Treasurer's election arrives amid turbulence, deficits
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- Pennsylvania voters will pick the next state treasurer to oversee an agency that is playing a bigger role in the state government's finances because of persistent deficits. The Nov. 8 election also approaches as two of the office's three most recent elected holders have been hit with federal charges....
Philadelphia Orchestra goes on strike, cancels opening gala
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Orchestra has gone on strike, canceling an opening night performance that about 1,000 people had come to hear....
Man killed in fire in Pittsburgh-area home; cause sought
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Authorities in western Pennsylvania say fire claimed the life of a man in a Pittsburgh-area home....
Lawmakers on spot to revive intensely political casino tax
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A court decision that has hacked a major chunk out of Pennsylvania's heavily negotiated casino gambling law is prompting fear among lawmakers who represent casino districts that their communities may never recoup the tens of millions of gambling tax dollars they've enjoyed over the past decade....
Pittsburgh symphony musicians reject pay cuts, go on strike
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra musicians went on strike Friday after unanimously rejecting calls for a 15 percent pay cut, but management contends those cuts and others are necessary because the orchestra is more than $20 million in debt....
Man who sought hit-and-run law facing drunken driving trial
NANTICOKE, Pa. (AP) -- A man who convinced Pennsylvania lawmakers to enact harsher penalties for hit-and-run drivers after his son was killed by one in 2010 has been ordered to stand trial on drunken driving charges....
Pennsylvania college condemns students' blackface video
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Albright College in eastern Pennsylvania is condemning an online video posted by two white students, including one in blackface who lampoons the "Black Lives Matter" movement....
Bail reduced for 2 arrested at Holland Tunnel with weapons
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey judge has reduced bail for two Pennsylvania residents who were arrested in June with another man for trying to drive into New York City with a cache of weapons....
Wentz back in Fargo for commercial shoot, homecoming game
FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Philadelphia Eagles rookie quarterback Carson Wentz is back in Fargo, where he starred at North Dakota State University....
Cops: Fight over 'Purge'-like mask led to death of teen boy
READING, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a dispute over a mask like one featured in the "Purge" horror movies contributed to the fatal stabbing of a 16-year-old Pennsylvania boy....
Despite White House warnings about national security, Congress on Wednesday for the first time decided to override the President's veto of a bill that allows 9/11 families to sue the Saudi Arabian government for damages. President Obama called the override an understandable political mistake given the perceived danger of voting against 9/11 families right before an election, but will also endanger US soldiers and diplomats protected by immunity laws while serving in other countries.
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