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AP-PA--Pennsylvania News Coverage Advisory, PA

November 13, 2018

Good morning! 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. Editor Larry Rosenthal can be reached at 215-446-6631 or lrosenthal@ap.org.

A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories, digests and digest advisories will keep you up to date.

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For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

UPCOMING:

CLERGY ABUSE-COMPENSATION FUND

PHILADELPHIA — Claims administrators and members of an Independent Oversight Committee will discuss details of a victims’ compensation program for victims of child sex abuse in Pennsylvania’s Catholic dioceses following an announcement last week of the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program. The Archdiocese of Philadelphia is scheduled to begin taking applications this week, while other dioceses are set to follow in January.

IN BRIEF:

— CLERGY ABUSE-DEFIANT BISHOP — A retired Roman Catholic bishop in Pennsylvania who has come under harsh criticism for his handling of clergy sex abuse has defied his successor by attending this week’s national meeting of U.S. bishops.

— FIREFIGHTER INJURED — A firefighter battling a house fire in Philadelphia was injured after falling off a roof.

— BARBERSHOP SHOOTING — Philadelphia police say a barbershop owner shot and wounded a man who he says was attacking him.

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