing his then-14-year-old girlfriend's mother after the woman objected to their age difference says only the daughter is to blame. The (Allentown) Morning Call reports 22-year-old Army Spc. Caleb Barnes' murder trial began Tuesday. MOVED: 130 words. Will be updated. UPCOMING: 300 words by 6 p.m.



ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey's justice minister said Tuesday the United States would be sacrificing its alliance with Turkey to "a terrorist" if it were to refuse to extradite a U.S.-based Muslim cleric who the government says is behind the July 15 failed coup. Bekir Bozdag also told the state-run Anadolu Agency that anti-American sentiment in Turkey is reaching "its peak" over the issue of cleric Fethullah Gulen's return, and risks turning into hatred. By Suzan Fraser.

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NEWARK, N.J. — A federal appeals court on Tuesday dealt another defeat to New Jersey's yearslong attempt to legalize sports betting, setting aside the state's legal challenge to a federal betting ban. The 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling invalidated a law passed by New Jersey in 2014 that would have allowed sports betting at casinos and racetracks. The court found New Jersey's law violated the 1992 Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act, which limits sports betting to the handful of states that offered it at the time. By David Porter. MOVED: 336 words.


MASSILLON, Ohio — A memorial service for the husband of an Ohio woman severely injured when a 5-pound rock was thrown from a Pennsylvania overpass onto her car has been scheduled for Friday at a funeral home in northeast Ohio. Authorities say 55-year-old Randy Budd died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound at his Uniontown home Saturday.


—CAR SEATS-NEW LAW — Pennsylvania motorists will have to make sure car seats face backward for all children until they're 2 years old under a new state law that goes into effect this week.

—CRASH-CHILD KILLED — A 3-year-old girl was killed when police say she was ejected from a car that was struck by another vehicle in north Philadelphia.

—ZOO ANIMAL DEATHS— A suburban Philadelphia zoo says four of its animals have died of unrelated, but natural causes in recent months.

—NORTHAMPTON-FATAL SHOOTING — Police say a domestic incident turned deadly in Northampton. Officers responded to a home on Main Street early Tuesday.

—DOG RESCUED-HEAT — Authorities have charged a Pennsylvania woman with animal abuse after a New Jersey state trooper broke the window of her car to rescue a dog that was suffering from heat stroke.

—DRIVE-BY SHOOTING OUTSIDE BAR — Authorities are searching for a man who is wanted in a drive-by shooting outside a western Pennsylvania bar that killed one man and injured two women.



LOS ANGELES — Kenta Maeda (10-8, 3.22 ERA) pitches against Philadelphia and Vince Velasquez (8-3, 3.33) on Tuesday night. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos. Game begins at 7 p.m. PT.


PITTSBURGH — The Pittsburgh Pirates and San Diego Padres open a three-game series on Tuesday night. Chad Kuhl starts for Pittsburgh against Luis Perdomo. Game begins at 7:05 p.m. UPCOMING: 700 words, photos.


PITTSBURGH — A Pittsburgh Penguins fan in Canada got what he asked for when Sid Crosby knocked on his door last week. Darryl Pottie had put a large, hand-painted sign on the road outside his Enfield, Nova Scotia home reading "Sid, please sign my jersey." The Penguins jersey hung from the sign.


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